SUNS Rookie Jacob Heron will make his senior debut at Adelaide Arena at Jiangwan Stadium in Shanghai for Round 9 of the AFL Toyota Premiership Season.

The Academy product was pre-selected as a Category B Rookie at the end of 2017, after relocating to the Gold Coast from Cairns earlier in the year to play a greater role in the SUNS Academy and NEAFL teams. 

As a small forward, Heron brings a strong element of defensive pressure and tackling to the side along with his ability to hit the scoreboard. 

Known as “speedy” for his athleticism on the ground, Heron is the only change to the SUNS line-up, coming in to replace a suspended Sam Day.

Heron will be one of five Academy players to run out with the team come Round 9 (Jack Bowes, Lachie Weller, Brad Scheer and Brayden Crossley), and bring the team’s Queensland tally to eight.


Round 9 Toyota AFL Premiership Season
Gold Coast SUNS v Port Adelaide
Saturday, May 19 at 3.15pm AEST
Adelaide Arena at Jiangwan Stadium, Shanghai


5. Jarrod Harbrow

16. Rory Thompson

17. Steven May


33. Aaron Hall

21. Jack Leslie

13. Callum Ah Chee


29. Jack Bowes

11. Touk Miller

14. Lachie Weller


15. Aaron Young

31. Charlie Ballard

6. Alex Sexton


40. Jacob Heron

4. Jack Martin

39. Nick Holman


28. Jarrod Witts

9. Ben Ainsworth

24. David Swallow


35. Michael Rischitelli

18. Brad Scheer

25. Jarryd Lyons


32. Brayden Crossley



3. Matt Rosa

41. Will Brodie

30. Peter Wright


36. Josh Schoenfeld


40. Jacob Heron


12. Sam Day