The young Thunder brigade are eager to make an impact within the side and have so far shown positive signs to suggest it’s possible.
The players over the past week have been extremely focused on regaining some respect after their last performance.
As disappointing as the loss was, we had some very positive signs to take out of the game.
This week’s opponent, the Brisbane Lions Reserves are a polished outfit with numerous top 30 AFL draft picks from last year.
Of the 47 players on our list, 36 have come through the NT Thunder talent pathways.
Finals footy is always different and with the NEAFL final 6 system it’s an elimination every weekend.
As the NEAFL Home and Away season comes to an end it is important we finish as strong as we can.
This weekend we face another big challenge in the Sydney Swans.
Tonight the NT Thunder senior team will walk in the footsteps of our heroes.
‘Never underestimate your ability to make a difference’, was the message Dave Hardy delivered to the playing group before our Round 13 clash against Brisbane Lions.
People talk about revenge in football a lot; sometimes we get caught up in past performances and forget what process needs to be executed to be better than our history.
Coming off the bye last week with a strong win against the Brisbane Lions was a great result for us.
When you’re a young kid growing up all your parents want for you are the best opportunities in life, to be the best you can be in whatever you choose to do.
We take a lot of positives away from last weekend’s game against the Giants, although we only kicked two goals in the second half which both come in the third quarter, stats show we had our opportunities!
After a disappointing loss last weekend in Alice Springs against the Redland Bombers there were still some positives to come out of the game.