The good news keeps coming for Gold Coast with key forward Tom Lynch signing a two-year contract extension with the AFL club.
The 23-year-old will stay at the Suns until at least the end of the 2018 season after confirmation of his new deal on Tuesday.
Lynch’s commitment is a significant one for the Suns, who have begun the year with back-to-back wins including a first victory in Western Australia against Fremantle last weekend.
After making his debut in 2011, Lynch has emerged as one of the most promising forwards in the competition, kicking 133 goals in 82 appearances for the Suns.
The reigning club champion is also considered a candidate to one day replace dual Brownlow Medallist Gary Ablett as captain.
“It was always my intention to re-sign with the Suns and I felt there was no better time to do it,” Lynch said.
“We’ve worked hard, especially during the last six to 12 months, to grow our leadership and shift our culture.
“Although the job is not done yet, there is a real sense of urgency and excitement about the future.”
Lynch’s signature comes in the wake of impressive youngster Kade Kolodjashnij also committing to the club until the end of 2018.