Hugh Greenwood has joined the Gold Coast SUNS as part of the Telstra AFL Trade Period.
After three seasons with the Crows, Greenwood joins the SUNS in exchange for Gold Coasts future 3rd and 4th round selections in the 2020 NAB AFL Draft.
Greenwood, 27, who played in the Crows 2017 Grand Final side said he was thrilled to be joining the SUNS.
“I’m very excited to be here, it’s been a bit of a process, but to finally be here and be part of the Gold Coast football club, is very exciting,” Greenwood said.
“It’s a young, exciting and enthusiastic group and I’m just looking forward to slotting in and playing my role as part of it.
Greenwood said he was looking forward to helping shape the future of the club.
“Everyone I’ve spoken to within the four walls is really confident in the direction the club is heading.
“To be a part of that, something bigger than just myself as a player and to be able to help out where I can with the development of some of the younger guys, was a huge selling point for me.”
General Manager – List & Strategy Craig Cameron said the SUNS were thrilled to secure Greenwood.
"Hugh is another mature big bodied midfielder that will add to our young group. He’s also excited about the opportunity to come to our club and help drive us forward,” Cameron said.
“In line with our strategy we we’re keen to target mature players who will complement our young group and are committed to help drive our club forward, Hugh definitely fits that criteria.”
Greenwood joins dual Richmond Premiership player Brandon Ellis in joining the SUNS this off-season.
Height: 191 cm
Debut: Round 9, 2017 v Brisbane at the Gabba
Draft history: 2015 joined the Adelaide Crows as a Category B rookie from Perth Wildcats NBL.