Darwin speedster Malcolm Rosas is set to become the latest talented youngster to debut for NT Thunder when the team face Redland on Saturday night in Darwin.
Lots of fitness tests await the men while the women have a fairly clean bill of health with the exception of Tabby May.
The evidence suggests that if NT Thunder can keep gun Redland forward Matt Hammelmann to seven goals or less, then it will win the two teams’ Round 19 clash at TIO Stadium on Saturday night.
If it’s talent, resilience, determination and commitment to succeed that AFL clubs are looking for, then they should pencil in the name of Michael Mummery come draft day.
With a few niggly injuries for the men, this week is the ideal time for them to have their bye while the women have no new additions this week.
On a hot and humid Darwin Saturday night, Aspley has won a scrappy Round 17 NEAFL match over NT Thunder by 27 points, 9.16 (70) to 6.7 (43).
Andrew Hodges lists all the volunteers who, along with young debutants like Dom Forbes, ensure the club is in good hands.
In-line with the intentions of head coach Andrew Hodges to play aspiring and talented Territory youngsters, debutant and 17-year-old Dominic Forbes is one of four Thunder players under the age of 18 to be named to play Aspley.
Close to securing its sixth consecutive finals appearance, Aspley will provide some tough opposition when it travels to Darwin this weekend to take on NT Thunder in Round 17 of the NEAFL.
The ThunderW team have four players requiring assessment after Round 12 and unfortunately for the men Phillip Wills is on the sidelines for 4-6 weeks due to a back fracture.
“We were down to one on the bench and the boys really fought it out and it’s disappointing not to come away with the win because we thought that our effort and the way we went about it for most parts of the night we really deserved to win that one.
People are entitled to an opinion.
Matt Green becomes the latest youngster to make his senior debut, while Tim Brook has well and truly earned his call-up after overcoming injury.
For Saturday night’s return clash against the Canberra Damons in Round 16, Thunder will surely be hoping for Darwin’s TIO Stadium to be at its hot and humid best.
Six out of the 10 injury’s for the men this week require them to pass a fitness test before they’re available for selection while the women still have a clean slate with no injuries to report.