I don’t want this to be seen as a political football – playing politics with football and all the other things… Michael Liddle.

A motion put forward in March by Alice Springs Town Councillor Michael Liddle calling for Alice Springs to stop hosting the Sunday country AFL competition meant community football games would no longer be played on Alice Springs Town Council grounds. Counselor Liddle said the town can’t afford the anti social behavior that bush AFL brings to the town on weekends.The upcoming season will now have to consider playing games in communities hundreds of kilometers away from Alice Springs. The NTFL said it was disappointed by the decision and that there is no evidence showing community football brought anti-social behaviour to Alice Springs, with research actually showing it had a positive impact in the town

“This is the time that the light has to come on now we are at a point in time where our identity is being questioned – how can we have knowledge about country when we don’t have knowledge about ourselves and where we’re going ?”……Michael Liddle

A time out where people can sit back… take a step backwards… and make a plan of how we can manage this…. Floyd Doyle.

Floyd Doyle talks with Alice Springs Town councillor Michael Liddle about why council took the decision to suspend community games at its grounds in Mparantwe/ Alice Springs.