Local Sport

AFL Premiership Cup comes to Darwin


Darwin footy fans can get a sneak-peak of the 2019 AFL Premiership Cup when it visits the Top End today as part of the Virgin Australia Premiership Cup Tour.

The 2019 Premiership Cup is travelling via Virgin Australia flights to a total of five destinations across the country, with a stopover in Broome already ticked off, before it makes its way to our capital city of Darwin and then on to Cairns, Gold Coast and Sydney en route to its official Premiership Cup journey in Melbourne from 23-28 September.

By the end of the month, the Cup will be in the hands of the best AFL team for 2019 but while in Darwin, it will stop in for a visit with the Michael Long Learning and Leadership Centre (MLLLC) students who are visiting from Maningrida and the Tiwi Islands this week.

The Cup will also visit several of Darwin's favourite hot spots and attractions, including Provenance Arts (with the MLLLC students), Crocosaurus Cove and Jenko's Mangoes before returning to the MLLLC for fans to come and take a photo with the AFL's ultimate prize.

The Cup will be available for public viewing between 4pm and 4:45pm on Thursday at AFLNT reception at the MLLLC - 70 Abala Road, Marrara.

General Manager of Commercial Kylie Rogers said that the 2019 Virgin Australia Premiership Cup Tour would allow more people to get swept up in AFL Finals fever.

“The 2019 Virgin Australia Premiership Cup Tour will see fans get an opportunity to get up close and personal with the game’s most prestigious piece of silverware,” Ms Rogers said.

“We know not everyone can get to the MCG for Toyota Grand Final day, so we’re delighted to be able to bring the excitement of the AFL Finals Series to communities right across Australia, thanks to the support of Virgin Australia.”

Image: Norm Smith medal presenter Simon Black (L) and the Jock McHale medal presenter Mark Williams pose with the 2019 AFL Premiership Cup during the 2019 Toyota AFL Finals Series Launch at Toyota CHQ in Melbourne, Monday, September 2, 2019. (AAP Image/Scott Barbour)