SUNS young guns Jasmyn Smith and Jed Walter have both received nominations for the Gold Coast Bulletin Junior Sports Star of the Year Award.

Having recently graduated from Emmanuel College, Bond University product Smith balanced study with sport throughout 2022, joining the club during the 2022 NAB AFLW Draft before going on to play four AFLW matches in her debut season.

Academy prospect Walter capped off a remarkable year earning a spot at centre-half forward in the U18 All-Australian side as a bottom-age 17-year-old, following an impressive NAB AFL National Championships with the Allies.

The Palm Beach Currumbin junior is one of five SUNS Academy stars named in the 2023 AFL Academy squad and will be eligible for the 2023 NAB AFL Draft, where he is touted as a top prospect.

The pair are two of 11 nominees for the award, the winner of which will be named at the Gold Coast Sports Star of the Year Awards on March 25.