Inaugural SUN, Sam Day has extended his contract with the club, committing through to the end of the 2021 season.

Day who joined the SUNS with the third pick in the 2010 NAB AFL draft has played 115 games throughout his nine years with the club, after debuting in Round 7 of the 2011 season.

Day who will line up for his sixth game of the season against the Bombers after returning from shoulder surgery, was excited about the opportunity that lay ahead with the playing group the club now had.

"As one of the original SUNS I'm really excited to extend my contract with the club,” Day said.

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“We've got a great family here on the coast and there's a lot of hard work ahead of us but we're up for the challenge.

“I can’t wait to keep going forward with this group, there is exciting things to come.”

General Manager Football Operations, Jon Haines was pleased that Day could see the future direction of the football club.

“It’s great to have a player of Sam’s ability and character commit to the club.” Haines said.

“He’s been an integral member of the team since our inaugural season and will continue to form an important part of the future of our football club.

Day joins a raft of core players to re-sign with the club this season including leadership group members, David Swallow, Jarrod Witts, Touk Miller and Alex Sexton as well as Rory Thompson, Peter Wright, Ben Ainsworth, Jack Bowes and Izak Rankine