NT Thunder is thrilled to have secured the talent of Jamie Hampton for its 2018 NEAFL campaign.
The seventh player to be signed in Alice Springs this season, Hampton spent the last three years in Adelaide, initially attending boarding school and playing for West Adelaide.
Last year he spent the SANFL season with the Port Adelaide Reserves while working but has now returned to the Territory to be closer to his family and friends.
The 19-year-old is a product of the Academy program where he represented the NT at Under 16 and Under 18 national level and was selected for the national Allies team in 2016.
The younger brother of Adelaide Football Club’s, Curtly Hampton, Jamie plays for the Pioneers in the CAFL and has also joined the Redtails program this year.
NT Thunder Head Coach Andrew Hodges said Hampton was an exciting, quick outside midfielder whose style of play had many admirers, including AFL clubs.
“As a 17 and 18-year-old Jamie gained the attention of some AFL recruiters so there’s no telling what a solid year in the NEAFL could do for his aspirations.
“Having coached him at Under 18 level, I was able to see his talent first-hand, and I know he will add an extra dimension to our already quick side.
“Jamie has a great ability to run and carry and make sound decisions when the ball is in hand and is another promising talent to come out of the Red Centre and be prepared to wear the Thunder jumper,” he said.