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Suns adapting to challenging COVID-19 lockdown times

BORDER closures and lockdowns preventing community sport is something that has become familiar across the country, in particular the eastern seaboard of Australia the past 18 months. But unlike in the majority of situations where everyone within a specific team is impacted, the Gold Coast Suns Academy have been uniquely impacted, given their region stretches […]

Resilient Evans maintains focus over challenging time

IT has been a challenging 18 months for a lot of aspiring Australian rules footballers, and Gold Coast Suns Academy talent from the Northern Rivers region, Imogen Evans is no different. In fact, for a player unfortunately on the New South Wales side of the border, Evans has had to watch on as many of her […]

Scouting Notes: 2021 AFL U17 National Championships – Queensland vs. Tasmania

QUEENSLAND and Tasmania locked horns in back-to-back representative fixtures on Friday, with either states’ brightest Under 17 and 19 prospects taking the field in Yeronga. In the bottom-age clash, Tasmania set an ominous tone for the day with its 14.12 (96) to 9.5 (59) victory on the road. We highlight some of the top performers […]

What we learned: AFLW U17s – Queensland & Northern Territory

WITH back-to-back games in both Queensland and the Northern Territory done and dusted at Under 17s level for another year, we gather a few key points to take out of the games to go forward with for next year. AFLW U17 CONTENT: >> Queensland AFLW U17s match report #1 >> Queensland AFLW U17s match report […]

Determined Suns talent Imogen Evans enjoys social side and physicality of footy

IT has been a challenging 18 months for a lot of aspiring Australian rules footballers, and Gold Coast Suns Academy talent from the Northern Rivers region, Imogen Evans is no different. In fact, for a player unfortunately on the New South Wales side of the border, Evans has had to watch on as many of her […]

Scouting Notes: 2021 AFL U19 National Championships – Queensland vs. Tasmania

QUEENSLAND and Tasmania locked horns in back-to-back representative fixtures on Friday, with either states’ brightest Under 17 and 19 prospects taking the field in Yeronga. The home side came out narrow two-point victors in the Under 19 main event, controlling the match but forced to survive a late Tasmanian flurry to salute 9.8 (62) to […]

AFLW U17 Queensland Player Focus: Ella Calleja

WITH the second AFLW U17 Championships match up in Queensland happening during the week, the Gold Coast Suns Academy made it two from two with a strong 31-point victory against the Lions Academy, Suns 2022 AFLW Draft prospect Ella Calleja has drawn attention for our player focus as one of the best on ground, the […]

Top Performers – AFLW U17 Championships: Gold Coast Suns vs. Brisbane Lions – Game 2

GOLD Coast made it two from two in the Queensland AFL Women’s Under 17 Championships, but both sides had some impressive individual standouts in a game that saw even contributions across the board and difficult to select the top performers. All notes are opinion-based of the individual author. BRISBANE: #3 Ava Seton Backed up her […]

2021 AFL U17/U19 Championships preview: Queensland vs. Tasmania

WITH South Australia and Western Australia able to run out for a couple of representative games at the recent AFL Under 19 Championships, two of the Allied states join the party tomorrow when Queensland hosts Tasmania in a double-header of Under 17s and Under 19s action. The two games take place at Yeronga Sports Ground […]

Suns run out game stronger to go back-to-back over Lions

GOLD Coast Suns Academy have gone back-to-back with wins over the Brisbane Lions Academy at the AFL Women’s Under 17 Championships. After conceding the first goal of the game in the opening two minutes, the Suns did not concede another one for the match, booting 5.9 to 0.2 in that time to run out 31-point […]

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