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.
Up and coming young gun, Madeline Gault joins the ThunderW team after a great performance representing the NT in the Under 18s last weekend.
While one of NT Thunder’s favourites, Ben Rioli will play his 100th game this weekend, the newest members of the club, midfielders Patrick Boles and Tylah Saunders, will make their debut.
Joining Thunder vice-captain Sally Riley for their first games are impressive Darwin-based quartet; Kylie Duggan, Jemma Iacono, Sophia Mauboy and Sue Nalder.
Joining Phillip Wills in the middle to face the Gold Coast Suns and also in time for Richard Tambling’s milestone 50th game, will be big man and dual premiership player, Ryan Smith.
After a convincing win in Round 1 of the VFL Women’s competition, four changes have been made to the side set to take on Essendon at TIO Stadium on Saturday afternoon.