SUNS Senior Coach Stuart Dew says the re-signings of four young SUNS on Wednesday night is an endorsement to the culture the club is building.
Darcy Macpherson, Will Brodie, Caleb Graham and Jez McLennan all put pen to paper, signing on until the end of 2022.
Dew said it was pleasing to see the young players join a long list of SUNS to have re-signed this year.
“I think that’s 14 players now (who have re-signed this year),” Dew said.
“I think that’s a fair indication of the environment we’ve created and the players are seeing that.
“I think the players are starting to buy in.
“To sign up 14 players across this year is a credit to Craig Cameron our list manager and all our staff for the work they do.
“Everyone should feel good that four other young men have seen a really strong future at the footy club.”
Dew said that while it was important to get things right off the field, the players also had to see a future where they could play career-best football with the SUNS.
“The players clearly see a pathway for them to get the best out of their football and also (be a part of) the tight-knit group that we’re building here,” Dew said.
“We look forward to making them the best we possibly can and we’re rapt they’ve decided to extend.
“In the end if they didn’t see that they certainly wouldn’t extend so it’s a good vote of confidence for everyone that’s putting work into these young men and their futures.”