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Suns adapting to challenging COVID-19 lockdown times

BORDER closures and lockdowns preventing community sport is something that has become familiar across the country, in particular the eastern seaboard of Australia the past 18 months. But unlike in the majority of situations where everyone within a specific team is impacted, the Gold Coast Suns Academy have been uniquely impacted, given their region stretches […]

Scouting Notes: 2021 AFL U19 National Championships: South Australia vs. Allies

SOUTH Australia opened its account in the 2021 AFL Under 19 National Championships, defeating a makeshift Allies squad by 92 points at Adelaide Oval on Sunday. The Croweaters dominated from the second term onwards, with the Allies made up of a few NSW-ACT prospects, along with a mix of Northern Territory products and local Under […]

Podcast Explainer | Representative action – Allies U19 & U17s clashes, SA Futures Game 1

FOLLOWING on from the team’s previous podcast on the South Australian and West Australian Under 19s clash, this episode focused on the other representative action between Queensland and Tasmania in the Under 17s and Under 19s, as well as Game 1 of the SA Futures game. Post-match, the Final Siren podcast team assembled to recap […]

Southport Sharks to join QAFLW for 2022 season

THE Southport Sharks have officially been added to the Queensland Australian Football League Women’s (QAFLW) for the upcoming 2022 season. The Sharks have enjoyed a successful period since they joined the QFAW prior to the 2020 season. The team has won consecutive flags at the lower level, and look a ready-made side to join the […]

Resilient Evans maintains focus over challenging time

IT has been a challenging 18 months for a lot of aspiring Australian rules footballers, and Gold Coast Suns Academy talent from the Northern Rivers region, Imogen Evans is no different. In fact, for a player unfortunately on the New South Wales side of the border, Evans has had to watch on as many of her […]

Scouting Notes: 2021 AFL U17 National Championships – Queensland vs. Tasmania

QUEENSLAND and Tasmania locked horns in back-to-back representative fixtures on Friday, with either states’ brightest Under 17 and 19 prospects taking the field in Yeronga. In the bottom-age clash, Tasmania set an ominous tone for the day with its 14.12 (96) to 9.5 (59) victory on the road. We highlight some of the top performers […]

What we learned: AFLW U17s – Queensland & Northern Territory

WITH back-to-back games in both Queensland and the Northern Territory done and dusted at Under 17s level for another year, we gather a few key points to take out of the games to go forward with for next year. AFLW U17 CONTENT: >> Queensland AFLW U17s match report #1 >> Queensland AFLW U17s match report […]

Determined Suns talent Imogen Evans enjoys social side and physicality of footy

IT has been a challenging 18 months for a lot of aspiring Australian rules footballers, and Gold Coast Suns Academy talent from the Northern Rivers region, Imogen Evans is no different. In fact, for a player unfortunately on the New South Wales side of the border, Evans has had to watch on as many of her […]

Scouting Notes: 2021 AFL U19 National Championships – Queensland vs. Tasmania

QUEENSLAND and Tasmania locked horns in back-to-back representative fixtures on Friday, with either states’ brightest Under 17 and 19 prospects taking the field in Yeronga. The home side came out narrow two-point victors in the Under 19 main event, controlling the match but forced to survive a late Tasmanian flurry to salute 9.8 (62) to […]

Queensland survive late scare from Tasmania to hold on in AFL U19s contest

QUEENSLAND has survived an almighty last quarter scare from Tasmania to post a narrow two-point win at Yeronga as part of the states’ clash for the AFL Under 19 Championships. After a scrappy first term, the home team piled on seven of the next eight goals to lead by as much as 35 points late […]

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