Gold Coast Suns Mitch Hallahan at Tannum Sands State School.
Gold Coast Suns Mitch Hallahan at Tannum Sands State School. Mike Richards GLA270216AFLC

Gold Coast Suns in town with AFL clinic

AFL: FRESH from their three-point AFL trial win over Essendon in Mackay, the Gold Coast Suns descended on Tannum and Kin Kora primary schools yesterday to run community clinics.

Suns midfielder Mitch Hallahan, who has played 23 senior games since being drafted by Hawthorn at the 2010 National Draft, attended the Tannum State School clinic.

The Suns sent out various players to community clinics in Rockhampton and Gladstone, with the former Sorrento Sharks (Victoria) junior putting the Tannum children through a number of skill-based drills.

Gold Coast Suns Mitch Hallahan (center) with Tannum Sands State School students and helpers. 11yo Brodie (holding ball) won a signed ball for having the most accurate kick.
Gold Coast Suns Mitch Hallahan (center) with Tannum Sands State School students and helpers. 11yo Brodie (holding ball) won a signed ball for having the most accurate kick. Mike Richards GLA270216AFLC

The clinics also provided an opportunity for budding AFL stars to learn about their off-field responsibilities within the game, including education, player behaviour and player pathways.

Hallahan, a quality contested-ball player, faces a make-or-break year at the Suns, with the 24-year-old sliding down the pecking order last season, playing only five games after debuting for the club in 2015.



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