SUNS Senior Coach Stuart Dew believes the club can capitalise on its impressive Round 6 performance in more ways than one.
While the team will no doubt draw huge confidence from the 40-point win, Dew said there was also an opportunity for the club to entrench itself further into the Gold Coast community.
“We need to capture the hearts and minds of the Gold Coast people… that’s really important as a footy club,” Dew said on 3AW’s Sunday Sport program.
“We need to get into the community and get people to love football.
“The number one thing is to put on a performance like (we did against Sydney), that’s our job so we focus on that.
“(The game) is growing at grassroots level which is really impressive but we need to capture that at the senior level and get more bums on seats at Metricon.”
It was the response Gold Coast needed in Round 6 after a disappointing first half against the Bulldogs a week prior.
Dew said the team was still learning and chasing constant improvement each week.
“What we want to be is in a good position where we have to learn to win consistently,” he said.
“That’s being able to back it up the next week and reset and go again.
“It’s a relentless industry and we can’t let one week bleed into the next whether it’s win or loss.
“That’s what we’re striving for and that’s how our program is set around making us just absolute professionals in that relentless pursuit of improvement because we think we’ve got the list (to succeed).”
The SUNS will travel to the MCG on Saturday to take on Collingwood as the team looks to record its third win for the season.