“The more time that we travel away together, spend together, play together, train together, that understanding of how each other plays and that trust and belief amongst the group will certainly continue to grow every game.”
Thunder launches its entry into the VFL W by taking its team on a road trip to Victoria to play reigning premier Darebin in Round 1, and the Falcons are no stranger to success.
Purely by the wins versus defeats figures, NT Thunder has the perfect opportunity to bounce back from last week’s loss in Round 3 of the NEAFL with a victory in Alice Springs on Saturday night.
Two NEAFL sides with unblemished records line-up against each other at TIO Stadium in Darwin on Saturday night with the scenario providing a tantalizing spectacle for footy fans.
“I just want to get better and better,” Kaine Riley said.
If the enthusiasm of newly-appointed NT Thunder vice-captain Abraham Ankers is anything to go by the Territory’s NEAFL side is in for an exciting season.
Thunder’s stocks are improved by the return of powerhouse midfielders, stalwart defenders and exciting forwards.
‘Thunder is ready to make an impact in this finals series and we’re just looking forward to doing just that on Saturday’ Head Coach Andrew Hodges
A win in this Round 21 clash and the Thunder could reclaim fourth spot on the ladder from the Gold Coast Suns and with that comes a home elimination final the following weekend.
Anything less than Thunder’s best will make it very difficult against a side brimming with talent.
The return of senior players is sure to see the Thunder bounce back in a way Territory pride demands.
The toughest challenge in the NEAFL awaits NT Thunder this Saturday when they travel to Sydney to take on the Swans in their Round 17 clash at the SCG.
Thunder is looking to confirm its place in the top four while Aspley wants to secure its place in the top six.
Redland will be coming to Darwin hungry to keep their finals chances alive.
NT Thunder has made seven changes to its team to play the GWS Giants NEAFL side on Saturday afternoon.