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
2015 season
After finals Premiers
Home-and-away season 2nd
Leading goalkicker Darren Ewing (87 goals)
Best and fairest Richard Tambling
Club details
Founded 2008
Colours      Black,      Ochre,      White,      Yellow
Competition NEAFL
Chairman Lincoln Jenkin
Coach Xavier Clarke
Captain(s) Shannon Rioli
Premierships 2 (2011, 2015)
Ground(s) TIO Stadium, Darwin (capacity: 12,000)
  TIO Traeger Park, Alice Springs (capacity: 10,000)
Other information
Official website www.ntthunder.com.au

Northern Territory Football Club, nicknamed NT Thunder, is a Northern Territory-based Australian rules football club competing in the North East Australian Football League (NEAFL).

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]

2016 squad[edit]

Northern Territory Football Club
Senior list Coaching staff
  •  1 Phillip Wills
  •  2 Darren Ewing
  •  3 Nathan Djerrkura
  •  4 Aaron Motlop
  •  5 Michael Mummery
  •  6 Julian Lockwood
  •  7 Jared Brennan
  •  8 Raphael Clarke
  •  9 Tony Olango
  • 10 Shannon Rioli (c)
  • 11 Jonathon Miles
  • 12 Jonathon Peris
  • 13 Michael Bowden
  • 14 Sebastion Guilhaus
  • 15 Matthew Rosier
  • 16 Cameron Ilett
  • 17 Luke Bath
  • 18 Jack Shannahan
  • 19 Aaron Lonergan
  • 20 Ryan Smith
  • 21 Daniel Weetra
  • 22 Daly Shannon
  • 23 Richard Tambling (vc)
  • 24 Timothy Eldridge
  • 25 Justin Emery
  • 27 Michael Hagan
  • 28 Jack Williams
  • 29 Justin Beugelaar (vc)
  • 30 Sam Talbot
  • 31 Gibson Turner
  • 32 Kyle Emery
  • 33 Ben Rioli
  • 34 Liam Holt-Fitz
  • 35 Jalen Clarke
  • 36 Matthew Bricknell
  • 37 Liam Patrick
  • 39 Patrick Taban
  • 40 Ryan Mu
  • 41 Dylan Barry
  • 45 Neil Vea Vea
  • 48 Ezekial Frank

Head coach

Assistant coaches

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

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


Honour board[edit]

Legend:
     Premiers,      Grand Finalist,      Finals,      Wooden spoon
Bold italics: competition leading goal kicker

Season Position Chairman CEO Coach Captain(s) Best and fairest Leading goalkicker (total)
2009 6th Paul Tyrell Stuart Totham Michael McLean Jarred Ilett Cameron Ilett Darren Ewing (81)
2010 4th Paul Tyrell Stuart Totham Murray Davis Jarred Ilett Cameron Ilett Darren Ewing (78)
2011 1st Paul Tyrell Stuart Totham Murray Davis Cameron Ilett Jake Dignan Darren Ewing (115)
2012 3rd Lincoln Jenkin Jarred Ilett Daniel Archer Cameron Ilett Jason Roe Darren Ewing (64)
2013 7th Lincoln Jenkin Jarred Ilett Daniel Archer Cameron Ilett Cameron Ilett Darren Ewing (94)
2014 4th Lincoln Jenkin Jarred Ilett Xavier Clarke Cameron Ilett/Aaron Motlop Cameron Ilett Darren Ewing (73)
2015 1st Lincoln Jenkin Xavier Clarke Aaron Motlop Richard Tambling Darren Ewing (87)

Honours and achievements[edit]

Premierships[edit]

2011 NEAFL Grand Final
Saturday, 24 September (2:00 pm) NT Thunder def. Ainslie 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)
Andrew Ireland Medal: Cameron Ilett (NT Thunder)
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


2015 NEAFL Grand Final
Saturday, 19 September (6:30 pm) NT Thunder def. Aspley TIO Stadium (Crowd: 5,889) Report
3.2 (20)
6.8 (44)
10.10 (70)
11.15 (81)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
1.3 (9)
4.10 (34)
6.11 (47)
11.14 (80)
Umpires: Alex Whetton, Cameron Barr, James Waldorff
Andrew Ireland Medal: Chris Dunne (NT Thunder)
C .Dunne 4, D. Ewing 3, M. Hagan, J. Lockwood, G. Turner, L. Patrick Goals E. Hipwood 2, C. French 2, T. Dickinson, G. Grose, M. Payne, C. Stevenson, N. Jackson, E. Sansbury, J. Neils
B. Rioli, C. Dunne, D. Ewing, C. Ilett, J. Beugelaar, T. Motlop Best M. Payne, M. Hutchinson, J. Wagner, C. Stiller, J. Williams, G. Grose


Club Champions[edit]

Former captain and four-time club champion, Cameron Ilett, during July 2015.
  • 2009 – Cameron Ilett
  • 2010 – Cameron Ilett
  • 2011 – Jake Dignan
  • 2012 – Jason Roe
  • 2013 – Cameron Ilett
  • 2014 – Cameron Ilett
  • 2015 – Richard Tambling

Grogan Medallists[edit]

Main article: Grogan Medal

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 goalkicker.

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

NEAFL leading goalkicker[edit]

The NEAFL leading goalkicker has been awarded since 2014 to the player who kicks the most goals in the NEAFL competition.

  • Darren Ewing (2015) – 78 goals
  • Darren Ewing (2016) – 58 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]

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, 2015, 2016)
  • Cameron Ilett (2011– captain, 2013, 2014– captain, 2015– captain, 2016– captain)
  • Shaun Tapp (2011)
  • Ross Tungatalum (2011)
  • Kenrick Tyrrell (2011)
  • Jake Dignan (2012)
  • Jason Roe (2012)
  • Matt Rosier (2012)
  • Chris Dunne (2013, 2014)
  • Justin Beugelaar (2015)
  • Richard Tambling (2015)
  • Raphael Clarke (2016)

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.

Club song[edit]

The NT Thunder club song is "We are the Territory Thunder".

Match records[edit]

Correct to the end of the 2015 season

  • Highest score for: 193 points
    Round 18, 2010 (Gardens Oval) – NT Thunder 29.19 (193) vs. Broadbeach 8.3 (51)
  • Lowest score for: 34 points
    Round 7, 2014 (Graham Road Oval) – NT Thunder 4.10 (34) vs. Aspley 24.15 (139)
  • Lowest winning score: 53 points
    Elimination final, 2014 (TIO Stadium) – NT Thunder 7.11 (53) vs. Ainslie 5.6 (36)
  • Highest losing score: 131 points
    Round 4, 2009 (TIO Stadium) – NT Thunder 23.18 (131) vs. Redland 23.18 (156)
  • Greatest winning margin: 142 points
    Round 18, 2010 (Gardens Oval) – NT Thunder 29.19 (193) vs. Broadbeach 8.3 (51)
  • Greatest losing margin: 125 points
    Round 7, 2014 (Graham Road Oval) – NT Thunder 4.10 (34) vs. Aspley 24.15 (139)
  • Longest winning streak: 12 matches
    Round 11, 2015 vs. Sydney University (Henson Park) to current
  • Longest losing streak: 3 matches (achieved four times)
    Round 15, 2009 vs. Redland (Traeger Park) to round 17, 2009 vs. Southport (Carrara Stadium)
    Round 2, 2010 vs. Redland (Victoria Point Oval) to round 4, 2010 vs. Southport (Fankhauser Reserve)
    Northern Conference Grand Final, 2012 vs. Brisbane Lions (Leyshon Park) to round 2, 2013 vs. Aspley (Graham Road Oval)
    Round 20, 2013 vs. Redland (Traeger Park) to round 22, 2013 vs. Aspley (TIO Stadium)
  • Most goals in a match by an individual: 14 goals
    Darren Ewing, Round 19, 2013 (Leyshon Park)

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