The Gold Coast SUNS have hosted a pair of male Academy Intensive Days through the school holidays as part of the ongoing development of the U13-U15 age groups.

The first day on Tuesday October 1 consisted of each of the age groups undergoing athletic testing and education at Bond University. 

On Thursday the boys were taken through a range of football curriculum at the Austworld Centre.

It involved strength and conditioning education and football education through reviewing vision of games during the year.

These education sessions were bookended around a block of football training which consisted of fundamentals, game sense and small-sided games.

SUNS Academy Manager Jason Torney said the intensive days were a good opportunity to reinforce professional habits and standards for the boys as they head into the off-season. 

“It’s been a good week for the Academy, we’ve been able to go through a couple of different programs to set our players up for the off-season heading into next year,” Torney told SUNS Media.

“It’s all part of our development program for our Academy players to make sure they have access to all the tools they need to progress through the talent pathways.

“We’ve got some good young players in these age groups who we hope will one day become Gold Coast SUNS players.”


The Academy program is now winding down for 2019 before ramping up again in early 2020.