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SUNS TV: AFLX BTS

9:13am  Feb 20, 2018

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12:49pm  Feb 19, 2018

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Fiorini's next step after 'X'

After a standout performance in the SUNS’ AFLX matches on Saturday, Brayden Fiorini has set himself the challenge of translating that form back into the traditional game.

1:40pm  Feb 19, 2018

AFLX: SUNS Wrap

The Gold Coast SUNS have come away from their inaugural AFLX campaign with one win and one loss at Allianz Stadium on Saturday night.

10:31pm  Feb 17, 2018

Dew Praises Club Environment

Just days away from his first assignment as Gold Coast senior coach, Stuart Dew says the club environment is the best it’s been since he came on board.

3:28pm  Feb 15, 2018

What drives this Young SUN

Michael McDowell  October 23, 2017 6:35 PM

SUNS TV: Aaron Young Interview Aaron Young speaks to SUNS TV

New Gold Coast SUN Aaron Young’s move is one he hopes will not only provide him with more playing opportunities, but also the chance to provide leadership to a developing playing group.

The midfielder/forward has played 76-career games over six seasons, with his best return coming in the 2016 season that saw him play 21 games.

That same year, Young booted 37 goals to finish second in Port Adelaide’s goal kicking stakes behind dual All-Australian Chad Wingard.

After not having the continuity of football in 2017, Young jumped at the chance to head north in search of more game time.

“It was just a really good opportunity,” Young told goldcoastfc.com.au.

“Everyone just wants to play footy, so if someone gives you that chance to play a few more games, then you jump at it.”

Heading into his first pre-season on the Coast, the 24-year-old isn’t just looking to improve his own skills and fitness, he’s also keen to aid the development of his younger teammates.

“Once again I’ll look to improve my fitness base, my skills and my finishing around goals,” he said. 

“But if anything, I’ll look to improve my leadership, especially with a young group. I think that’ll help the boys a lot.”  

His outstanding leadership skills were a key reason that he appealed to the SUNS, while his ability to win one-on-one contests was also important.

It’s likely that we’ll see Young split his time between both the midfield and the forward line, with the Victorian just happy to play his role for the team.

“I’m just happy to go wherever the team needs me. I’ve spent some time on ball and up forward during my seven years at Port Adelaide,” he said. 

“I don’t have a preference either way and hopefully I can spend some time in both and get my hands on the ball and kick a few goals as well.”