This year our players exhibited our club values exceptionally with a professional approach, a united front, and a relentless attitude.
Create pathways and quality environment for male and female players in the Northern Territory.
Abraham Ankers and Angela Foley have won the top honours at this year’s NT Thunder Club Champions Awards being presented in front of 200 people in Darwin on Friday night.
In front of more than 200 people in Darwin tonight, the best of NT Thunder’s senior, Academy and others were rewarded.
Andrew Hodges will remain as NT Thunder Head Coach after AFLNT CEO Stuart Totham used his address at the Club Champion presentation to announce that Hodges had been signed for a further two years.
Abraham Ankers and Cameron Ilett were named in the NEAFL Team of the Year while exciting forward Liam Patrick was awarded Mark of the Year.
“We’ve got to be better going forward in our recruitment and making sure that we improve and get better as well,” he said.
Talent only gets you so far, you must have an equal amount of hard work to fully reach your potential.
“We have plenty of junior talent in the team with nothing to lose so they will be out to show their wares,” Hodges said.
“I’ve honestly never seen a debut like that at Thunder level,” Tambling said.
Heading into our final men’s game for the season there are a few players injury list requiring assessment and no new additions to the women’s injury list.
NT Thunder has suffered an 80-point loss to Southport in its last home game of the NEAFL season, 7.8 (50) to 19.16 (130).
If the young lads of the future need any inspiration as to how best to represent the NT, they need not look any further than the greats that pull on the yellow, ochre, black and white for the last time at TIO Stadium this Saturday night
Darren ‘Boof’ Ewing and Ryan Smith will take up their usual positions on Saturday night in what will be their last home game representing NT Thunder, while Jarred Erlandson is expected to make his long-awaited return from injury.
When NT Thunder runs onto the field at TIO Stadium to take on Southport in Round 20 of the NEAFL this Saturday, it’ll be the club’s last home game of the season.