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ALEX FAIR  THE ADVOCATE  The North-West Tall Timbers Thunder’s road trip weekend was not one to remember after losses to Albury-Wodonga and Ballarat. The double-header started poorly with an 89-70 to Albury and things improved on Sunday, but not enough for a win, falling to Ballarat 79-75. The Thunder have now lost […]

Road woes for the North-West Thunder

Final Results from the day: COURT 1 Girls U10      Grand Final     1.05pm         Burnie Black 18 defeated Burnie Gold 12 Boys U10     Grand Final     2.10pm         Burnie Gold 43 defeated Burnie Black 29 Girls U14      Grand Final     3.15pm         Devonport White 30 defeated Ulverstone 21   COURT 2 Girls U12      Grand […]

Little Transport Thunder Classi – Final resutls

JARRYD McGUANE   THE ADVOCATE  North West Tall Timbers Thunder coach Sam Armstrong said his team had plenty to work on following their frustrating 92-68 defeat at the hands of the Hobart Chargers at the Devonport Basketball Stadium on Saturday night. The NW Thunder had no answer for guard Tre […]

Thunder has work to do after Chargers defeat

Game of The Week – N/W Tall Timbers Thunder v Hobart Chargers Saturday 14 April- 7:30pm @ Schweppes Arena The Tasmanian intrastate rivalry reignites on Saturday night with the latest instalment in the series between the N/W Tall Timbers Thunder and Hobart Chargers. Both teams hosted Kilsyth in Round 1 […]

Men’s Round Two Preview

Starved for success in recent years, the Thunder have only reached the playoffs in four out of the last nine years and they have been unable to get past the Preliminary Final since 2008… Read More Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn

2018 Season Preview: N/W Tall Timbers Thunder

GOODSTONE BBQ – Our very generous and long-standing sponsors Goodstone provided us with the necessary tools to run a BBQ outside the River Arms Hotel last Sunday… 2017-18 Thunder News Edition 7 – April 2018 Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn

2017-18 Thunder News Edition 7 – April 2018

BRAD COLE – THE ADVOCATE    A stunning second-half turnaround has seen the North-West Tall Timbers Thunder open its 2018 SEABL season in thrilling style with a 72-70 win over Kilsyth at Ulverstone on Saturday night. Down by 18 points in the early stages of the third quarter, the Thunder […]

Thunder find antidote to counteract Cobras

            2018 NORTH WEST TALL TIMBERS THUNDER Oliver’s U/12 Cup Date Oliver’s Cup Game SEABL Fixture Venue Tip off for main game Sat 7 April  Game 1: GIRLS: Ulverstone v Wynyard                 BOYS: Ulverstone v Deloraine Round 1 –  Thunder V Kilsyth Ulv 7.30pm Sat […]

2018 Oliver’s U12 Cup

Our junior clinic was well attended, with kids enjoying themselves under the tuition of Nick Haywood, Sam Armstrong, Ryan Carroll, Jeremiah Ingram, Darcy Malone, Lachie Barker, Joe Chilcott, Paul Campbell, Brady Armstrong, Tre Armstrong, Kobe Jackson, Mat Beuermann and Ben Wooley.  The clinics continue to serve not just as a […]

Thunder Clinic – Fun For Everyone

MCDONALDS PROMOTION –“WHITE OUT NIGHT” The goal here will be to raise much-needed funds for Ronald McDonald House and we hope to raise $2,000 for them on the night… 2017-18 Thunder News Edition 5 – March 2018 Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn

2017-18 Thunder News Edition 5 – March 2018

BY ALEX FAIR THE ADVOCATE  Some of the North West Tall Timbers Thunder’s finest will be on hand on Saturday to pass on tips to the next generation of basketballers. The SEABL club will hold its first clinic of the year at its home base at Ulverstone, with the likes […]

Stars set to pass on advice

BY BRAD COLE THE ADVOCATE  Development has been the key word in Darcy Malone’s basketball career of late.  But the 23-year-old centre is ready to put all his learning into action this SEABL season after being recruited by the North-West Tall Timbers Thunder…   Standing at seven foot tall, Malone fills […]

Darcy Malone to play key role for North-West Thunder in ...

Merchandise, Zenith Thundersticks – Our final item of membership merchandise has now been confirmed and thanks to the generous sponsorship of Grant Howe and the team at Zenith Financial, we can guarantee our young fans will be making plenty of noise at home games with our new inflatable Thundersticks... 2017-18 […]

2017-18 Thunder News Edition 4 – February 2018

Oliver’s Cup – The pre-game Oliver’s Cup tournament for our U12 teams will again be held this year and strong interest has already been shown by the majority of coastal clubs… 2017-18 Thunder News Edition 3 – February 2018 Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn

2017-18 Thunder News Edition 3 – February 2018

Return of Mason Bragg – North West Tall Timbers Thunder is thrilled to announce that former player and team Captain Mason Bragg will be returning to play for the team in season 2018… 2017-18 Thunder News Edition 2 – January 2018 Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn

2017-18 Thunder News Edition 2 – January 2018

2018 Team – As mentioned previously, putting a team together and finalising the “import puzzle” can be daunting, especially with the time constraints around contract discussions and the bureaucracy and red tape around visa processing. It was therefore pleasing to be able to secure the services of Jeremiah Ingram for […]

2017-18 Thunder News Edition 1- December 2017

BY BRAD COLE THE ADVOCATE   A desire to engage more of the community will see the North-West Tall Timbers Thunder return to the Devonport Recreation Centre for part of its 2018 SEABL campaign. Starting with the blockbuster intrastate clash with Hobart on April 14, the Thunder will play four […]

Devonport to host North-West Thunder for four SEABL games in ...

BY BRAD COLE THE ADVOCATE  An undermanned North-West Tall Timbers Thunder line-up has performed admirably in its first serious hit-out of 2018, coming back with one win and one loss from Saturday’s Basketball Tasmania pre-season tournament in Launceston. The Thunder, who were without Mason Bragg, Darcy Malone, Ben Richmond and […]

Thunder please coach

BY BRAD COLE THE ADVOCATE   The North-West Tall Timbers Thunder will look within the ranks of the NWBU if they decide to fill their second import spot that is currently vacant heading into the 2018 SEABL season. Ahead of practice games this weekend against Hobart Chargers and visiting Big V side […]

Thunder looking local to fill import spot

The Thunder Club’s AGM was held on Thursday 9 November.  Tony Barker was re-elected as the Chairman of the Club and we have retained the majority of last year’s board along with the appointment of three new Board members. The Club farewelled out going Financial Officer, Paul Harding and Board […]

NW Tall Timbers Thunder 2018 Board of Management

N/W TASMANIA THUNDER Wins – 13 Losses – 11 Standing – lost Semi-Final 2016 result – 10 wins, 14 losses, 6th South Conference THE GOOD Winning three of their final four games, the Thunder held off Bendigo for the last playoff spot in the South Conference and bounced back after missing […]

SEABL Report Card for NW Tall Timbers Thunder 2017 season

BY BRAD COLE THE ADVOCATE    North-West Tall Timbers Thunder import Jeremiah Ingram has capped off a fine debut season by taking out the club’s best and fairest award on Monday night. Winner: Jeremiah Ingram won the NW Thunder’s best and fairest award. Ingram polled 78 votes over the 24 games of […]

Jeremiah Ingram wins North-West Thunder best and fairest award

BRAD COLE & JARRYD MCGUANE THE ADVOCATE     The North-West Tall Timbers Thunder have had their season finished in the most heartbreaking of fashion, going down by just one point to Dandenong in Saturday night’s SEABL first semi-final. With the Rangers holding a 92-91 lead after Jorden Page’s field […]

Year over

BY BRAD COLE THE ADVOCATE The North-West Tall Timbers Thunder have had their season finished in the most heartbreaking of fashion, going down by just one point to Dandenong in Saturday night’s SEABL first semi-final. Ben Richmond was one of six players in double figure for the North-West Thunder, but […]

Heartbreak for Thunder in SEABL semi-final thriller

BY SEABL SATURDAY The only club able to offer a double-header this weekend, the Dandenong Rangers women host the Bendigo Lady Braves at 6pm. That game will be followed by the Rangers men taking on N/W Tasmania at 8pm and both games will be available here.   Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn

SEMI-Finals Live Streams

BY BRAD COLE   THE ADVOCATE   As the fortunes of the North-West Tall Timbers Thunder improved during the 2017 SEABL season, so have the confidence levels of big man Chudier Pal.  Brought in as part of a complete overhaul of the roster, Pal is the first to admit that he struggled […]

Chudier Pal a key piece in North-West Thunder’s SEABL semi-final

BY BRAD COLE    THE ADVOCATE    It might be the same opponent with the same players at the same venue, but North-West Tall Timbers coach Sam Armstrong is expecting a different-looking Dandenong when the two teams meet in their SEABL first semi-final on Saturday night. The Thunder pulled off a memorable […]

North-West Thunder set for SEABL semi-final showdown with Dandenong

BY SEABL SOUTH CONFERENCE SEMI-FINAL 2 Dandenong Rangers (16-8) v N/W Tasmania (13-11), Dandenong Stadium, 8.00pm Saturday, August 12 Form Equal to Ballarat and N/W Tasmania, Dandenong won three of their last four games of the season but a defeat at the hands of the Thunder in their final match […]

Southern Conference Semi Finals Preview – Men’s

 BY SEABL The dramas started on Friday night when the North-West Tasmanian Thunder were told their early morning flight was cancelled. They knew it would add a bus drive to their day and an afternoon flight from Launceston to Melbourne followed by a long ride across the city to Dandenong […]

SEABL Men – Round 18 Report

BY JARRYD McGUANE AND BRAD COLE  THE ADVOCATE     North-West Tall Timbers Thunder coach Sam Armstrong is confident his side can get the job done in Saturday’s semi-final against Dandenong, after coming away with the 108-97 win against the Rangers on Saturday night.  Despite an interrupted travel schedule that saw the […]

North-West Thunder primed for finals rematch with Dadenong

BY BRAD COLE  THE ADVOCATE   Travel woes can’t stop Thunder The North-West Tall Timbers Thunder have recorded one of the most memorable victories in the club’s history after defeating Dandenong 108-97 on Saturday night. While coming up against the south conference leaders was always going to be a test, the Thunder’s problem’s […]

North-West Thunder defeat Dandenong in SEABL clash

Due to unforseen circumstances and delays with flights due to mechanical problems the NW Tall Timbers Thunder v Dandenong game which was scheduled to commence at 7.30pm tonight has been delayed.  Tip off time is now 9.00pm. To watch live streaming of the game click here. Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn

NW Tall Timbers Thunder game delayed Tip-off time is now ...

THUNDER FINALS CAMPAIGN  At the time of writing, Thunder is in fourth place on the South Conference ladder and can’t be dislodged, with the only unknown now whether we will meet Hobart or the Ballarat Miners in the first game of the finals in a fortnight…. Read More   2016-17 Thunder […]

2016-17 Thunder News Edition 14 – August 2017

SATURDAY The final night of the regular season will see eight games streamed….. The Dandenong Rangers also host a double-header with the direct link for both games available HERE. Their women take on Launceston Tornadoes at 5.30pm with the men facing N/W Tasmania from 7.30pm. BY SEABL Facebook Twitter Google+ […]

Round 18 Live Streaming

Saturday 5th August   Dandenong v N/W Tasmania Both these clubs are assured of a playoff spot in 2017 with N/W Tasmania unable to budge from fourth spot although the Rangers still need a win to secure first place with a loss potentially dropping them all the way to third. […]

Round 18 Preview- Men’s

BY BRAD COLE   THE  ADVOCATE   There may be one round left in the regular season, but finals start on Saturday night for North-West Tall Timbers Thunder coach Sam Armstrong and his team when they head interstate to play Dandenong. Lone hand: Ahmad Starks had 33 points for the Thunder the last time […]

NW Thunder head to Dandenong for final SEABL roster game

Congratulations to Jeremiah Ingram for making the team of the week. Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn

Round 17 Team of the Week

N/W Tasmania Thunder (12-11) To Come: Dandenong (A) Will Finish: Fourth All of N/W Tasmania’s last three games were integral to their finals chances and while they fell to Ballarat on Sunday, they had done enough to clinch a playoff position with a win over the defending Champions, Bendigo, the previous […]

Men’s Run Home to 2017 Playoffs

The North-West Tall Timbers Thunder are finals bound after putting together one of its finest performances for the 2017 SEABL season. North-West Thunder guard Ahmad Starks had 23 points as his team booked a SEABL finals sport with a 112-73 win on the road over Bendigo. Picture: Cordell Richardson. In […]

Thunder make finals after smashing Braves

BY BRAD COLE  THE ADVOCATE    There maybe three games remaining in the 2017 SEABL roster season for the North-West Tall Timbers Thunder, but it’s the first one that is weighing heavily in the mind of coach Sam Armstrong. It comes on Saturday night in the regional Victorian city of Bendigo, where the […]

Win and win

Saturday – 29 July 2017 Bendigo v N/W Tasmania The night before the Thunder tackle Ballarat, they visit Bendigo in another very important game for both clubs playoff chances. Bendigo simply must win to keep their hopes of defending their 2016 Championship alive and if they sweep Round 17 and […]

SEABL – Round 17 Preview – Men’s

BY BRAD COLE THE EXAMINER   The North-West Thunder remain firmly in SEABL finals contention after scoring a 93-84 victory over Canberra in Ulverstone on Saturday night. With Bendigo breathing firmly down their neck, the fourth-placed Thunder had to win, but it took them until late in the third quarter to establish […]

North-West Thunder proved too good for Canberra at Ulverstone

The NW Tall Timbers Thunder Basketball Club would like to say thank you to all the U12 Girls and Boys who participated in the Oliver’s Cup games during the season.  Congratulations to Burnie and Ulverstone girls and boys for participating in the finals. Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn

Olivers Cup Winners 2017

BY BRAD COLE THE ADVOCATE   The North-West Tall Timbers Thunder may still be firmly in finals calculations, but a pronounced lift in standards is needed if it wants to mix with the SEABL elite according to coach Sam Armstrong. Bouncing: Ahmad Starks brings the ball down the court for the North-West Thunder […]

Thunder win but coach wants better