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On Monday the 18 June, Taylor Aylett attend the Devonport branch of Bendigo Bank to open a new account and receive the $500 that she won with the Bendigo Bank Half Time shootout on Saturday, 20th May at the NW Tall Timbers Thunder home game against Ballarat.  Taylor was very […]

Taylor Aylett winner of the Bendigo Bank $500 half court ...

BRAD COLE   THE ADVOCATE   The North-West Tall Timbers Thunder are still searching for answers after the final stages of Saturday night’s thrilling victory against Melbourne at Ulverstone were marred by an incident involving a laser beam from a member of the crowd. With his team trailing by one point, Tigers guard Billy […]

Foul play

BRAD COLE   THE ADVOCATE   North-West Thunder defeat Melbourne Tigers in SEABL match  A stirring last-quarter comeback has given the North-West Tall Timbers Thunder a memorable 94-92 win over Melbourne in Saturday night’s SEABL game at Ulverstone. After hanging tough with the hot-shooting Tigers and gaining a three-point advantage midway through the […]

Thunder tame Tigers

REBECCA MORRIS   THE ADVOCATE   North-West Tall Timbers Thunder will take on the Melbourne Tigers in the annual Todd Nothrop memorial fundraising match. Chairman Tony Barker said the match would be a great chance to remember someone who gave so much to the local basketball community.  “His family is still very […]

Thunder are ready for the annual Todd Nothrop memorial fundraising ...

JARRYD MCGUANE  THE ADVOCATE  A refreshed North West Tall Timbers Thunder side welcome the Melbourne Tigers to Ulverstone Sports and Leisure Centre for round 10 SEABL action on Saturday night. The Thunder entered the break sitting with a 7-5 record sitting in eighth place with eight more games in the regular season. […]

Thunder recharged for late season challenge

The Thunder boys are looking resplendent in their “Call to Arms” yellow socks which they will wear as part of the Todd Nothrop cancer fundraiser against Melbourne on Saturday night.  They certainly are striking and a big thank you to BJ Armstrong from Intersport for supplying them.  Hope to see […]

Join us in raising awareness

Thunder’s clash against Melbourne Tigers will be on Saturday 16 June at the Ulverstone stadium with tip off time at 7.30pm.  Melbourne is currently sitting 6th on the ladder and Thunder has now moved up to 8th, another important game for Thunder. This is also another annual fundraiser event for […]

Todd Nothrop Memorial Game – Saturday 16 June 2018

JARRYD MCGUANE  THE ADVOCATE  North West Tall Timbers Thunder and Wynyard guard Tre Armstrong is one step away from representing Australia after being selected for the Emus selection camp ahead of the FIBA Under 18 Asian Championships. Armstrong was the only Tasmanian chosen in the squad of 15 and will head to Basketball […]

Emus nod for Armstrong

The Next home game for NW Tall Timbers Thunder will be against Melbourne Tigers on Saturday 16 June at the Ulverstone Stadium, Flora Street Ulverstone. (not the Devonport Stadium) TODD NOTHROP CANCER FUNDRAISER EVENING We would like to put out an early warning about our annual Todd Nothrop Memorial Game […]

NW Tall Timbers Thunder to play against Melbourne Tigers at ...

ALEX FAIR  THE ADVOCATE   North-West Tall Timbers Thunder coach Sam Armstrong has praised the mental strength of his troops following Saturday night’s one-point triumph against Canberra in the nation’s capital. The Thunder collected a 67-66 over the win-less Gunners at Belconnen Basketball Stadium, one highlighted by an improved defensive effort after quarter-time […]

Capital result for the North-West Thunder in a thrilling win ...

JARRYD MCGUANE   THE ADVOCATE   North West Tall Timbers Thunder coach Sam Armstrong says his side will not underestimate the winless Canberra Gunners in the round 9 SEABL clash on Saturday night. The Thunder travel to Belconnen Basketball Stadium with a 5-5 record to sit just outside the top eight, while the […]

North West Tall Timbers Thunder wary of Gunners

BRAD COLE   THE ADVOCATE   Just when the North-West Tall Timbers Thunder looked like they had developed into a consistent team capable of beating the SEABL big boys, problems of old appear to have resurfaced at a crucial time of the season. That was the wash-up from the 92-78 loss to Ballarat on […]

Thunder strike past woes in loss to Miners

WHITE OUT NIGHT – Thunder would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who played a part in making our themed “White Out Night” such a huge success…  Read More Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn

2017-18 Thunder News Edition 10 – May 2018

BRAD COLE   THE ADVOCATE   It will be all hands on deck for the North-West Tall Timbers Thunder at Ulverstone on Saturday night as they face their hardest test of the year against Ballarat. Currently sitting in ninth place on the SEABL ladder with a 5-4 record, Thunder coach Sam Armstong […]

North-West Thunder host Ballarat Miners in SEABL clash on Saturday ...

BRAD COLE  (@BJCole10)   THE ADVOCATE   Mason Bragg says his time at this week’s NBL Next Gen Camp was a confidence-boosting experience as he looks to get himself back on a NBL roster. The 24-year-old from Burnie spent Monday and Tuesday showing the eight NBL coaches what he can do on […]

NBL Next Gen Camp a confidence booster for North West ...

BRAD COLE  THE ADVOCATE   The North-West Tall Timbers Thunder have received a boost in their attempts to qualify for SEABL finals, receiving a win on forfeit against Basketball Australia’s Centre of Excellence. The COE players are heading to Italy to play in a NBA Global Camp Europe event from […]

Thunder receive free victory

BRAD COLE   THE ADVOCATE   If ever Mason Bragg wanted the ideal audition tape to take with him to Monday’s NBL Next Gen Camp, Saturday night’s performance to lead the North-West Tall Timbers Thunder to victory should be the first thing he packs. The point guard’s impressive haul of 35 points, 11 […]

North-West Thunder defeat Mount Gambier in SEABL clash

JARRYD McGUANE   THE ADVOCATE   North West Tall Timbers Thunder guard Tre Armstrong said he has began to feel more comfortable in the rotation as team prepared for Saturday night’s game against Mt Gambier at Devonport Basketball Stadium.  Armstrong has become a key piece in Sam Armstrong’s developing young […]

Tre Armstrong finding his feet for the Thunder

This SATURDAY night at DEVONPORT is the McDonalds “White out Night” we are asking all patrons to make a gold coin donation to the Ronald McDonald House charity & then you will receive a “McDonalds and Thunder” branded white shirt that can be pulled on over your clothes, meaning everyone […]

NW Tall Timbers Thunder – McDonalds “White out Night”

JARRYD MCGUANE   THE ADVOCATE   North West Tall Timbers Thunder coach Sam Armstrong was proud with the effort of his team despite giving up a 15-point three-quarter time lead in their 89-81 loss to the Dandenong Rangers on Saturday night. Playing in their second game in two days, the […]

Sam Armstrong not concerned by fade-out

BRAD COLE   THE ADVOCATE   A Mason Bragg-led late show has guided the North-West Tall Timbers Thunder to a dramatic 87-76 over Frankston in Friday night’s SEABL match at Ulverstone. After leading for the majority of the first three quarter, the Thunder’s offence spluttered to a halt in the […]

Thundering home

BRAD COLE   THE ADVOCATE   Taking care of business at home will be the first point of order for the North-West Tall Timbers Thunder on Friday night as they embark on a unique block of two games. Following the clash with the Blues at Ulverstone, Sam Armstrong’s team will head to […]

North-West Take on Frankston Blues and Dandenong Ranger in SEABL ...

2017-18 Thunder News Edition 8 – April 2018  It is amazing to think that Joe Chilcott will rack up his 100th SEABL game with Thunder this Saturday night against Albury Wodonga when the team kicks off its double-header road trip on Saturday, 21st April… Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn

2017-18 Thunder News Edition 8 – April 2018

JARRYD MCGUANE   THE ADVOCATE   The North-West Tall Timbers Thunder will be stretched at the guard positions when they welcome an experienced Geelong Supercats to Devonport on Saturday night… Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn

Thunder depth to be tested in Devonport

JARRYD MCGUANE  THE ADVOCATE  Commanding performances from Mason Bragg and Tre Armstrong have seen the North-West Tall Timbers Thunder return to the winner’s list with a 93-78 win over the Sandringham Sabres at Ulverstone Basketball Stadium on Friday night… Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn

Bragg leads Thunder charge to victor

JARRYD MCGUANE  THE ADVOCATE  The North West Tall Timbers Thunder will be targeting an improved offensive performance when they welcome the Sandringham Sabres to Ulverstone Basketball Stadium on Friday night, said Thunder coach Sam Armstrong… Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn

Sputtering Thunder looking for cohesion

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 ...