Department of Tourism, Sport and Culture
Seven Territory Peak Sporting Bodies willbenefit from a total of almost $32,000 in funding as part of the NorthernTerritory Governments 2018-19 NTIS Officiating Development Program.
Administered by the Department ofTourism, Sport and Cultures Northern Territory Institute of Sport (NTIS), theprogram aims to support and strengthen sport at the top level through keyfunding to develop sporting officials associated with the Territorys PeakSporting Bodies.
The development program encompasses twomain focus areas: Development of Officiating Coaches/Educators and advancedAccreditation Courses and Competitions with grants up to $4,000 available ineach category.
The Round 2 Officiating DevelopmentProgram recipients are:
- AFLNT $3,800 Development of Officiating Coaches
- AFLNT $4,000 Officials Talent Pathway
- NTCricket $4,000 NT Cricket Development ofOfficiating Coaches/Educators
- NTCricket $1,500 NT Cricket Officiating AccreditationCourses
- EquestrianNT $4,000 2019/20 Officials Accreditation
- NTGymnastics $4,000 2019 GNT Judging Accreditation
- NetballNT $3,350 Umpire Coach Workshop
- NetballNT $2,850 Bench Officials Accreditation
- NTRugby Union $2,215 Referee Coaching Course
- NTSoftball $2,000 Level 2 Officiating Course
Quotesfrom Department of Tourism, Sport and Culture, Senior Director, Dr Ian Ford
Congratulations to the successful recipientsof the Round 2 NTIS Officiating Development Program.
Sport is a way of life in the Territory,and the funding helps to strengthen the capability and capacity of sportingorganisations to assess, coach and educate NT officials for the benefit of theTerritory sporting community.
The program supports Peak SportingBodies in a variety of ways to increase the number of Territorians officiatingand umpiring at the highest levels of sport. Netball NT will use the funds toupdate national accreditation for bench officials for the upcoming SuncorpSuper Netball and Australian Netball League games being played in Darwin inJune.
Quotesfrom Yachting NT, Race Officer, Ed Vincent
To work with some of the best internationalofficials in my sport who have conducted Olympic sailing regattas was a greatexperience. At the same time I met and worked with officials from allAustralian states and seven other countries. Making these contacts have alreadyprovided measurable financial benefits to my home club, Darwin Sailing Club,through sourcing information and resources.
The regattas were both a personallyrewarding experience and huge fun. The comradery of a team of people workingtogether to achieve excellence in what they are doing is hugely satisfying.There are also many light moments – this is not an environment where humour isabsent!
Attending these regattas has been a bighelp in furthering my officiating aspirations, and helps the NT to buildcapacity to conduct internationally ranked events here in Darwin.