Melbourne Storm U20

Thunderbolts 2017 draw released

The Thunderbolts have received their draw for the 2017 NYC competition.

They play nine games at Sunshine Coast Stadium, including four of their last six, with four games to be played as double headers with the Falcons’ Queensland Cup games (Round 5, 6, 13, 18).

As they did in 2016 against the Knights, Storm’s Under-20s will return to AAMI Park to play the curtain raiser to Melbourne’s Saturday night clash against the Cowboys in Round 15.

The Thunderbolts will also take part in a feature game on Suzuki Field against the Gold Coast Titans on the afternoon of the Round 10 NRL Double Header. Storm fans will also be able to watch the Thunderbolts three times on Fox Sports over the first 20 weeks.

The Thunderbolts have been back in pre-season training for the last six weeks and have 14 returning players that took part in the 2016 season. Eric Smith will again coach the team as they look to improve on their eight win in 2016.

Jake Turpin and Charlie Galo have graduated from the Thunderbolts program into the NRL squad, following the path of Joe Stimson and Suliasi Vunivalu the previous season.

Under-20s players Brodie Croft, Harry Grant and Cory Parker were recently named in the Queensland State of Origin Emerging Under 20 Squad for 2017.

The team will play a curtain raiser prior to the NRL trial match between the Storm and Warriors at Sunshine Coast Stadium on February 11.

2017 Membership is now on sale! Join our team today!

Rd

Date/Time

Game

Venue

1

Fri Mar 3, 3:55pm

Bulldogs vs. Thunderbolts

Belmore

2

Fri Mar 10 3:55pm

Warriors vs. Thunderbolts (FOX)

Mt Smart Stadium

3

Sat Mar 18, 3.45pm

Thunderbolts vs. Broncos

TBC

4

Sun Mar 26, 1.45pm

Tigers vs. Thunderbolts

Leichhardt Oval

5

Sat Apr 1, 2.45pm

Thunderbolts vs. Panthers

Sunshine Coast Stadium

6

Sat Apr 8, 2.45pm

Thunderbolts vs. Sharks

Sunshine Coast Stadium

7

Sat Apr 15, 10.45am

Sea Eagles vs. Thunderbolts (FOX)

Brookvale Oval

8

Sun Apr 23, 2.45pm

Thunderbolts vs. Warriors

Sunshine Coast Stadium

9

Sun Apr 30, 1.45pm

Dragons vs. Thunderbolts

WIN Stadium

10

Sat May 13, 2.45pm

Thunderbolts vs. Titans

Suzuki Stadium

11

Sat May 20, 1.00pm

Rabbitohs vs. Thunderbolts

Redfern Oval

12

BYE

13

Sat Jun 3, 2.45pm

Thunderbolts vs. Knights

Sunshine Coast Stadium

14

Thu Jun 8, 5.35pm

Sharks vs. Thunderbolts

Southern Cross Group Stadium

15

Sat Jun 17, 3.10pm

Thunderbolts vs. Cowboys

AAMI Park

16

Sat Jun 24, TBC

Roosters vs. Thunderbolts (FOX)

Morrie Breen Oval

17

Fri Jun 30, 3.45pm

Broncos vs. Thunderbolts

Suncorp Stadium

18

Sat Jul 8, 2.45pm

Thunderbolts vs. Eels

Sunshine Coast Stadium

19

BYE

20

Sat Jul 22, 3:15pm

Raiders vs. Thunderbolts

GIO Stadium

21

TBC

Thunderbolts vs. Sea Eagles

Sunshine Coast Stadium

22

TBC

Cowboys vs. Thunderbolts

1300Smiles Stadium

23

TBC

Thunderbolts vs. Roosters

Sunshine Coast Stadium

24

TBC

Knights vs. Thunderbolts

McDonald Jones Stadium

25

TBC

Thunderbolts vs. Rabbitohs

Sunshine Coast Stadium

26

TBC

Thunderbolts vs. Raiders

Sunshine Coast Stadium