The Adelaide Football Club and AFL Northern Territory (AFLNT) have welcomed a decision by the Northern Territory Government (NTG) to increase its commitment to the Crows AFL Women’s team.

NT Minister for Tourism and Culture Lauren Moss on Saturday announced that the NT Labor Government had doubled the team’s funding to $300,000 over two years.

“This is an extremely exciting time for women’s football, not just in the Northern Territory, but across the entire country,” Ms Moss said.

“Today’s announcement comes on the back of our $700,000 commitment to improving change room facilities at TIO Stadium for women.

“The Northern Territory Government is proud to be an inaugural sponsor of such an exciting concept and I look forward to seeing the development of our nine NT-based footballers who have made the Adelaide Crows AFL Women’s squad.”

All the women who represent the Adelaide Football Club will wear a piece of the NT when they run out for the inaugural season next year.

On the back of the official guernseys, above the player number, will be the flag of the Northern Territory to represent the involvement the NTG and AFL based programs in the Territory have had in forming the joint Adelaide Football Club/AFLNT license.

The Crows AFL Women’s team also has the support of the South Australian Government as well as co-major partners Harris Scarfe and Workskil and partner Thomas Farms.