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 will be hoping to inflict a fourth-straight loss on Richmond when the two sides meet at the Swinburne Centre in Round 11 of the VFL W on Saturday afternoon.
Six out of the 10 injury’s for the men this week require them to pass a fitness test before they’re available for selection while the women still have a clean slate with no injuries to report.
NT Thunder has repeated its first round domination of the VFL W’s reigning premier Darebin with an outstanding 40-point victory in Round 10 on Saturday, 7.8 (50) to 1.4 (10).
ThunderW Head Coach Tim Weatherald said Homes and Marinoff were welcome additions to the team.
“Our tackling has been one of our strengths this season and it probably did drop off the past couple of weeks for whatever reason,” Foley said, “but when a side’s got the ball and you’re onto them they can’t do much with it so that was a good highlight for us on the weekend.”
For the second consecutive week there are no players on the ThunderW injury list this week while Hugo Drogemuller (shoulder) and Coen Hutt (neck) are the only new additions to the men’s.
Ferocious tackling pressure has lifted NT Thunder to a huge 65-point win over the previously undefeated Geelong in Round nine of the VFL W at TIO Stadium on Saturday, 13.7 (85) to 2.8(20)
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.
NT Thunder will be hoping to snap its losing streak at two matches when it takes on Geelong in Round 9 of the VFL W at TIO Stadium on Saturday.
There are no players on the ThunderW injury list this week while Patrick Heenan and Jack Munkara are the only new additions to the men’s.
Collingwood has inflicted NT Thunder’s first loss at home, a sizzling four goals-to-none third term setting up a 16-point victory, 6.8 (44) to 4.4 (28).
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.
There will be minimal changes to the number of AFLW players NT Thunder is able to field each week, with the VFL W and the club coming to an agreement.
Boles, Sunnders and Wills are all have one more week with their respective injuries and looking at the women’s injuries post Round 7 there are four players who require assessment.