Nhulunbuy Motorcycle Club Donation

Today the East Arnhem Blues Society donated a cheque for $1,000.00 to the Nhulunbuy Motorcycle Club to go towards their junior coaching programs.

The East Arnhem Blues Society would like to thank the community for supporting the Hog Shed 2016 Toy Run.

2017 Wet Season Mixed Comp Starts Monday 20 Feb

Hey Everyone

Sign on / registration of players and teams starts Monday 13 Feb. There are several ways to do this:

1. If you played last season you are already registered, we just need to know the name of the team you’re going to play with and of course payment to play.

2. If you didn’t play last year you will need to complete a registration form, which will be available at Hindle Oval Monday 13 Feb 5 – 6pm and Monday 20 Feb prior to first game of the competition at 6:30pm. You can not play unless you have completed a registration form but you will have 4 weeks to make payment.

How to make payment:

Payment can be made to Gove Touch Association via direct deposit BSB: 735-304 ACCT: 071905 Reference your First and Last Name; or
I will be at Hindle Oval Monday 13 Feb @ 5-6pm to take payment and have registration forms; or
you can pay Monday 20 Feb prior to first game of the competition at 6:30pm up until Monday 20 March .

Fee Structure: $60 for seniors, $50 for School students who can also use your sports voucher.

NOTE: From the competition start date, Monday 20 Feb you will have 4 weeks to pay your registration. As of Monday 20 March if your registration is not paid you will not be able to play.
Please see GTA if you require additional assistance and each situation will be considered case by case.

Really looking forward to another great season of touch so get you mates together and see you there.


Stanford Forbes
Gove Touch Association President
m. 0428 767 616

Saints appoint coaches, partnership with Datjala and more!

John Rann and Shane Ogg have been appointed joint coaches to lead the Saints charge into the 2017 GAFL Season.  Both Rann and Ogg were involved in other capacities last year with Rann in charge of player management and Ogg as an assistant to outgoing coach Des O’Sullivan. Saints officials felt Rann and Ogg were the men best suited to improve on last years heartbreaking Preliminary final loss to eventual premier Nguykal. (more…)

Djarrak Football Club recruiting for 2017

Djarrak Football Club are currently recruiting players for 2017. If you are looking to get the best out of yourself this Gove AFL Season then look to Djarrak Football Club. We provide proven pathways to the NTFL with both Senior and Junior players representing Darwin Buffaloes, structured coaching panel that includes AFL playing experience and a culturally safe club.

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Gove football players make most of Rirratjingu program

GOVE footballers have become integral parts of the progressive Rirratjingu football program.

One of several social programs evolving from the Rirratjingu Aboriginal Corporation, Australian football has become a vehicle for healthy lifestyle and improved social outcomes.

The corporation’s motto is better people make better players, where they develop the person before focusing on their football ability.

Local Rugby Club Seeks Sponsors

EARU are seeking local businesses support to sponsor Player’s Kits for our Senior Men’s, Youth U18 boys and Women’s teams, who will be competing in the Coca Cola Hottest 7s in the World in Darwin 21st & 22nd January 2017.

EARU have a strong 7s background, competing in Sevens tournaments in Darwin, QLD, NSW & Singapore for many years. Our teams regularly make the finals had have won the Barra Final in the Hottest 7s in previous years.

This year 3 of our local based players have been selected as NT 7s representatives to compete in National 7s.
Rhys Mulholland has just returned from The National Men’s 7s in Adelaide, NT coming 4th out of 12 National teams competing.
Koby Snowden & Josh Winderlich will be travelling to Perth in December with NT Youth Boys to play against the best 7s teams in Australia.
These boys will all be playing in the Coca-Cola Hottest 7s In The World in January.

EARU are proud of our strong 7s teams.

It would be great to showcase local business logos on our playing kits. We have sponsorship options for the front, back and sleeves of the jerseys, the back of the shorts. All sponsor logos will also be placed on the back of the team Polos and training singlets. You might like to sponsor one team or all three.

Please contact EARU Committee via this page, email or call 0402 865 706 to discuss options.

Kits will be ordered through Tsunami next week to be ready for the tournament in Darwin 21-22 January at Land Rover Rugby Park, Marrara.


Jarryd Hayne To Take Nick Kyrgios’s Spot And Pursue Dream Of Playing Olympic Tennis

Former NRL, NFL and Fijian 7s star Jarryd Hayne has jumped at the opportunity to fill Nick Kyrgios’s spot on the Australian Olympic tennis team, saying it was a chance to pursue his lifelong dream.

“Playing for the Parramatta Eels, playing for the San Francisco 49ers, playing for Fiji – all of this was just a stepping stone to going out on court in the men’s singles, and possibly the mixed doubles, in Rio 2016,” Hayne said.

South Africa Skilfully Exploits Aussies’ Weakness: Cricket

South Africa has convincingly won the second test in Hobart after doggedly honing in on Australia’s Achilles heel – batting, bowling and fielding.

South African captain Faf Du Plassis said it was part of a conscious strategy to outmaneuver the once-dominant Aussies.

“We studied the tapes over the winter and found a specific vulnerability in the Aussies’ game: test match cricket,” he said after the game. “From there it was just a matter of exploiting that weakness by sticking to a plan of playing cricket over and over again for four days. Full credit to the boys for their persistence”.