On December 18th, Adelaide and AFL Northern Territory were reported to have submitted a joint application for a womens side, with the team to split its home games between Adelaide and Darwin. Both parties have submitted written submissions to the league.
“For the Northern Territory, who’s probably never going to have an AFL male team here, to have a women’s team … that’s a massive win for the Northern Territory,” said Solomon. “We don’t want to see our best Indigenous players forced to leave the Territory to play for teams around Australia when they could be based here.
“We have seven to eight women here who are ready to go and another 12 or so playing out of our youth academy at the Michael Long Centre who we believe would challenge for a senior place by 2017.”