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.
A few head-on collisions in the women’s match resulted in two mouth injuries to Gemma Cusack and Michaelia Roberts and for the men there’s nothing major only a couple of players requiring assessment.
NT Thunder’s loveable full forward Darren ‘Boof’ Ewing has called time on his illustrious career with the club, telling his teammates on Tuesday evening that season 2018 will be his last.
NT Thunder has secured a hard fought 18-point victory over Redland to take the honours between the two teams for season 2018.