The Gold Coast SUNS went down by 47 points in the first practice match of 2021 but there was plenty for SUNS Members to get excited about after a slow start.

“We were disappointed with our start, they jumped us, and we gave them a six goal lead which then we were just fighting back ever since," Will Brodie told SUNS Media

“The last three quarters we were happy with our game plan, we played the way we wanted to play.

There was some positives to take out of it for sure but obviously we’ve got a long way to go, Brisbane are a good team and they play good footy.”

With the two sides set to meet again on Monday 8th March as part of the AAMI Community Series, Brodie said the side would focus on ensuring the team produced a four quarter effort.

“Just keep trusting the process, get back to work, we’ve got them again next week so a good opportunity to go again.”

“Hopefully just bring what we did in the last three quarters for all four next week, we’ve just got to  again and get the body right and keep building from here.

“Trust our process, trust our game plan, our contest starts there, we just want to bring it for all four quarters.”

“Keep learning, keep improving, keep getting better every day and this young group can achieve big things.”

After only playing once in a shortened 2020 season, Brodie focussed on improving his endurance during the off-season.

“(Playing) It’s a bit of reward for effort, obviously there is a long way to go, the season hasn’t even started yet.”

“I just want to keep getting better every day and hopefully earn my spot and continue to earn my strides here at the club.”

The SUNS will now turn their attention to the AAMI Community Series when they take on the Brisbane Lions at Metricon Stadium on Monday 8th March.