Toast Welcome to the suns, Bodhi Uwland

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GC2015

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May 27, 2013
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This is what we like to see! A born and bred Gold Coaster making it all the way through our academy pathway and ending up on our AFL list. What a great story to see a kid that started playing footy for the Burleigh Bombers U6s team in 2009 in the same year our club first started playing matches competitively and he goes on to be listed by his hometown team. Just think, in 2009 Rory Thompson was playing for our TAC Cup team and Uwland had just begun U6s footy for Burleigh. Now they're teammates!

I don't believe we've drafted many other Gold Coast born players out of our academy. I think Andrew Boston, Brayden Crossley and Max Spencer may have been the only others that were born on the GC but sadly they all had short careers with us.

Keep an eye out for Bodhi's twin brothers coming through our academy in a few years as well. We could have a whole clan of Uwlands on our list in a few years :D

Welcome Bodhi!
 

SUN OF A GUN

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Welcome Bodhi. Looking forward to watching you progress through the ranks at the Suns. Been a pleasure watching you play at Broady


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GC2015

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Welcome Bodhi. Looking forward to watching you progress through the ranks at the Suns. Been a pleasure watching you play at Broady
It's a real shame Bodhi missed out on Broadbeach's QAFL premiership victory in mid September in what would have been his last game of local footy as a junior. The GC Bulletin reported that he made the decision to skip the GF to manage a stress reaction in his lower back but it's unfortunate he was unable to cap off his junior career with a QAFL premiership before we drafted him like Caleb Graham (2018), Jacob Dawson (2017) and Jacob Heron (2017) did for PBC.
 

Fat Pizza

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It's a real shame Bodhi missed out on Broadbeach's QAFL premiership victory in mid September in what would have been his last game of local footy as a junior. The GC Bulletin reported that he made the decision to skip the GF to manage a stress reaction in his lower back but it's unfortunate he was unable to cap off his junior career with a QAFL premiership before we drafted him like Caleb Graham (2018), Jacob Dawson (2017) and Jacob Heron (2017) did for PBC.
A couple of premierships with the SUNS might help ease his pain


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Jen2310

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It's a real shame Bodhi missed out on Broadbeach's QAFL premiership victory in mid September in what would have been his last game of local footy as a junior. The GC Bulletin reported that he made the decision to skip the GF to manage a stress reaction in his lower back but it's unfortunate he was unable to cap off his junior career with a QAFL premiership before we drafted him like Caleb Graham (2018), Jacob Dawson (2017) and Jacob Heron (2017) did for PBC.
True, it might be a shame. But I'd rather him miss it, than risk making the stress reaction in his back worse.
 

The Kings Ransom

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I actually think there is a place for him in our back 6 (at some point)

With his strength / leap and intercept ability and big boot
He is different to all our other defenders.
Budarick - fastest small
Lemmens + Uwland - taking the small/medium - Lemmens probably the more defensive player and goes on the most dangerous
Ballard - 3rd tall
Collins - Key

+ another missing piece to the puzzle.
Sandy Brock could fit, as could Gibcus.
 

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