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AFLW: SUNS secure talented trio of Academy Stars

The SUNS have today taken a significant step in building towards entering the AFLW competition in 2020, signing it’s three inaugural players.

5:00pm  Feb 8, 2019

Academy prospects: Who's eligible in 2019?

After last year's bonanza of early Academy selections, there looks set to be fewer top-end bids at the 2019 NAB AFL Draft.

10:34am  Feb 8, 2019

NEAFL Under-19 Academy squads announced

The Gold Coast SUNS, have locked in the next crop of Under-19 Academy players for the upcoming NEAFL season.

2:14pm  Jan 9, 2019

2019 Academy prospects training at the SUNS

It’s just under a month since the 2018 NAB AFL Draft, but attention has already shifted to next year’s draft crop.

10:25am  Dec 17, 2018

New Gold Coast SUNS Academy Under 16 Talent Program Announced

AFL Queensland, in conjunction with the Gold Coast SUNS, are pleased to announce new changes to the structure of the Under 16 talent programs in 2019 into a new four phase program.

6:03pm  Oct 30, 2018

Academy graduate Graham gets his wish

Originally hailing from Cairns, Graham relocated to the Gold Coast to focus on his football – and it’s paid off.

5:11pm  Nov 23, 2018

Six SUNS named in AFLW National Academy squads

The Gold Coast SUNS Academy has six players who have been named in the 2019 NAB AFL Women’s Academy squads.

5:51pm  Nov 12, 2018

Five SUNS named in National Academy squad

The SUNS will have five Academy members represented in the initial squad of the NAB AFL National Academy Allies for 2019.

2:38pm  Oct 29, 2018

2018 SUNS Academy Awards

The 2018 Gold Coast SUNS All Academy team was announced on Tuesday night along with individual awards for player of the year.

4:15pm  Sep 6, 2018

Two SUNS Female Academy members named in AFLW U18 All Australian team

The future is bright for female football in Queensland.

2:28pm  Sep 3, 2018

Academy member Harry Simington awarded NEAFL Rising Star nomination

Gold Coast SUNS Academy member Harry Simington has been awarded the Round 17 Tribal Sport NEAFL Rising Star nomination.

12:43pm  Aug 1, 2018

Four Academy members earn All-Australian honours

Four Gold Coast SUNS Academy members have earnt All-Australian honours at the 2018 U15 School Sport Championships held in Adelaide last week.

9:44am  Jul 31, 2018

Academy program paying dividends

Gold Coast’s NEAFL team has seen an upturn in form of late, and it’s the club’s Academy players who have been the foundation of the resurgence.

9:20am  Jul 27, 2018

Academy member Brodie Foster awarded NEAFL Rising Star nomination

Gold Coast SUNS Academy member Brodie Foster has earned the Round 13 Tribal Sport NEAFL Rising Star nomination.

12:42pm  Jul 4, 2018

Academy Ace joins on international scholarship

Hewago Oea from Papua New Guinea will join the SUNS Academy program on a two-year international scholarship.

8:39am  Jun 29, 2018

Eight SUNS Academy players selected into Allies Squad

The 2018 Under 18 Allies Squad has been announced following the conclusion of the NAB Academy Series.

10:45am  May 24, 2018

NAB Academy Series Review

Check out the Academy Series review following the fifth and final round.

3:33pm  May 17, 2018

Development evident throughout Academy Series: Raines

Saturday marked the fifth and final round of the male NAB Academy Series, with the SUNS travelling to Blacktown to take on the Sydney Swans.

9:48am  May 16, 2018

Academy Series: Round 2 Wrap

Despite a spirited second-half comeback, the Gold Coast SUNS male Academy side fell just short in their Round 2 clash with the Brisbane Lions in the NAB Academy Series.

4:58pm  Apr 24, 2018

SUNS Academy duo set for ANZAC clash

SUNS Male Academy members Connor Budarick and Hewago Paul Oea will represent Australia next week when they play in a NAB Academy match against the senior New Zealand Hawks national side.

3:31pm  Apr 19, 2018

LATEST ACADEMY VIDEOS

SUNS TV: Academy Update

4:54pm  Feb 4, 2019

Academy Combine: Yo-Yo Test

3:31pm  Sep 26, 2018

Academy Combine: 2km Time Trial

1:28pm  Sep 21, 2018

Academy Combine: Kicking Test

3:04pm  Sep 19, 2018

Academy Combine: Vertical Jump

2:59pm  Sep 17, 2018

SUNS TV: Academy Mini Legends

9:31am  Aug 10, 2018

SUNS TV: Academy Mini Series

11:13am  Aug 9, 2018

SUNS TV: Male Academy Interview

11:45am  Apr 19, 2018