Suns shining on north’s fans with special extras

Suns shining on north’s fans with special extras

GOLD Coast Suns are making it easier for Far North footy fans to become Suns supporters in a bid to boost membership numbers in regional Queensland.

The Suns, with AFL Cairns juniors Jarrod Harbrow, Jack Bowes and Jacob Heron on their list, today launched their first membership category built specifically for footy fans living in North Queensland.

The brand new Northern Sun membership will provide access to the Suns’ pre-season JLT Series game against Geelong in Townsville and a reserved seat to the team’s Round 1 match against North Melbourne in Cairns.

The Suns are looking to further strengthen the Suns Talent Academies in the region, with $20 from every Northern Sun membership sold going towards the Suns North Queensland Academy programs for aspiring male and female athletes.

Fans who sign up as a Northern Sun member will also be granted access to one Suns home game at Metricon Stadium in 2018 and will receive a Suns membership pack and a Members cap.

“The game of AFL is growing massively in North Queensland and the support the team gets throughout North Queensland is great, and I know fans travel between Cairns and Townsville to go to games as I’ve done it a few times myself,” Cairns Saints junior Bowes said.

“Last year I played my first senior AFL game at home in Cairns and I got a real buzz out of playing in front of family and friends at Cazalys. Mum and Dad organised for them all to sit together last year and you could hear them every time I went near the ball.”

Cairns’ Cazalys Stadium is in line to host an AFLW game after the Gold Coast Suns obtained an AFLW licence for the 2020 season.

Suns chief executive Mark Evans said the club was thrilled to launch the new membership.

“We are incredibly pleased to be launching the Northern Suns membership and in doing so increasing our commitment to North Queensland and our male and female talent pathways,” Evans said.

“Strengthening our ties in North Queensland is a focus of ours and to be in a position to launch a membership that provides additional benefits to footy fans in the region is significant.”

Gold Coast Suns Activity in North Queensland in 2018


GC Suns Talent Academy — male and female

Local club visits March 22

Coach and specialist staff masterclasses

Hostplus annual sporting lunch

Open training March 23

Round 1 Toyota AFL Premiership Game March 24


GC Suns Talent Academy — male and female

Australia Post Community Camp March 2

Coach and specialist staff masterclasses

Open training March 2

JLT Community Series Game March 4

Article courtesy of Jordan Gerrans the Cairns Post  12th December 2017