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The Top End Australian Football Association (TEAFA) was an amateur Australian rules football competition in the Northern Territory, Australia.
Australian rules football, officially known as Australian football, or simply called Aussie rules, football or footy, is a contact sport played between two teams of eighteen players on an oval-shaped field, often a modified cricket ground. Points are scored by kicking the oval-shaped ball between goal posts or between behind posts.
The Northern Territory is an Australian territory in the central and central northern regions of Australia. It shares borders with Western Australia to the west, South Australia to the south, and Queensland to the east. To the north, the territory looks out to the Timor Sea, the Arafura Sea and the Gulf of Carpentaria, including Western New Guinea and other Indonesian islands. The NT covers 1,349,129 square kilometres (520,902 sq mi), making it the third-largest Australian federal division, and the 11th-largest country subdivision in the world. It is sparsely populated, with a population of only 246,700, making it the least-populous of Australia's eight states and major territories, with fewer than half as many people as Tasmania.
More recently in 2010/11, the TEAFA merged with the NTFL creating a three tiered competition with teams being represented in Premier Division and Division 1 and 2.
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AFL Northern Territory is the governing body for Australian rules football in the Northern Territory, Australia. It supervises multiple leagues, but is mainly concerned with the co-ordination of the Northern Territory Football League. The body is officially affiliated with the Australian Football League.
The Northern Territory Football League (NTFL) is an Australian rules football semi-professional league operating in Darwin in the Northern Territory.
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