NT Thunder has the perfect opportunity to lift itself off the bottom of the NEAFL ladder on Saturday night when it hosts Aspley in Round 7 at TIO Stadium in Darwin.
The VFLW team’s focus turns to a home gam against the Southern Saints, who recently crushed last year’s minor premiers, Collingwood.
“There’s no better time than against the reigning premiers in Southport,” Ben Rioli said.
This Sunday 12 May, NT Thunder will begin its second VFLW campaign to compete against the best talent Victoria has to offer.
At 172 centimetres and 71 kilograms, Abraham Ankers isn’t the biggest player getting around the NEAFL, but he still makes his presence felt and rarely more so than when he helped propel NT Thunder to its first victory of the season over Redland in Round 4 on Saturday.
Templeton said the week’s events are a reminder of the sacrifices others have made through history.
NT Thunder’s opening round loss sent it to the bottom of the ladder, which it’ll be keen to quickly rise from, while Uni’s win over Aspley put them in third position on the ladder.
A new-look side under new-look coaching will take to the field at TIO Stadium in Darwin against Brisbane on Saturday night.
In its first year in the VFL W, in it’s first year in existence, Thunder will play in the finals with the intention of extending the fairytale until the very end.
“I’ve honestly never seen a debut like that at Thunder level,” Tambling said.
When NT Thunder runs onto the field at TIO Stadium to take on Southport in Round 20 of the NEAFL this Saturday, it’ll be the club’s last home game of the season.
With the bye in next week’s final round, Thunder will be keen to defeat the Hawks to avoid any possibility of missing out on the double chance come finals time.
The evidence suggests that if NT Thunder can keep gun Redland forward Matt Hammelmann to seven goals or less, then it will win the two teams’ Round 19 clash at TIO Stadium on Saturday night.
There have been many memorable games of footy played at Victoria Park and this weekend NT Thunder has the chance to write its own significant chapter.
“I’ve just been having so much fun, it’s what footy’s all about at the end of the day and hopefully we can keep Thunder going for years to come.”