AFL Northern Territory (AFLNT) is pleased to announce the NT Thunder Academy Under 16 Boys squad following the PUMP Michael Long Cup that was held last weekend.
NT Thunder Academy Development Coach Jimmy Driscoll said the talent on show was exceptional and the games were played both competitively but in good spirit over the duration of the carnival.
“The speed of the game stood out and the skill level was extremely high and the calibre of the squad chosen reflects that,”
“There were some players that did not play due to either representing Australia in the Flying Boomerangs, injury or travel”.
“Talent staff have previously identified these players and feel they more than adequately meet the selection criteria,” Driscoll said
“From here is a number of opportunities for the players including the Diversity Championships which have the Kickstart and All Nations teams, School Sports NT teams and the NT Thunder Academy Under 16 team.”
The players will train as part of their regional academies and will be available for NT representative duties once the national academy series and diversity championships begin next year.