The Northern Territory Football Club are pleased to announce that former NT Thunder captain Jarred Ilett has been appointed CEO of the club.

The Northern Territory Football Club are pleased to announce that former NT Thunder captain Jarred Ilett has been appointed CEO of the club.
NT Thunder Chairman Paul Tyrell and the board ratified the decision after a detailed selection process.
"We welcome his appointment as a new phase for the NT Thunder following on from the success the club has enjoyed in it’s first three years.
"Jarred is a well respected member of the footballing community but also has the knowledge and experience to take the next step in his career and step into this role.
"Jarred also has the respect of the playing group, coaching staff and the wider community and this will be crucial in continuing to develop and build positive relationships with the various key stakeholders involved with the football club. We have full confidence in his ability to engage with our suite of corporate and government partners who provide the much needed financial support for the club."
"Jarred has demonstrated his business prowess by founding the Territories number one sports magazine, Intensity Sports Magazine, and coupled with his vast knowledge of football we are confident that his drive and enthusiasm will ensure the continued success of the club."
"Jarred’s drive to succeed both on and off the field is well documented and proves he is the right man for the job. His leadership qualities are second to none, and will assist to guide the NT Thunder through the next phase of Territory footy."
Ilett, the inaugural captain of NT Thunder, is expected to move into the CEO role in the coming weeks and is now preparing himself for the exciting challenge ahead.
"I look forward to taking on the exciting and challenging role as CEO of the Northern Territory Football Club. The foundations laid by Stuart Totham , Murray Davis and their management team mean that I am inheriting a club in the best possible position to advance forward. I thank Stuart and Murray for their efforts in establishing ‘Thunder’ over the last three years as a very successful Football Club on and off the field. I was fortunate o be the inaugural NT Thunder captain and now I feel privileged to be the new CEO of the NT’s most exciting sporting entity," stated Ilett.
"I am committed to working with the NTFC Board, AFLNT, Government and the business community to develop opportunities for all Thunder players to reach their full potential on the field but more importantly achieve sustainable career options off the field."
The Northern Territory Football Club will now continue to focus on selecting a coach and an announcement will be made in the coming days.
For further information about Jarred , his playing and professional career see below.

  • Inaugural Captain of NT Thunder 2009 and 2010
  • 54 Games for NT Thunder including the inaugural 2011 NEAFL Premiership
  • 140 NTFL Games
  • Four NTFL Premierships with St Mary’s (03/04, 04/05, 07/08, 08/09)
  • 2008/09 Chaney Medalist
  • 2004/05 and 2007/08 Nichols Medalist
  • Four representative games before the inception of Thunder ( 1998 v Richmond, 1999 v Port Adelaide, 2003 v Western Bulldogs)
  • 2000-03 Port Adelaide Magpies SANFL Player
  • 2002 Runner Up Port Adelaide Magpies Best and Fairest
  • 2001 U20 SANFL Representative


  • Current – NT Fire and Rescue Service
  • 2008-11 Director of Intensity Sports Magazine
  • 2011 – Presenter – The Boot on Southern Cross Television
  • 2006-09 – Owner/operator – Personal Training
  • 1999-2001 AFLNT Development Officer

    For more information please contact the club on 8980 4820.