NT Thunder has made four changes to its line-up to take on Sydney University in Darwin on Saturday night, with injury and rest having a bearing on the team that defeated Redland in the last game.
This weekend’s Round 19 will be Thunder’s first opportunity to back up its strong performance in the Red Centre.
After the NEAFL bye a few of the boys are still under an injury cloud and will need to be assessed closer to this Saturday’s game.
NT Thunder and AFLNT are thrilled to see three of its players; Nigel Lockyer, Kieren Parnell and Ben Jungfer (Academy player) invited to test at the 2019 NAB AFL State Combine ahead of the AFL Draft.
NT Thunder has found reward for effort and joy for perseverance in the red sands of Alice Springs, kicking four goals to two in the final quarter of its Round 17 clash with Redland, to win by seven points, 18.9 (117) to 16.14 (110).
A few weeks ago, I shared a quote with our playing group…The quote was a picture of a graph with the heading “Ways We Will Grow”, in it 70% was taken up with the word ‘Failure’, 20 % said ‘More Failure’.
Academy player and Alice Springs local Tyson Woods will make his Thunder debut in Alice Springs after a stand out performance for the Redtails last weekend.
We will be sad to see Sharona Bishop miss the remainder of the VFLW season after she suffered a broken arm last weekend, while the men only picked up a few minor injuries as they head into Round 17.
“Hopefully we get some senior guys back this week and we can put in a good performance at our home down in Alice Springs against Redland, and hopefully we can get a win there” – said Thunder co-captain Shannon Rioli who is watching on from the sidelines with injury.
Canberra has thrashed a depleted and undermanned NT Thunder in Round 16 on Saturday by 145 points, 28.19 (187) to 6.6 (42) in the nation’s capital.
NT Thunder heads into Round 16 of the NEAFL season against the Canberra Demons with six changes from the side that played last weekend.
Looks like the medical staff and trainers will be doing a number of fitness tests in order to give players in both sides every opportunity to play this weekend.
One of Thunder’s best last weekend was Brodie Carroll, who said the team was keen to crack in for the remaining games of the season, starting with Canberra on Saturday.
After showing great fight and promise over the past two weeks, it was a disappointing result for Thunder
The chance for our young talent to be exposed to the AFL environment is invaluable.