AFL Cairns trio tries to find their place with the Suns

AFL Cairns trio tries to find their place with the Suns

TALENTED trio Fitzroy Greenwool, Tui Lowah and Max Culpitt will all relocate south to the Gold Coast to chase their AFL dream in 2018.

The three follow the path of Far North juniors Jack Bowes and Jacob Heron who have moved to the Glitter Strip to try to land on an AFL list.

The Gold Coast Suns Academy trio will all complete a block of training with the club leading into Christmas before returning early in the new year to play in the NEAFL and the AFL Under-18 Academy ­Series.

Greenwool and Lowah are products of AFL Cape York House and played senior football at Cairns Saints in 2017 as Greenwool claimed the Troy Clarke AFL Cairns Rising Star Award as well as representing North Queensland at senior level.

Trinity Beach youngster Culpitt played much of last season in the Bulldogs senior side and booted nine majors in one game against Manunda in the back half of the campaign.

“Fitzroy and Tui will be exposed in our program in different stages of the year,” Gold Coast Suns Academy manager Jason Torney said.

“They will be on the Coast for two or three weeks before Christmas and really experience what it is like to train at the level and learn what it is like to move away from home again. Max will come down and stay with some family.

“By end of January, we generally make a cut to our academy program for the under-18s but those three are all super talented kids and I would say they will be around the mark.”

Lowah is the brother of ­Timakoi Bowie, who played in the NEAFL with the Suns in 2017.