Main content

Thompson signs on

North’s backline has been solidified with key defender Thompson agreeing to a one-year deal.

Thompson will line up for his 12th AFL season while playing a key role in the development of the club’s younger players.

The veteran defender returned to his All-Australian form in 2018 and was ranked 5th in the league for intercept marks. He recorded two of his best outings in Round 4 against Carlton (31 disposals, 9 marks) and Round 16 against Gold Coast (25 disposals, 15 marks). 

“Scott is an elite intercept marking player and a fierce competitor, but also plays a big part educating our younger players in the way we want them to play,” Joyce said.

“He was back to his best this year and it’s hard to find such reliable and durable players like Scott, we’re delighted that he’ll be going around again.”

The views in this article are those of the author and not necessarily those of the AFL or its clubs