The Gold Coast SUNS would like to thank Hugh Greenwood for his contribution to the football club over the past two seasons.

After being delisted last week, with a view to being re-drafted, Hugh was presented with a significant offer to join the North Melbourne Football Club.

“Firstly, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Hugh for his commitment and contribution to the football club and our young group over the past two seasons.” General Manager of Player Talent and Strategy Craig Cameron said.

“We sat down and had an open conversation about the offer and what was best for both Hugh, his family and the Gold Coast SUNS.

“As a group, the decision was made to support Hugh in his wish to join North Melbourne and extend his AFL playing career.”

Greenwood was thankful for the opportunity he had been provided on the Gold Coast and is buoyed by what lies ahead over the next decade for the SUNS.

“The SUNS have been transparent with me and my manager throughout this whole process and I was fully committed to doing everything I could to ensure the club continued to take steps in its journey towards success,” Greenwood said.

“It’s been a whirlwind past 48 hours, however the opportunity to extend my career and set my young family up with North Melbourne was one too good to turn down.

“I’d like to thank the Gold Coast SUNS and its members for all the support they have provided me and my family over the past two years.

“I strongly believe the football club is now in a far better position than when I first arrived and I wish everyone here all the best for what will be an exciting few years ahead.”

Greenwood played 32 games in SUNS colours since joining from the Adelaide Football Club at the end of the 2019 season.