Club: Gold Coast
Coach: David Lake
2020 captains: Leah Kaslar and Sam Virgo
2020 best and fairest: Jamie Stanton
2020 in a nutshell: The Suns exceeded expectations in their first season, winning games against fellow expansion outfits West Coast and Richmond and drawing with Brisbane to qualify for the finals where they were outclassed by Fremantle. Gold Coast struggled to score at times but was a frugal, cohesive defensive unit that played with pride and was difficult to score against.
New players: Ali Drennan (St Kilda), Janet Baird, Annise Bradfield, Daisy D'Arcy, Bess Keaney, Maddison Levi, Sarah Perkins, Wallis Randell, Lucy Single
YOUR CLUB'S DRAFT All you need to know about the 57 new faces
Notable departures: Charlotte Hammans (Carlton), Taylor Smith (Brisbane), Tiarna Ernst (retired)
Inactive players: Jasmyn Hewett (work)
2021 opponents: West Coast (h), Adelaide (a), Carlton (h), St Kilda (a), Brisbane (h), GWS (a), Richmond (h), Fremantle (a), North Melbourne (h)
2021 FIXTURE Blues, Magpies return to kick off new-look season
Circle it: The inaugural QClash against Brisbane was a draw – what will the round five rematch at Metricon Stadium serve up?
Player to watch: Kalinda Howarth took the competition by storm last season. The dynamic half-forward has a flair like few others and is capable of winning matches off her own boot.
Best Rising Star chance: Annise Bradfield
2021 prediction: With a second pre-season together and more experience for their younger brigade, the Suns should be even more competitive than last season. Whether they have enough scoring punch to guarantee a finals spot will be the big question.