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Youth League: Coach, Squad & Fixtures

Central Coast Mariners

With the Foxtel National Youth League season commencing this Saturday away to Canberra United, the Central Coast Mariners can today confirm the appointment of Ray Junna as the youth team’s Head Coach.

After being appointed as a Hyundai A-League Assistant Coach by Mike Mulvey at the commencement of pre-season, Junna will also be at the helm of the club’s Foxtel National Youth League team for their eight-week season.

Click here to view the FULL list of Mariners Youth League fixturesJunna boasts a wealth of coaching experience, including; Football Federation Australia (Socceroos’ Video Analyst), Australian Institute of Sport (AIS – Assistant Coach Men’s Football Program) and Canberra United (W-League Head Coach/Coach of the Year in 2010).


Michael Glassock (The Entrance Bateau Bay/Killarney District junior) has earned the honour of wearing the captain’s armband this season after leading the Academy boys out during the NPL season.

The Central Coast Mariners are also thrilled to announce that Pinnacle have thrown their support behind the club’s Youth Team by signing on as the front of shirt partner.

The Mariners kick-off their campaign this Saturday evening with an away trip to Canberra United and the following Saturday we host our first home game against the Newcastle Jets Youth.

Junna is excited to work with the next crop of emerging Mariners’ stars.


“The key focus is to develop players who will go on to make an impact in the A-League,” Junna said. “Results are important as they are important to development, so it is a balancing act.


“I’m really excited for the season ahead, it’s great to be able to work with such a young group of players in an A-League environment. 

“Our squad has exciting talent from Joey Jevtic and Dylan Ruiz-Diaz, both 16 year olds, to Josh Nisbet and Charles M’Mombwa whom have already earned time in the A-League set up, so it’s a good blend of young and younger,” Junna said.

Central Coast Mariners Foxtel National Youth League squad: Manley Barnett, Quentin Cheng, Rhett De Silva, Nick Faust, Michael Glassock (c), Daniel Hall, Matthew Hatch, Joey Jevtic, Kyle Johnson, Michael Katsoulis, Charles M’Mombwa, Lewis Miller, Aidan Munford, Joshua Nisbet, Emmanuel Peters, Dylan Ruiz-Diaz, Jordan Smylie, Alec Vinci

Central Coast Mariners Foxtel National Youth League Home Games

Round 2

Central Coast Mariners Youth vs. Newcastle Jets Youth

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Venue: Central Coast Mariners Centre of Excellence

Kick-off: 10:30am

Round 5

Central Coast Mariners Youth vs. Sydney FC Youth

Sunday, 9 December 2018

Venue: Central Coast Mariners Centre of Excellence

Kick-off: 4:30pm

Round 6

Central Coast Mariners Youth vs. Western Sydney Wanderers Youth

Saturday, 15 December 2018

Venue: Central Coast Mariners Centre of Excellence

Kick-off: 10:30am

Round 9

Central Coast Mariners Youth vs. Canberra United

Saturday, 12 January 2018

Venue: Central Coast Mariners Centre of Excellence

Kick-off: 10:30am