2019 Signings

Signed/Listed players in 2019:

Joe Anderson – Known for putting the Club and his fellow players ahead of himself he quickly became an active contributor both on and off the field in 2018.
Hugo Drogemuller – Over the past two seasons, 26-year-old Drogemuller has established himself as a fan favourite and was part of the leadership group this year, while predominantly playing as a centre-half forward with the ability to back up in the ruck.
Clinton Gallio – NT Thunder is excited to welcome Clinton Gallio, a 27-year-old tough inside midfielder who has been setting the NTFL alight after a great South Australian career.
Trent Melville – NT Thunder is thrilled to welcome the NTFL’s leading goalkicker, Trent Melville to his first season of NEAFL.
Jack Monigatti – Monigatti, who came from playing with the Tiwi Bombers in the NTFL was one of only three players to play all 18 games for the Club in 2019.
Kaine Riley – Riley played his first season in 2018, amassing 15 games to become a reliable fixture down back with his capacity to perform on both tall and shorter opposition.
Shannon Rioli – “Shan is an inspiring leader on and off the field and it is humbling to know how deep his respect for the Thunder program and love for the Club runs,” said Andrew Hodges.
Tyler Saunders – He showed signs that he could add value to the midfield group with his ability to play as an inside mid but also slot into defence if required.
Jeffrey Simon – NT Thunder is excited to sign up and coming Territory talent Jeffrey Simon to the playing list for season 2019 as a rookie.
Sam Smith – Twenty-two-year-old Smith, who is renowned for his flying defensive efforts, had an outstanding second year which saw him develop as a leader and a key player for the team.
Sam Talbot – Known as ‘Mr Versatile’ the 29-year-old Palmerston player can play any position on the field and play either an attacking or defensive-type role.
Chris Williams – Williams, one of Anderson’s Darwin Buffaloes teammates, was also a solid performer who didn’t miss a game in 2018.
Philip Wills – a highly respected clubman has made his name synonymous with Territory footy and NT Thunder. A 50-game player for the Club he has overcome injury setbacks and put in a lot of hard work and dedication to lead both on and off the field.


Players from 2018 list who have departed the Club:

Cameron Ilett – Retired
Darren Ewing – Retired, moved to Victoria