Northern Territory Chief Minister Terry Mills
Mills Meets With Demons In Darwin
Victor P Taffa
Chief Minister, Terry Mills, has today met with AFL club Melbourne to discuss expanding the Northern Territory’s partnership with the club.
Chief Minister Mills said today’s talks with Demons CEO, Cameron Schwab, and coach, Mark Neeld, presented some exciting opportunities for the Territory.
“Territorians love football and my Government is keen to breathe new life into our current deal with the AFL.” Chief Minister Mills said.
“The Demons have provided us with some exciting ideas on how we can achieve this goal once the current deal with the AFL expires after the 2014 season.”
“The proposal from Melbourne goes much further than just participating in AFL games in the Territory and poses significant benefits to the wider community.” Chief Minister Mills said.
“Melbourne has indicated they are committed to engaging with our community in particular through programs designed to improve indigenous health.”
“The club has already started this process with players today encouraging trachoma prevention at their football clinic at TIO stadium.” Chief Minister Mills said.
“A close relationship with Melbourne could also benefit our tourism industry.”
“For example, the club has been regularly broadcasting videos and stories from their current pre season training camp in Darwin onto youtube and their club website, showcasing the Territory to the rest of Australia.”
“My Government is committed to ensuring we continue to have top level sport played in the Territory.”
“I look forward to entering formal negations with Melbourne about expanding our partnership in the future.” Chief Minister Mills said.