The Gold Coast SUNS can confirm the club-imposed sanctions that have been placed on second year player Mac Andrew, after he was charged by Queensland Police in the early hours of Saturday, 31 December 2022 with driving under the influence of alcohol.

Mac met with the player leadership group upon returning to the club, Saturday 7th January to hear his account of the nights events and his decision to drive home whilst under the influence of alcohol.

Following that meeting, the leadership group met to determine the most appropriate actions for Mac moving forwards and that recommendation has been fully endorsed by the club.

  1. Mac will be unavailable for selection in any official AFL pre-season practice match, plus the first two rounds of the 2023 Toyota AFL Premiership season.
  2. Over the next six weeks, Mac will complete a wide range of community activities including work placements, alcohol and driver education programs and assist with multicultural community programs, twice a week.

It was the view of the leadership group that although Mac had been honest and shown remorse since the incident, the punishment handed down would ensure he understands the magnitude of his actions and hopefully assist him to make better life decisions, moving forward.

These actions have been agreed to by Mac and are in addition to any sanctions handed down by the Queensland judicial system.