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Gold Coast SUNS past and present Indigenous players:

Callum AhChee, Sean Lemmens, Jarrod Harbrow, Harley Bennell, Brandon Matera, Steven May, Timmy Sumner, Jack Martin, Jarrod Garlett, Roland Ah Chee, Liam Patrick, Nathan Krakouer and Rex Liddy. All past and present players have played a role in the development of the Club's Indigenous programs.



The primary focus of the academy is to support talented Indigenous youth between the age of 13-18 years with ongoing mentorship from AFL Indigenous Ambassador and Gold Coast SUNS player Jarrod Harbrow.

The academy provides a positive cultural and elite level environment where participants gain access and knowledge to the Gold Coast Indigenous community and AFLQ talent academies.

At the core of the Jarrod Harbrow Leadership Academy (JHLA) is seven fundamental components that will ensure program delivery is comprehensive and effective:

  • Talent Identification and Recruitment
  • Cultural Intelligence
  • Football Development
  • Healthy Mind, Healthy Body
  • Mentoring and Leadership
  • Coaching and Umpiring Development
  • GC SUNS Match Day Experience


JHLA will offer indigenous athletes a pathway through existing talent programs in a culturally supportive environment by providing each participant with:

  • A minimum of two years in the program
  • Access to GC SUNS academy training
  • State and National team costs subsidised for all participants
  • Education sessions with GC SUNS players
  • Access to sport science and nutrition staff
  • Local Indigenous cultural sessions
  • Match day attendance
  • Coaching and Umpiring education sessions


Program participants will receive consideration for the following programs/activations:

  • Metricon Stadium Guided Tour
  • Jaegers Juniors Fan Club including four tickets to a GC SUNS match
  • Access to membership subsidies at local AFL Gold Coast Juniors Clubs
  • AFL Indigenous Round Activations



The 2015 Design

Designed by Luther Cora, Local Yugambeh man who was assisted by Jarrod Harbrow and the GC SUNS indigenous players.

The Jumper

Traditional Aboriginal design. (Red background)

Torres Strait Islander artwork and colours. (side panels)

Hands on the back of the jumper Signify the 12 past and present Indigenous players

All past and present indigenous players names on the inside of the collar.

All revenue raised from the sale of the 2015 indigenous jumper went directly to the development and sustainability of the Club's Indigenous programs.