Gold Coast CEO Mark Evans has outlined what his club’s long term strategy is, in the wake of some questioning whether the club should even continue to exist.
The Suns currently sit on the bottom of the ladder and have conceded over 300 points in two weeks.
Evans broke down how the club will attack the next few years with their list and what they’ll be saying when they present to the AFL for additional assistance at the end of the season.
“It’s not formalised, but I can tell you what it would be and what our strategy is,” Evans told SEN’s Crunch Time.
“That will be about acquiring young talent in the draft, acquiring mid-career players who we think can help us and even potentially finding a Luke Hodge type that can help establish the right culture and set up the right things for the club to develop.
“We’ve then off the field built a really strong department of support for players. We’re trying to fast track they’re development. We’re trying to create good leaders and get them to commit to our club.
“That strategy won’t change. We will again present that to the AFL and almost say, give us a report card on that and do you think we’re doing the right things, do you think we’ve got the right people. If you don’t think it’s the right strategy, then let’s debate that and we’ll change it.
“We genuinely believe in this strategy. Then we’ll say, is the AFL keen to look at ways they can assist that because we believe there are some inequalities in the system that might need to be addressed specifically for the challenge of the Gold Coast.”
The Suns take on the 17th placed Carlton today at Marvel Stadium in a chance to turn things around.