The Gold Coast SUNS have today submitted a contract offer for restricted free agent Brandon Ellis to join the club.

The Richmond Football Club now have three days to make a decision on whether they will match the offer presented.

The club has worked closely with Ellisand his management to showcase the opportunity for him at the Gold Coast SUNS.

Once a decision has been made this will be communicated.



A contract offer is matched if the football payments and ASAs are equivalent under the offer and the contract proposed by the player’s current club. To qualify as a matching offer, the player’s current club must make an offer on the same terms as the new offer tabled by the player including:

  • Contract length;
  • Base payments;
  • Total match payments;
  • Total ASA payments;

Total performance incentives based on AFL awards or honours, club best and fairest finish or games played (not including finals). Any incentives for team performance do not have to be matched. A player cannot table an offer to be matched for less than a two-year contract length.