Round 21 marks the final game of the Home and Away NEAFL season.
It’s always tough playing away and we have adequately prepared for the game.
We want them (the players) to feel well supported and have every belief that they are capable of great things.
Our focus is firmly on facing an in-form Swans outfit this weekend.
This game is critical for both sides, which should make for some desperate exciting footy.
The messages this week will in part be linked to Shannon Rioli’s 100th NT Thunder games.
The message to the playing group this week has been simple, we need an improved effort and attitude.
Getting a win at home for our Alice boys in the side is extremely important to us.
With the mid-season bye out of the way, we face one of our toughest challenges this week against the Canberra Demons.
They do a fantastic job and the opportunity to get a mental recovery at this time of the season is invaluable.
Round 10’s clash with Sydney University presents an opportunity for our younger group to step up.
Our effort and attitude define who we are, and what we want to achieve.
It was pleasing for our coaching group to finally see the consistent message pay off last week.
Last week’s loss was one we couldn’t afford to have.
Only percentage separates us and the Demons on the ladder, we are both sitting two wins and two losses after Round 5.