The Gold Coast SUNS have today lodged their 2021 financial result and can confirm a statutory loss of $276,219. 

The result comes off the back of another financial year in which the club and league was significantly impacted by the effects of Covid-19.

“As a club in 2021 we had to again implement a number of revenue retention and growth strategies, whilst focussing on cost control measures due to the on-going impacts of Covid-19,” Chief Executive Mark Evans said.  

“To have three fixtures originally scheduled to be held at Metricon Stadium and our annual Darwin fixture being relocated at short notice, has had a significant impact on our football club and our fans.

“We know we must continue to maintain our current revenue streams, strive for different opportunities and be diligent as we navigate through what will continue to be an uncertain operating environment in 2022. 

“I’d like to take the opportunity to thank all of our members for their record-breaking support again in 2021, even with the uncertainty around our fixture.

“To our Club Partners, the AFL and Queensland Government thank you, for your unwavering support of the journey our club is on.”

The Club continued to be a key pillar in the AFL’s overall growth strategy and played an integral role in helping to grow the game throughout the Gold Coast, Northern Rivers, North Queensland and Darwin regions.

Key Facts

  • $276,219 statutory loss for financial year ending October 31, 2021
  • Underlying operating profit of $142,620
  • 2021 Membership record – 19,460 a 20% increase YOY and the second consecutive year of double digit % growth
  • Three Metricon Stadium home fixtures relocated to Victoria and annual Darwin fixture relocated to Sydney at short notice
  • NAB AFL Auskick participation up 28% in Queensland
  • Female Participation up 19% in Queensland
  • Male Participation up 4% in Queensland