AFLW - GC SUNS licence approved for 2020 #GetSet

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I just hate the women’s jumper. Looks like a discarded training top. So much worse then the men’s one and that’s saying something
 

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Jen2310

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Madison Prespakis, Carlton’s reigning best and fairest winner, will now be joined by her partner Serene Watson in the AFLW.

There’s just one problem. The couple won’t be on the same team. They won’t even be in the same state.

While Prespakis hopes to eventually live in the same state as Watson, the latter wants to take it one step further.

“In two years, we’ll try very hard to get her away from Carlton.”
 

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Excuse my ignorance, but why didn’t the Suns get the early pick concessions in the draft similar to the men’s team when they joined?
 

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Excuse my ignorance, but why didn’t the Suns get the early pick concessions in the draft similar to the men’s team when they joined?
The AFLW Draft is not like the men’s draft.

Potential draftees nominate where they want to be drafted to, due to the part time nature of the league, and small pay.

So for QLD, draftees could nominate All of Queensland, Gold Coast or Brisbane.

So in practice, unless a draftee nominates All of Queensland, each QLD club is drafting from a closed pool.

So the Lions and Suns compete for very few players.

I’m not sure if any/many draftees nominated for multiple States or Draft Zones.
 

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Since we have a brand new team forming at the moment I figured it would be helpful to find out a little bit about the girls who will be representing us in the early parts of next year. I'll start with the draftees.

Pick 18 - Serene Watson (Bond University/Helensvale State High School)
  • Suns academy product.
  • Originally from New South Wales
Pick 22 - Hannah Dunn (Queanbeyan)
  • First woman to reach 100 games for the Queanbeyan Tigers Women's team in the AFL Canberra competition.
  • 2019 Premiership player with Queanbeyan.
Pick 38 - Alexia Hamilton (Queanbeyan)
  • GWS academy product.
  • 2019 Premiership player with Queanbeyan.
Pick 42 - Brittany Perry (North Adelaide)
  • Former GWS listed player.
  • Former WBBL player with the Adelaide Strikers.
Pick 57 - Cheyanne Hammond (South Adelaide)
  • Comes from a soccer background.
  • 2018 Premiership player with South Adelaide.
Pick 69 - Dion 'Dee' Heslop (Yeronga/Helensvale State High School)
  • Suns academy product.
  • Born in New Zealand and moved to the GC at 11.
  • A member of the 2019 NAB AFLW Academy squad.
Pick 86 - Jade Pregelj (Yeronga)
  • Former member of the Army.
Pick 91 - Georgia Breward (Coolangatta-Tweed/Pacific Valley Christian School)
  • Suns academy product.
  • Hails from the small town of Lawrence in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales.

Okay then we have the inaugural expansion signings.

Charlotte Hammans (Bond University/Varsity College)
  • Suns academy product.
  • She is a foundation member of the Gold Coast Football Club.
  • One of three first female signings for the Gold Coast Football Club.
Ellie Hampson (Hermit Park/William Ross State High School)
  • Suns academy product.
  • Originally from Townsville.
  • One of three first female signings for the Gold Coast Football Club.
Kitara Whap-Farrar (South Cairns/St Mary's Catholic College)
  • Suns academy product.
  • Originally from Cairns.
  • She has a Torres Strait Islander background.

Are there any others that are unknown or have the rest of our players all played in the AFLW in the past?
 
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The Victorian

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Gold Coast AFLW Fixture 2020
THE 2020 AFLW FIXTURE (All times AEDT)


R1 GWS GIANTS v GOLD COAST SUNS
Saturday 8 February, 1.10pm at Blacktown International Sportspark

R2 GOLD COAST SUNS v RICHMOND Saturday 15 February, 5.10pm at Metricon Stadium

R3 GOLD COAST SUNS v BRISBANE LIONS Saturday 22 February, 5.10pm at Metricon Stadium

R4 NORTH MELBOURNE v GOLD COAST SUNS Saturday 29 February, 5.10pm at Arden Street

R5 GOLD COAST SUNS v GEELONG CATS Friday 6 March, 7.10pm at Great Barrier Reef Arena, Mackay

R6 WEST COAST EAGLES v GOLD COAST SUNS Sunday 15 March, 5.10pm at Mineral Resources Park

R7 GOLD COAST SUNS v ADELAIDE CROWS Sunday 22 March, 1.10pm at Fankhauser Reserve (Channel Seven)

R8 MELBOURNE v GOLD COAST SUNS Sunday 29 March, 4.10pm at Casey Fields
 

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The Victorian

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Looking at the conferences i think we have been screwed over.

Look at conference b

They have bottom of Conference A and B
Second Last of Conference A
as well as the two weaker semi finalists.
 

GC2015

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Since we have a brand new team forming at the moment I figured it would be helpful to find out a little bit about the girls who will be representing us in the early parts of next year. I'll start with the draftees.

Pick 18 - Serene Watson (Bond University/Helensvale State High School)
  • Suns academy product.
  • Originally from New South Wales
Pick 22 - Hannah Dunn (Queanbeyan)
  • First woman to reach 100 games for the Queanbeyan Tigers Women's team in the AFL Canberra competition.
  • 2019 Premiership player with Queanbeyan.
Pick 38 - Alexia Hamilton (Queanbeyan)
  • GWS academy product.
  • 2019 Premiership player with Queanbeyan.
Pick 42 - Brittany Perry (North Adelaide)
  • Former GWS listed player.
  • Former WBBL player with the Adelaide Strikers.
Pick 57 - Cheyanne Hammond (South Adelaide)
  • Comes from a soccer background.
  • 2018 Premiership player with South Adelaide.
Pick 69 - Dion 'Dee' Heslop (Yeronga/Helensvale State High School)
  • Suns academy product.
  • Born in New Zealand and moved to the GC at 11.
  • A member of the 2019 NAB AFLW Academy squad.
Pick 86 - Jade Pregelj (Yeronga)
  • Former member of the Army.
Pick 91 - Georgia Breward (Coolangatta-Tweed/Pacific Valley Christian School)
  • Suns academy product.
  • Hails from the small town of Lawrence in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales.

Okay then we have the inaugural expansion signings.

Charlotte Hammans (Bond University/Varsity College)
  • Suns academy product.
  • She is a foundation member of the Gold Coast Football Club.
  • One of three first female signings for the Gold Coast Football Club.
Ellie Hampson (Hermit Park/William Ross State High School)
  • Suns academy product.
  • Originally from Townsville.
  • One of three first female signings for the Gold Coast Football Club.
Kitara Whap-Farrar (South Cairns/St Mary's Catholic College)
  • Suns academy product.
  • Originally from Cairns.
  • She has a Torres Strait Islander background.

Are there any others that are unknown or have the rest of our players all played in the AFLW in the past?
A few more girls and their backgrounds:

Kalinda Howarth (Coolangatta/Helensvale State High School)
  • Born and raised on the Gold Coast.
  • Was previously on the Brisbane Lions list.
Taylor Smith (Bond University/Coomera Anglican College)
  • Comes from an athletics background (heptathlon).
  • Began playing football in Year 12.
Maddy Roberts (Coolangatta/Kingscliff High School)
  • Comes from a soccer background.
  • First played football at 17.
Lauren Ahrens (Essendon VFLW/Palm Beach Currumbin State High School)
  • Born on the Gold Coast.
  • Relocated to Melbourne for university studies and began playing footy for the first time then.
Jamie Stanton (Coolangatta/St Andrews Lutheran College)
  • Grew up playing soccer and earned selection for the junior Matildas.
  • Earned a college soccer scholarship at Lindsey Wilson College in Kentucky.
  • Began playing football for the first time with Coolangatta at the age of 19.
Tori Groves-Little (Coorparoo/Beenleigh State High School)
  • Suns academy graduate.
  • Grew up playing rugby league and touch football before trying Aussie rules at 15.
  • Became the youngest winner of the QWAFL best and fairest award at the age of 17.
Lauren Bella (Bond University/Mercy College Mackay)
  • Suns academy graduate.
  • Grew up in Mackay.
  • Made the QLD state netball team in high school.
Tiarna Ernst (Diamond Creek/Mossman State High School)
  • Born in Thursday Island (A Torres Strait Island).
  • Medical doctor.
  • Was introduced to football for the first time while attending James Cook University in Cairns. She first played for Manunda.
Leah Kaslar (Coolangatta/Smithfield State High School)
  • Grew up in Cairns and moved to the Gold Coast at age 21.
  • Passionate surfer.
  • Previous captain of the Brisbane Lions.
 

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AFLW 2020 Coaching group:
David Lake (Head Coach)
Andrew Swallow (Midfield & Technical)
Darryl White (Talls/Backs)
John Taylor (Forwards)
Matt Bedford (Development/Runner)
 

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AFLW 2020 Coaching group:
David Lake (Head Coach)
Andrew Swallow (Midfield & Technical)
Darryl White (Talls/Backs)
John Taylor (Forwards)
Matt Bedford (Development/Runner)
is that the darryl white i think it is?!?!

edit: fu** yea it is
 

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is that the darryl white i think it is?!?!

edit: fu** yea it is
Exciting times to have a highly experienced and successful football person like Darryl White in our coaching group. It further strengthens our association with the NT and I personally think it's great to have indigenous representation within our coaching group. It's probably also worth noting that his son, William McDowell-White, is a professional basketball player currently competing in the G-League competition (essentially a reserves competition for the NBA) in the United States. The reason I'm mentioning Will is because he grew up playing footy for Coorparoo and was a Brisbane Lions academy member as a youngster before he decided to focus more on basketball and quit football.

Perhaps Darryl could convince him to sign a Category B rookie deal with us? I think the rules state you are eligible for that kind of scholarship if you have not competed in any Australian rules football league in the last two years and obviously that's the case with William. He's 21 years old and stands 196cms tall for anyone who is interested. I imagine his vertical leap would be impressive, too. It's the kind of acquisition that would infuriate Brisbane so that's an added benefit for some of the hardcores like Mr Bods :tearsofjoy: Look at the way the Cornes situation ignited the Crows-Power rivalry as an example.

Also nice to see Andrew Swallow in the coaching group. I feel like we're slowly introducing more highly experienced AFL people into our club and that's a good thing for both the club and Gold Coast football in general. The great thing about our city is these people often end up staying on the Gold Coast well after their tenure with us is over. Look at guys like Matthew Primus and Matthew Lappin who continue to coach at the Southport Sharks. Matty Lappin has even become a school coach at one of the private schools here on the GC so it looks he'll be here long term and that's exactly what we want when we bring these highly experienced AFL people to the Suns. I believe Primus has a few daughters who could be future AFLW players for us so that's something to keep an eye on from that perspective.
 

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