GC SUNS General Manager List & Strategy, Craig Cameron said in the absence of fair compensation, a trade with Carlton was unable to be facilitated before the Telstra AFL Trade Period deadline on Wednesday night. 

Speaking at the conclusion of the Telstra AFL Trade Period Cameron said.

“Carlton’s offer for Jack Martin didn’t meet our expectations.”

“At the end of the day we placed a higher value on Jack than Carlton did and we maintained our position on what we think is fair value for him.

“We will now work with Jack and his manager on what’s next from here, and will do everything in our power to retain Jack.

“What we do hold is an incredibly strong hand at the 2019 and 2020 drafts, this includes five 1st and three 2nd round selections and this wouldn’t have altered significantly should we have agreed to the trade proposed by Carlton.

“Jack has been an important part of our playing group for a number of years, and we know the playing group is still keen to have him as a teammate.”

At the conclusion of the 2019 Telstra AFL Trade period the Gold Coast SUNS will have the following selections in the 2019 NAB AFL Draft; 1,2,15,20,78 & 90 as well as two future first & second round selections.