The Gold Coast SUNS can confirm the club has determined Stuart Dew’s position as Senior Coach will conclude with immediate effect.

Gold Coast SUNS Chairman Bob East said as a club we were determined to see improvement on the field throughout the 2023 season.

“Last night the Gold Coast SUNS Board of Directors met, and it was determined that Stuart Dew would not continue in his role as Senior Coach,” East said.

“We feel we have a great opportunity to achieve success with this group but haven’t seen the improvement we were after in 2023 and as a football club we must be prepared to make tough decisions, in that pursuit of success.

“Stuart has made a significant contribution to this football club, dedicating countless hours towards helping establish a platform from which our club can grow, and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank him, his wife Sarah and family for the last six years.”

Dew departs as Gold Coast’s longest-serving coach, having overseen 121 games for 36 wins, 84 losses and a draw.

Senior Assistant Coach Steven King will serve as interim coach for the remainder of 2023.