Suns Summer Development Training To Begin 14th November

Attention Players,


The Gold Coast SUNS Talent Academy together with AFL Capricornia invite boys and girls born 2001 -2007 to register for the 2018 - 2019 Capricornia SUNS Summer Development Program. The Capricornia SUNS Summer Development training will give you the best opportunity to progress into the Sun’s Talent Academy in the future via the AFL Queensland player pathway representative games in the 2019 season.

The SUNS Academy will be working closely with the regions summer development program and the under 14 Cobras representative program. The entire program will be overseen by the Regional Suns Development Coach Michael Rose (Female) and Brad Matheson (Male). It is imperative that you engage in this key program which will aid your development as well as provide the opportunity to be identified by the talent academy in the future.


It will be a requirement for players already selected in the Suns Talent Academy to attend these summer development sessions as well as other planned academy sessions.

 Some key performance areas that the summer program aims to improve for each player are:


  • Kicking Ability
  • Contested play (ability to win your own ball)
  • Athletic Attributes (Fitness)
  • Football Character – Attitude and Professionalism


Players that wish to be a part of this summer’s SUNS development training will need to RSVP by completing the registration link below:


2018 -2019 Capricornia Suns Development training registration link


Important dates:


  • 14th November, 5pm Summer development training first session (See schedule)
  •  Summer development training commences


Capricornia SUNS Development training details:

When: First Session Wednesday night 14th of November (See attached schedule)

Where: Rockhampton State High School

TIME:All training sessions will run between 5:00 and 7:00pm Times may be adjusted to suit traveling parties during the training season

Cost: $60 Participants will receive a training singlet and running cap


*Please note training dates and times will be different for the Port Curtis players. Please refer to the training schedule for details!





Park Run:


We have an option this year to participate in park run events on a Saturday morning at 7am. Rockhampton Players will be at the Rockhampton Botanical Gardens. Yeppoon players at the Capricorn Coast Pineapple Rail Trail and Gladstone Lions park for the Port Curtis players. Players must register with park run prior to running on a Saturday morning.  To register go to the Park run website at: .  Players will then need to forward on the email sent to them from park run with their result for our record keeping.




Payment Options:

Cash or cheque payments (AFL Capricornia Juniors) can be made during the first session (14th Nov) or the first training session that your son / daughter is able to get to.

Or Via Direct deposit:

Account details:

Frenchville Auskick Centre

BSB: 084 905

Account Number: 12044 9267

Please include the participants surname and first name initial in the comments section of the direct deposit so we can identify your payment.



Strict attendance will be a requirement of participating in the program.   AFLQ Staff reserve the right to delist players on attendance and attitude.


Training Gear Requirements:


  1. 1.     Your local club jumper / Training singlet, running shorts or football shorts (No Board shorts will be allowed)
  2. 2.     Runners
  3. 3.     Football boots
  4. 4.     Water bottle
  5. 5.     Mouthguard

If you have any questions please feel free to give me a call at any time on 0404 986 543


Please see training shedule below for training dates and times.


Kind Regards


Scott Smithwick

Capricornia – Regional Manager

Mob: 0404 986 543



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