Lloyd comes in from a land down under

  1. Newcastle Thunder have added further talent to their 2018 squad, with the signing of Ryan Lloyd from North Queensland Cowboys.

Hailing from the coastal city of Townsville, 20-year-old Lloyd joins after impressing at U20 level for the Kirwan based squad.

A key part of the outfit that reached the elimination finals of the 2017 Holden Cup, before losing out to eventual champions Manly Sea Eagles, Lloyd is a back row with an eye for the technical side of the game and for running good lines.

Lloyd’s move to Kingston Park Stadium has been made possible, in no small measure, thanks to the continued support of the Squadbuilder group.

Having long harboured a desire to travel, the opportunity to join Thunder was one he has grabbed with both hands and is looking forward to getting out on the field.

Speaking shortly after arriving at Kingston Park Stadium, Lloyd explained how the move came about.

He said: “I’ve always wanted to travel around Europe and the UK and I though if I could play footie there it would be a dream.

“Ben Jeffries put me in contact with a few people and I was lucky enough to end up at Thunder.”

Reflecting on how he has found his new club and looking ahead to the new season, Lloyd added:

“It’s more than I expected, the facilities are great and I couldn’t ask for more. We want to play the best that we can and give ourselves the best chances to win.

“I’m looking to fit into the team well and play good footie. Hopefully we can do well as a team and then look towards the individual accolades.”

Check back early in the new year for a longer interview with new signing Lloyd with Thunder TV