To deeply connect with our community and inspire people to be part of our extraordinary journey.

- Club Purpose

The Gold Coast SUNS put its city on the AFL map in 2011, marking a monumental expansion of the game as the league’s first new organisation in almost 20 years. Since its inception, the SUNS have held strong to what’s at its core – deeply connecting with its community and inspiring people to be part of its extraordinary journey. The SUNS have led the charge in growing football in South-East Queensland, reaching new heights year-on-year with almost 70,000 community and junior football participants in the region in 2023, making the Gold Coast one of the game’s fastest growing corridors.
Spearheaded by inaugural club captain and AFL legend Gary Ablett Jnr, a host of the game’s finest talents have called the Gold Coast home. Driven by a deep and rich connection to its local communities, prosperous elite development pathways which has produced more than 50 AFL and AFLW players and an ever-growing, loyal membership and supporter base, the Gold Coast SUNS are a club on the rise.
Synonymous with some of the most iconic moments of the past decade, the SUNS are continuing to strive for excellence and celebrating what makes the club Uniquely Us.

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