Gold Coast Suns

Gold Coast SunsAs part of the AFL’s most recent expansion, the Gold Coast Suns entered the AFL in 2011 with the competition’s 17th licence. The young team play at the boutique Metricon Stadium in Robina. The Suns are currently the only team in the AFL yet to qualify for the finals.

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2017 was arguably the worst season of Gold Coast’s thus far tortured existence. Coach Rodney Eade quit the club with three games remaining in the year, as the largely uncompetitive Suns closed the season with eight consecutive losses, finishing second last.

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Senior coach: Stuart Dew
Captains: Tom Lynch, Steven May
2017 finish: 17th
2017 best and fairest: Gary Ablett
2017 leading goalkicker: Tom Lynch (44)
Premierships: None

2017 Team List
Pearce Hanley, Jarrad Grant, Matt Rosa, Jack Martin, Jarrod Harbow, Alex Sexton, Jesse Lonergan, Brayden Fiorini, Gary Ablett, Kade Kolodjashnij, Touk Miller, Sam Day, Callum Ah Chee, Mitch Hallahan, Daniel Currie, Rory Thompson, Steven May, Trent McKenzie, Tom J. Lynch, Michael Barlow, Jack Leslie, Tom Nicholls, Sean Lemmens, David Swallow, Jarryd Lyons, Matt Shaw, Ben Ainsworth, Jarrod Witts, Jack Bowes, Peter Wright, Keegan Brooksby, Brendon Matera, Aaron Hall, Mackenzie Willis, Michael Rischitelli, Joshua Schoenfeld, Jack Scrimshaw, Jesse Joyce, Ryan Davis, Brad Scheer, Will Brodie, Adam Saad, Darcy MacPherson, Cameron Loersch

David Swallow Gold Coast Suns AFL 2017

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Last updated: 9 November, 2017

Gold Coast Suns Articles

The disadvantage Queensland clubs face in the AFL

The disadvantage Queensland clubs face in the AFL

by , 12 Nov 2017

In an extraordinary trade period move, Lachie Weller is now a Gold Coast Sun. A last-minute move, driven by the player and completed by the fledgeling Queensland side, saw the Suns part with the prized second pick in the 2017 national draft.

AFL headed back to China in 2018

AFL headed back to China in 2018

by , 24 Oct 2017

Port Adelaide and Gold Coast will renew their on-field AFL rivalry in Shanghai next season but the ugly off-field guernsey stoush is over.

Bombers seal trade for Suns speedster Saad

Bombers seal trade for Suns speedster Saad

by , 16 Oct 2017

Essendon have ticked another name off their AFL trade wishlist, nabbing Gold Coast speedster Adam Saad in exchange for a future second-round draft pick.

Ablett trade talks to resume after tragedy

Ablett trade talks to resume after tragedy

by , 16 Oct 2017

Geelong won’t use the sudden death of Gary Ablett’s sister Natasha last week to hasten AFL trade negotiations with the Gold Coast.

Gold Coast needs to hold its ground on Ablett trade

Gold Coast needs to hold its ground on Ablett trade

by , 9 Oct 2017

The AFL’s worst-kept secret has been confirmed – prodigal son Gary Ablett has requested a trade from the Gold Coast to allow him to return to Geelong next year.

Dew some good luck: Suns sign Swan Stuart in coach poach

Dew some good luck: Suns sign Swan Stuart in coach poach

by , 5 Oct 2017

The Gold Coast Suns have selected Sydney’s Stuart Dew as the man to hopefully take them from irrelevant rabble to top of the table.

Who can help the Gold Coast Suns rise? Can Stuart Dew it?

by , 5 Oct 2017

Stuart Dew has been appointed as the senior coach of the Gold Coast Suns.

Stuart Dew named new Suns coach

by , 5 Oct 2017

Stuart Dew is set to be unveiled as Gold Coast’s new senior AFL coach.

Gary Ablett shocks everyone, requests trade to Geelong

Gary Ablett shocks everyone, requests trade to Geelong

by , 26 Sep 2017

It’s been on the cards for some time, but it’s now official: Gary Ablett Jr has his eyes set on a return to the Geelong Cats in 2018, requesting a trade with the Gold Coast Suns.

Ken Hinkley and Brad Scott played their clubs like a fiddle

Ken Hinkley and Brad Scott played their clubs like a fiddle

by , 19 Sep 2017

The 2017 AFL season isn’t even over yet and already Ken Hinkley and Brad Scott, despite the frustrations of fans, have received extensions to 2021 and 2020 respectively.


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