Photographer exposes Suns' banner
HERE is a sneak peak at the banner the Gold Coast Suns will burst through tonight in the club's AFL debut at the Gabba tonight.
Tweed Daily News photographer Scott Powick stumbled on it last Thursday night when his inquisitive nature lured him to the Gold Coast Sun's home base at Metricon Stadium.
Like a bloodhound on the scent of a fox, Scott “went for a stroll” from his Carrara home to investigate the bright lights which were illuminating the stadium.
Scott never goes anywhere without his trusty Canon 1D Mark 4 camera swinging around his neck.
Our intrepid snapper ambled nonchalantly into the stadium. Spread out on the floor in front of him was a giant banner which will welcome the Gold Coast Suns onto the field when they make their historic AFL debut against Carlton at the Gabba tonight.
Scott immediately clicked into gear and click, click, click went, not the shears, but Scott's trusty Canon as around 15 men, women and children put the finishing touches to the colourful banner.
Our sleuth managed to reel off a number of shots before his presence was noticed and he was “kindly invited to vacate the premises”.
“I was escorted out of the stadium by a strapping security guard and his dog which I can tell you wouldn't have been called Fluffy,” Scott laughed.
During his innocent stroll at Metricon, Scott managed to assess the blazing lighting which was being cast over the ground out of six giant banks of light towers.
“They'll be playing under the sun during day matches and it'll seem like they're playing under it at night as well.”
Now, back to the Suns banner.
Featured down the left side of the banner is a caricature of Daniel Harris who runs on for his 150th AFL game, the Suns logo sits atop the banner above three lines of words – Thanks GC fans/together we/have arrived, written in gold lettering on a red background.