From Cairns junior to SUNS legend, Jarrod Harbrow calls time on career

Beloved Queenslander Jarrod Harbrow has announced his retirement after 261 games over 15 AFL seasons.

The 33-year-old started his football journey in Cairns as a junior at the Manunda Hawks and later the South Cairns Cutters.

He left the tropics of Far North Queensland as a teenager and settled in Mooroopna in country Victoria. He played for the Murray Bushrangers in the TAC Cup before the Western Bulldogs recruited him in the 2007 Rookie Draft.

After playing 70 games for the Dogs, including three preliminary finals, Harbrow returned to his home state joining the inaugural Gold Coast SUNS team in 2010.

In 2018, Jarrod became the first player to be inducted as a SUNS life member and took home the club’s highest honor winning the best and fairest award.

The receipt of the 2012, 2016, and 2018 SUNS community award, Harbrow has also been a nominated as a finalist twice for the AFL’s Jim Synes Community Leadership Award for his outstanding work off the field.

Harbrow, has built a lasting legacy mentoring indigenous youth throughout Queensland.

In 2010, alongside his brother Marc they created Harbrow Mentoring which aims to deliver a range of programs to support and educate indigenous young people living in FNQ and the Gold Coast.

Jarrod will play his final AFL match against Sydney at Marvel Stadium.

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