St Mary's Football Club (NTFL)

The St Marys Football Club, nicknamed, Saints, formed in 1952, is an Australian rules football club, affiliated to the Northern Territory Football League. It is famous for its record of success, with 32 NTFL premierships in 50 Grand Finals and 64 out of 67 possible final appearances. To the end of season 2019/20, St Marys have played 1254 games for 903 Wins 341 Losses and 10 Draws.

St Mary's
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Names
Full nameSt Marys Football Club
Nickname(s)Saints, Green Machine
Motto"Recte Ad Metam"
2020-21 season
After finals2nd
Home-and-away season2nd
Club details
Founded1952; 69 years ago (1952)
Colours   
CompetitionNorthern Territory Football League
PremiershipsNTFL (32): 1954/55, 1955/56, 1958/59, 1959/60, 1961/62, 1965/66, 1966/67, 1971/72, 1977/78, 1978/79, 1983/84, 1984/85, 1985/86, 1986/87, 1987/88, 1989/90, 1990/91, 1991/92, 1993/94, 1994/95, 1995/96, 1996/97, 2002/03, 2003/04, 2004/05, 2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2015/16, 2016/17
Ground(s)TIO Stadium (capacity: 14,000)
Uniforms
Home

Nicknamed the Saints, St Marys play their home games at Football Park in Marrara.

St Marys has produced many talented players, particularly Indigenous Australian players for leagues such as the Australian Football League. Many players from the Tiwi Bombers Football Club also played for the club.

St Mary's have only missed the NTFL finals three times in their proud history, the seasons they missed were in 1979/80 (5th), 2000/01 (5th) and 2018/19 (8th). They manage to collect their first wooden spoon in 2018/19. The longest wooden spoon drought in NTFL history (67 years). Second is Nightcliff Football Club from 1952/53 - 1992/93 (40 Years).

Notable playersEdit

The club has produced AFL players such as Maurice Rioli, Michael Long, Ronnie Burns, Scott Chisolm, Xavier Clarke, Raphael Clarke, Peter Burgoyne, Cyril Rioli, Daniel Rioli, Shaun Edwards and Austin Wonaeamirri.

Club achievementsEdit

Club achievements
Competition Level Num. Year won
Northern Territory Football League Premiers 32 1954/55, 1955/56, 1958/59, 1959/60,
1961/62, 1965/66, 1966/67, 1971/72,
1977/78, 1978/79, 1983/84, 1984/85,
1985/86, 1986/87, 1987/88, 1989/90,
1990/91, 1991/92, 1993/94, 1994/95,
1995/96, 1996/97, 2002/03, 2003/04,
2004/05, 2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10,
2012/13, 2013/14, 2015/16, 2016/17
Runners Up 19 1960/61, 1962/63, 1963/64, 1967/68,
1968/69, 1969/70, 1970/71, 1972/73,
1976/77, 1981/82, 1982/83, 1992/93,
1997/98, 1998/99, 2005/06, 2010/11,
2014/15, 2019/20, 2020/21
Minor Premiers 32 1954/55, 1955/56, 1958/59, 1959/60,
1960/61, 1965/66, 1966/67, 1969/70,
1976/77, 1977/78, 1981/82, 1983/84,
1984/85, 1985/86, 1986/87, 1987/88,
1988/89, 1989/90, 1990/91, 1991/92,
1992/93, 1994/95, 1995/96, 1996/97,
2004/05, 2005/06, 2008/09, 2010/11,
2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2016/17
Wooden Spoons 1 2018/19

Club songEdit

Chorus:
Oh when the Saints come marching in
Oh When the Saints come marching in
Oh lord I want to be in that number
When the Saints come marching in

(Chorus)

We are travelling the footsteps
Of those who've gone before
But we'll all be reunited
On a new and sunlit shore

(Chorus)

Some days in this world of trouble
Is the only one we need
But I’m waiting for that morning
when the new world is revealed

(Chorus x2)

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