About the project
The Tiwi Bombers Football Club is an island based indigenous sporting club formed 9 years ago to participate in the mainland state league Premier grade competition of the Northern Territory Football League. The club formation was motivated by the community desire to provide a pathway for island youth which had the highest indingenous youth suicide rate per population size in Australia. The team plays from October through until March (Tropical Wet Season) travelling by ferry and air charter weekly from the Tiwi Islands to Darwin. The team is drawn from a population of approximately 2,500 based at 4 main communities being Wurrimyanga, Pularumpi, Milikapiti and Ranku located on the Bathurst and Melville Islands.
Our goal is the operation and development of a community owned and driven sporting club created to deliver programs to address major indigenous social issues including youth suicide and alcohol abuse.
Please make a tax deductible donation to the club today and help our cause.