Welcome to the MacKillop Saints.
Located in Johnston at the heart of the fastest growing population centre in the Northern Territory, the Saints have the corporate support, infrastructure and knowledge to offer your family the best sporting experience.
Our club is founded on the principles of Game, Club, Community - which is a public commitment to building not only strong sporting teams, but adding to our vibrant Northern Territory community.
The MacKillop Saints Sporting Association is founded within the stable, culture-rich organisation of MacKillop Catholic College, a school already firmly cemented as a leader within our region. Becoming a Saint means you are joining much more than a sporting team. You are signing up for a journey that is both courageous in nature and demanding of the very best, on and off the field.
Up the Saints!
FROM THE PRESIDENT
OUR PEOPLE - EXECUTIVE
PATRON - The Most Rev. Eugene Hurley, Bishop Emeritus of Darwin AM DD.
Bishop Emeritus Hurley AM served as Darwin Bishop from 2007 to 2018. Bishop Hurley accepted the role as foundation Patron of the MacKillop Saints Sporting Association in 2017. Bishop Hurley’s Awards and recognitions include Knight Commander, Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre, patron of the Melaleuca Refugee Centre, member of the Ministerial Council on Asylum Seekers and Detention, Department of Immigration and Border Protection, member of the Australian Bishops Conference, past deputy chairman of Caritas Australia, founder of the Catholic Pastoral Care Team at the former Woomera Detention Centre and most recently, a Member of the Order of Australia. Bishop Emeritus Hurley AM is thrilled to provide the strong foundation and vision for our wonderful club.
As a passionate educator and Sports enthusiast, David Graham has long fought for the growth and development of high quality organised sports in the Northern Territory. Awarded NRL's Teacher of the Year in 2015, Mr. Graham's Rugby League résumé includes Former President of the Northern Sharks Rugby League Football Club, Founder; Vancouver City Touch, Director; Touch Canada, British Columbia Rugby League Association & Vice President; Canada Rugby League Association.
PRESIDENT - Mr. David Graham
VICE PRESIDENT - Mr. Oren Tyler
Oren Tyler has a background in graphic design and marketing, and has been working with MacKillop Catholic College in this capacity since it's foundation in 2012, having previously worked with David Graham on a wide variety of projects. In 2017, Mr. Tyler is excited to lend his wealth of knowledge of marketing, design and promotion to the foundation position of Vice President of the MacKillop Saints Sporting Association.
PUBLIC OFFICER - Mr. Matthew Sharp
Joining the MacKillop community in 2018, Matthew Sharp is a highly skilled Coach and Mentor. A passionate long time educator, Matthew is the current Year 7 Coordinator at MacKillop Catholic College and specialises in working collaboratively with our young people. Matthew is excited to further his involvement with the Saints.
SECRETARY - Mr. Michael Graham
Rugby has always been an important part of Michael Graham’s life as a player and supporter. Mr. Graham came to MacKillop Catholic College with Rugby experience from other schools, including in the Northern Territory, and is keen to see the game expand in the Territory with the addition of the MacKillop Saints as both a school and club team playing against other schools and clubs in the Top End. Mr Graham is excited to be part of the executive committee for the MacKillop Saints.
TREASURER- Mr. Amos Wachira
Amos Wachira has extensive experience in finance, administration and funds management spanning over 17 years. He has been involved in the operations of MacKillop Saints Rugby team since early 2017 and is keen on ensuring strong financial position for the club. Mr. Wachira is thrilled to lend his wealth of knowledge to the club as an executive committee member.