Coming to the SUNS from Richmond in the off-season, Anthony Miles made an immediate impact in the red and gold.
The 27-year-old made his club debut in Round 1 and went on to play 17 games in 2019.
Parachuted into the club’s midfield brigade, Miles quickly adapted to SUNS football and relished the opportunity to play to his strengths and be a contested-ball winner in the trenches.
Off the field, it didn’t take long for him to earn the respect of his teammates and act as a mentor for his younger midfield teammates.
After building consistent form through the middle of the season, Miles injured the syndesmosis ligament in his ankle in Round 21 and was subsequently ruled out of the remainder of the season.
He’s expected to be fit again for the start of pre-season training and will be wanting to improve on his 17 games next season.
Miles’ best performance was in Townsville, in Round 13 against St Kilda. The midfielder played with his trademark toughness to win 27 disposals to go with seven marks, six tackles and a goal in the tight loss.
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He had plenty of individual highlights on the field but the moment Miles will remember most fondly this year was sharing his first win in club colours with his teammates.
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