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SUNS Academy complete NQ testing days

The Gold Coast SUNS Academy has completed its annual North Queensland testing days over the past two weekends, visiting all four of its NQ testing hubs.

11:15am  Nov 12, 2019

Five SUNS named in 2020 NAB AFL Women’s Academy

Five female Gold Coast SUNS Academy players have been named in the 2020 NAB AFL Women’s Academy squad to accelerate their development over the next 12 months.

4:39pm  Nov 8, 2019

Five SUNS named in 2020 Allies AFL Academy squad

Five male SUNS Academy players have been named to represent the Allies in next year’s 2020 AFL Academy Squad.

6:21pm  Oct 16, 2019

SUNS Academy juniors put through paces

The Gold Coast SUNS have hosted male Academy Intensive Days as part of the ongoing development of the U13-U15 age groups.

2:50pm  Oct 4, 2019

SUNS Academy Awards Night: All the winners

On Wednesday night the Gold Coast SUNS hosted its 2019 Academy Awards Night, highlighting the achievements of the club’s Academy players this season.

3:01pm  Sep 25, 2019

Ellie Hampson – Academy Player of the Year

Ellie Hampson has won the 2019 Academy Player of the Year Award after a standout year with the Gold Coast SUNS.

7:35pm  Aug 31, 2019

Connor Budarick – Academy Player of the Year

Connor Budarick has won the Academy Player of the Year Award.

7:35pm  Aug 31, 2019

Team Announcement: Academy product Graham to debut

Gold Coast SUNS Academy graduate Caleb Graham has been confirmed to make his AFL debut this weekend in QClash18.

6:18pm  Aug 8, 2019

SUNS Academy member Connor Budarick RD17 NEAFL Rising Star

The young star found plenty of the ball in Gold Coast’s win over the Giants at Metricon Stadium on Sunday.

7:01pm  Jul 30, 2019

Academy member Austin Harris named U16 All Australian

SUNS Academy prospect Austin Harris has earnt All Australian honours for his performances in the NAB AFL Under-16 Championships.

4:49pm  Jul 18, 2019

Evans suggests changes to free agency, Academy selections

Mark Evans believes there are many options available to the AFL to help speed up the process of a club’s rebuild.

12:49pm  Jul 15, 2019

SUNS Academy season wrap

The Gold Coast SUNS Academy season has drawn to a close for both male and females across all age groups.

11:13am  May 24, 2019

Academy member Hewago Paul Oea wins Rd NEAFL Rising Star

Hewago Paul Oea is the Round 6 NEAFL Rising Star nominee following an impressive performance against Aspley on Saturday.

9:55am  May 15, 2019

Under 18 AFL Women's Queensland State Academy squad announced

AFL Queensland is pleased to announce the squad for the 2019 Bond University Under 18 AFL Women’s Queensland State Academy.

2:13pm  May 13, 2019

SUNS Male Academy: Draft Prospects

After taking out the Division 2 title in the NAB League, it’s no surprise that the Gold Coast SUNS U18 Male Academy is well-represented in the initial 50-player Allies squad announced on Thursday.

1:54pm  May 10, 2019

Academy member Fitzroy Greenwool wins Rd5 NEAFL Rising Star

Fitzroy Greenwool has earned the Round 5 NEAFL Rising Star nomination after lighting up the stage in Darwin on Saturday night.

9:53am  May 8, 2019

SUNS seal NAB AFL Academy Series

The future of footy on the Gold Coast looks bright, with the SUNS' youngsters shining as the club claimed its first NAB AFL Academy Series over the weekend.

9:38am  May 7, 2019

U18 Male Academy finish the season on a nail biting high

U18s Male Academy go 4-1 for the series after a 14 point win over GWV on Sunday.

11:46am  May 6, 2019

Academy: Davies honoured by ANZAC selection

SUNS Academy prospect Alex Davies had the highest honour of representing his country on the weekend.

5:38pm  May 1, 2019

U18 Male Academy fall short to Eastern Ranges

It was a disappointing result for the U18 Male Academy after falling to the Eastern Ranges by 59 points at Sandringham on Saturday.

9:09am  Apr 29, 2019


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