Under 18 National Championships - Boys

SUNS Academy prospects Leo Lombard, Zeke Uwland and Zai Millane rounded out their National Championships campaigns with the Allies, narrowly going down to Vic Country by two points in Springfield on Sunday.

Lombard continued his sparkling Allies campaign with 28 disposals, five clearances and the game’s final goal to drag the deficit back within a kick. In his bottom-age year, Uwland was also among the Allies’ major ball winners, finishing with 23 disposals while Millane had eight touches.

Young Academy tall Kalani White also featured for the Allies at the Championships.

Under 18 National Championships - Girls

A host of young SUNS Academy talents opened its National Championships campaign with a statement win over Vic Country on Sunday afternoon.

Bottom-age talent Georja Davies, sister of SUNS AFLW star Darcie, was dominant in the 21-point win in the ruck and roving across defence to finish with 24 disposals, 15 hitouts and nine marks - all game high figures.

Fellow 2025 prospects Dekota Baron (17 disposals, two goals) and Sunny Lappin (12 disposals, one goal) were impressive inside forward 50 while Havana Harris was influential, as was SUNS U18 captain Mia Salisbury.

Queensland next face the Allies on Saturday, July 13 at Brighton Homes Arena.

Under 16 National Championships - Boys

The best U16 boys talents in the country have descended on the Gold Coast with five games across two days at People First Stadium.

Lining up first against GWS on Monday, the SUNS stuck with the Giants throughout a tight first half in trying conditions before the vistors pulled away with eight goals to four after the main break.

Archie Hill, Jake Callinan, Jez Brindley, Leroy Kaesler, Elijah Welsh and Brae Agrums were named in the SUNS’ best with Welsh (one goal) hitting the scoreboard alongside Samuel Murray and Harry Heathcote (two goals apiece).

The SUNS get a chance to bounce back in its third game of the Championships later this week, taking on Northern Territory on Thursday afternoon at Fankhauser Reserve.