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3:39pm  Jan 19, 2017

2017 Pre-Season: Match Sim

11:44am  Jan 19, 2017

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A new look 2017 program for SUNS Academy

2017 represents an opportunity for the SUNS Academy to see how they measure up against other northern states programs.

10:59am  Jan 20, 2017

New year, new home for the SUNS

Gold Coast is just two weeks away from moving into its $22 million training and administration facility.

10:30am  Jan 20, 2017

Two Academy stars join AFL Academy for US Trip

Two SUNS Academy members will spend a week training in the US under the watchful eyes of Luke Power.

9:26am  Jan 20, 2017

AFL Media's pre-season update

Michael Whiting  December 21, 2015 2:39 PM

AFL 2015 Training - Gold Coast 171215

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 17: Alex Sexton of the Suns in action during the Gold Coast Suns training session at Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast on December 17, 2015. (Photo: Michael Willson/AFL Media)

Pre-season so far

The most promising thing for the SUNS to date is the number of players they have completing pre-season.

After being wiped out by injuries in 2015, almost the full squad is back on deck in some capacity.

New fitness boss Justin Cordy has individualised the programs and so far, so good.

Alex Sexton and Brandon Matera have been standouts so far, with Matera noticeably fitter than in previous years.

Gold Coast has also ramped up its goalkicking drills under fatigue, with missed shots resulting in more running.

Injury room

After a devastating season with injuries, the SUNS have quickly got back on top of things.

Gary Ablett (knee) is back in full training, while Dion Prestia (knee) is not far behind.

Fellow midfielders David Swallow and Jaeger O'Meara (also knee injuries) have begun running on the anti-gravity treadmill and will progress early in the new year. 

Christmas break

December 19 - January 3

Community camp

Gold Coast (February 9, 11-12), Ballina, Byron Bay, Tweed Heads, Lismore (February 12).

NAB Challenge games

Game one v Brisbane Lions, Moreton Bay Central Sports Complex, Burpengary, February 21, 3.40pm
Game two v West Coast, HBF Arena, Joondalup, March 3, 4.10pm
Game three v Adelaide, Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast, March 11, 7.40pm