The Rirratjingu Football Program is the part of the Culture & Community Programs of Rirratjingu Aboriginal Corporation. RFP use Australian Football as a vehicle for improved social outcomes and healthy lifestyle behaviours. 

RFP is offered 12 months of the year with our home entity Djarrak Football Club competing in the local Gove AFL Competition from April through September.

The program then allows participants to play for our sister club the Darwin Buffaloes Football Club in the NTFL from October through March. 

Better People make Better Players. We develop the person before the footballer.

RFP pride itself on offering the highest standard of training and coaching in the region and our mission is to give our participants an experience to the quality of a metro based football setup.

The program also engages relevant stakeholders in the region to educate participants on topics including alcohol and other drugs awareness, family and domestic violence and other key areas to holistically improve the makeup of our people.

The majority of our participants are of Yolngu heritage and have cultural as well as program responsibilities to navigate on a daily basis.

Rirratjingu Aboriginal Corporation continue to support our people within the program to become upstanding members of the local community and to offer pathways that would otherwise not be available. The RAC support alcohol free football at Yirrkala during the Gove AFL Season as well as providing post football entertainment.

2019 Gove AFL Competition 

Final Standing

Eliminated Preliminary Final
Final Standing
Lost Grand Final

November 13, 2019

Djarrak Football Club and the Rirratjingu Football Program announce that current Director of Football and Former Senior Coach Hayden Rickard is stepping down from his duties with the club and program this Friday. Rickard is relocating south to Sydney to take up the Hea...

September 6, 2019

2019 will be remembered for the blooding of a new group of young men and women that have been exposed to the Djarrak Way - that behaviours are just as important off the field as on. Indeed, Better People Make Better Players has been absorbed by our new group of club pl...

July 5, 2019

Djarrak Football Club are proud to announce that five members will be honoured with Life Membership of the club. The club is giving life membership status for the first time since Djarrak FC began competing in the Gove AFL in 1975. The chosen five represent four player...

January 14, 2019

Djarrak Football Club manager and stalwart Danny Beadman signed off his time as a key club member with an emotional visit to Yirrkala Oval last Thursday. Uncle Danny has been an off-field icon for the club, and he and Joey will certainly be missed from training and mat...

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Djarrak Football Club Training

Djarrak Football Club train each Tuesday and Thursday from 5pm at Yirrkala Oval. To join Djarrak Football Club contact:

Hayden Rickard

Training Details

Training for Djarrak Football Club is conducted every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:00pm through 6:30pm during the playing season.

Training takes place at our home ground the Yirrkala Football Oval.

Training for the Rirratjingu Football Program - Darwin Buffaloes Football Club Yirrkala is held each Tuesday and Thursday from 5:00pm through 6:30pm during the NTFL Season from October through March

Community Support

At Djarrak Football Club, we believe that better people make better players. Our members have volunteered for a number of causes that benefit the wider community.

A key Djarrak Football Club project for 2017 was for our volunteers to help install the newly painted Nhulunbuy Town Rubbish Bins as part of initiative to support the wider community.

If your community group needs support with a project, consider Djarrak Football Club through our Community Support framework.

Djarrak Football Club Premierships

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