Thwaitey bows out!




On behalf of everyone here at Gold Coast United FC and from across football near and far, thanks Michael and congratulations on your contribution to the game.


Thwaitey’s football journey took off when he moved from Cairns to Sydney as a teenager in 2002 for University.

Fittingly his last ‘competitive’ match was leading his beloved Queensland on to Perry Park in the NPL State of Originmatch late 2020, a proud moment, one of many.


In between times, across those 18 years, some blood, plenty of sweat and a few tears shed in an impressive playing career that criss-crossed the globe and country.

Michael competed with distinction in the NSL, overseas, in the Aleague, for our National teams and in the NPL. His commitment and dedication to the game and his professionalism and approach have always been exemplary.


Not wanting any fanfare nor too much fuss around his retirement announcement, it’s a simple ‘Bravo Thwaitey’ from us all, well played!


We’ve been privileged to have you at the club and we wish you, Chantelle and the girls all the very best.



Michael Thwaite – Gold Coast United Statistics

Appearances – 126 (82 Aleague; 44 NPL)

Goals – 5 (1 Aleague; 4 NPL)