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Head north next season

Join AFL teams from the Gold Coast to as far north as Port Douglas.

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Choose a club

The tops clubs on the Queensland coast are looking for fresh talent to join the ranks each year. Many have salary caps for 1st and 2nds and or game based incentives.

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LIFE
STYLE
GAME
TIME
SEA
CHANGE
Player and lifestyle

Benefits

Register your interest with SunshineFooty and we can help make the right connections to move into a new team and life in Queensland.

PERFECT CONDITIONS

With average winter temperatures ranging from 20-25 degrees and more sun in a season than get in one year. Enjoy footy at it's best.

Exposure 

Build an online sporting profile, showcasing your talent through video highlights, photos, playing history and game stats.

TRANSFER ASSISTANCE

Sunshine footy can help with work introductions, finding accomodation and sound advice on making the move north with your family.

LIVE AWAY FROM HOME

Get out of the parents house or look for a change of scene. Sunshine footy can help with re-location and connections. Rents are cheaper than those in southern cities/towns.

SOLO OR WITH MATES

Make a change to a better lifestyle alone or even better grab a bunch of mates and come for a year. Many players of all standrads are required at all times of the year.

FAMILY CLUBS

Bring your family for a season as a break from the norm. Don't be left wondering what it's like to pay more games in better weather and better outdoor lifestyle for your Kids.

GAMETIME

Frustrated playing in your current position or not getting enough gametime? Meet with teams ready to offer you plenty of opportunities in  prove yourself.

Coastal Lifestyle

Living in Broadbeach, Trinity Beach and Port Douglas or other coastal regions, you're close to the beach, reef and rainforests. The best of it all.

PAID TO PLAY

Some clubs will offer per game and incentive payments across multiple grades.

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Local skills

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How it works

1. Register your interest

Make a change to a better lifestyle alone or grab a bunch of mates and come for a year. Many players required at all times of the year.

2. We'll get in touch

Get out of the parents house or look for a change of scene. Sunshine footy can help with re-location and connections. Rents are cheaper than those in Melbourne, Adelaide and Hobart.

3. Help you create a Player Profile

Come for a season as a break from the norm. Don't be left wondering what it's like to pay more games in better weather, better lifestyle and meet 40 new mates.

4. Introduce you to interested cluBS

Come for a season as a break from the norm. Don't be left wondering what it's like to pay more games in better weather, better lifestyle.

5. Provide assistance with the Move

We'll get as much info as we can from the interested players to make your job easier to review them. Including images, videos and game history when possible.

Sample player profile containing player and career details.
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FAQ's

How much do you get paid?

Each club is different, some 1st grade teams, all the players get paid per match plus premiership incentives. Some others just incentives. We can take you through all the details and potential opportunities when you register your interest

How easy is it to find work?

Blue collar jobs are traditionally easier to find in the areas of Cairns, Port Douglas and North East Queensland. Chippies, sparkies, plumbers, plasterers and other trades are common place jobs as well as tourism. Check out the following sites for details. Through Sunshine footy and the clubs, there will be community contacts which you can also call upon for introductions.

What's accomodation like?

Our Queensland clubs will assist you and your family with transitioning by providing accommodation in a hotel or our player network initially.
That may result in permanent accommodation (where the residence has a spare room), and as a temporary measure (if you prefer to retain your own house). The goal is to ensure that you don’t incur unnecessary expense when you first move to Queensland by providing a period of free accommodation.

Why are we doing this?

SunshineFooty.com core focus will be;

1) To provide athletes with their own unique marketing platform to highlight their skills to potentially interested parties.

2) To provide clubs, coaches and sports management organisations with a specialised pool of AFL recruits.

Got mates?

Maybe they need to get out of home, away from the city, out of a relationship, keen for more game time? Let them know there is new possibility.