By: JESS WEBSTER
Aspley co-captain Eddie Sansbury heads to the Suns
Aspley co-captain Eddie Sansbury’s time at the club has come to an end after joining the Gold Coast Suns’ player development team.
Sansbury, 32, has been appointed to the new role of Indigenous Liaison Officer at the Suns.
The role will see Sansbury responsible for nurturing and strengthening the personal wellbeing and professional development of the teams Indigenous players.
In a statement on the club’s website, Gold Coast Player Development Manager, Michelle Mitchell OAM, welcomed Sansbury to the role.
"We are thrilled that someone of Eddie's experience will join our team," she said.
"The position will ensure all Indigenous players have the tools and support required to lead healthy and successful lives during and after their AFL careers.
"Eddie will also work closely with the club’s Community department to support club-wide Indigenous initiatives and programs."
Sansbury, who had a five-year AFL playing career with the North Melbourne Football Club, joins the club from AFL Queensland where he was responsible for the delivery of all Diversity Talent Programs.
Prior to joining AFL Queensland, the NEAFL representative and two-time Team of the Year member was an Indigenous Mentoring Field Officer for AFL Sports Ready.
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