The football talent in Alice Springs has continued to delight, with Zane Clarke-Edwards and Cameron Glover the latest Centralians added to the senior NT Thunder NEAFL list.
Both products of 2017 CAFL Premiers, Rovers Football Club, and part of the Redtails program, Clarke-Edwards and Glover have impressed and worked hard for their call-up to the senior NT team.
Now 19 years of age, Clarke-Edwards played seven Premier League games with Darwin Buffaloes in last season’s NTFL and is a cousin (once-removed) to former NT Thunder head coach, Xavier Clarke.
He’s known as a quick outside midfielder, while at 23-years-old, Glover is a handy utility who can play either end of the ground and through the middle as well.
After a breakout year for the Rovers last season, Redtails President Rob Clarke said Glover has put in a strong pre-season with the squad.
“Cam has played as a hard-running halfback most of his career but has recently developed into a quick inside and outside midfielder, which adds another dimension to his game.
“He has had a strong pre-season with the Redtails, and I am excited to see what he achieves in 2018.
“Zane has also had an excellent pre-season with the Redtails. He has been leading from the front and pushing himself to another level.
“His speed and delivery by foot are exemplary,” Clarke said.
NT Thunder Head Coach Andrew Hodges said he saw both players in action during the CAFL grand final last year and was impressed with what he saw and the subsequent commitment they’ve both shown.
“It’s great that through our relationship with the Redtails program that we are exposed to players beyond our immediate gaze and get to give guys like Zane and Cam an opportunity to play at NEAFL level.
“They are both young players with the right attitude and a handy skill set to match.
“We are committed to working with the Redtails and the CAFL clubs to ensure there’s a strong, clear pathway for all Territorians to play high-level footy,” Hodges said.