The Gold Coast Football Club, nicknamed The Suns, is an Australian rules football club based on the Gold Coast, which is due to begin playing in the Australian Football League (AFL) competition for the first time in 2011. The club is the product of a sole consortium, formerly known as GC17, tendering against established criteria for a licence to be the 17th club in the AFL competition. The club is set to play its first game as a part of the AFL in the pre-season NAB Cup competition in February 2011 before beginning the season proper in April 2011.
On 31 March 2009 the club was granted a provisional licence to join the AFL competition and the AFL proposed that the new club would enter the national competition in the 2011 season. The following year, on 22 July, during a press conference, the club announced its new nickname, logo, club song and three new home, away and clash guernseys.
Gold Coast Football Club
Gold Coast Stadium,
PO Box 4952
Gold Coast Mail Centre Qld 9726
Phone: (07) 5510 6000
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