Tindal have received a massive boost to their women's team as they rejoin the Big Rivers league this season in the form of powerhouse midfielder Eliza Morrison.
Ms Morrison came third in the league best and fairest Gwynne Medal for the NTFL women's league last year in just her third season.
She was also training with the Western Bulldogs in Melbourne before the AFLW season was cancelled for 2020 due to COVID-19.
Eliza is currently recovering from surgery, but will join the Tindal team 'in a few weeks'.
Tindal coach Rob Hannah said recruiting efforts among friends have the Tindal women's team in a strong position for the coming year.
"Eliza is just incredibly strong and skillful so she'll excel through the middle for us this year," he said.
"She's only picked up the game over the last few years but full credit to her she just keeps improving and is one of the best going around in the NT.
"She's a player who will run all day and that's what you want to see these women growing into is hard running midfielders.
"We got Eliza down through a network of her friends, but even outside of her we've got a great group of girls now who are very easy to coach," Mr Hannah said.
Tindal and Arnhem join Katherine South Crocs, Eastside Blues and Katherine Camels in an expanded women's competition this year.
Spectators at the Umpire's Carnival last weekend uniformly observed a lift in skills already this year as the competition continues to grow under AFLNT.
Regional development manager for Katherine Gavin May said Eliza could be a premiership-winning addition for Tindal, and to get that calibre of talent in the Big Rivers region shows how far the league has come.
"She's a phenomenal player and a premiership winning sort of addition for Tindal," he said.
"I find it really exciting because having someone of Eliza's calibre in the league will strengthen the whole competition.
"It lifts the standard and gives other players a benchmark to come up to.
"She's a midfielder that just works incredibly hard, is stupid fit and those qualities will undoubtedly make her a powerhouse in the midfield," Mr May said.
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