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The Victorian

Premiership Player
Oct 23, 2018
3,607
3,138
Victoria
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Gold Coast
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Storm, Western Utd
So I’ve eventually gotten up to the Gold Coast! Really pumped and looking forward to my stay..

Just wondering, is there any places/shops etc on the coast that have suns stuff other than the Suns shop? What is rebel like for suns gear? FIA
 

nutstar

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Feb 27, 2005
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Port Augusta
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Gold Coast
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QPR
So I’ve eventually gotten up to the Gold Coast! Really pumped and looking forward to my stay..

Just wondering, is there any places/shops etc on the coast that have suns stuff other than the Suns shop? What is rebel like for suns gear? FIA
Last time I was up I managed to find some at a sports shop at pacific fair, also at harbour town
 

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robo_1

Club Legend
Nov 11, 2017
1,953
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Melbourne
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Gold Coast
So I’ve eventually gotten up to the Gold Coast! Really pumped and looking forward to my stay..

Just wondering, is there any places/shops etc on the coast that have suns stuff other than the Suns shop? What is rebel like for suns gear? FIA
There’s a souvenir shop in surfers paradise near Hard Rock Cafe that used to sell some suns stuff
 

Corkie

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Aug 6, 2013
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4,941
Gold Coast
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Gold Coast
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Gold Coast United
So I’ve eventually gotten up to the Gold Coast! Really pumped and looking forward to my stay..

Just wondering, is there any places/shops etc on the coast that have suns stuff other than the Suns shop? What is rebel like for suns gear? FIA
Rebel Sports at Pac Fair & Robina Town Centre has Suns gear. Also Sporty’s Warehouse at Bundall usually has a bit.
 

The Victorian

Premiership Player
Oct 23, 2018
3,607
3,138
Victoria
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Gold Coast
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Storm, Western Utd
I must admit I’ve been quite disappointed

Gold Coasters:
I’ve seen no one at all down the street in Suns or Titans fear but I’ve seen people in Richmond, Adelaide, Carlton, Melbourne, Knights, Broncos, Storm, Rabbitohs

Gear:
I’ve been to a few shops including Pacific Fair Rebel etc and there were more gear for Victorian teams than the Suns! The suns only had 2-3 AFLW guernseys that were from 2020.

cmon GC, you’ve gotta lift!
 

GC2015

Club Legend
May 27, 2013
2,277
2,613
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Gold Coast
I must admit I’ve been quite disappointed

Gold Coasters:
I’ve seen no one at all down the street in Suns or Titans fear but I’ve seen people in Richmond, Adelaide, Carlton, Melbourne, Knights, Broncos, Storm, Rabbitohs

Gear:
I’ve been to a few shops including Pacific Fair Rebel etc and there were more gear for Victorian teams than the Suns! The suns only had 2-3 AFLW guernseys that were from 2020.

cmon GC, you’ve gotta lift!
I wish things were different but you have to understand both the Suns and Titans have been very mediocre for the last decade which means most locals don't really feel pride for their teams. Also, a large percentage people who live on the Gold Coast are first or second generation Sydneysiders/Melburnians. They already have their affiliations to teams down south and until the local teams start performing well, they won't convert. Then you also have a smaller percentage who are from Brisbane or have some tie to Brisbane and support the Broncos accordingly.

We'll get there. We just need a local team to have a sustained period of success.
 

Mr Bods

Norm Smith Medallist
May 21, 2017
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Southern GC-the beautiful city
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Gold Coast
I must admit I’ve been quite disappointed

Gold Coasters:
I’ve seen no one at all down the street in Suns or Titans fear but I’ve seen people in Richmond, Adelaide, Carlton, Melbourne, Knights, Broncos, Storm, Rabbitohs

Gear:
I’ve been to a few shops including Pacific Fair Rebel etc and there were more gear for Victorian teams than the Suns! The suns only had 2-3 AFLW guernseys that were from 2020.

cmon GC, you’ve gotta lift!
I hear you. It’s quite a difficult mission.
 

The Victorian

Premiership Player
Oct 23, 2018
3,607
3,138
Victoria
AFL Club
Gold Coast
Other Teams
Storm, Western Utd
I wish things were different but you have to understand both the Suns and Titans have been very mediocre for the last decade which means most locals don't really feel pride for their teams. Also, a large percentage people who live on the Gold Coast are first or second generation Sydneysiders/Melburnians. They already have their affiliations to teams down south and until the local teams start performing well, they won't convert. Then you also have a smaller percentage who are from Brisbane or have some tie to Brisbane and support the Broncos accordingly.

We'll get there. We just need a local team to have a sustained period of success.
I get that. Eventually this needs to change! The GC is unique as there is only the one team in the region. Adelaide has two teams as does Sydney and Perth... we need to embrace this opportunity of ours and really make the Suns our own team!!!

I think I’m more disappointed about no gear on the coast though as I can’t get anything in Melbourne then head up and can get Victorian teams but no suns! That’s deflating
 

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GC2015

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May 27, 2013
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I get that. Eventually this needs to change! The GC is unique as there is only the one team in the region. Adelaide has two teams as does Sydney and Perth... we need to embrace this opportunity of ours and really make the Suns our own team!!!
We also don't face the historical issues which will virtually guarantee a city like Brisbane should always be a rugby league town (at least in our life time). Rugby league doesn't have a stranglehold on the Gold Coast market which means the city is essentially up for grabs for whichever team can have a sustained period of success first. The Titans had two really solid years in 09-10 when they were a legitimate top 4 team with very likeable and marketable players in their squad like Scott Prince, Preston Campbell, Mat Rogers etc. I can honestly say the city was very invested in the Titans back then and there was a lot of pride in the Titans. Unfortunately for the Titans (and fortunately for us) they completely fell away from 2011 onwards and the door is now wide open again for either code to take over.

In Brisbane it doesn't matter how successful the Lions are, they will never overtake the Broncos in terms of popularity. In fact, the Lions are probably going to fall even further behind in their market when the NRL introduces another Brisbane franchise in the next few years and they also have to contend with other pro sports teams that can have good periods of success/popularity like the Heat, Reds, Roar, Bullets, Firebirds etc. We only have to compete with one team which makes things a lot easier.
 

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