Currently preparing for his fourth season at the helm, Joyce has led the SUNS to three consecutive all-time best seasons, highlighted by a historic first home final at People First Stadium in 2023.

During his three-season tenure, the SUNS have risen from a winless season in 2021, to a record fifth-placed finish in 2023, reaching numerous milestones throughout the journey.

Joyce and a newly-formed AFLW coaching panel will once again be proudly supported by GANDEN Engineers and Project Managers who too have extended its commitment to the club as AFLW Coaches Partner for 2024.


GANDEN, who joined forces with the club at the end of 2021, will once again feature on the back of the club’s AFLW guernsey, as well as SUNS coaching apparel, interchange bench and coaches box.

GANDEN will have the backs of the entire SUNS playing group, as well as newly-assembled coaching panel in 2024.

Joyce will once again be deputised by three Assistant Coaches, including returning Senior Assistant & midfield coach Sam Iles alongside fresh faces in Jess Sedunary (forwards) and SUNS Life Member Rory Thompson (backs).

Sedunary, a former Adelaide, St Kilda and West Coast Eagles player, joined the club earlier in 2023, imparting her wealth of knowledge onto the next generation as SUNS Academy U18 Girls Coach. Thompson also moves into his first official coaching position at the club with which he played 106 AFL games an a foundation player.

GC SUNS 2024 AFLW Coaching Panel

Head Coach: Cameron Joyce
Senior Assistant Coach - midfield: Sam Iles
Assistant Coach - forwards: Jess Sedunary
Assistant Coach - backs: Rory Thompson
Development Coach: James Barrett
Development Coach: Brooks Mustey
Reserves Coach: Jess Malouf
Development Coach: Brenton Male

GC SUNS Head of Women’s Football Fiona Sessarago said: “It’s fantastic news for the Gold Coast SUNS for Cameron to have extended his contract for a further two seasons.

“Since being appointed in 2021, Cameron has placed emphasis on continued development within our AFLW program, both for individual players, coaches and staff members and the collective group. He has strived to ensure our players have the tools to be at their best, which has coincided with three consecutive seasons of improvement on-field.

“We’re excited about what the 2024 AFLW season, and seasons beyond, hold with Cameron as our AFLW Head Coach.”

GANDEN Managing Director Darron Nutt said: “GANDEN takes pride in its continued partnership with the Gold Coast SUNS AFLW team.

We’ve witnessed significant progress under Joycey, and we’re delighted to renew our commitment as AFLW Coaches Partner for 2024.

Many of GANDEN’s Gold Coast-based staff are enthusiastic SUNS AFLW members, including several internationals and Rugby League converts. We’re eagerly anticipating the upcoming season!”

GC SUNS General Manager - Commercial Andrew Thomas said: “Now moving into our fourth season of partnership with GANDEN, we couldn’t be more grateful for the support they have provided our AFLW program.

“With increasing female engagement in a male-dominated engineering industry at the core of its mission, their continued support as our AFLW Coaches Partner continues to pave the way for women to reach elite levels in our industry, both on and off field.”