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Beginnings: The Gold Coast debuted in Round 2 on the 2 April 2011 against Carlton at the Gabba in front of a crowd of 27,914. The first five goals were scored by Carlton, before Charlie Dixon scored the first goal for the Gold Coast Suns. Carlton extended their lead at every break, finally winning the game by 119 points with the score of 7.10.52 - 26.15.171. Charlie Dixon was the major goal scorer for the Gold Coast with two. Jeff Gartlett and Andrew Walker were the biggest goal scorers for the Blues with five goals apiece.

Full Ladder Team P W L D FOR AGNST % PTS
15 Gold Coast 22 6 16 0 1778 2273 78.2 24

Heron & Dawson join the SUNS

Gold Coast SUNS Academy duo Jacob Heron and Jacob Dawson have been pre-selected as Category B rookies ahead of today’s AFL Rookie Draft.

The midfielders join fellow graduates Brayden Crossley and Connor Nutting, who both officially became members of the SUNS senior team during Friday night’s NAB AFL Draft.

The Academy now boasts nine graduates on the SUNS list with Jack Bowes, Brad Scheer, Jesse Joyce and Max Spencer also being joined by Lachie Weller, who returned to the Gold Coast during the Trade Period.   

Jacob Heron

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The Cairns native relocated to the Gold Coast during the 2017 season to play a greater role in the SUNS Academy and NEAFL side.

Heron has excelled for the NEAFL team at times throughout the year, included a 26 disposal display against the NT Thunder in a NEAFL Elimination Final.

The small forward brings a strong element of defensive pressure and tackling to the...


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Heron & Dawson join the SUNS

Gold Coast SUNS Academy duo Jacob Heron and Jacob Dawson have been pre-selected as Category B rookies ahead of today’s AFL Rookie Draft.

The midfielders join fellow graduates Brayden Crossley and Connor Nutting, who both officially became members of the SUNS senior team during Friday night’s NAB AFL Draft.

The Academy now boasts nine graduates on the SUNS list with Jack Bowes, Brad Scheer, Jesse Joyce and Max Spencer also being joined by Lachie Weller, who returned to the Gold Coast during the Trade Period.   

Jacob Heron

HeronW.jpg

The Cairns native relocated to the Gold Coast during the 2017 season to play a greater role in the SUNS Academy and NEAFL side.

Heron has excelled for the NEAFL team at times throughout the year, included a 26 disposal display against the NT Thunder in a NEAFL Elimination Final.

The small forward brings a strong element of defensive pressure and tackling to the...


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Rookie Draft Wrap

NAB AFL Rookie Draft: Joshua Jaska Highlights of our #2 in the rookie draft Joshua Jaska

Gold Coast used Monday afternoon's Rookie Draft to add a further three names to the playing list. 

Joshua Jaska joins the SUNS from the Geelong Falcons, while Nicholas Holman makes a return to AFL level after spending two seasons at Central District. 

Mackenzie Willis was re-drafted, extending his career at the SUNS.

Pick No. 2 - Joshua Jaska (Geelong Falcons)

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Gold Coast has selected tall defender Joshua Jaska with pick No. 2 in the Rookie Draft.

A 19-year old, top-age player from the Geelong Falcons, Jaska was a member of their premiership team. 

He has developed significantly in the past year. After playing local footy last year for Anglesea, he represented Vic Country in 2017. 

The 193cm-tall defender is tough, competitive, has great closing speed and is able to spoil regardless of the...


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Rookie Draft Wrap

NAB AFL Rookie Draft: Joshua Jaska Highlights of our #2 in the rookie draft Joshua Jaska

Gold Coast used Monday afternoon's Rookie Draft to add a further three names to the playing list. 

Joshua Jaska joins the SUNS from the Geelong Falcons, while Nicholas Holman makes a return to AFL level after spending two seasons at Central District. 

Mackenzie Willis was re-drafted, extending his career at the SUNS.

Pick No. 2 - Joshua Jaska (Geelong Falcons)

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Gold Coast has selected tall defender Joshua Jaska with pick No. 2 in the Rookie Draft.

A 19-year old, top-age player from the Geelong Falcons, Jaska was a member of their premiership team. 

He has developed significantly in the past year. After playing local footy last year for Anglesea, he represented Vic Country in 2017. 

The 193cm-tall defender is tough, competitive, has great closing speed and is able to spoil regardless of the...


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The final draft order

Below is the final order of selection for the 2017 NAB AFL Draft following the trade period and the second delisted free agency period.

The draft will be held in Sydney on Friday night from 6:30pm AEDT.

Rookie list promotions are included among the compulsory minimum of three selections that each club must have at the draft, but the names of these players will not be formally read out at the draft.

Each pick is given a points value as part of the AFL's bidding system for father-son and academy prospects.

Final draft order

ROUND ONE
BL 1. Brisbane Lions
FREM 2. Fremantle (received from Gold Coast via Lachie Weller trade)
CARL 3. Carlton
NMFC 4. North Melbourne
FRE 5. Fremantle
COLL 6. Collingwood
STK 7. St Kilda (received from Hawthorn in 2016)
STK 8. St Kilda
WB 9. Western Bulldogs
CARL 10. Carlton (received from Adelaide via Bryce Gibbs trade, originally received from Melbourne via...

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The final draft order

Below is the final order of selection for the 2017 NAB AFL Draft following the trade period and the second delisted free agency period.

The draft will be held in Sydney on Friday night from 6:30pm AEDT.

Rookie list promotions are included among the compulsory minimum of three selections that each club must have at the draft, but the names of these players will not be formally read out at the draft.

Each pick is given a points value as part of the AFL's bidding system for father-son and academy prospects.

Final draft order

ROUND ONE
BL 1. Brisbane Lions
FREM 2. Fremantle (received from Gold Coast via Lachie Weller trade)
CARL 3. Carlton
NMFC 4. North Melbourne
FRE 5. Fremantle
COLL 6. Collingwood
STK 7. St Kilda (received from Hawthorn in 2016)
STK 8. St Kilda
WB 9. Western Bulldogs
CARL 10. Carlton (received from Adelaide via Bryce Gibbs trade, originally received from Melbourne via...

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Read more: The final draft order

The final draft order

Below is the final order of selection for the 2017 NAB AFL Draft following the trade period and the second delisted free agency period.

The draft will be held in Sydney on Friday night from 6:30pm AEDT.

Rookie list promotions are included among the compulsory minimum of three selections that each club must have at the draft, but the names of these players will not be formally read out at the draft.

Each pick is given a points value as part of the AFL's bidding system for father-son and academy prospects.

Final draft order

ROUND ONE
BL 1. Brisbane Lions
FREM 2. Fremantle (received from Gold Coast via Lachie Weller trade)
CARL 3. Carlton
NMFC 4. North Melbourne
FRE 5. Fremantle
COLL 6. Collingwood
STK 7. St Kilda (received from Hawthorn in 2016)
STK 8. St Kilda
WB 9. Western Bulldogs
CARL 10. Carlton (received from Adelaide via Bryce Gibbs trade, originally received from Melbourne via...

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Read more: The final draft order

The final draft order

Below is the final order of selection for the 2017 NAB AFL Draft following the trade period and the second delisted free agency period.

The draft will be held in Sydney on Friday night from 6:30pm AEDT.

Rookie list promotions are included among the compulsory minimum of three selections that each club must have at the draft, but the names of these players will not be formally read out at the draft.

Each pick is given a points value as part of the AFL's bidding system for father-son and academy prospects.

Final draft order

ROUND ONE
BL 1. Brisbane Lions
FREM 2. Fremantle (received from Gold Coast via Lachie Weller trade)
CARL 3. Carlton
NMFC 4. North Melbourne
FRE 5. Fremantle
COLL 6. Collingwood
STK 7. St Kilda (received from Hawthorn in 2016)
STK 8. St Kilda
WB 9. Western Bulldogs
CARL 10. Carlton (received from Adelaide via Bryce Gibbs trade, originally received from Melbourne via...

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Read more: The final draft order

Follow the 2017 NAB AFL Draft

Follow the action from the NAB AFL Draft being held in Sydney.

Gold Coast will take the following picks in: 19, 41, 50, 54, 74 and 88.

The Draft begins at 6pm AEST (7pm AEDT), and will be shown live on Fox Footy and the AFL Live App for subscribers.

We'll keep you up to date with all of our selections across our social media channels and right here on our website.

Pick No. 19 - Wil Powell (Claremont)

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The Gold Coast SUNS have secured exciting young midfielder Wil Powell with selection No. 19 in the 2017 NAB AFL Draft.

An inside and out midfielder, Powell has had a huge growth spurt in the last 18 months and is just maturing into his body.

He plays his football instinctively, is tough and very competitive.

The athletic midfielder has an elite GPS profile, and is really passionate about his footy.

His family are passionate about football and Powell being the best player he can be....


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Read more: Follow the 2017 NAB AFL Draft

Follow the 2017 NAB AFL Draft

Follow the action from the NAB AFL Draft being held in Sydney.

Gold Coast will take the following picks in: 19, 41, 50, 54, 74 and 88.

The Draft begins at 6pm AEST (7pm AEDT), and will be shown live on Fox Footy and the AFL Live App for subscribers.

We'll keep you up to date with all of our selections across our social media channels and right here on our website.

Pick No. 19 - Wil Powell (Claremont)

PowellA.jpg

The Gold Coast SUNS have secured exciting young midfielder Wil Powell with selection No. 19 in the 2017 NAB AFL Draft.

An inside and out midfielder, Powell has had a huge growth spurt in the last 18 months and is just maturing into his body.

He plays his football instinctively, is tough and very competitive.

The athletic midfielder has an elite GPS profile, and is really passionate about his footy.

His family are passionate about football and Powell being the best player he can be....


Read full article on AFL GoldCoastSuns AFLComAu


Read more: Follow the 2017 NAB AFL Draft

Follow the 2017 NAB AFL Draft

Follow the action from the NAB AFL Draft being held in Sydney.

Gold Coast will take the following picks in: 19, 41, 50, 54, 74 and 88.

The Draft begins at 6pm AEST (7pm AEDT), and will be shown live on Fox Footy and the AFL Live App for subscribers.

We'll keep you up to date with all of our selections across our social media channels and right here on our website.

Pick No. 19 - Wil Powell (Claremont)

PowellA.jpg

The Gold Coast SUNS have secured exciting young midfielder Wil Powell with selection No. 19 in the 2017 NAB AFL Draft.

An inside and out midfielder, Powell has had a huge growth spurt in the last 18 months and is just maturing into his body.

He plays his football instinctively, is tough and very competitive.

The athletic midfielder has an elite GPS profile, and is really passionate about his footy.

His family are passionate about football and Powell being the best player he can be....


Read full article on AFL GoldCoastSuns AFLComAu


Read more: Follow the 2017 NAB AFL Draft

Follow the 2017 NAB AFL Draft

Follow the action from the NAB AFL Draft being held in Sydney.

Gold Coast will take the following picks in: 19, 41, 50, 54, 74 and 88.

The Draft begins at 6pm AEST (7pm AEDT), and will be shown live on Fox Footy and the AFL Live App for subscribers.

We'll keep you up to date with all of our selections across our social media channels and right here on our website.

Pick No. 19 - Wil Powell (Claremont)

PowellA.jpg

The Gold Coast SUNS have secured exciting young midfielder Wil Powell with selection No. 19 in the 2017 NAB AFL Draft.

An inside and out midfielder, Powell has had a huge growth spurt in the last 18 months and is just maturing into his body.

He plays his football instinctively, is tough and very competitive.

The athletic midfielder has an elite GPS profile, and is really passionate about his footy.

His family are passionate about football and Powell being the best player he can be....


Read full article on AFL GoldCoastSuns AFLComAu


Read more: Follow the 2017 NAB AFL Draft

Callum Twomey's 2017 Phantom Draft

Well, this has been a hard one.

The time has come for AFL.com.au's Phantom Draft top 30, but it has not been easy at all this year. The players at the top end are so even that clubs are still spending the last 48 hours leading up to draft night deciding on their plans. 

Piecing things together, particularly without a lock at No.1, has made the 2017 crop a unique one. 

With things still in flux, we will have the Late Mail Phantom Draft through on Thursday night with all the latest whispers ahead of the NAB AFL Draft in Sydney on Friday night. 

CAMERON RAYNER

POS: Half-forward/midfielder
Ht 187cm Wt 88kg DOB 21/10/1999
From
 Western Jets/Vic Metro

Rayner is the standout player in the pool and one who can change games in a matter of minutes, which has been why he has been touted as the likely No.1 pick for most of the year. As a forward he can take marks and kick goals quickly, and in his...


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Read more: Callum Twomey's 2017 Phantom Draft

Callum Twomey's 2017 Phantom Draft

Well, this has been a hard one.

The time has come for AFL.com.au's Phantom Draft top 30, but it has not been easy at all this year. The players at the top end are so even that clubs are still spending the last 48 hours leading up to draft night deciding on their plans. 

Piecing things together, particularly without a lock at No.1, has made the 2017 crop a unique one. 

With things still in flux, we will have the Late Mail Phantom Draft through on Thursday night with all the latest whispers ahead of the NAB AFL Draft in Sydney on Friday night. 

CAMERON RAYNER

POS: Half-forward/midfielder
Ht 187cm Wt 88kg DOB 21/10/1999
From
 Western Jets/Vic Metro

Rayner is the standout player in the pool and one who can change games in a matter of minutes, which has been why he has been touted as the likely No.1 pick for most of the year. As a forward he can take marks and kick goals quickly, and in his...


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Read more: Callum Twomey's 2017 Phantom Draft

Tomorrow's Heroes: 50 points down? Here's your man

Tomorrow's Heroes: Luke Davies-Uniacke The Dandenong Stingrays' product is one of the best midfielders in the draft pool.

A shoulder reconstruction late last year meant that Luke Davies-Uniacke started this season a little behind the eight-ball, but he quickly made inroads to show his wares. 

Davies-Uniacke announced himself as one of the leading players in the pool with an excellent showing for the NAB AFL Academy against the Northern Blues VFL side, when he picked up a team-high 22 disposals and six clearances. 

His season had its up and down moments, but the highs regularly showed his potential, including a blistering start to the NAB AFL Under-18 Championships, when he picked up 34 disposals in a best-on-ground game for Vic Country. 

Davies-Uniacke is at his best when he's ripping the ball out of a scrimmage, bolting away and then hitting a teammate with a neat pass. There's...


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Tomorrow's Heroes: 50 points down? Here's your man

Tomorrow's Heroes: Luke Davies-Uniacke The Dandenong Stingrays' product is one of the best midfielders in the draft pool.

A shoulder reconstruction late last year meant that Luke Davies-Uniacke started this season a little behind the eight-ball, but he quickly made inroads to show his wares. 

Davies-Uniacke announced himself as one of the leading players in the pool with an excellent showing for the NAB AFL Academy against the Northern Blues VFL side, when he picked up a team-high 22 disposals and six clearances. 

His season had its up and down moments, but the highs regularly showed his potential, including a blistering start to the NAB AFL Under-18 Championships, when he picked up 34 disposals in a best-on-ground game for Vic Country. 

Davies-Uniacke is at his best when he's ripping the ball out of a scrimmage, bolting away and then hitting a teammate with a neat pass. There's...


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Read more: Tomorrow's Heroes: 50 points down? Here's your man

Gold Coast SUNS announce major partnership

The Gold Coast SUNS today announced Cover-More Travel Insurance as a major partner for the club.

The new partnership will see Cover-More, Australia’s leading travel insurance provider with global operations spanning 14 countries, become the exclusive travel insurance partner of the GC SUNS for the next five years.

GC SUNS Chief Executive Officer, Mark Evans, welcomed Cover-More to the Gold Coast and to the SUNS family.

“We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome a global specialist like Cover-More to the Gold Coast in a partnership which brings together our club, Australia’s number one travel destination and Australia’s number one travel insurance provider.”

He said the new partnership with Cover-More would also benefit SUNS members and fans through access to unique SUNS-branded travel insurance products not only when they travel to games but whenever they travel, either within Australia or...


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Gold Coast SUNS announce major partnership

The Gold Coast SUNS today announced Cover-More Travel Insurance as a major partner for the club.

The new partnership will see Cover-More, Australia’s leading travel insurance provider with global operations spanning 14 countries, become the exclusive travel insurance partner of the GC SUNS for the next five years.

GC SUNS Chief Executive Officer, Mark Evans, welcomed Cover-More to the Gold Coast and to the SUNS family.

“We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome a global specialist like Cover-More to the Gold Coast in a partnership which brings together our club, Australia’s number one travel destination and Australia’s number one travel insurance provider.”

He said the new partnership with Cover-More would also benefit SUNS members and fans through access to unique SUNS-branded travel insurance products not only when they travel to games but whenever they travel, either within Australia or...


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Phantom Form Guide: November edition

After all those games, all that athletic testing and all of the club interviews, we are finally a week away from the NAB AFL Draft.

It is crunch time for recruiters to finalise their lists of prospects, and the same applies to us at AFL.com.au as we reveal our final Phantom Form Guide for 2017. 

This is our rating of the best 30 players in this year's pool. It is not a mock draft or necessarily an indication of where the players will get selected or where bids may come for father-son or academy players.

1 Cameron Rayner

POS: Half-forward/midfielder, Ht 187cm, Wt 88kg, DOB 21/10/1999
From Western Jets/Vic Metro
October ranking: 1

Rayner is the most exciting, game-changing prospect in the pool and for that reason is the No.1 player in the Phantom Form Guide. It was rare for Rayner to play a game this year without showing at least a couple of his tricks – whether it be an explosive burst from a stoppage,...


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Read more: Phantom Form Guide: November edition

Phantom Form Guide: November edition

After all those games, all that athletic testing and all of the club interviews, we are finally a week away from the NAB AFL Draft.

It is crunch time for recruiters to finalise their lists of prospects, and the same applies to us at AFL.com.au as we reveal our final Phantom Form Guide for 2017. 

This is our rating of the best 30 players in this year's pool. It is not a mock draft or necessarily an indication of where the players will get selected or where bids may come for father-son or academy players.

1 Cameron Rayner

POS: Half-forward/midfielder, Ht 187cm, Wt 88kg, DOB 21/10/1999
From Western Jets/Vic Metro
October ranking: 1

Rayner is the most exciting, game-changing prospect in the pool and for that reason is the No.1 player in the Phantom Form Guide. It was rare for Rayner to play a game this year without showing at least a couple of his tricks – whether it be an explosive burst from a stoppage,...


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Read more: Phantom Form Guide: November edition


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