GC SUNS Foundation AFLW player Jamie Stanton and a trio of SUNS Academy graduates have inked contract extensions on the Gold Coast.

Season Eight debutant Darcie Davies, 2023 draftee Sienna McMullen and Mackay product Wallis Randell have all joined Stanton in signing extensions through until the end of the 2025 AFLW season.

The quartet of Queenslanders are the latest players to commit to the club beyond 2024, joining a growing list of names including Claudia Whitfort, Lucy Single, Lauren Bella, Katie Lynch and Charlotte Wilson. 

Stanton made history in 2023, becoming the first player to reach 50 AFLW games whilst playing for the SUNS, fittingly kicking a career-high six goals in the milestone match on her to winning a first SUNS Leading Goalkicker award. 

Davies, a Southport Sharks junior, debuted in the opening game of 2023 and earned a Rising Star nomination in the final round of last season. McMullen was one of two Burleigh Bombers juniors to have been selected by the SUNS in the 2023 AFLW Draft and, alongside Davies, is a graduate of both the AFL and SUNS Academies.

Randell is one of three players from the Mackay region on the SUNS list and has played 26 games across four seasons with the club. 

“It’s fantastic to see four Queenslanders, including three players who have come through our Academy, committing to our club,” GC SUNS Head of Women’s Football Fiona Sessarago said.

“Jamie is one of two remaining foundation players at the club and has been a highly-valued member of our squad throughout five seasons. She provides a wealth of experience, both on and off the field, which is crucial as we continue to develop and strive to improve in the coming years. 

“Having been a member of our club for many years, both in the Academy and AFLW squads, Wallis has played an integral role in the positive culture we have created here at the SUNS. At just 22 years old as well, we’re looking forward to seeing her continue growing this season and beyond. 

“As two of our group’s youngest, Darcie and Sienna are role models for the next generation of young Queensland footballers with so much of their young careers ahead of them which we’re excited to be part of.” 

The SUNS pre-season preparations continue ahead of the Round 1 clash against St Kilda at People First Stadium on Saturday, August 31.