The Gold Coast Suns are one of the newest teams in the AFL having been established in 2011, making Metricon Stadium home to only the Queensland team in the AFL. While the Suns are barely a decade old, they have made a minor impact on the state of play. They have yet to finish in the AFL’s top eight, but with their rising talent, a finals spot may not be too far away.
Having recruited and lost players like Gary Ablett Jr, Tom Lynch, Rugby player Karmichael Hunt and Charlie Dixon, Gold Coast have never quite nailed the roster-building aspect of the game. The team has been a training ground for some of the game’s greats and a place to retire for others. As the team tightens up on what type of side they wish to be, there is some impressive talent beginning to shine through.
2021 Gold Coast Suns Preview
With head coach and two-time Premiership player Stuart Dew at the helm, Gold Coast are slowly believing an AFL finals series may be on the horizon. The club has never really lit up the league, but they have shocked the country with some remarkable games, players and moments over the years.
Currently lower than they should be on the AFL ladder, Gold Coast are taking wins where they can, knocking over both the Sydney Swans and the Richmond Tigers. Their losses currently come against teams that they should be beating like North Melbourne, Adelaide Crows and St Kilda. A matchup against fellow Queenslanders, the Brisbane Lions, saw them absolutely decimated. The Lions are charging towards a finals spot so the result didn’t surprise too many.
Part of their moderate success can be owed to the Suns’ solid squad. The Gold Coast roster of players is impressive on paper, with real talent like Touk Miller, Ben King, Oleg Markov and Brandon Ellis being key to their lineup. The road ahead looks very tough for Gold Coast as their next matchups are almost all against premiership favourites, but with upsets never too far away, you never know what to expect at Metricon Stadium!
Gold Coast Suns TV Rights and 2021 Broadcast Guide
Fortunately, there are several options for watching the Gold Coast Suns live in Australia, including the Seven Network, Foxtel, Foxtel from Telstra and Kayo Sports. Seven is the official AFL free to air broadcaster and will show only selected Suns matches live during the 2021 season across Seven and 7mate. Seven’s TV coverage is headed by Hamish McLachlan, Brian Taylor and James Brayshaw, alongside some new recruits in the shape of retired stars Luke Hodge and Jobe Watson, and the returning Daisy Pearce. Seven also offers a range of programming dedicated to AFL such as The Front Bar, Talking Footy and Armchair Experts.
For comparison and as shown in the TV schedule below, Foxtel, Foxtel from Telstra, and Kayo Sports will televise all 22 GC Suns games during the 2021 AFL season. That’s every Suns match before the finals shown live on their dedicated Fox Footy channel.
As well as these live matches and the option to watch replays at a later time, Foxtel, Foxtel from Telstra and Kayo Sports will also have a wide range of AFL programming that includes AFL 360, AFL Tonight and a new look Bounce. There will also be some familiar faces in the studio this season with live games fronted by Eddie McGuire and Sarah Jones. Match commentary will be made up of a team of former stars including Ben Dixon, Gerard Healy and Dermott Brereton.
What time is the Suns game today on TV? (Sydney time)
Check out all the upcoming AFL fixtures including Gold Coast Suns games today, as well as the providers who will show games live.
|Game||Date / Time||Channel|
|Brisbane Lions vs Gold Coast Suns||LIVE: Sat, 24 July – 3.10pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Gold Coast Suns vs Melbourne||LIVE: Sat, 31 July – TBC||Seven / Foxtel / Kayo|
*Fixtures shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences. The Suns free to air matches on channel 7 do not offer full TV replays and are limited by the AFL broadcast agreement.
How to watch the Gold Coast Suns live online
If you enjoy AFL action then Fox Footy (Foxtel/Kayo) is the channel for you, televising every AFL game from every round Live and in HD before the Grand Final. This includes the matches not available on Free to Air TV and replays of the games you missed.
Stream the Suns Live and FREE with Kayo Sports
You can watch the Giants with Kayo Sports, which has a 14 day free trial for new customers. With the Kayo trial, you will have access to these same AFL broadcasts as Fox Footy so you can stream all GC Suns games live using eligible mobile devices (Grand Final excluded). Kayo Sports doesn’t have a lock-in contract or equipment fees, which means you can cancel anytime if you’re no longer using it.
For fans who want to catch up on the action, Kayo Minis provide a 10-20-minute recap after play has concluded. Other Kayo features include Interactive Graphics, SplitView, No Spoilers and Key Moments, which provide highlights throughout the matches in real-time.
Stream the AFL with Kayo Sports FREE trial
Live sport returns to Kayo, with every game and every action from AFL, NRL, Supercars, NBA, Formula 1 and more – all available on Kayo’s 14 day trial.
Watch the Gold Coast Suns with Foxtel
Fox Footy can be accessed via Foxtel and Foxtel Now. To watch on Foxtel with a Standard or HD TV, you have several choices, including subscribing to the Foxtel Plus pack to access over 50 channels of entertainment, drama, lifestyle, docos, reality and more.
You also have the option to watch the Suns online using Foxtel Now, which currently comes with a 10 day free trial. This option also includes the ability to stream AFL using the Foxtel Go app. Fox Footy comes as part of the Foxtel Now Sports Pack ($29 per month) which can only be purchased on top of an Essentials Pack ($25 per month) after your free trial.
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Watch sport and entertainment with a Foxtel Now’s 10 day free trial. Access TV entertainment for only $25 /month, or add sport for a further $29/month after your trial is over!
Stream Gold Coast Suns games with Telstra
Telstra customers can get great deals for watching the Gold Coast Suns on both Kayo Sports and Foxtel Now. With the Telstra Kayo Offer, you can get a $10 per month reduction on Basic ($15/month) and Premium ($25/month) plans. The Foxtel Now Telstra offer gives you the first month for free, meaning you will only need to pay for the sports pack ($29) on top. Both of these options come as part of a 12-month contract.
Cheapest way to watch sport on Kayo this season
The best offer for Kayo is on Telstra this season. As a Telstra customer, get $10 off per month your Kayo subscription (so that’s just $15/month)! Claim this before 31 May 2022.
Watch the Gold Coast Suns on Free To Air
Selected games across the AFL season, including the Grand Final, are available to watch on free to air via Seven and their streaming platform, 7Mate. This is a great option if you are a neutral fan, but not ideal if you want to watch every Suns game from every round.
Channel 7 vs Foxtel TV Fixtures
While the Channel Seven television coverage is limited to four contests per week, Fox Footy (Foxtel/Kayo) will televise every match in every Round Live, before the Grand Final, with five exclusive games each week and the option to stream the AFL live online.
|Day / Time / Event||Channel|
|Thursday Night||Ch. 7 and Foxtel|
|Friday Night||Ch. 7 and Foxtel|
|Saturday Afternoon Game 1||Ch. 7 and Foxtel|
|Saturday Afternoon Game 2||Foxtel|
|Saturday Night Game 1||Ch. 7 and Foxtel|
|Saturday Night Game 2||Foxtel|
|Sunday Afternoon Game 1||Foxtel|
|Sunday Afternoon Game 2||Ch. 7 and Foxtel|
|Monday & Public Holidays||Ch. 7 and Foxtel|
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Stream AFL with your favourite Device
Here are some of the best options for streaming sport on your home TV or mobile device.
Devices supported on Foxtel/Foxtel Go
– PC/Mac: Yes – Web browser only (Chrome for PC; Chrome & Safari for Mac)
– iOS Mobile Devices: Yes – Via native app (iOS 9.3.5 or above)
– Android Mobile Devices: Yes – Via native app (Android 5 and above)
– Google Chromecast: Yes – Via casting (only on Multiroom service)
– Google Nest: Yes – Via compatible Chromecast device connected or built-in to your TV
– Apple TV: Yes – Via AirPlay (only on Multiroom service)
– Smart TVs: Yes – Via casting only (only on Multiroom service)
Devices supported on Kayo
– PC/Mac: Yes – MacOS 10.12+ (Chrome, Safari, Firefox) & Windows 10 (Chrome, Firefox, Edge); web browser only
– iOS/Android Phones/Tablets: Yes – Via native apps (iOS 11+ and Android 6+)
– Google Chromecast: Yes – Chromecast Ultra, 3rd Generation and Chromecast with Google TV for optimal streaming. SplitView not available
– Apple TV: Yes – tvOS 11+, 4th Generation or higher. Casting available to previous models
– Telstra TV: Yes – SplitView not available; Telstra TV1 limited to 720p.
– Android TV: Yes – Via
– Samsung Smart TVs: Yes – 2017 and later models. SplitView not available
– Hisense Smart TV: Select 2019 – 2021 models
– Playstation and Xbox: App in development – expected 2021