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Success is coming: May

Gold Coast SUNS captain says there is a different feeling at the club this season.

12:32pm  Mar 25, 2017

Lemmens zest gets him to 50 games

When it comes to a football player like Sean Lemmens, you know exactly what you’re going to get.

1:31pm  Mar 24, 2017

Academy Series gets underway on Saturday

Round 1 of the 2017 Under-18 Academy Series starts this weekend, with the Gold Coast Academy hosting the Brisbane Lions Academy.

12:35pm  Mar 24, 2017

Transformations: Jesse Lonergan

Michael Whiting  February 24, 2016 1:17 PM

Young midfielder Jesse Lonergan will enter the season significantly lighter after shedding 5kg during the off-season.

Lonergan, 21, came to the SUNS just over three years ago as a powerhouse midfielder that made his living by bulldozing through contests.

But with the rotation cap to drop from 120 to 90, the SUNS decided he needed to drop weight from his 91kg frame to help improve his fitness and allow him to get around the ground better. It's meant a change of diet for the Tasmanian, with the SUNS essentially periodising his carbohydrate intake around heavy training sessions.

READ: Lonergan's year of learning paying strong dividends

The results speak for themselves as Lonergan has lost body fat but maintained lean muscle mass and kept his strength and power – elements that are so important to his game.

If Sunday's opening NAB Challenge match is any indication, it's worked - Lonergan collected 23 disposals (16 contested) and had 10 clearances to be his team's best and cement himself as a best 22 player.