Gold Coast SUNS forward Alex Sexton has extended his contract with the club, committing through to the end of the 2023 season.

Sexton had no hesitations in committing his future to the club and admitted he was excited by the opportunity that lay ahead for the club.

“I believe in the direction we are heading and I’m up for the challenges that are ahead of us, so I had no hesitations in committing to the club until 2023,” Sexton said.

“I’m grateful for the opportunities the club have provided me, personally I’ve grown a lot, and as a member of the leadership group I want to play a role in helping to drive us forward. 

“We’ve got a great group of players, coaches and staff who are all committed to helping us reach our goals.”

Sexton becomes the fourth re-signing from the club’s 2019 leadership group, after David Swallow, Jarrod Witts and Touk Miller committed their long-term futures to the club.

“We’re a really tight team and we’re focussed on developing a culture and building an environment that will set us up for the long term.” 

The 25-year-old played every game last season, finishing off the most consistent year of his career with 28 goals and a 5th place finish in the club’s Best and Fairest.

Originally drafted by the club with Pick No.88 in the 2011 NAB AFL Draft as a local talent access selection, Sexton was added to the club’s leadership group for the first time this season.