ANDREW RAINES, HEAD COACH OF THE GOLD COAST SUNS AFL ACADEMY
While AFL might be considered more so a sport for the southern states of Australia, there’s actually a serious following of AFL followers up here as well and it’s getting larger as our local teams and local players reach higher and higher levels of achievement in the game. The AFL Auskick program also has most of our school kids learning to love the game from a young age and South-East Queensland can be proud of the AFL exports we are sending south. Who better to talk AFL with haven magazine than Gold Coast SUNS academy Head Coach Andrew Raines. A successful player in his time, Andrew has recently retired and is now giving back to the game that gave him so much, via his coaching nous.