The Gold Coast Suns have managed to hold on to one of their local stars, with Rory Thompson signing a three-year contract extension with the club.
The 200cm defender, who played junior football with the Southport Sharks, has played 79 games since making his debut in 2011.
“Obviously I’m very excited to be staying at home on the Gold Coast,” the 25-year-old said.
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“I was born and bred here and looking forward knowing I’m going to be here for a few more years,”
“I love the lifestyle here. I’m into my surfing, fishing, golf and all that sort of stuff out in the sun and I’m very excited where the club’s at as well. The future’s looking pretty bright up here and I think it was a good time to re-sign.
“We made some key signings in the trade period in Pearce Hanley, Jarryd Lyons and Jarrod Witts. They can all come in and play a role and have an immediate impact for us.”
Football Operations General Manager, Marcus Ashcroft said the club was thrilled to extend Thompson’s contract.
“We are rapt that Rory has re-committed to the club until the end of 2019,” Ashcroft said.
“It is evident that he is an important player for us going forward, and as a Gold Coaster he is a player that junior footballers across the coast can look up to and aim to follow in his footsteps.”
The deal will see Thompson commit to the club until at least the end of 2019.
— GC SUNS (@GoldCoastSUNS) November 10, 2016