How much does it cost?

If you participated in the 2018, term 2 Thunder Juniors season, the cost will be $50 without a participant pack. If you haven’t participated in the previous season it will cost $75 and you will receive a modified participant pack.

Can I use my sport voucher?

Yes we accept all valid NT government sports vouchers.

How do I register?

You can either register online by selecting the Thunder Junior Club you want to join or at one of our registration days.

Thunder Junior Registration Days
Saturday 17th March, TIO Stadium, NTFL Grand Final Day, 9am-1pm

More registration Day details will be announced soon! Keep an eye on our Facebook Page for all the latest information.

What will be provided when I register?

› Sherrin Football
› Kennards Thunder Juniors Training Singlet
› Football Shorts
› Football Socks
› Backsack
› Cap

Who can register?

Under 9's - You have to have turned 7 years of age in season & you must be 9 or under at 31st December 2017.
Under 11's - You must be 11 or Under at 1st July 2017.
Girls - You must be 12 or Under at 1st July 2017.

What if my Child is too old?

Participants that do not fit into the Thunder Juniors age bracket can progress to an NTFL club, the NTFL season starts in October.
For a list of clubs click here.

Participants under the required age can join their local Auskick centre, for further information please visit

Is Kennards Thunder Juniors compliant with the AFL Junior Match Policy?

Yes, Kennards Thunder Juniors follows the AFL Junior match policy; therefore, scores are not recorded for any matches.
To see the Junior Match Policy please visit here.

Can I register after the season has started?

Yes, the cost for registration is still the same, registrations can be conducted online or at your local match day venue.
For further information regarding teams please contact or call 8980 4801.

Can I register on the day of the program?

We would prefer registrations be conducted online or at our advertised registration day.
However, you can register at the first 2 training sessions or Round 1 matches.

Do the players wear Footy Boots?

Yes we encourage players to wear Football boots, however it is not essential.

How long does the season run for?

In Darwin and Palmerston, the season runs from Friday 27th April for 10 weeks. Training starts 2 weeks prior.
In Alice Springs, the season runs for 14 weeks during Term 2 and 3 with a 4 week break over the School Holidays.

Can I become a coach?

Volunteer coaches are essential for the Thunder Junior Program to run.
Each club requires two volunteer coaches (one per age group) and there is training available.
If you are interested in coaching a team please contact us at

I don't have enough knowledge to coach, but how else can I help out?

Each club requires a volunteer club coordinator who is responsible for the organisation of each team, they help ensure that playing jumpers are given to players and canteen helpers are in place.

If you are interested in volunteering please contact us at

Can I play with a team that is not affiliated with my school?

Ideally we would like players to represent their school or area affiliated side, although if a player has a preference to play for a different team we are happy to accommodate that.

How long are the matches?

Four Quarters - 10min Quarters for U/9's & 12min Quarters for U/11's

How many players on the field?

Under 9's - 12 Players
Under 11's - 15 Players

Do the teams have training sessions?

Yes, each club will train weekly throughout the duration of the season.
The timeslot and venue can be seen at or contact your club coordinator for further details.

My daughter wants to play, do you have a girls only team?

Yes, this season we will have 4 Under 13’s Girls Only teams, who will play in the Darwin Competition.

Girls will also be playing on Wednesday Nights at TIO Stadium.