Rising Sun Bennell re-signs for club

Harley Bennell
Harley Bennell Chris Hyde - Getty Images

GOLD Coast Suns youngster Harley Bennell has gone from playing a big role in his family to playing a big role for his fledgling AFL club.

And after an outstanding 37-possession, two goal performance against Fremantle at Metricon Stadium on Saturday, the Suns have moved quickly to extend Bennell's contract, re-signing him until the end of the 2014 season.

He joins other young guns David Swallow, Sam Day, Tom Lynch, Brandon Matera, Jeremy Taylor, Luke Russell, Jaeger O'Meara and Alex Sexton who have committed to the club for another two years.

Bennell, whose issues with homesickness have been well documented, said he was happy he had been able to step up in the absence of captain Gary Ablett, and also to have extended his time with the Suns.

"The first 12 months here were very hard for me. I missed seeing my little sister growing up, and watching my friends and little brother playing footy," the West Australian youngster said. "When my older brother (Johnny) got drafted (by Collingwood in 2008 - he didn't play an AFL game) I had to play a big role in the family."

Suns general manager of football operations Marcus Ashcroft said re-signing the young stars, "Gives us great confidence that the players believe in our program and are determined to deliver success for the Gold Coast Football Club and our fans".

Topics:  afl, gold coast suns




Local Real Estate

finda logo
Featured Real Estate
Ballandean Landmark... Tender
Residential Land 0 0
WELL POSITIONED VACANT... 85,000
Residential Land 0 0
SMALL ACREAGE LIVING ... $298,000neg
House 4 1 4
Nice Queenslander $169,000 Neg
House 3 1 1

Featured Jobs

finda logo

Warwick jobs listed daily


Featured Jobs
FULL TIME WEB... Fortitude Valley Full Time 75,000 - 90,000
GENERAL MANAGER ... Gladstone Full Time $120 - $150
Want to work for a... Warwick Full Time
MC Drivers Wanted Warwick Casual
CLEANER Warwick Casual
CLEANER REQUIRED Warwick Casual
LIVESTOCK DRIVER Yunta Full Time


Local Partners

LATEST DEALS AND OFFERS

Free Seed Packets

with token from today's paper
Learn More

Cars For Sale

Find cars for sale online now.
Learn More

Property Listings

Post an ad from $30
Learn More

Local Profile

Stay Connected

Get the news as it happens, in your inbox

You can change the newsletters you are subscribed to when you edit your profile

Edit Profile


Special Offers

Latest deals and offers

View today's ePaper!

Read the digital edition
Learn More

Horoscopes

Virgo

You are not feeling too connected to others right now. Don’t try to pretend you are enjoying the conversation. It’s best to bow out...

read more

Marketplace

Special Offers & Promotions

Compare & Save