In-line with the intentions of head coach Andrew Hodges to play aspiring and talented Territory youngsters, debutant and 17-year-old Dominic Forbes is one of four Thunder players under the age of 18 to be named to play Aspley.
ThunderW Head Coach Tim Weatherald said the Casey game is another vital match from a finals perspective, but the squad is also keen to help its Alice Springs players secure a win for their local fans.
Matt Green becomes the latest youngster to make his senior debut, while Tim Brook has well and truly earned his call-up after overcoming injury.
Four players are set to make their ThunderW debut this weekend when the team takes on Richmond at the Swinburne Centre in Round 11 of the 2018 VFL W season.
NT Thunder has made five changes to this weekend’s team who take on the Sydney Swans at TIO Stadium in Round 15 of the 2018 NEAFL season.
ThunderW Head Coach Tim Weatherald said Homes and Marinoff were welcome additions to the team.
NT Thunder travel to Queensland for their Round 14 NEAFL clash against Redland with five changes to the playing team.
Captain Ange Foley is back and will be joined by another NTFL premiership player for Waratah, Sharona Bishop, who makes her long-awaited debut for the Territory team, taking the number of local players to have pulled on the famed guernsey to 25.
Saturday night’s clash on TIO Stadium marks the first time this year Coen Hutt, Beau Schwarze and Nick Yarran will take to the field for Thunder.
Lateesha Jeffrey follows in her famous father’s footsteps to represent the NT at home, while Gemma Cusack and Nikki Gore are also first-gamers.
Tabitha May is set to make her senior debut when the NT Thunder Women’s (Thunder W) team heads back to Melbourne this weekend to take on the Southern Saints in Round 7 VFL W action.
Michael Mummery will line up in his first Thunder game for 2018 after playing for the U18 National Allies team last week.
Amy Chittick, Courtney Cramey, Kristy Irvine, Jenna McCormick, Lauren Motlop and Katie Streader will make their debut for ThunderW this weekend against Carlton in Melbourne.
“Aspley is our long-time traditional rival, and we are fully focused on going out there to play our best brand of football and come away with the win.
Sure to be spurred on by wearing a special 10-year commemorative guernsey emblazoned with the names of all Thunder players over the past decade, the Round 9 team consists of players in their first season with the club and those in their tenth.