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Amy Shark to perform as the SUNS return to Metricon Stadium

The SUNS are thrilled to announce that Amy Shark will perform as part of the pre-game show when the team returns to Metricon Stadium for Round 11.

5:55pm  May 22, 2018

NEAFL MVP: Barlow and Kolodjashnij poll

SUNS midfielder Michael Barlow once again displayed his experience in Saturday’s loss to NT Thunder, polling highly in the NEAFL MVP Award.

3:38pm  May 22, 2018

Shanghai Guernsey Auction

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3:16pm  May 22, 2018

Lynch and May to lead new era

goldcoastfc.com.au  December 8, 2016 10:00 AM

That period of time was not only a defining period for them individually, but also the team and it became obvious then, that a co-captaincy model was right for us.

Tom Lynch and Steven May have today been appointed co-captains of the Gold Coast SUNS.

The two 24 year-olds shared the responsibilities for the final seven games of the 2016 season following Gary Ablett’s shoulder injury, demonstrating their collective leadership qualities to GC SUNS coach, Rodney Eade and the broader club.

“We have spent a lot of time over the last couple of years identifying and developing our next generation of leaders,” Eade said.

“Steven and Tom have stood out throughout that process and their appointment as captains is recognition of their commitment to leading the future direction of the Gold Coast SUNS.

“Both guys have demonstrated they have the capabilities to lead and drive the team. And when Gary injured his shoulder last season we believed they were ready to take the next step and together they took the group to another level.

“That period of time was not only a defining period for them individually, but also the team and it became obvious then, that a co-captaincy model was right for us.

“It’s certainly an exciting period for the club, and we will have a fresh new look heading into 2017 – from new captains to nine new players and a $22 million training and administration base early in the New Year.”

A member of the player leadership group since 2014, Lynch has claimed back to back Club Champion awards and was named in the 2016 All Australian team. He has played 102 games for the club since making his debut in Round 7, 2011 against the Brisbane Lions at the Gabba. From Sorrento on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, Lynch was recruited to the club with selection 11 in the 2010 NAB AFL Draft.

The SUNS signed May as a Northern Territory Zone Access selection in 2010. The Darwin product moved to Melbourne as a 16-year-old after earning an Indigenous Scholarship with Melbourne Grammar. He has played 88 games for the club since making his debut in Round 6, 2011 against Essendon at Etihad Stadium. May joined the player leadership group in 2015.

The wider leadership group will be finalised prior to the team’s first JLT Community Series game against the Brisbane Lions at Broadbeach in February.