The initial Cazalys NT Thunder Academy Under 16’s team has been selected and will travel to Melbourne this weekend to play against the Tasmania Devils on Sunday 26 June in their first 2022 NAB AFL National Development Championships match of their three-game series.
Comprising of 24 of the best Under 16 men in NT footy, the diverse team has a breadth of talent with some players travelling from remote areas such as Gove and Tiwi Islands and also from Alice Springs.
AFLNT Talent Manager, Simon Hargrave said the players are excited for the trip to Melbourne with most representing the Territory for the first time.
“For some of the players it will not only be their first time playing competitive football at this level, but also their first time in Melbourne making for an unforgettable experience," he added.
“After months of hard training and preparing, the boys are looking forward to showing off their speed and agility against the Devils as well as the Sydney Swans Academy next weekend and rounding out the series against the Gold Coast SUNS at home early next month.”
Round 1 Match Details – Cazalys NT Thunder Academy v Tasmania Devils
When: 11am (10.30am ACST), Sunday 26 June
Where: Highgate Craigieburn, Melbourne
How to watch: Live stream: www.cluch.tv/afl/afl-talent-programs-2022
Round 1 Cazalys NT Thunder Academy Team List:
Thomas DEWSBURY – E
Adrian SCOTT SEDEN-KURNOTH
Round 2 Match Details – Cazalys NT Thunder Academy v Sydney Swans
When: 2.15pm (1.45pm ACST),Monday 4 July
Where: Metricon Stadium, Queensland
Round 3 Match Details – Cazalys NT Thunder Academy v Gold Coast SUNS
When: 12pm, Saturday 9 July
Where: TIO Stadium, Darwin
Live streams and replays of all matches in the 2022 NAB ADL National Development Championships – Under 16 Boys can be viewed here.
For the full Cazalys NT Thunder Academy Under 16 Boys squad list, click here. Final teams for the following two matches will be announced prior to each round.