Thompson, Shaw, Hall Commit to GC SUNS
Rory Thompson, Matt Shaw and Aaron Hall have all re-signed with the GC SUNS.
We are thrilled that Rory, Matt and Aaron have joined the ever growing list of players who are committed to establishing success on the Gold Coast
The Gold Coast SUNS are pleased to announce the re-signing of Rory Thompson, Matt Shaw & Aaron Hall until the end of the 2015 season.
General Manager Football Operations Marcus Ashcroft said the club was pleased to have yet another group of players re-sign just weeks after the GC SUNS extended the contracts of Zac Smith, Trent McKenzie, Seb Tap, Jackson Allen and Clay Cameron.
“We are thrilled that Rory, Matt and Aaron have joined the ever growing list of players who are committed to establishing success on the Gold Coast,” Ashcroft said.
Locally raised ruckman Rory Thompson was the eighth Queensland teenager to commit to the Gold Coast SUNS in 2009. A Southport Sharks junior and a Queensland under-16 and under-18 representative, Thompson is the son of Sharks hall-of-famer and dual premiership full-forward Brett.
Thompson, who is strong, athletic and spoils well, has become one of the GC SUNS most important players, highlighted by his performance on Nick Riewoldt at Metricon Stadium on Saturday night.
The 14 game defender said he was rapt to continue with the club.
“I’ve really been here since the start and it’s been an massive few years and I’m really excited about the future and where the club is heading.”
Matt Shaw was one of twelve 17-year-olds to join the GC SUNS during the clubs establishment phase. A regularly throughout the clubs first two season, Shaw has played 34 of a possible 44 games.
Shaw generates great run and speed for the GC SUNS and has demonstrated he is consistently brave enough to take the game on.
Like many of his teammates, Shaw had no hesitation in re-signing with the GC SUNS.
“I’m really pleased to have re-signed, I like to think I’m a pretty loyal person and I’ve really enjoyed my time here, the club has been really good to me and I plan to repay them in the future,” Shaw said.
Aaron Hall began his second season of AFL by kicking the sealing goal in the CG SUNS 13-piont victory of St Kilda on Saturday night.
Hall flew up to the Gold Coast to train with the GC SUNS following the 2011 Draft and after impressing recruiters and coaches on the training track, he was rewarded with a place on the Gold Coast SUNS senior list. He went on to play eight games in his debut season and looks set to build on this in 2013.
Hall believes the GC SUSN are building towards future success.
“I definitely feel as though we are on our way to building something pretty special at the Club. We are all pretty close and are maturing together… and we are committed to delivering success to the GC SUNS.”
Thompson, Shaw and Hall, join teammates Trent McKenzie, Zac Smith, Seb Tape, Charlie Dixon, David Swallow, Sam Day, Harley Bennell, Tom Lynch, Brandon Matera, Luke Russell, Jaeger O’Meara, Steven May and Alex Sexton who all extended their contracts with the GC SUNS throughout 2012