GC SUNS trio Jac Dupuy, Meara Girvan and Maddy Brancatisano have locked in their long-term futures on the Gold Coast, putting pen to paper on multi-year extensions.

The deals will see the three AFLW stars remain at Carrara through until at least the end of the 2026 season.

Currently preparing for her fourth AFLW season, Jac Dupuy is a two-time club leading goalkicker and was elevated into the leadership group as vice-captain for the first time in 2023.

The 29-year-old is a model of consistency having missed just one match since debuting in 2022, also kicking at least one goal in nine of the club’s 11 games last season.

Brancatisano, a former state-level basketballer who joined the SUNS from Richmond before last season, capped off an impressive 2023 taking out both the Players’ Player and Most Professional awards, playing all 11 matches in her first season on the Gold Coast.

She has played 43 AFLW games across a five-season career and is one of several players on the SUNS list in contention to reach 50 AFLW games this season.

Girvan, who only played her first competitive season of Aussie Rules with SANFLW side Glenelg in 2021, became a mainstay in Cameron Joyce’s side in her debut AFLW season after joining the SUNS with Pick 10 in the 2023 Supplementary Draft.

She missed just the one match through injury and played a key intercepting role in defence.

All three players currently live together with SUNS AFL youngster Bailey Humphrey. 

“We’re thrilled to have all three players signed on for the next three AFLW seasons and I’m sure our supporters are as well,” GC SUNS Head of Women’s Football Fiona Sessarago said.

“Jac has led by example during her three seasons at the club and earned the honour as the club’s vice-captain for the first time in 2023. Both Meara and Maddy made immediate impacts in their first season and we’re excited to see them continue to develop further this season.

“It’s a testament to the environment and culture that has been created here to have more and more players committing to the club on multi-year contracts. Jac, Meara and Maddy all play massive roles in what we’re building here at the SUNS and we’re thrilled to have that continue for years to come.”

The trio join a growing list of SUNS players to have signed multi-year extensions this off-season, alongside the likes of Claudia Whitfort, Lucy Single, Lauren Bella and Katie Lynch who have all committed until the end of 2027.