The Gold Coast SUNS have made further list changes ahead of the second list lodgement deadline on November 10.

To provide further flexibility and opportunity to improve the club’s list and meet the AFL requirement of taking a minimum of three selections at the 2021 NAB AFL Draft.

The club has temporarily de-listed three players, with the intention to re-draft them.

Third year player Jez McLennan will move off the primary list with the club committing to redrafting him as part of the NAB AFL Rookie Draft.

Experienced players Rory Thompson and Hugh Greenwood have also agreed to be de-listed and then added back to the primary list ahead of the 2022 Toyota AFL Premiership Season to assist the club’s overall list strategy.

GC SUNS General Manager of Player Talent and Strategy, Craig Cameron said, the club’s on-going focus had to be on continuing to improve the overall list and thanked the players for their support of the club’s list strategy.

“We’ve had a deliberate strategy on improving our list over the past four years and that hasn’t changed during this year’s trade and draft period,” Cameron said.

“Having a high number of contracted players, we have had to explore all possible options to comply with AFL requirements.

“I would like to thank Rory, Hugh and Jez for agreeing to this temporary measure which will allow the club to redraft them to our list ahead of next season.”

The SUNS hold selections 3, 97 and 115 at the upcoming NAB AFL Draft.