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

Best 22 analysis: Gold Coast

Best 22 analysis: Gold Coast

by , 6 Jan 2018

All the AFL lists are finalised for 2018, and now is the time to start investigating what each club’s best team looks like.

Gold Coast Suns 2018 AFL season preview, best 22 and predicted finish

Gold Coast Suns 2018 AFL season preview, best 22 and predicted finish

by , 19 Dec 2017

With just ten wins from their previous 44 games, Rodney Eade and the Gold Coast Suns entered season 2017 under enormous pressure to perform.

My 2017 players to watch in review: Geelong Cats to GWS Giants

My 2017 players to watch in review: Geelong Cats to GWS Giants

by , 14 Dec 2017

In the 2017 pre-season I picked three players per club to preview for the upcoming season – now I’m looking back at how they did, and grading their performance. Today I’m looking at the Geelong Cats, Gold Coast Suns and GWS Giants.

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.


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