Touk Miller: A Tackle Your Feelings Story

words by Tackle Your Feelings, Friday 14 October 2022

Gold Coast captain Touk Miller has discussed the importance of football and connection and reflected on how he learned to provide support for two of his loved ones who had experienced grief in their life.

Miller, who finished third in the 2022 season after a standout season for the Suns,

“When you do move interstate it can make it pretty difficult. You do leave your friendship groups and family, so for us (at Gold Coast) we had a trademark that was around family and it was around coming together,” Miller said.

“Now it’s connection. The biggest part of that is how you get boys who are 18 through to 32 stay connected as a group and feel like Gold Coast is home.”

Miller is exceptionally close with his Mum Ruth and he said he found it difficult to know what to do when Ruth’s Mum passed away in 2020.

“For me what I found the most challenging when they did come around was how I was supposed to comfort my Mum. I wasn’t seeing her every day so from my point of view I found it distressing to know what to do to help her.”

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