Jack Munkara (pictured) and older brother Dion have joined NT Thunder. Photo: AFLNT Media.

By JESS WEBSTER

 

He is regarded as one of the best current NTFL players and now Tiwi Bombers speedster Dion Munkara has committed to NT Thunder for the upcoming NEAFL season.

The 26-year-old star midfielder will return to the club for the first time since 2010 where he played eight games in the black, white and ochre.

With elite foot skills and lightning speed, Munkara has since gone on to play 115 NTFL matches with Waratah and now the Bombers, where he has enjoyed a career-best season.

Munkara’s younger brother, Jack, 21, has also joined NT Thunder after impressing at NTFL level where he has established himself as a consistent performer.

NT Thunder coach, Andrew Hodges, said the Munkara brothers are a big coup for club.

“This is massive for our footy club, to have both Munkara brothers in a Thunder jumper for 2018,” he said.

“Both boys are the in-form players of the NTFL, and the Tiwi magic they will both bring to Thunder this year is important to the entertaining Territory brand of footy we want to play.

“Dion is arguably the best player in the NTFL at the minute and Jack has an uncanny ability to find the goals and will bring an exciting brand of Territory footy to our team.”

The signings come after a recent influx of new players to NT Thunder. Top AFL Draft prospect Domonic Grant – a member of the AFL Academy – is in line for his NEAFL debut after missing most of last year with injury.

Kaine Riley (Nightcliff) and Shaun Wilson (Nightcliff) have both been added to the club’s list in recent weeks.

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