7 February 2023
Footy fans can now snap up tickets to the two Gold Coast SUNS AFL matches in Darwin this year, with General Admission tickets on sale from 10am (ACST) today.
The SUNS will face Western Bulldogs at TIO Stadium on Saturday, 27 May at 6.55pm, followed by a clash against Adelaide Crows the following Saturday.
The SUNS will remain in Darwin between matches and will undertake community engagement initiatives.
The matches are part of the Territory Labor Government’s agreement with AFL, which will also see Melbourne Demons take on GWS Giants at TIO Traeger Park in Alice Springs in the first weekend of July, with details to be confirmed.
To secure your spot at the SUNS matches, head to aflnt.com.au [https://aflnt.com.au/]. General Admission tickets start from $10 for juniors, while reserved seating starts from $20 for juniors. Gold Coast SUNS members with a Territory SUNS membership have guaranteed tickets to the matches. They will be contacted in coming weeks about how to redeem their tickets.
Quotes from Minister for Major Events, Paul Kirby:
“We know how much Territorians love their footy, with some of the most exciting players in the land hailing from the Top End. It’s great that the SUNS will be here for two weekends running.
“Their week in the Territory means there are more chances for fans to meet the players through community engagement programs.
“It also doubles the positive economic impact we know the AFL has for business and tourism.”
Quotes from Gold Coast SUNS player Joel Jeffrey:
“We can’t wait to get back to the NT for two more matches in 2023. Playing in Darwin, in front of friends and family, is always a special opportunity for myself and the other boys from the Territory. We’re also looking forward to spending time with local communities and hopefully inspiring the next generation of SUNS players from the NT.”
Quotes from Head of AFL Northern Territory Sam Gibson:
“After a successful campaign in 2022, we look forward to welcoming the Gold Coast SUNS back to the Top End. The Gold Coast SUNS are a great ambassador for Territory Footy and will again spend a bit of time out in the community. With nine players with links to the Territory on their AFL and AFLW lists, it should be an eclectic array of footy on display over both weekends, against two competitive opponents in the Western Bulldogs and the Adelaide Crows.”
Northern Territory Government