The Gold Coast SUNS have made the following changes to the club’s list ahead of the Continental Tyres AFL Trade Period beginning on October 9.
Out of contract VFL Premiership captain Charlie Constable has made the decision to pursue opportunities outside professional football after six years in the AFL system.
The club can also confirm Brodie McLaughlin and Jed Anderson have been advised they would not be offered contracts for the 2024 Toyota AFL Premiership Season.
GC SUNS General Manager of Player Talent & Strategy Craig Cameron thanked the three players for their contributions to the Gold Coast SUNS.
“On behalf of the football club I would like to extend our sincere gratitude to Charlie, Brodie and Jed for everything they have given the club in their time on the Gold Coast.
“Charlie has made a really mature decision to step away from his football career to start the next chapter of his life and we fully support him in that choice.
“While Brodie and Jed didn’t play any senior games for the club, they both played significant roles in establishing the dominance of our VFL program which has seen the club claim its first VFL premiership last month.
“We wish them all the best of luck for their next opportunity.”
Constable joined the SUNS as an inside midfielder ahead of the 2022 season but has played just four games in the red and gold at AFL level since reforming into a defender.
He played 16 AFL matches with both Geelong and the SUNS over six seasons, and played 19 VFL matches in 2023 where he averaged 30 disposals and seven marks per game.
McLaughlin and Anderson joined the club as supplementary selection period (SSP) additions during the pre-season.
McLaughlin tied for the Jim ‘Frosty’ Miller Medal as the VFL leading goalkicker in 2023 but was unable to break through for an AFL debut.
Anderson was granted indefinite personal leave by the club in June to return home to Darwin, and leaves the club with 99 AFL games to his name with both Hawthorn and North Melbourne, playing eight VFL matches for the SUNS and averaging 17 disposals in 2023.