ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 8: (L-R) Travis Boak, Karl Amon and Jimmy Toumpas of the Power celebrate during the 2016 AFL Round 03 match between Port Adelaide Power and the Essendon Bombers at the Adelaide Oval, Adelaide on April 8, 2016. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media)

Port Adelaide will play against the Gold Coast in the first ever home and away match in China next year, the Suns have confirmed.

The match will be a Suns’ home game, with the club set to be paid over $600,000 to make the trip, according to NewsCorp.

Gold Coast is said to have beaten Melbourne, GWS and Collingwood to play in the match.

“It’s time to put this club in the limelight, and what better way than to be involved with China, and the fastest-growing Chinese tourist destination in Australia,” Gold Coast chief executive Tom Cochrane told NewsCorp.

“We are not here to make up the numbers. We’re open for business and we want to be big players and we see China as part of that strategy.

Port Adelaide announced last week that it would be the first club to play a match for premiership points in China.


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