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SUNS roam far and wide for Community Camp

Community Camp in Mackay The Gold Coast SUNS visited schools and hospitals in Mackay for AFL Community Camp.

On Monday the Gold Coast SUNS completed the first leg of their AFL Community Camp in Cairns, Townsville, Mackay and Lismore.

There were 41 community appearances in total over the course of the day, including schools, hospitals, local football clubs and talent academies.

Following the JLT1 victory over the Bulldogs in Mackay, the playing squad attended 11 schools and the Mackay Base Hospital to inspire the children of the community and grow their love for the game.

Following the visits, the squad then assembled at Harrup Park for a SUNS Academy training session and ‘Super Clinic’. 

In Townsville there were nine school visits, a SUNS Academy training session and Auskick clinic attended by more SUNS players.

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The Gold Coast SUNS also announced a joint initiative with AFL Queensland to give every junior who signs up to play AFL football in Townsville a Northern SUN membership. 

Cairns juniors Jacob Heron and Caleb Graham returned home to lead the effort up north, visiting three schools in the area. 

The players who remained on the Gold Coast made their way down to the Northern Rivers area, visiting Lismore, Brunswick Heads and Byron Bay. 

There were four school visits, a summer program training session and a ‘Super Clinic’, all attended by the playing group down south. 

AFL Community Camp will continue next Monday when the SUNS tackle the local Gold Coast area.