Gold Coast Suns player Jacob Gillbee pictured showing off his kicking skills at a junior sign-on at Gladstone Mudcrabs last year.
Gold Coast Suns player Jacob Gillbee pictured showing off his kicking skills at a junior sign-on at Gladstone Mudcrabs last year. Christopher Chan

Suns set to rise at family fun day

ABOUT 20 Gold Coast Suns AFL players will visit the Byron Regional Sport and Cultural Complex at Ewingsdale this afternoon.

The Suns will host a family fun afternoon and help promote AFL in the area.

It's also a chance for Northern Rivers kids to sign on to a junior club for the coming season.

"Northern Rivers is a key area we want to promote the game and there will be at least 20 players there," community program manager Corey Bell said.

"It will be a mixture of some of the young talent we have coming through and some of the current squad.

"Our players always look forward to these visits and they'll be very hands-on."

The Suns players will participate in football drills with the kids as well as signing autographs.

AFL Queensland will provide inflatable football equipment, a free barbecue and Gold Coast Suns give-aways.

The Suns visited the region last year with appearances around Alstonville, Ballina and Lismore.

"It's great to see the Gold Coast Suns committed to engaging with the Northern Rivers community at such a wonderful venue," AFL Queensland's Northern Rivers regional manager Trent Ryan said.

"It's also fantastic to give junior participants the opportunity to meet so many current players."

The clinic is set down for three hours starting at 4.30pm.



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