Ethan Liddle and Joel Jeffrey are in line to be the latest NT youngsters to debut for the NT Thunder senior side when it takes on Redland in the AFL curtain-raiser in Darwin on Saturday afternoon.
Jade De Melo and Josiah Farrer just need to pass their respective fitness tests in order to be ready for selection this week.
NT Thunder gets another opportunity to lift itself off the bottom of the NEAFL ladder this weekend when it hosts Redland in Round 9 at TIO Stadium.
Last year two teams swept through the VFLW competition like a force of nature, Collingwood and NT Thunder.
Thunder got to within 14 points of the Demons in the final term, but just couldn’t bridge the gap created by a one-sided opening term.
The ups and downs that are part of football are a constant challenge, and that would be a good way to describe our last month.
Richard Tambling could be a surprise return for Thunder, while Cohen Thiele and Nigel Lockyer become the latest debutants.
The men’s injury list grows with a few more bumps, bruises and annoyances while the women get through mostly unscathed and should be ready to go after the bye.
Thunder hosts Canberra at TIO Stadium on Saturday night and is only one more victory behind the Demons, who are in eighth place and out of the top six by percentage.
Thunder followed up its brave 11-point defeat to ladder leader Southport last week by succumbing to a 79-point sting by the Aspley Hornets in NEAFL’s Round 7.
It was another well-fought win by NT Thunder after beating the Southern Saints by 14 points in Darwin in Round 2 of the VFLW.
The belief is really growing in this group, and I am extremely excited about our first doubleheader at home.
The victorious NT Thunder VFLW team returns to Darwin this Saturday for its first home game of the season with five changes to the team who took down the reigning premiers Hawthorn in Round 1 on Sunday.
David Johnson, Braedon McLean, Jacob Templeton and Ross Tungatalum return for the big game against Aspley with four players missing due to injury.
I thought it was an opportune time to give a behind the scenes update on the season to date and detail where the focus for each team lies for 2019.