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Jack leads the pack

Newcomer Jack Hombsch will take a look at the 2019 AFL fixture when it is released early next month and think to himself “where to next?”

5:14pm  Oct 19, 2018

Get to know our latest recruits

Get to know the three latest recruits to join the SUNS.

10:48am  Oct 19, 2018

Indicative draft order: Post Trade Period

The NAB AFL Trade Period has finished, but draft picks can be traded right up until and during the NAB AFL Draft on November 22.

5:53pm  Oct 18, 2018

Is Friday night footy rolled gold for SUNS?

Mark Ryan  July 9, 2014 10:30 AM

Would Friday night football be a success on the Gold Coast?

Would Friday night football be a success on the Gold Coast?

I believe we play a brand of football that attracts people, so they might be looking to fixture us next year.

Gold Coast SUNS CEO Travis Auld has flagged the club will push for a prime time Friday night football slot next season for the first time in its history.

The AFL is not far away from asking clubs for fixture requests for next season’s home and away draw, and Auld said his club had now earnt the right to ask for a spot in the most sought-after timeslot of the week.

“You’ve got to earn your spot for Friday night football, but I believe we play a brand of football that attracts people, so they might be looking to fixture us next year,” Auld told AFL.com.au.

“What we’re not sure about is the impact on visiting supporters if we play on a Friday night as opposed to Saturday, but we’re ready to test it and learn more about our market.”

The club set a new ground record on Saturday night when 24,032 fans packed in to Metricon Stadium to watch the GC SUNS pip Collingwood by five points in a thriller.

While Gold Coast still has some way to go before it can lock in September footy, Auld said the club was already preparing for the possibility of playing in the finals series.

“We’ve never made the finals before so from an administrative point of view, we have to start preparing for what the finals would mean for the football club. It is only right to do so.”

Auld said the wins over AFL heavyweights Geelong and Collingwood had generated a lot more respect from across the competition.

“You certainly become more relevant in the sporting landscape after a win like that (over the Magpies). A lot of the people who have been on the journey from the start, including our major partners, also get to share in the enjoyment and the excitement.”