2013 Gold Coast Football Club season

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Gold Coast Football Club
2013 season
GoldCoastSunsLogo (2).jpg
Gold Coast's guernsey for the 2013 season
President John Witheriff
Coach Guy McKenna
Captain(s) Gary Ablett, Jr.
Home ground Metricon Stadium
NAB Cup 16th
AFL season 14th
Best and Fairest Gary Ablett, Jr.
Leading goalkicker Gary Ablett, Jr. (28 goals)
Highest home attendance 19,721

The 2013 AFL season is the Gold Coast Football Club's third season in the Australian Football League (AFL). The Gold Coast Football Club's reserves team also competed in the NEAFL. The club will again be captained by Gary Ablett, Jr. and coached by Guy McKenna.[1]

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 2012 AFL Draft
Round Pick Player State/Nationality Recruited From League
National Draft[2]
1 13 Jesse Lonergan Tasmania Tasmania Launceston Blues TFL
3 55 Tim Sumner South Australia South Australia Woodville-West Torrens Eagles SANFL
3 57 Kyal Horsley Western Australia Western Australia Rookie Promotion
3 58 Clay Cameron Queensland Queensland Mount Gravatt Vultures NEAFL
Rookie Draft[3]
1 2 Leigh Osbourne Victoria (Australia) Victoria Frankston Dolphins VFL
8 55 Andrew Boston Queensland Queensland Broadbeach Cats NEAFL
Mini-Draft[a][4]
1 1 Jack Martin Western Australia Western Australia Claremont Tigers WAFL

a The mini-draft allowed teams to pre-list players for the following season.

Transactions[edit]

Overview[edit]

Players Added

Via trade

Via free agency

Players Lost

Via trade

Via free agency
-

Trades[edit]

October 8, 2012
To Greater Western Sydney Giants
  • No. 2 Pick
  • No. 63 Pick
  • Compensation First Round Pick
To Gold Coast Suns
  • Mini-Draft No. 1 Pick[5]
  • Compensation First Round Pick
October 10, 2012
To Geelong Cats
  • Josh Caddy[6]
To Gold Coast Suns
  • No. 55 Pick
  • Compensation First Round Pick
October 23, 2012
To St Kilda Saints
  • Tom Hickey[7]
To Gold Coast Suns
  • No. 13 Pick
  • No. 37 Pick
  • No. 57 Pick
October 25, 2012
To Fremantle Dockers
  • No. 37 Pick
To Gold Coast Suns
  • Greg Broughton[8]
  • No. 60 Pick

Free Agents[edit]

Additions[edit]

Player Signed Former Team
Tom Murphy Signed 2 Year Contract[9] Hawthorn Hawks

Re-signings[edit]

Re-signings made in 2012.

Player Signed Year Contract Runs To
Charlie Dixon 3 Year Extension 2015
Harley Bennell 2 Year Extension 2014
Sam Day 2 Year Extension 2014
Karmichael Hunt 2 Year Extension 2014
Tom Lynch 2 Year Extension 2014
Brandon Matera 2 Year Extension 2014
Steven May 2 Year Extension 2014
Danny Stanley 2 Year Extension 2014
David Swallow 2 Year Extension 2014
Jeremy Taylor 2 Year Extension 2014
Luke Russell 2 Year Extension 2014
Matthew Warnock 2 Year Extension 2014
Jacob Gilbee 1 Year Extension 2013
Tom Hickey 1 Year Extension 2013
Jack Hutchins 1 Year Extension 2013
Tom Nicholls 1 Year Extension 2013
Liam Patrick 1 Year Extension 2013
Alex Sexton 1 Year Extension 2014
Maverick Weller 1 Year Extension 2013
Joel Wilkinson 1 Year Extension 2013

Delistings[edit]

Delistings made in November 2012

Player Age Seasons Games
Sam Iles 25 2 26
Josh Fraser 30 2 18
Nathan Krakouer 24 1 13
Josh Toy 20 2 13
Taylor Hine 20 2 9
Alik Magin 21 2 8
Michael Coad 29 2 6
Hayden Jolly 20 2 6
Andrew McQualter 26 1 5
Piers Flanagan 20 2 3
Lewis Moss 20 2 0
= Retired

Contract Lengths[edit]

Contract lengths at the beginning of 2013.

Player 2013 2014 2015 Source
Gary Ablett Jr
Gold Coast Suns
[10]
Charlie Dixon
Gold Coast Suns
[11]
Harley Bennell
Gold Coast Suns
[12]
Clay Cameron
Gold Coast Suns
Sam Day
Gold Coast Suns
Karmichael Hunt
Gold Coast Suns
[13]
Jesse Lonergan
Gold Coast Suns
Tom Lynch
Gold Coast Suns
Brandon Matera
Gold Coast Suns
Steven May
Gold Coast Suns
Tom Murphy
Gold Coast Suns
Jaeger O'Meara
Gold Coast Suns
Luke Russell
Gold Coast Suns
Alex Sexton
Gold Coast Suns
Danny Stanley
Gold Coast Suns
Tim Sumner
Gold Coast Suns
David Swallow
Gold Coast Suns
Jeremy Taylor
Gold Coast Suns
Matthew Warnock
Gold Coast Suns
Jackson Allen
Gold Coast Suns
Nathan Bock
Gold Coast Suns
[14]
Andrew Boston
Gold Coast Suns
Jared Brennan
Gold Coast Suns
Greg Broughton
Gold Coast Suns
Campbell Brown
Gold Coast Suns
Jacob Gillbee
Gold Coast Suns
Daniel Gorringe
Gold Coast Suns
Aaron Hall
Gold Coast Suns
Josh Hall
Gold Coast Suns
Jarrod Harbrow
Gold Coast Suns
Kyal Horsley
Gold Coast Suns
Jack Hutchins
Gold Coast Suns
Trent McKenzie
Gold Coast Suns
Tom Nicholls
Gold Coast Suns
Leigh Osbourne
Gold Coast Suns
Liam Patrick
Gold Coast Suns
Dion Prestia
Gold Coast Suns
Michael Rischitelli
Gold Coast Suns
Henry Schade
Gold Coast Suns
Matt Shaw
Gold Coast Suns
Zac Smith
Gold Coast Suns
Seb Tape
Gold Coast Suns
Rory Thompson
Gold Coast Suns
Maverick Weller
Gold Coast Suns
Joel Wilkinson
Gold Coast Suns

2013 Playing List[edit]

2013 Coaches Panel[edit]

State Coach Coaching position Started Former clubs as coach
Western Australia Western Australia Guy McKenna Senior Coach 2009 Claremont (s), West Coast (a), Collingwood (a)
Queensland Queensland Marcus Ashcroft GM of Coaching and Development 2011 Gold Coast (a)
South Australia South Australia Malcolm Blight Coaching Advisor 2009 North Melbourne (s), Woodville (s), Geelong (s), Adelaide (s), St Kilda (s)
Tasmania Tasmania Andy Lovell Assistant Coach - Glenorchy (s)
South Australia South Australia Matthew Primus Assistant Coach (Midfield) 2013 Port Adelaide (a), Port Adelaide (s)
Western Australia Western Australia Mark Riley Assistant Coach (Forwards) 2013 Claremont (s), Fremantle (a), Melbourne (a), Melbourne (s)
New South Wales New South Wales Dean Solomon Assistant Coach 2011 -
Victoria (Australia) Victoria Brett Munro Opposition Coach 2012 -
Victoria (Australia) Victoria Ben Mathews Development Coach 2013 -
Victoria (Australia) Victoria Andrew Johnston Development Coach 2010 -
Victoria (Australia) Victoria Shaun Hart Reserves Coach 2009 Gold Coast (a)

Guernsey[edit]

Pre-season results[edit]

Home and Away season[edit]

Season Summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L PF PA % Pts W D L W D L
10 4 0 6 893 948 94.20 16 2 0 3 2 0 3

Games[edit]

2013 home and away games: 3-4 (Home: 1-3; Away: 2–1)
Round Time
Date
Team Score Most Goals Most Disposals Venue
Attendance
Record
1 6:40pm
30 March
St Kilda W 90–77 Gary Ablett Jr (4) Gary Ablett Jr (34) Metricon Stadium
13,832
1–0
2 1:45pm
6 April
Sydney L 73–113 Charlie Dixon (3) Jaeger O'Meara (25) Sydney Cricket Ground
20,372
1–1
3 7:40pm
13 April
Brisbane L 92–94 Harley Bennell (3) Jared Brennan (30) Metricon Stadium
12,961
1–2
4 7:40pm
20 April
Port Adelaide L 66–104 Rory Thompson (2) Gary Ablett Jr (35) Metricon Stadium
11,322
1–3
5 1:40pm
27 April
Greater Western Sydney W 148–104 Charlie Dixon (6) Gary Ablett Jr (32) Manuka Oval
6,832
2–3
6 7:40pm
4 May
Fremantle L 54–99 Jaeger O'Meara (2) Jarrod Harbrow (32) Metricon Stadium
10,552
2–4
7 4:40pm
12 May
Melbourne W 114–54 Campbell Brown (2)
Zac Smith (2)
Gary Ablett Jr (38) MCG
13,304
3–4
8 4:40pm
18 May
Western Bulldogs W 93–61 Campbell Brown (3) Gary Ablett Jr (31) Metricon Stadium
13,520
4–4
9 1:10pm
26 May
Hawthorn L 92–118 Aaron Hall (5) Gary Ablett Jr (37) MCG
28,112
4–5
10 7:40pm
1 June
Geelong L 71–123 Campbell Brown (3) Gary Ablett Jr (34) Simonds Stadium
30,082
4–6
11 7:40pm
8 June
North Melbourne W 66–51 Gary Ablett Jr (2)
Tom Lynch (2)
Luke Russell (2)
Gary Ablett Jr (33) Metricon Stadium
10,891
5–6
12 7:40pm
15 June
Essendon L 72–115 Campbell Brown (2)
Michael Rischitelli (2)
Tom Nicholls (2)
Gary Ablett Jr (36) Etihad Stadium
31,452
5–7
13 Bye
14 1:40pm
29 June
Adelaide L 83–111 Dion Prestia (2) Dion Prestia (42) Metricon Stadium
13,791
5–8
15 4:40pm
6 July
Brisbane L 83–116 Jared Brennan (3) Harley Bennell (28) Gabba
27,170
5–9
16 4:40pm
13 July
Richmond L 44–53 - (-) Dion Prestia (27) Cazaly's Stadium
11,197
5–10
17 4:40pm
20 July
Collingwood W 85–78 Jaeger O'Meara (3)
Jared Brennan (3)
Gary Ablett Jr (49) Metricon Stadium
19,721
6–10
18 1:45pm
27 July
Carlton L 77–120 - (-) Gary Ablett Jr (34) Metricon Stadium
19,460
6–11
19 2:40pm
3 August
West Coast L 113–130 Alex Sexton (3) Dion Prestia (28) Subiaco Oval
32,140
6–12
20 7:40pm
10 August
Melbourne W 90–77 Campbell Brown (3) David Swallow (28) Metricon Stadium
13,840
7–12
21 1:40pm
17 August
Port Adelaide L 96–113 Harley Bennell (3)
Andrew Boston (3)
Harley Bennell (28) AAMI Stadium
18,703
7–13
22 1:10pm
25 August
St Kilda L 70–116 Timmy Sumner (3) Gary Ablett Jr (28) Etihad Stadium
17,662
7–13
23 1:10prm
1 September
Greater Western Sydney W 146–63 Gary Ablett Jr (4)
Andrew Boston (4)
Gary Ablett Jr (33)
Dion Prestia (33)
Metricon Stadium
13,080
8–14
2013 AFL Season Schedule

Ladder[edit]

2013 AFL Ladder
TEAM P W L D PF PA  % PTS
1 Hawthorn (P) 22 19 3 0 2523 1859 135.72 76
2 Geelong 22 18 4 0 2409 1776 135.64 72
3 Fremantle 22 16 5 1 2035 1518 134.06 66
4 Sydney 22 15 6 1 2244 1694 132.47 62
5 Richmond 22 15 7 0 2154 1754 122.81 60
6 Collingwood 22 14 8 0 2148 1868 114.99 56
7 Port Adelaide 22 12 10 0 2051 2002 102.45 48
8 Carlton 22 11 11 0 2125 1992 106.68 44
9 Essendon 22 14 8 0 2145 2000 107.25 56*
10 North Melbourne 22 10 12 0 2307 1930 119.53 40
11 Adelaide 22 10 12 0 2064 1909 108.12 40
12 Brisbane Lions 22 10 12 0 1922 2144 89.65 40
13 West Coast 22 9 13 0 2038 2139 95.28 36
14 Gold Coast 22 8 14 0 1918 2091 91.73 32
15 Western Bulldogs 22 8 14 0 1926 2262 85.15 32
16 St Kilda 22 5 17 0 1751 2120 82.59 20
17 Melbourne 22 2 20 0 1455 2691 54.07 8
18 GWS 22 1 21 0 1524 2990 50.97 4
Key: P = Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against
*Essendon was relegated to ninth due to irregularities in its supplements program during the 2012 season


Ladder Progress[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
Ground H A H H A H A H A A H A - H A A H H A H A A H
Result W L L L W L W W L L W L B - - - - - - - - - -
Position 7 11 13 14 11 13 13 12 12 13 12 12 - - - - - - - - - - -

Ground: H = Home; A = Away. Result: W = Win; L = Loss; D = Draw; B = Bye.

Season Statistics[edit]

Awards[edit]

Representative honours[edit]

NEAFL season[edit]

Results[edit]

Gold Coast's NEAFL practice matches
Week Date and local time Opponent Scores (Gold Coast's scores indicated in bold) Venue
Home Away Result
1
Saturday, 2 March (1:30 pm) Aspley 7.11 (53) 4.4 (28) Won by 25 points Carrara Stadium [H]
2
Saturday, 9 March (2:30 pm) Broadbeach 18.7 (115) 12.12 (84) Won by 31 points Carrara Stadium [H]
3
Saturday, 16 March (2:30 pm) Brisbane (res) 14.6 (90) 22.8 (140) Lost by 50 points Carrara Stadium [H]
Round Date and local time Opponent Scores (Gold Coast's scores indicated in bold) Venue Ladder
position
Home Away Result
1 Bye -
2 Saturday, 30 March (3:00 pm) Mount Gravatt 24.14 (158) 4.6 (32) Won by 126 points Carrara Stadium [H] 2nd
3 Saturday, 6 April (10:05 am) Sydney (res) 15.20 (110) 10.5 (65) Lost by 45 points Sydney Cricket Ground [A] 4th
4 Saturday, 13 April (4:00 pm) Brisbane (res) 10.10 (70) 28.12 (180) Lost by 110 points Carrara Stadium [H] 7th
5 Saturday, 20 April (1:30 pm) Redland 12.13 (85) 22.19 (151) Won by 66 points Victoria Point [A] 5th
6 Thursday, 25 April (12:00 pm) Brisbane (res) 12.7 (79) 17.9 (111) Lost by 32 points Harrup Park [H] 6th
7 Saturday, 4 May (4:00 pm) Southport 16.10 (106) 11.11 (77) Won by 29 points Carrara Stadium [H] 6th
8 Bye -
9 Saturday, 18 May (12:00 pm) Morningside 5.10 (40) 17.17 (119) Won by 79 points Esplen Oval [A] 6th
10 Saturday, 25 May (10:00 am) GWS (res) 14.7 (91) 18.12 (120) Won by 29 points Blacktown Olympic Park [A] 4th
11 Saturday, 1 June (1:30 pm) Brisbane (res) 10.10 (70) 17.15 (117) Won by 47 points Giffin Park [A] 4th
12 Saturday, 8 June (3:00 pm) Sydney (res) Carrara Stadium [H] -
13 Sunday, 16 June (9:30 am) GWS (res) Skoda Stadium [A] -
14 Bye -
15 Saturday, 29 June (7:00 pm) Northern Territory TIO Stadium [A] -
16 Saturday, 6 July (12:00 pm) Brisbane (res) Giffin Park [A] -
17 Saturday, 13 July (1:30 pm) Aspley Graham Rd Oval [A] -
18 Saturday, 20 July (1:30 pm) Sydney (res) Carrara Stadium [H] -
19 Saturday, 27 July (10:05 am) GWS (res) Carrara Stadium [H] -
20 Bye -
21 Saturday, 10 August (4:00 pm) Labrador Carrara Stadium [H] -
22 Saturday, 17 August (1:30 pm) Broadbeach H & A Oval [A] -
2013 NEAFL Season Schedule

NEAFL Ladder[edit]

NEAFL North Conference Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts
Brisbane Lions res. 16 0 2 0 2165 1308 165.52% 64
Southport Sharks 14 0 4 0 1934 1362 142.00% 56
Aspley Hornets 12 0 5 1 1960 1467 133.61% 50
Morningside Panthers 11 0 7 0 1825 1508 121.02% 44
Redland Bombers 11 0 7 0 1862 1656 112.44% 44
Gold Coast Suns res. 10 0 7 1 1850 1658 111.58% 42
NT Thunder 9 0 9 0 2008 1809 111.00% 36
Broadbeach Cats 7 0 11 0 1540 1776 86.71% 28
Mount Gravatt Vultures 1 0 17 0 1126 2259 49.85% 4
Labrador Tigers 1 0 17 0 1112 2316 48.01% 4

FINALS

Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Elimination Redland 13 11 89 Morningside 11 18 84
Qualifying Aspley 17 16 118 Southport 10 14 74
1st Semi Southport 16 13 109 Redland 11 12 78
2nd Semi Brisbane Lions Reserves 16 10 106 Aspley 15 14 104
Preliminary Aspley 20 15 135 Southport 8 21 69
Grand Brisbane Lions Reserves 19 11 125 Aspley 11 13 79

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wilson, Terry (23 October 2012). "Ablett drops in to sweat it out with boys". 
  2. ^ Stannard, Damien (22 November 2012). "Tasmanian Jesse Lonergan will be the Gold Coast Suns' ready-made replacement for Josh Caddy". The Courier-Mail. 
  3. ^ Greenwood, Emma (12 December 2012). "Suns rookies grab the chance to impress". 
  4. ^ Landsberger, Sam (8 October 2012). "Jack Martin traded to Gold Coast through the mini-draft". Herald Sun. 
  5. ^ Davidson, Brad (8 October 2012). "Suns secure young gun Jack Martin". 
  6. ^ Gullan, Scott (11 October 2012). "Geelong beats rivals in race to snare Gold Coast young gun Josh Caddy". 
  7. ^ Landsberger, Sam (24 October 2012). "Saints land Suns ruckman Tom Hickey". 
  8. ^ Windley, Matt (25 October 2012). "Gold Coast sign Fremantle defender Greg Broughton". 
  9. ^ Edmund, Sam (12 October 2012). "Hawthorn defender Tom Murphy joins Gold Coast". 
  10. ^ "Geelong star Gary Ablett to sign five-year deal with Gold Coast Suns". Courier Mail. 29 September 2010. 
  11. ^ "Cairns' Charlie Dixon stays with Gold Coast for a further three years". Cairns Post. 28 August 2012. 
  12. ^ "Suns young gun Bennell re-signs". Sydney Morning Herald. 9 May 2012. 
  13. ^ "Karmichael Hunt re-signs with Suns". Gold Coast Bulletin. 5 March 2012. 
  14. ^ "Nathan Bock confirms Gold Coast move". Herald Sun. 17 August 2010. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 28°00′23″S 153°22′2″E / 28.00639°S 153.36722°E / -28.00639; 153.36722 (Carrara Stadium)