The Gold Coast Suns are pleased to announce another contract re-signing, with Sean Lemmens becoming the second player this week to extend his future with the club.
Lemmens’ show of faith comes just days after Adam Saad also put pen to paper on a new deal, with both half-backs considered key pieces to the club’s defensive group.
With 46 senior appearances to his name, Lemmens is approaching the 50-game milestone in his third season in the AFL.
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After playing 18 games in his debut season and exceeding expectations, Sean Lemmens played another 18 in his second year at the Gold Coast Suns to continue his development.
He is just one of six Suns to have played all 10 games so far this season, alongside Jesse Lonergan, Jarrod Harbrow, Jack Martin, Tom Lynch and Nick Malceski.
Lemmens welcomed the opportunity to re-sign with the club.
“We really have a united playing group and we want to establishing a winning culture here on the Gold Coast.
“It is no secret to anyone that knows me that the Gold Coast has become my home away from home, so to continue to live out my AFL career in Queensland is an opportunity I don’t take for granted.
“The club has been incredibly supportive in my three years at the club; from our player welfare program to our emerging leadership sessions and football education – the club works tirelessly to help all players taste success both on and off the field,” Lemmens said.
Lemmens reiterated he and his teammates were looking forward to establishing a winning culture on the Gold Coast.
“It goes without saying that we’ve had a rough time of it with injuries but to be honest, that’s not an excuse. Everyone involved in the club are acutely aware of the responsibility we all have to the Gold Coast community, the AFL and our fans to perform both on and off the field.
“We know what is expected of us, and we will continue to work very hard to ensure we become the club we set out to be, and our fans expect us to be and that starts with creating a winning culture.”
GC Suns list and strategy manager Scott Clayton said he was thrilled another key player was eager to lock away their AFL future on the Gold Coast.
“We are rapt to be in a position to once again be announcing another key re-signing for the Gold Coast Suns,” he said.
“Sean has seized every opportunity that has been presented to him during his three seasons on the Gold Coast, and has continued his upward trajectory under coach Rodney Eade.”
“His fearless attack on the footy, strong work ethic and competitiveness is often highlighted by his teammates and coaching staff.
“We’re absolutely excited about his future, and strongly believe we are building towards sustained success for years to come.”