Exciting young midfielder Noah Anderson has committed his future to the Gold Coast SUNS, signing a two-year contract extension to the end of the 2023 season.
Taken with pick 2 in the 2019 NAB AFL Draft, Anderson has played every game in his debut season, becoming a vital member of Gold Coast’s midfield group.
The 19-year-old said he was excited to remain on the Gold Coast for the next three years.
“It was a pretty easy decision,” Anderson said.
“We’ve got a pretty young group up here and I’m already really close with a lot of the boys.
“It’s really exciting what we’re trying to build as a football club on the Coast and I really like the brand of football we’re trying to play.”
Anderson was named Round 7 NAB AFL Rising Star nominee after his 15 disposals and three tackle performance, however his best was yet to come, recording 26 disposals including 13 contested possessions in Round 12.
The midfielder is part of an exciting core group of young players at the SUNS and said it was great to see so many of them signing on for the future.
“It just shows that boys are ready to commit themselves to the club and trust what we’re doing here so it’s a really promising sign,” Anderson said.
“The group’s been so good and it’s been really easy to slot in. I’ve loved every moment of it, it feels like home.”
SUNS GM – Football Operations Jon Haines said the contract extension was a fantastic result for Noah and his family.
“Noah is a humble and respectful young man from a wonderful family and he has already had a significant impact on the football club. Noah’s commitment is further endorsement of the group’s commitment to one other and the belief that is evident in the football strategy”. Haines said.
Anderson’s contract extension follows that of Matt Rowell’s and comes on the back of further positive news at the club this season including significant on-field improvement, a membership record, four Rising Star nominations and six AFL debutants.