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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.  

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.

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

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




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.

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


 BY CAMRON SLESSER (@camronslessor)  THE ADVOCATE   North-West Thunder play-maker Daniel Sepokas believes his side can’t let another opportunity slip ahead of its final home game of the season.  The North-West Tall Timbers Thunder will take on Canberra at Schweppes Arena this Saturday sitting in equal fourth position on the SEABL ladder with […]

North-West Thunder focused on booking finals spot ahead of Canberra ...



Saturday 22nd July – N/W Tasmania v Canberra Only one team has been successful on the Tasmanian road trip in 2017 (Nunawading) and Canberra are the final team to take it on this season. N/W Tasmania currently sit fourth in the South Conference with a game’s lead over Bendigo and […]

SEABL Round 16 Preview – Men’s


BY BRAD COLE THE ADVOCATE   For the second time this season the North-West Tall Timbers Thunder have been left embarrassed by its biggest SEABL rivals after Hobart scored an emphatic 88-65 victory at Ulverstone on Saturday night. Shining light on a dark night: Jeremiah Ingram gets two of his 24 points in […]

North-West Thunder suffer heavy SEABL loss to Hobart Chargers



BY CAMRON SLESSOR (@camronslessor) THE ADVOCATE   The North-West Thunder’s clash against their traditional rivals, the Hobart Chargers this Saturday will be a big occasion for the club on and off the court.  The highly anticipated SEABL match will also act as the North-West Tall Timbers Thunder’s annual fundraiser game for cancer […]

North-West Thunder’s clash against Hobart Chargers to honour Todd Nothrop


BY CAMRON SLESSOR (@camronslessor) THE ADVOCATE   The North-West Tall Timbers Thunder are ready to show their home fans just how far they’ve come this SEABL season when they take on rivals, the Hobart Chargers this Saturday. The Coastal side have stormed back into finals contention in recent weeks and come into […]

North-West Thunder have chance for redemption against Hobart Chargers



BY CAMRON SLESSER (@camronslessor) – THE ADVOCATE    The North-West Tall Timbers Thunder have thrust themselves back into finals contention with another standout performance on the road.  The Coastal side have been one of the in-form teams of the SEABL competition in the last month, headlined by coach Sam Armstrong being […]

North-West Thunder climb to fourth with wins over Albury-Wodonga and ...


TODD NOTHROP CANCER FUNDRAISER  – Thunder’s clash against old foes the Hobart Chargers on the 15th July is important on a couple of fronts…. Read More – 2016-17 Thunder News Edition 13 – July 2017

2016-17 Thunder News Edition 13 – July 2017



BY HAMISH GEALE – THE EXAMINER  North West Tall Timber Thunder completed a dream away trip on Saturday night by edging out Kilsyth Cobras 84-80. Point guard Ahmad Starks starred in the nail-biting win, sinking 28 points as the Thunder just managed to hold on after leading by as many […]

Thunder hold on for tight Victory


BY BRAD COLE – THE ADVOCATE   The North-West Tall Timbers Thunder have bounced back from a poor third quarter to defeat Albury-Wodonga 88-80 in Friday night’s SEABL clash at the Lauren Jackson Sports Centre. The visitors used a 25-16 second quarter to extend their two-point quarter-time lead into a handy […]

Thunder bounce back to grab vital win



Friday 7th July Albury/Wodonga v N/W Tasmania The season may be on the verge of unravelling for the Bandits, having lost four straight to fall out of the East Conference top four while injuries to Darcy Harding and Mitch Newton have further hampered matters. N/W Tasmania are similarly on the […]

Round 14 Preview – Men’s


The Player and Coach of the Month for June has been announced with TJ Robinson of the Albury/Wodonga Bandits and N/W Tasmania’s Sam Armstrong earning the honours. Read More

SEABL – Sam Armstrong Coach of the Month



BY CAMRON SLESSER (@camronslessor) THE ADVOCATE    You need to perform at your best consistently over four quarters to play finals at SEABL level.  That’s the opinion of North-West Tall Timbers Thunder captain Brad Simpson ahead of his side’s road trip to face Albury-Wondonga and Kilsyth this weekend.   The comment also follows […]

SEABL | Consistency the key for North-West Thunder


BY CAMRON SLESSER  THE ADVOCATE    The North-West Tall Timbers Thunder outscored Geelong by 15 points in the third term on Saturday night but have fallen just short of a remarkable win.  The Thunder went down to the Geelong Supercats at Schweppes Arena 85-92 in their round 13 clash but the deficit […]

SEABL | North-West Thunder show fight in loss to Geelong ...



By SEABL Find out where you can watch games this weekend via clubs’ live-streams with Canberra Gunners/Capitals Academy, Dandenong Rangers, Mt. Gambier Pioneers and Kilsyth Cobras broadcasting their contests. SATURDAY Canberra will host the Nunawading Spectres with the Capitals Academy tipping off at 5.30pm before the Gunners hit the court […]

Round 13 Live Streaming


BY CAMRON SLESSOR (@camronslessor ) THE ADVOCATE    The last time the North-West Tall Timbers Thunder played against Geelong it was one of their finest performances of the 2017 season.  But coach Sam Armstrong believes his side had to be prepared for a Supercats team looking for revenge. The Thunder travelled to Victoria […]

SEABL | North-West Thunder wary of veteran side as Geelong ...



SEABL Media Saturday 1st July – N/W Tasmania v Geelong At 4-8 and seemingly out of playoff contention, N/W Tasmania have turned their season on its head with four consecutive wins and if they can beat Geelong and Bendigo fall to Dandenong, the Thunder will find themselves in the top […]

SEABL Round 13 Preview – Men’s


BY CAMRON SLESSOR (@camronslessor ) THE ADVOCATE    Brady Armstrong’s recent form for the North-West Tall Timbers Thunder has showcased what impact the local brigade have had so far this SEABL season.  They may not play as many minutes as the starting five but Coastal talents in Armstrong, Kobe Jackson and Tre Armstrong have […]

SEABL | Armstrong having a big impact for the North-West ...




Todd Nothrop Cancer Fundraiser – We would like to put out an early warning about our annual Todd Nothrop Memorial Game on the 15 July, , which raises funds for cancer research on behalf of Cancer Council, Tasmania. 2016-17 Thunder News Edition 12- June 2017

2016-17 Thunder News Edition 12- June 2017



By Camron Slessor  (@camronslessor) The Adovcate    The North West Tall Timbers Thunder have turned their 2017 SEABL season around with their fourth straight win on Saturday night.  The Thunder welcomed Albury-Wodonga to Schweppes Arena fresh from two wins on the road against the Basketball Australia Centre of Excellence and Canberra […]

North West Thunder win fourth straight in thrilling clash over ...




BY SEAN SLATTER  (@seanslat) – THE EXAMINER   It has been a winning weekend for the North West Thunder in the SEABL, with the team recording two wins in two nights. After beating the Basketball Australia College Centre of Excellence team 90-73 on Friday night, the team led from start to finish […]

Two wins in two nights for North West Thunder


BY BRAD COLE – THE ADVOCATE   The North-West Tall Timbers Thunder have secured a valuable road-trip double and extended its winning streak in total to three games after a 79-62 victory over Canberra on Saturday night. Impressive: 14 points and 10 rebounds from Chudier Pal helped the North-West Thunder score […]

Thunder sweep road trip after silencing Gunners



Watch games via clubs’ live-streaming across Round 11 –  Canberra Gunners v Launceston Tornadoes and NW Tasmania Thunder/Capitals Academy. The Canberra Capitals Academy host the Launceston Tornadoes at 5.30pm and the Canberra Gunners take on N/W Tasmania Thunder from 7.30pm with both those games available via Basketball ACT’s YouTube channel here.

ROUND 11 LIVE STREAMING


BY ALEX FAIR (@AJFair85) THE ADVOCATE    The North-West Tall Timbers Thunder’s trip to the nation’s capital started in a positive fashion on Friday night. Sam Armstrong’s side walked away with a 90-73 win over the Basketball Australia Centre of Excellence at the AIS Training Hall in Canberra. But this was a contest […]

Win on the road for North-West Thunder



Friday 16th June –   Basketball Australia Centre of Excellence v N/W Tasmania Finding some form as we headed into the mid-season break, the Thunder have kept touch with the East Conference top four and only sit three wins behind Bendigo. However, they have not strung together consecutive wins since […]

ROUND 11 PREVIEW- MEN’S


BY BRAD COLE THE ADVOCATE   On paper the North-West Tall Timbers Thunder should start favourites for its two road games against the Basketball Australia Centre of Excellence and Canberra – two teams with a combined three wins between them this season. But coach Sam Armstrong has been around the league long enough […]

North-West Thunder head to the ACT for SEABL road trip



The second of this year’s junior clinics will be held on the 13th July with all our Thunder stars on hand to put the aspiring little ones through their paces.  These clinics are always very well attended and are loads of fun, so get in early and reserve your spot. […]

The second of this year’s junior clinics will be held ...


The Thunder team has certainly done us proud in recent weeks with some outstanding performances against the best sides in the league.  The fun began down at Geelong, where we have not recorded a victory in recent memory; the guys defied the odds and the Supercats home court “hoodoo” to […]

2016-17 Thunder News Edition 11 – May 2017