MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 08: Majak Daw of the Kangaroos kicks the ball during the 2018 AFL round 16 match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Gold Coast Suns at Etihad Stadium on July 08, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images)

North Melbourne ruckman Todd Goldstein has revealed the Kangaroos playing group organised a barbecue late last year to try to comprehend the news surrounding Majak Daw.

Goldstein told SEN Breakfast  that the playing group did not know how to deal with the situation and tried to stay in contact over the Christmas period.

“Over the Christmas break we tried to encourage everybody to stay in contact with each other,” Goldstein told SEN Breakfast.

“I think it was important to get together, there was nothing official about (the barbecue), it wasn’t organised by the staff, the players got together just to make sure that everyone was doing okay and so we can all support each other.”

“It obviously had a massive affect on the playing group and his family and it’s obviously hard and it’s not something that occurs in AFL circles very often so no one really knew how to deal with it.”

“The positive is that now that everyone’s aware of it we can put our arms around him and support him.”

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