Senior Coach Stuart Dew says this year the SUNS will be looking to repay the faith to its supporters after a challenging 2020 season.
The COVID-impacted season meant fans missed significant chunks of live football, but Dew said the team was hungry to notch some wins in front of home fans again in 2021.
“I think we’re always trying to make our fans proud and we know what makes them the most proud and that’s a win,” Dew said.
“We’re aware that people have stuck by us and particularly last year when they weren’t able to come to much football and our membership was an all-time record.
“We’re concentrating on getting our process right and getting that win over the line.”
This weekend is the perfect opportunity for fans to get their footy fix, with the SUNS AFLW team playing first-up in the double header at Metricon Stadium.
Dew said it was a fantastic afternoon for the club to have both teams in action.
“We’re very excited and the whole club is excited really because the AFLW team is on firsthand and the we’re the curtain closer for them which is great.
“The girls have had a tough year and we want to make sure we get there and support them and try to finish the season off.
“We’re looking forward to it, hopefully they can kick us off with a win and then we can do the right thing by the footy club and get a positive result.”
First bounce for the AFLW game against Geelong is 4:10pm, with the AFL match against North Melbourne getting underway at 7:10pm. Gates open at 3:00pm.