What is NT Thunder Academy Under 16s?
NT Thunder Academy Under 16s is the Territory’s representative team for male participants aged 15 and 16.
What competitions do they play in?
NT Thunder Academy Under 16s play in the National Championships in Division 2 against Gold Coast, NSW/ACT and Queensland.
When did the Under 16s squad first commence?
What have been some highlights?
Each year the squad members get the opportunity to travel interstate and compete against some of the best young footballers from across the Nation. Often going to AFL matches and observing the top level football players.
Who is the current coach?
2019 Under 16 Championships fixtures and results:
10.30am Sunday 23 June
NT Thunder vs Tasmania
Blacktown International Sportspark (BISP), Blacktown, NSW
10am Tuesday 9 July
NT Thunder vs NSW/ACT
Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast, QLD
12:15pm Saturday 13 July
Queensland vs NT Thunder
Yeronga Oval, Brisbane, QLD
How do you qualify for this squad?
Athletes are identified through local leagues and can be nominated by someone from their club. They may also invited to participate in the Under 16s program from game observation throughout the season by other officials.