THE good news keeps coming for the Gold Coast Suns, with Stuart Dew inking a deal to stay on as head coach.
The Suns confirmed on Wednesday morning Dew, who is in the final year of his three-year deal, has signed a two-year extension.
It will keep the 40-year-old with the club until the end of the 2022 season, alongside many of the exciting young talent he’s helped to rise up the ranks.
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“It is an honour and a privilege to be able to lead this team. I love the club and the playing group and want to be a part of writing our own history,” Dew said in a statement.
“We have worked extremely hard over the past few years and hopefully our loyal members are starting to see that come to life both on and off field. We have high expectations for this group – and there is still a lot of hard work to do – but we are heading in the right direction.
“My message to our supporters is that we are doing everything we can to make the Suns a great football club and an integral part of the Gold Coast Community and I would love you to get onboard and sign up as a member and help us break our club membership record.”
The club is around 600 members off [passing its all-time record of 14,131 which was set in the club’s inaugural year in 2011.
Chairman, Tony Cochrane, said today’s announcement was great for the club.
“We know that we have the right coach to lead this club to our first finals campaign and a Premiership,” he said.
“He has done a fantastic job during a challenging first two years and everyone can see we are writing our own history and are playing exciting, hard-running footy.
“I always say that great footy clubs are all about great people and we have a rock solid standout in Stuart Dew.
“He has accepted the challenge of making this club great and the players, staff, supporters and corporate partners are right behind him.”