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Mac Andrew

#31   Gold Coast Suns
Age: 20yr 5mth    Games: 28     Born: December 4, 2003     Origin: Dandenong Stingrays
Height: 202cm     Weight: 84kg     Position: Defender
Drafted: Round 1, Pick #5 2021 National Draft by Gold Coast Suns
Supercoach Price: $402,600   Supercoach Profile
AFL Fantasy Price: $561,000   AFL Fantasy Profile
Contract Status: Out of contract at the end of 2025   AFL Player Contracts
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Mac Andrew Biography

Sunday, 5 May 2024
Mac Andrew says he realized the hard work he had to do to get back into the Suns' senior side after some tough and honest chats with Gold Coast coach Damien Hardwick over the summer.

"He thought there were people that deserved to play over me, which I agreed with at the time," Andrew said.

"I thought if I want to get back in the team, I've got to change something up. I had that 'head down, bum up' attitude and grind my way back into the team.

"I had chats with those around me, family and close friends. I told them how I felt about it. They all came back to me with the same advice get back and show them where you belong."

Tuesday, 3 October 2023
Andrew McQualter is expected to join Melbourne as an assistant coach in what would be a swap with new Richmond coach Adem Yze.
Wednesday, 13 September 2023
Basketballer Joe Furphy will join the Cats for the 2024 season as a Category B rookie.

"Joe is a raw product who has some very exciting attributes. He has a big leap and other traits that we are keen to develop," Cats GM of Football Andrew Mackie said.

Monday, 31 July 2023
Mac Andrew is the AFL Rising Star nominee for round 20 of 2023.

Andrew had 14 disposals, seven marks (including a game-high three contested), and six intercept possessions in the Suns' 41-point victory against Brisbane at Heritage Bank Stadium.

Tuesday, 10 January 2023
The Suns hand Mac Andrew a two-game ban following the young defender being charged with driving under the influence of alcohol late last month.

In a statement, the Suns said they were satisfied the former first-round draft pick was remorseful for his actions.

Saturday, 31 December 2022
Mac Andrew is charged with drink driving and will face court and a club-imposed sanction.

"Mac has made a poor decision and understands that he has let a number of people down, as well as the club and the wider Gold Coast community," Suns football boss Wayne Campbell said in a statement.

"He understands the severity of his actions and has shown remorse and as a club we will now look to support Mac and help him through the situation."

Sunday, 31 July 2022
Mac Andrew makes his AFL debut for Gold Coast with 9 disposals (5 kicks and 4 handballs) and 3 marks in a 3-point win over West Coast.
Thursday, 21 April 2022
Mac Andrew will remain at Gold Coast until at least the end of 2025 after signing a fresh two-year deal with the Suns.

"I didn't hesitate when they approached me. I've found a good group of friends. There's a lot of young kids here that have come from interstate and know what I was going through when I first came up," Andrew said.

Thursday, 25 November 2021
Gold Coast select Mac Andrew with pick No.5 in the 2021 National Draft.

Draft Report: A Melbourne Next Generation Academy member, Andrew has emerged ?out of nowhere? to sit as a likely top-10 draft pick this year. The athletic tall was added to the NAB AFL Academy squad in April after a dazzling start to the season with the Stingrays and caught the eye in the Academy team's exhibition match against Geelong's VFL team in April. In that match, Andrew was used at full-forward and full-back with limited impact in the opening three quarters. But his favoured position is in the ruck and he shone when given an opportunity in that position in the last quarter. The mobile big man covers the ground effortlessly, is a nice kick, possesses a giant jump and becomes an extra midfielder once the ball hits the ground out of the ruck contest. His upside is enormous.

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