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Touch Football Australia (TFA) and Touch Football Northern Territory (TFNT) are pleased that community sport has been given the green light to start back in the Northern Territory as of 5th June.

Due to the fact that the NT has just three active cases of coronavirus, the Northern Territory will lead the country in easing COVID-19 restrictions, with Chief Minister, Michael Gunner, releasing a timeline.

The rollback of restrictions will begin with playgrounds and swimming pools being made accessible, followed by non-contact team training allowed, gyms reopening and then the resumption of all sports, with hygiene protocols to be followed.

TFA CEO Jamie O’Connor is looking forward to Touch Football resuming in a territory where government authorities have deemed it is safe to do so.

“Team sports like Touch Football play a big part in people’s lives,” he said. “As well as being a healthy activity that keeps people fit, Touch Football provides community, a sense of belonging and a genuine connection with others.

“We know people all over Australia are really keen to dust of the boots and get back on the field, so it’s exciting to see that Northern Territorians will be able to do so in just over a month.”

Touch Football competitions in Darwin, Gove, Katherine and Alice Springs that were partway through when COVID-19 restrictions were implemented will resume from Monday 8th June, as will the NRL League Touch competition in Palmerston.

If you have interest in registering a team into one of these existing competitions (particularly Gove, Katherine or Alice Springs that are only a few weeks in), please contact TFNT State Manager nathan.mcdonald@touchfootball.com.au.

Stay tuned for more information when available via touchfootball.com.au/nt.

For more information or interviews, contact:

Touch Football Australia GM – Marketing and Communications, Alice Ellis
Ph: 0436 668 327  //  Email: alice.ellis@touchfootball.com.au

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