To represent the Gold Coast SUNS Academy you must live in the Academy’s designated zones.

These zones range from the following areas:

  • Northern NSW (Evans Head to the Queensland Border)
  • Gold Coast to Logan
  • Gladstone to Cape York

Our Academy squads will be selected at the end of September each season, with all current and new members notified of whether they have gained selection into the squads.

The initial selection process will be made on the below criteria:

  • Representative performances i.e. Gold Coast U16 Regional, Queensland U16, U15 & U12 (School Boy Carnivals).
  • Club performances in own age group or above
  • Professional Attitude at Club, Academy and Representative level
  • Commitment to Academy Values
  • AFLQ/Club Recommendations

Rookie Selections
For all players not selected into the initial Academy squads, there is an opportunity to attend your Regions “Academy Talent ID and Testing Days” through late October and early November where the Academy squads may be added to at the start of its Pre-Season training program.