The Gold Coast SUNS are thrilled to announce a further 21 players have committed to the club for the 2022 NAB AFLW Premiership Season.

The exciting news follows last week’s announcement young guns Daisy D’ArcyMaddison Levi and Lucy Single had re-signed on two-year contracts and the additions of Claudia Whitfort and Vivien Saad in the NAB AFLW Sign & Trade period.  

15 inaugural SUNS will line up for what will be their third season of AFLW, including Club Champion winners Lauren Ahrens and Jamie Stanton, 2021 captain Hannah Dunn and 2020 All Australian Kalinda Howarth.

Also included in the list of 21 are Club Champion Runner-Up Alison Drennan and fan favourite Sarah Perkins.

SUNS Head of Women’s Football Fiona Sessarago said it was a testament to the club’s direction to see the core of the SUNS AFLW list committed for next season.

“We’re thrilled to have the buy-in from the playing group in what is a really exciting period for our women’s program,” Sessarago said.

“This group has played a lot of football together over our first two seasons of AFLW which is really important and has set a fantastic foundation for our third season as a club.

“With a new coach Cameron Joyce coming on board there is a real buzz at the moment and we can’t wait to finalise our list through the draft before looking ahead to the pre-season.”  

The announcement takes the total number of players locked in for the 2022 season to 26, with four list positions open ahead of the NAB AFLW Draft which will take place on Tuesday July 27 at 6:45pm AEST 

SUNS locked in for next season:

2. Lauren Bella
3. Tori Groves-Little
5. Jacqui Yorston
6. Maddison Levi
7. Lauren Ahrens
9. Emma Pittman
10. Annise Bradfield
13. Lucy Single
14. Serene Watson
15. Wallis Randell
16. Britt Perry
17. Jamie Stanton
18. Janet Baird
20. Daisy D’Arcy
21. Ellie Hampson
23. Kalinda Howarth
24. Hannah Dunn
25. Dee Heslop
26. Kate Surman
28. Sarah Perkins
29. Cheyenne Hammond
30. Bess Keaney
33. Alison Drennan
42. Jade Pregelj
Claudia Whitfort
Vivien Saad