The Gold Coast SUNS have made four changes for the return to Heritage Bank Stadium on Sunday afternoon against Hawthorn.

Dashing defender Lachie Weller will make his return from a knee injury, playing his first match since Round 7.

Dynamic mid/forward Sam Flanders has also been recalled alongside Hewago Oea and Brandon Ellis.

Coming out of last weekend’s team are Joel Jeffrey (foot), Alex Sexton (sub), Alex Davies (omitted), Tom Berry (omitted) and Rory Atkins (omitted).

Remaining on the emergency list are Atkins, Chris Burgess,  Sean Lemmens and James Tsitas – with one of those four to be named the substitute one hour prior to bounce.

The fixture will be the first time Hawthorn has played on the Gold Coast since 2017.

Kids can attend for free with select adult reserved seat ticket purchased via Ticketek across the next three home games (excluding hospitality products).

With school holidays kicking off, it’s the perfect opportunity to bring the family along, and to also try out the brand new SUNS playground located just inside Gate 1.

To redeem, simply add up to two free junior tickets to your cart in the same transaction as the full-priced reserved seat adult purchase.

The match at Heritage Bank Stadium gets underway at 4:40pm on Sunday afternoon with the VFL team opening proceedings at 12:55pm.

Early Gates open at 12:45pm, followed by Main Gates at 2:45pm.

If you can’t get to the game, the match will also be broadcast on Fox Footy, Kayo and the Seven Network (check your local guide).