Northern Territory Football Club

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NT Thunder
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Names
Full name Northern Territory Football Club
Nickname(s) NT Thunder
2014 season
Home-and-away season 3rd
Leading goalkicker Darren Ewing (73 goals)
Best and fairest Cameron Ilett
Club details
Founded 2008
Colours      Black,      Ochre,      White,      Yellow
Competition NEAFL
Chairman Lincoln Jenkin
Coach Xavier Clarke
Captain(s) Aaron Motlop
Premierships 1 (2011)
Ground(s) TIO Stadium, Darwin (capacity: 14,000)
Traeger Park, Alice Springs (capacity: 10,000)
Other information
Official website www.ntthunder.com.au
Current season: 2015

Northern Territory Football Club, nicknamed NT Thunder, is a Northern Territory-based Australian rules football club competing in the NEAFL Australian Rules Football competition.

History[edit]

The Northern Territory Thunder were formed in 2008 and were invited to join the West Australian Football League but instead opted to join the QAFL. At the conclusion of the 2011 QAFL season the Thunder, along with nine other Queensland based teams, were invited to join the newly formed North East Australian Football League.[1] The Thunder finished the regular season with the best record in the Northern Conference and in doing so claimed their first ever minor premiership. The Thunder went on to prove their superiority by claiming the first ever Northern Conference NEAFL premiership by defeating the Morningside Panthers. A week later the Thunder defeated the newly crowned Eastern Conference NEAFL premiers, Ainslie Tri-Colours, to claim the first ever NEAFL premiership at Traeger Park.[2]

Current sqaud[edit]

Northern Territory Football Club
Senior list Rookie list Coaching staff
  •  1 Phillip Wills
  •  2 Darren Ewing
  •  3 Guy Orton
  •  4 Aaron Motlop (c)
  •  5 Shaquille McKenzie
  •  6 Julian Lockwood
  •  7 Jason Roe
  •  9 Thomas Motlop
  • 10 Shannon Rioli (vc)
  • 11 Jonathon Miles
  • 12 Jonathon Peris
  • 13 Michael Bowden
  • 14 Jack Long
  • 15 Matthew Rosier
  • 16 Cameron Ilett
  • 17 Mathias Liddy
  • 18 Mitchell Taylor
  • 19 Aaron Lonergan
  • 20 Ryan Smith
  • 21 Dom Barry
  • 23 Richard Tambling
  • 24 Chris Dunne
  • 25 Justin Emery
  • 26 Daniel Weetra
  • 28 Jack Williams
  • 29 Justin Beugelaar (vc)
  • 30 Sam Talbot
  • 31 Gibson Turner
  • 33 Ben Rioli
  • 37 Liam Patrick
  • 38 Timothy Eldridge
  • 39 Lochlan Dhurrkay
  • 41 Kayle Kossack
  • 45 Neil Vea Vea
  • 8 Marcus Hamilton
  • 22 Keidan Holt-Tubbs
  • 27 Michael Hagan
  • 32 Ryan Nyhuis
  • 34 Michaelis McMasters
  • 35 Jalen Clarke
  • 40 Ralph Dhamarrandji
  • 42 Rick Ashley

Head coach

Assistant coaches

  • Andrew Hodges (assistant coach)
  • Jason Cockatoo (assistant coach)
  • Tavis Perry (assistant coach)
  • Ricky Nolan (assistant coach)
  • Wally Gallio (mentor coach)

Legend:
  • (c) Captain
  • (vc) Vice captain

Updated: 12 April 2015
Source(s): Team list, Staff members

Honours and Achievements[edit]

Premierships[edit]

2011 NEAFL Grand Final
Saturday, 24 September (2:00 pm) NT Thunder def. Ainslie Tri-Colours Traeger Park
5.4 (34)
9.11 (65)
11.14 (80)
16.18 (114)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
6.4 (40)
9.7 (61)
10.12 (72)
13.14 (92)
D. Ewing 5, A. McLeod 3, W. Farrer 3, C. Ilett 2, J. Dignan , R. Smith , R. Tungatalum Goals M. Crook 3, M. Lawless 3, B. Hughes 2, N. Paine 2, A. vandenBerg , D. Walker , C. Mathis
C. Ilett, S. Tapp, A. Motlop, K. Tyrrell, L. Egger, J. Dignan Best D. Tow, M. Crook, B. Hughes, R. Tutt, R. Shirley, R. Tuohey


Club Champions[edit]

  • 2009 – Cameron Ilett
  • 2010 – Cameron Ilett
  • 2011 – Jake Dignan
  • 2012 – Jason Roe
  • 2013 – Cameron Ilett
  • 2014 – Cameron Ilett

Grogan Medallists[edit]

The Grogan Medal was awarded between 2011 and 2013 to the Best and Fairest Player in the NEAFL Northern Conference.

  • Cameron Ilett (2011)

Ray Hughson Medallists[edit]

The Ray Hughson Medal was awarded in the QAFL until 2010, and in the NEAFL Northern Conference between 2011 and 2013 to the Leading Goal Kicker.

  • Darren Ewing (2009) – 81 Goals
  • Darren Ewing (2011) – 115 Goals
  • Darren Ewing (2013) – 94 Goals

NEAFL (Northern) Rising Stars[edit]

The NEAFL (Northern) Rising Star was awarded between 2011 and 2013 to the Best Young Player in the Northern Conference.

  • Ross Tungatalum (2011)

Premiership Coaches[edit]

  • Murray Davis (2011)

NEAFL Coach of the Year[edit]

The NEAFL Coach of the Year has been awarded since 2014 to the Best Coach in the NEAFL competition.

QAFL Team of the Year Representatives[edit]

NT Thunder competed in the QAFL between 2009 and 2010 before joining the NEAFL.

  • Darren Ewing (2009)
  • Cameron Ilett (2009, 2010)
  • Jarred Ilett (2009– captain)
  • Peter MacFarlane (2009)
  • Brett Goodes (2010)
  • Zephaniah Skinner (2010)

NEAFL Team of the Year Representatives[edit]

Between 2011 and 2013, the Team of the Year representatives were from the Northern Conference. Since 2014, the representatives have been for the whole NEAFL competition.

  • Darren Ewing (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
  • Cameron Ilett (2011– captain, 2013, 2014– captain)
  • Shaun Tapp (2011)
  • Ross Tungatalum (2011)
  • Kenrick Tyrrell (2011)
  • Jake Dignan (2012)
  • Jason Roe (2012)
  • Matt Rosier (2012)
  • Chris Dunne (2013, 2014)

AFL Players[edit]

The following is the list of NT Thunder players who have played at AFL level and the club they play(ed) for.

References[edit]

External links[edit]