As the 40th anniversary of Cyclone Tracy approaches many will commemorate and reflect on what life was like “Before Tracy”, the horror of Christmas Eve in ’74 and how Australia’s last frontier has matured since the devastation.
In many respects the very existence of Rugby Union in the Northern Territory can be attributed to Cyclone Tracy.
It is well documented the origins of Rugby Union in the Top End emanated from the workers who had sought an adventure and flocked to Darwin to rebuild the city and who would go on and become the founding fathers of the game locally.
Forty years on and those Young Turks are now Silver Foxes and the Northern Territory Rugby Union see it as appropriate that from 2015 onwards Senior's Card holders will be admitted free of charge to all Darwin Premiership Matches and Finals at Rugby Park.
The Union has set the following family friendly admission prices for 2015 as follows:
Children Under 18: Free
Friday Night Junior Rugby: Free for All
Season Pass: Adult $70 Spouse $30.
The opinions expressed here are the views of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of NT Rugby.