The Gold Coast SUNS might be celebrating ten years in the AFL with the inclusion of a women’s team.
The club has confirmed, it’s officially made a submission for an AFLW license, with a view to enter the competition in 2019.
The make-up of the side and its name has not been revealed, but the local development team, the Sunsets, were state champions in 2015 and 2016.
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What we do know is North Queensland (the Gold Coast SUNS Academy region) will play a big part in the eventual team, with a proposal to play one of the AFLW fixture games in either Cairns or Townsville. And, the women’s team will have full access to the SUNS’ Elite Training and Administration base at Metricon Stadium.
“The talented girls of Queensland deserve another AFL Women’s team and the Gold Coast SUNS, the Gold Coast community and North Queensland are ready to get behind our girls,” Gold Coast Chief Executive Mark Evans said.
“We want to be the best club in the country at integrating our male and female academies and pathways, all the way up to our elite AFL teams,” Mr Evans added.
Give our girls a team ☀️
SUNS today launch AFLW bid.
— GC SUNS (@GoldCoastSUNS) June 15, 2017