Gold Coast Suns welcome two more young guns from AFL draft

Another big night for the Gold Coast Suns at the AFL draft, securing two more stars to its playing list.

They began night two with selections 62 and 66, though live trading saw a dramatic swap.

The recruiting team to exchange its 2019 64th selection and the 2020 1st round compensation pick with Geelong for pick 27, allowing them to snare Jeremy Sharp.


An outside medium midfielder blessed with very good speed and a penetrating long kick, Sharp is one of three players to earn dual All-Australian selection in the last two years.

Suns National Recruiting Manager Kall Burns, says Jeremy is a high quality player, who will bring great athletic ability and a penetrating kick to the midfield group.

“His playing style will really complement the players we’ve brought in through the recent trade and draft periods.

“When he was still available during the second round we worked hard to ensure we could move up the order and select him,” Mr Burns said.

The club’s second and final selection of the night came at pick 60 when Jy Farrar’s name was called out.

The exciting mature-aged recruit from Halls Creek, has had to work hard for his opportunity but it finally came.

“Jy is someone we identified as target for our club, we think he can bring some great qualities to the side and I’m looking forward to seeing him produce some special moments in the red and gold jumper,” Mr Burns said.

It means Sun Jack Martin will likely go to Carlton, with the Suns opting not to use a pick to keep him on the coast.

It follows an extremely successful night one of the draft, which saw the Suns secure picks 1, 2 and 11, with Matthew Rowell, Noah Anderson and Sam Flanders all set to come our way.