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Best in the AFL: Gold Coast’s plans for Personal Excellence

Amid a raft of changes over the off-season at the Austworld Centre, one area of the SUNS football department has been bolstered significantly.

11:50am  Dec 13, 2018

SUNS prepare for NZ camp

On Friday the entire Gold Coast playing, coaching and support staff contingent will travel to Queenstown, New Zealand for a six-day training camp.

5:46pm  Dec 12, 2018

AFL Commission approves MRO crackdown

The AFL on Tuesday wrote to all clubs to advise the AFL Commission had approved a range of recommendations presented to it at its meeting in Melbourne on Monday.

4:22pm  Dec 11, 2018

Refuel: Rainbow Pad Thai

The first recipe from the new series Refuel: from the Austworld Kitchen

1:28pm  Dec 11, 2018

Pre-season in a nutshell

With 13 new players and five new coaches there's been as many introductions as there's been training sessions.

11:15am  Dec 10, 2018



Do I have to stay all night?

Guests do not have to sleep the night at Metricon Stadium. We understand that some guests are unable to do so and are more than welcome to leave at any time they wish.

How can I learn more about the three charities the Sleepout event will be supporting?

YHES House

Gold Coast Project for Youth Homelessness

Gold Coast Youth Service


Can I bring my own sleeping equipment?

Yes, guests are more than welcome to bring their own sleeping equipment. Some cardboard sheets will be available, however it is encouraged for guests to bring their own matting, sleeping bag (blankets) and pillow.

Please note that sleeping equipment must be at a size that permits the guest to carry the item into the stadium, items such as caravans, campers and tents will not be allowed on the night.  All items being brought into the stadium will also be checked by security upon entry.


Are there any age restrictions?

Guests of any age can attend our Sleepout event however children under the age of 17 years must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.


Will there be car parking available at Metricon Stadium?

There are a number of car parks available behind the Carrara Indoor Sports Centre (next to Metricon Stadium).


Can I bring my own food and drink into the stadium?

Food outlets at Metricon Stadium will be available throughout the night however guests are allowed to bring their own food and drink (non-alcoholic) into the stadium.


Will alcohol be available on the night?

No, the Gold Coast SUNS Sleepout is a strictly dry event. No alcohol will be available for purchase and bags will be checked upon entry.


What if it rains during the night?

The Sleepout event will go ahead regardless of poor weather conditions. Contingency plans will be put in in place to ensure our guests are safe and stay dry throughout the night. 

Proceeds raised support the following charities