The Gold Coast SUNS continue to develop ties with the Northern Territory with several recent visits to the region.

Darwin products Joel Jeffrey and Lloyd Johnston joined explosive defender Jy Farrar in the Territory earlier this month, engaging with local school students and drumming up hype around the SUNS two AFL matches at TIO Stadium this season with tickets now on sale for both games.

SUNS AFLW Head Coach Cameron Joyce also journeyed to the Top End last month with an eye on continuing to develop relationships in the region whilst seeing some of the Territory’s finest talents on display.

The trip coincided with last month’s NTFL Representative Matches, with the NTFL Women Premier League’s best taking on Western Australian outfit Claremont, as well as an AFLNT Girls Academy Exhibition Match.

“It was a great opportunity to continue building relationships in the Territory and with AFL Northern Territory as well as see some of the up-and-coming players in the region in action,” Joyce said.

“Getting involved in some sessions with the teams, it was really good to get to know the talent in the NT a little better.

“What Brent Renouf (Academy Coach), Michael McLean (Football Pathways Manager) and Rob Moore (Strength and Conditioning Coach) are doing with the Academy in the NT – they’re running a really good program up there and it’s exciting what the next few years hold for the girls in the NT.”

The SUNS currently have nine players with links to the Territory on its AFL and AFLW list, including young Beswick product and AFLW Season Seven Goal of the Year winner Ashanti Bush.

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