Emerging defender Jy Farrar has signed a contract extension with the Gold Coast SUNS until the end of 2023.
The 24-year old was selected as a mature age draftee with pick 60 in the 2019 NAB AFL Draft going on to make his AFL debut in the final round of the 2020 Toyota AFL Premiership Season against Hawthorn.
Farrar has played five games for the club so far this year and will return to the team against Hawthorn, in Sydney, this Saturday night as part of Sir Doug Nicholls round.
“I can’t thank the club enough for believing in me,” Farrar said.
“They’ve given me the opportunity to fulfil my dream and I just want to have a dip and grab the opportunity with both hands.”
“Everybody has been so warm and welcoming towards me, the club has a real family feel to it.”
2021 has seen Farrar rise to a new challenge, impressing in his new role as part of the defensive group.
“I’ve always felt I can be a multi positional player and I’m just keen to do my part and play my role as part of the team.”
“At the end of the day, team success is the most important thing.”
General Manager of Football Operations Jon Haines said it was a great reward for effort for the young emerging defender.
“It’s a testament to Jy’s character and his commitment to constantly look for improvement in his game. In a very short space of time, Jy has become a much-loved member of the playing group.”
Farrar will line up for his seventh AFL game as part of the team to take on Hawthorn in Sir Doug Nicholls Round tomorrow at the SCG.