Ben Ainsworth extends contract with Gold Coast Suns

The Gold Coast Suns have locked in small forward Ben Ainsworth for another couple of years.

The AFL club confirmed on Thursday morning that Ainsworth had re-signed with the Suns until at least the end of 2024.

The 24-year-old said he was looking forward to continuing the journey with the Gold Coast.


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“I love this footy club, our footy club, and I know this playing group is committed to ensuring that the path we’re on is centred around bringing success to the Gold Coast,” Ainsworth said.

“The football program that has been established provides us as players with every opportunity to continue to grow both on and off the field and I’m excited by the opportunity to develop as part of it.

“We’ve come a long way as a club in my six seasons and I want to ensure I continue to help lead us into the next part of our journey.”

Ainsworth has had a strong start with the Suns in 2022, averaging 16 disposals, three tackles and one goal a game.

General Manager Player List and Strategy Craig Cameron was pleased to see Ainsworth commit his future to the club.

“Ben has worked tirelessly since joining the club to establish himself as a player at the AFL level but also to help set the foundations of our football club,” Cameron said.

“We’re thrilled to have Ben continue his journey with us, as we strive to bring success to the Gold Coast.”