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The Palmerston Magpies Football Club began in 1970 and was originally known as the Internationals. At that time most players were English and Greek soccer players. In 1973 North Darwin Football Club was formed, with the club winning a premiership in 1980/81 under the leadership of Coach Ian Smith and Captain John Stokes (father of Matthew Stokes).

North Darwin Football Club moved to Palmerston in the 1995/1996 season and became the Palmerston Magpies the following season, at which time the club moved to Palmerston to play home games for 1 season at Archer Oval. Following a move back to Marrara, the club played in 4 grand finals 1999/2000 to 2002/2003 and won 2 premierships in 2000/2001 and 2001/2002. The club has produced AFL players such as Aaron Davey, Alwyn Davey, Trent Hentschel and Matthew Stokes.

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Charles Darwin University, Palmerston Campus

Palmerston is a planned satellite city of Darwin. It is currently the fastest growing city in the Northern Territory and has briefly in the past held the title of the fastest growing city in Australia. Palmerston is named in recognition of Lord Palmerston, who became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in 1855.

1980/81, 2000/2001, 2001/2002