Michelle Henderson

Lucky member Michelle is off to AFL Grand Final

20.08.19 11:31

It was an ecstatic Michelle Henderson who ran down the TIO Stadium grandstand steps to claim the 2019 Tatts Members’ draw on Saturday night at Thunder’s last home game for the season.

Michelle won the prize package which includes two tickets to the 2019 Toyota AFL Grand Final, return flights from Darwin to Melbourne, two nights’ accommodation and $500 spending money.

Michelle has been a Thunder member on and off for the past five years after initially becoming involved at the club as a volunteer and running the Thunder merchandise stand at home games with her sister Kerryn Kohler and nephew Todd Kohler.

She bought her membership this season along with one for Kerryn for her 50th birthday as they enjoy going to watch the games each week and seeing our local men and women play at the higher levels.

Michelle said she was extremely shocked to hear her name called out as the prize winner.

“My heart was racing for at least an hour afterwards,” she laughed.

“I’d like to thank Tatts for this opportunity, I’ve never been to an AFL game in Melbourne let alone a Grand Final so it will be an amazing experience.

“We are going to wear our Thunder gear with pride to the game,” she said.

Tatts spokesperson Hans de Koning said Australia’s official lotteries had a track record of supporting initiatives that focused on healthy families and communities.

“Tatts is committed to supporting communities across the Northern Territory through contributions to key initiatives, such as AFLNT.

“We congratulate Michelle on winning a trip to the AFL Grand Final in Melbourne, we are proud to support the NT Thunder teams in the Territory,” he said.

Throughout the season there were also 12 weekly half-time winners who took home a special co-branded Tatts Sherrin footy:

Ian Abbott
Darryl Binns
Thomas Breed
John Christie
Robert Decet
Sandy Furtado
Wayne Kraft
Edna O’Heir
Tim Palmer
Sean Parnell
Brian Rowe
David Thomas

The AFL Grand Final is on Saturday 29 September at the MCG in Melbourne.

NT Thunder would like to thank all its loyal members and supporters in 2019.