Born in Adelaide, South Australia the Hodges family moved to Alice Springs when Andrew was five-years-old.
While completing his schooling, Hodges took up baseball, until he was old enough to play in the local football competition. At 17-years-old Hodges moved to Darwin to pursue greater footballing opportunities and was invited to represent the NT at the Under 18 Division Two Nationals.
A modest playing career in the NTFL ensued with Hodges opting to place priority on family and work life.
It wasn’t until he began his coaching career at Southern Districts Football Club in the 2007/08 NTFL season that his real passion for coaching began.
Since then Hodges has won two NTFL titles as head coach and two as an assistant and was an assistant in NT Thunder’s 2015 NEAFL Premiership. He is well recognised for his work with the NT State Academy and for developing and nurturing female and underage talent in the Northern Territory.
In August 2016 he was appointed as senior assistant of the Adelaide Football Club women’s side for the inaugural AFL Women’s season and in December 2016, Hodges was appointed the fifth head coach of NT Thunder on a two-year contract.
Speaking to the media, Hodges said it was a privilege to lead the Territory’s senior football team.
“NT Thunder is more than a footy club, it’s a representative of the Territory, our culture and our way of life. I feel extremely honoured to be given this opportunity.
“I believe I am well prepared for the challenges and hard work that lie ahead. I am passionate about instilling the right culture and attitude in the Club, where everyone has a focus on doing what is best for the team,” Hodges said.