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AFL Returns To The Territory in 2020


Three big games of AFL will be played in the Territory in 2020.

Darwin’s new home team, the Gold Coast SUNS, will take on St Kilda at TIO Stadium in Darwin on 13 June.

In Alice Springs, the Melbourne Demons will take on the Adelaide Crows on Sunday 17 May at TIO Traegar Park, while in the AFLW, Melbourne will face off against Carlton on Saturday 14 March.

A range of community activities and fan activations will be held around all games, with details to be announced at a later date.

AFL is the biggest participation sport in the Territory.

The games are part of a new agreement between the Territory Labor Government and the AFL which will see the Gold Coast SUNS playing in Darwin and the Melbourne Demons in Alice Springs for the next four years.

Under the deal, the SUNS will also run talent academy camps in Darwin, which will provide greater opportunities for local players to be listed on their AFLW team once up and running.

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