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Community Clubs

As part of the Gold Coast SUNS commitment to supporting the development and growth of the game of AFL at grass roots level, the Gold Coast SUNS have entered into a partnership agreement with the AFL Gold Coast Juniors aflgoldcoastjuniors.com.au.

The partnership agreement, which is now entering into its 6th year, sees the club working out in the Community to assist in growing the game at junior level across many areas throughout the 15 junior clubs on the Gold Coast wider region.

Some of the key activities include:

  • Gold Coast SUNS players coaches and staff supporting junior clubs Sign on Day
  • Gold Coast SUNS visiting junior clubs throughout the year
  • Gold Coast SUNS supporting the development of Female Football at club level
  • Gold Coast SUNS participating in the AFL Gold Coast Juniors Super Clinic
  • Gold Coast SUNS supporting Junior Finals and Awards night

The Gold Coast SUNS also provide assistance to Junior Football Leagues and clubs through specialist coaching which includes:

  • Gold Coast SUNS coaches providing coaching clinics for coaches at local clubs
  • Gold Coast SUNS coaches heading the “Coach Mentor Program”
  • Gold Coast SUNS coaches presenting at regular AFL Queensland coaches conferences

The Gold Coast SUNS also work with and support the 6 other Junior Football Leagues / regions that fall in the clubs Talent Academy zone. These junior leagues include:

  • Northern Rivers
  • Capricornia
  • Mackay
  • Townsville
  • Cairns
  • Cape York

Each of these six regional areas are supported throughout the year with Gold Coast SUNS merchandise, including a signed Guernsey and a player visit throughout the year. This player visit is used to promote AFL through Auskick, school and junior club programs throughout each of the six regional areas.