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Island of Origin Football Match

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Locals say that football is a religion on the Tiwi Islands and we suspect they may be right.

Come up and see the hotly contested Island of Origin Football game - this is Bathurst Island v Melville Island.

Locals say that football is a religion on the Tiwi Islands and we suspect they may be right. From a population of just 2500, there are eight teams in the Tiwi Island Football League. The best of the best play for the Tiwi Bombers Football Club in the Northern Territory Football League, and many Tiwi Island champion players have gone on to play in the AFL.

The entire community participates in the footy and you're welcome to come along and join in on the fun!

Sealink ferry departs Cullen Bay at 10:30am, arrive at Bathurst Island in time for the footy at 1:00pm.

Depart Bathurst Island at 6:00pm, arrive back at Cullen Bay at approximately 8:15pm

Sandwiches, pies, pasties, snacks and drinks available on board the ferry.

Event date

Thursday 25 January 2018

Event type

  • Sporting Events

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    Event date

    Thursday 25 January 2018

    Event type

    • Sporting Events
  • Map

    Map

    What's nearby

    What's nearby

    Explore the NT
    Driving routesFlight paths

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