Coach Tim Weatherald was pleased with the win, particularly because of the way his charges responded to the challenging conditions.
Amy Chittick, Courtney Cramey, Kristy Irvine, Jenna McCormick, Lauren Motlop and Katie Streader will make their debut for ThunderW this weekend against Carlton in Melbourne.
NT Thunder travels to the northern Melbourne suburb of Craigieburn this weekend to try and ram home its undefeated start to the season against Carlton in Round 6 of the VFL W.
Cameron Glover is the only player to join the list this week with a one week leg injury while for the women’s Lateesha Jeffrey is still the sole player on their injury list.
No new additions to the VFL Women’s injury list however there are a few of the NEAFL players require assessment after Saturday’s clash.
The Crows have retained its core AFLW talent, with a further eight current NT Thunder VFL W players – including NT-product and Thunder vice-captain Sally Riley – signing on for 2019.
Firstly, I want to thank you for your support in 2018 – Thunder’s 10th year, and for committing as a member of our Club.
NT Thunder has overcome a spirited Western Bulldogs in Round 5 of the VFL W at TIO Stadium in Darwin to maintain its unbeaten start to the season, winning by 36 points.
NT Thunder Football Club congratulates VFL W captain Angela Foley, tall forward Jasmyn Hewett and tough, inside midfielder Renee Forth on signing with the Adelaide Crows for the 2019 NAB AFL Women’s competition.
Up and coming young gun, Madeline Gault joins the ThunderW team after a great performance representing the NT in the Under 18s last weekend.
Despite the Bulldogs’ lack of wins so far this season, Thunder won’t be taking them lightly.
Tim Brook is looking like the closest player to come off the Men’s injury list, needing to pass a fitness test in order to get back on the field this weekend.
Thunder dominated Melbourne Uni in their clash at Avalon Airport Oval, holding them to single goals in the first, second and last quarters and none in the third.
Joining Thunder vice-captain Sally Riley for their first games are impressive Darwin-based quartet; Kylie Duggan, Jemma Iacono, Sophia Mauboy and Sue Nalder.
“I get more excited than anything, just to represent the NT for one, and just to play with the talent we’ve got in the team is just awesome,” explained Alice Springs-based Jordann Hickey.