Good news for the Gold Coast Suns, confirming their vice-captain will stick around for another four years.
Sam Collins has inked a contract extension through to the end of 2025.
The 27-year-old was recruited as a state-league assistance player back in 2018, but joined the leadership group in 2020 and became vice-captain this year.
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He says he’s excited for the future of the club, and that the decision to stay on was a no-brainer.
“I love the club and have enjoyed being a part of the leadership group to help drive this group forward.
“I really believe in what we’re building here and I couldn’t see myself being anywhere else to be honest.
“I’m really excited for the next four years and how much influence I can have on the group, to make sure we’re a really respected and competitive team throughout the competition.
“I want to help build this club to be a finals team,” Collins said.
Gold Coast SUNS General Manager of Football Operations Jon Haines says the impact Collins has on the club is incredible.
“From the moment Sam walked through the doors of the club, he has put absolutely everything he has into improving every day.
“He is equally committed to helping others and has quickly become a true leader of the playing group and our club.
“Sam’s long term commitment is testimony to the esteem with which he is held and his personal belief in his teammates and club,” Haines said.
It’s good news for the club as it prepares to farewell one of its inaugural players as well.
Jarrod Harbrow will hang up the boots after this weekend’s match against The Swans.
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