NT Thunder Academy

Stephanie Williams and Janet Baird

Williams and Baird land AFLW dream

Stephanie Williams from the Darwin Buffaloes taken with pick number 27 by the Geelong Cats, and Janet Baird from the Palmerston Magpies taken with pick number 54 to the Gold Coast SUNS in the 2020 NAB AFLW Draft.
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Baird and Williams rise with the SUNS

See what Janet Baird, Stephanie Williams and NT Thunder Women's Academy Manager Heidi Thompson have been up to on the Gold Coast with the AFLW Gold Coast SUNS.
Brenton Toy in action with the Top End Storm

Brenton Toy appointed Manager of Talent

A familiar identity in Territory footy, Brenton Toy was the standout applicant for AFLNT's Manager of Talent. He impressed the interview panel with his understanding of the role, his views on the importance of collaboration and communication, and he also placed a high value on building and maintaining strong relationships.

Territory Talent Triumphs at Combine

Our young Northern Territory talent did us proud at the 2019 NAB AFL Draft Combine and AFL State/Allies Combine in Melbourne last week. During the testing period, each player’s strength and skills were assessed through several tests.
Joel Jeffrey and Brodie Lake in action

Jeffrey and Lake set for the MCG on Grand Final Day  

The Wanderers' Joel Jeffrey and Southern Districts' Brodie Lake have added to their already significant years by being selected to play in the NAB AFL All Stars Under 17 Futures Game, which is a curtain-raiser to the AFL Grand Final.

Brodie Lake selected in the Under 16 All-Australian Team

Following his outstanding performance at the 2019 NAB Under 16 Championships, which saw him awarded Northern Territory’s MVP award, Brodie Lake has been selected in the 2019 NAB AFL Under 16 All-Australian team.
Top End Academy Under 18s

Under 18 Thunder team ready to strike the Suns

The Round 1 NT Thunder Under 18 Academy to take on the Gold Coast Suns in the first round of the new NAB League this Saturday is locked in, and it’s full of the brightest NT football talent.
NT Thunder Academy Head Coach role

Career Opportunity: NT Thunder Academy Coach

The primary responsibility of this role is the development of the best talent (male and female) in the Northern Territory in collaboration with the AFL National Talent Pathways, AFLNT affiliated competitions, NEAFL and VFL W senior coaches and AFLNT Regional Managers for all 18 AFL clubs.