Under the recommendations of the Crawford Report three Zones were established within the Northern Territory.

They are responsible for the conduct of football competitions within their geographical areas as well as providing development programs for players, coaches and referees that underpin those programs run by the Federation (i.e. the Zone programs feed players up into the Territory-wide players programs).


(Darwin and Sorrounds)

The Northern Zone (NorZone) is centred in Darwin, including the surrounding rural areas. All competitions are managed by the Football Federation Northern Territory.

All enquires regarding the NorZone and competitions should be directed to the FFNT Office Manager either via call to (08) 8928 1006 or via email at admin@footballnt.com.au

Competition information can be found on Sporting Pulse via http://ffnt.sportingpulse.net.

Where are the fields ?

The main venues for the football in NorZone include the following:

  • Darwin Football Stadium (Larrakia Park)
  • Bagot Oval
  • Malak Oval
  • Gray Oval
  • Gardens Park
  • Fred's Pass
  • Rinaldi Park

The football competition in Darwin is a traditional 'winter' season. In the Top End it is referred to as the 'dry season'.

Northern Zone (NorZone) Boundaries

Darwin and the rural zone form the major parts of this Zone. Boundaries include:

  • Melville and Bathurst Islands in the north
  • Chambers Bay in the north
  • South following the Adelaide River to the Adelaide River township in the south, and
  • West following La Bell station boundary to Anson Bay

Central Zone

(Katherine and Sorrounds)
Central Zone Boundaries

Katherine, Nhulunbuy (Gove) and Booroloola form the major parts of this Zone. Boundaries include:

  • Arnhem Land coast in the north
  • South to the 19 degree South Parallel
  • Western Australia border
  • Queensland border

Southern Zone

(Alice Springs and Sorrounds)

Details to be updated

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