2019 Signings

Signed/Listed players in 2019:

Joe Anderson – Known for putting the Club and his fellow players ahead of himself he quickly became an active contributor both on and off the field in 2018.
Abraham Ankers – The 2018 Ilett Medallist from Alice Springs has established himself as an elite midfielder and will line up for his fourth season representing NT Thunder.
Tom Davies – Predominantly known for his defensive efforts and ‘can do’ attitude, NT Thunder Head Coach Darren Reeves said Davies role could be expanded on this season.
Hugo Drogemuller – Over the past two seasons, 26-year-old Drogemuller has established himself as a fan favourite and was part of the leadership group this year, while predominantly playing as a centre-half forward with the ability to back up in the ruck.
Clinton Gallio – Son of NT footy great, Wally Gallio the 27-year-old tough inside midfielder who has been setting the NTFL alight after a great South Australian career.
Jack Hannath – At 201cm and 102kgs, the South Australian is an ex-AFL and SANFL player whose primary role is in the ruck but he is also a very mobile player with an elite kick.
Dylan McLachlan – NT born and bred McLachlan has risen through the ranks at Southern Districts but will play his first NT representative season in 2019.
Trent Melville – NT Thunder is thrilled to welcome the NTFL’s leading goalkicker, Trent Melville to his first season of NEAFL.
Jack Monigatti – Monigatti, who came from playing with the Tiwi Bombers in the NTFL was one of only three players to play all 18 games for the Club in 2019.
Kieren Parnell – After undergoing surgery in mid-2017, Parnell has been diligent with his rehab and did his first 2km time trial towards the back end of the 2018 NEAFL season in hopes of making his debut in 2019.
Kaine Riley – Riley played his first season in 2018, amassing 15 games to become a reliable fixture down back with his capacity to perform on both tall and shorter opposition.
Shannon Rioli – “Shan is an inspiring leader on and off the field and it is humbling to know how deep his respect for the Thunder program and love for the Club runs,” said NT Thunder Manager Andrew Hodges about the captain.
Tyler Saunders – He showed signs that he could add value to the midfield group with his ability to play as an inside mid but also slot into defence if required.
Jeffrey Simon – NT Thunder is excited to sign up and coming Territory talent Jeffrey Simon to the playing list for season 2019 as a rookie.
Sam Smith – Twenty-two-year-old Smith, who is renowned for his flying defensive efforts, had an outstanding second year which saw him develop as a leader and a key player for the team.
Dean Staunton – A 2011 premiership player who hasn’t played at the Club since 2013 but will be a welcome addition to our midfield group.
Sam Talbot – Known as ‘Mr Versatile’ the 29-year-old Palmerston player can play any position on the field and play either an attacking or defensive-type role.
Ben Taylor – Originally from Stawell in country Victoria, 20-year-old Taylor relocated to Darwin in late 2018 and the midfielder is craving an opportunity at a higher level.
Chris Williams – Williams, one of Anderson’s Darwin Buffaloes teammates, was also a solid performer who didn’t miss a game in 2018.
Philip Wills – a highly respected clubman has made his name synonymous with Territory footy and NT Thunder. A 50-game player for the Club he has overcome injury setbacks and put in a lot of hard work and dedication to lead both on and off the field.
Nick Yarran – At 21-years-old, Yarran is well known for his clean skills and pace at NTFL level, where he is a previous winner of the Rising Star Award.

Players from 2018 list who have departed the Club:

Cameron Ilett – Retired
Darren Ewing – Retired, moved to Victoria
Ryan Smith – Retired