Sam Dyke

Dyke’s defensive effort earns Thunder call-up

20.02.18 08:11

NT Thunder has boosted its defensive and tall stocks by signing 27-year-old Sam Dyke to its NEAFL list this year.

Originally from country Victoria, Dyke played the majority of his early football with St. Arnaud Football Club in the North Central Football League.

At the back end of the 2013/14 NTFL season, he started playing for Tiwi Bombers, suffered a broken leg that kept him out of the 2014/15 season but has now added 27 Premier League games to his name.

Dyke moved to the Territory in 2014 and lived three years on Bathurst Island before spending last year in London.

Now residing in Darwin and teaching, the no-nonsense defender will pull the Territory ochre on for the first time.

NT Thunder Head Coach Andrew Hodges said Dyke added a dimension to the defensive unit.

“Sam has been a standout for the Bombers this year in the games he has played down back and is a solid defender who rarely loses a one on one contest.

“He can play on players of varying size and his work rate and positive attitude will certainly have a good impact on our squad this year,” he said.