Exciting 2021 number five draft pick Mac Andrew has extended his contract with the Gold Coast SUNS until at least the end of 2025.
Andrew relocated from Melbourne to the Gold Coast in December last year and said it was an easy decision to commit for a further two seasons to the SUNS.
“I’m loving playing football for the Gold Coast SUNS,” Andrew said.
“I’ve become really close to the staff and development coaches and they have all helped me to understand how we want to play as a football club and what it takes at the elite level.
“I think we’ve got a really bright future ahead and I’m excited to continue to learn from those around me and have a big impact at the SUNS.”
The 201cm athletic key-position player has lined up in four VFL matches for the SUNS this season and averaged 16 disposals and five marks per game.
Focussing on his development this season with VFL Head Coach Jackson Kornberg and Head of Development Rhyce Shaw, Andrew has outlined short and long-term personal goals he hopes to achieve at the SUNS.
“I have really settled in well with the playing group and have loved learning off guys like Sam Collins and Charlie Ballard in the backline group at the SUNS,” Andrew said.
“My short-term goal has been to understand the game-plan and speeding up my football education, so that when I take to the field, I’m ready to go.
“My long-term goal is to increase my strength and size and hopefully play some consistent football to help the team succeed.”
GC SUNS General Manager of Player Talent and Strategy Craig Cameron said the club was thrilled to have Andrew locked in until 2025.
“We’ve loved having Mac at the club – he’s formed some great relationships already and is invested in his own development with a hunger to improve each day,” Cameron said.
“Mac will be a very important long-term player for the Gold Coast SUNS and we can’t wait to see his hard work and exciting football ability come to fruition on the field.”