The Central Coast Mariners will celebrate the life of Archie King this weekend and at next Tuesday’s #F3Derby with a series of special initiatives across the Club.
Archie, aged 12 and a member of the Mariners Academy, was tragically killed in a car accident whilst travelling with his father and brother to Saturday morning training. Archie's brother has made a full recovery however, his father requires ongoing medical care.
This Sunday at Pluim Park, the Mariners NPL Men’s and Women’s First Grade teams will play their part of a day to celebrate Archie’s life, wearing a one-off ‘Fit for a King’ jersey, which the A-League team will also wear as warmup jerseys ahead of next Tuesday’s #F3Derby at Central Coast Stadium.
The NPL jerseys will be able to be purchased, while the A-League warm up shirts will be signed by the squad and auctioned off to raise money for the Kings.
Merchandise proceeds and donation collections from the day will go towards supporting the family, with father Neil still in hospital care in Sydney.
Mariners CEO Shaun Mielekamp said it was important for the Club to stand up and support the King family at an important time.
“This devastating tragedy has touched everyone at the club and the whole Football community on the Coast, as such it is so important for everyone at CCM to do what we can to support the family in the toughest of times,” he said.
“The Football community on the coast is one big family and to see the strength shown by the King’s has been nothing short of inspirational to all of us.”
“The Fit For A King fundraiser and Go Fund Me page are extremely important and special initiatives that I implore everyone to give as much support as you possibly can.”
“Sunday will be a very special day out at Pluim Park, as will Tuesday’s F3 Derby, and we encourage all fans to come out and support the King family and the Mariners in this endeavour.”
A fundraising dinner will be held at Mingara on June 19th, with tickets available to be purchased via the Fit for a King website here.
Mariners Academy Fixtures |
NPL2 Men | Sunday, 30th May @ Pluim Park
1st Grade: Central Coast Mariners v Mounties Wanderers – 3pm
U/20’s: Central Coast Mariners v Mounties Wanderers – 1pm
NPL2 Women | Sunday, 30th May @ Pluim Park
1st Grade: Central Coast Mariners v Inter Lions – 3pm
Reserve Grade: Central Coast Mariners v Inter Lions – 1:05pm
U/17’s: Central Coast Mariners v Inter Lions – 11:25am
U/15’s: Central Coast Mariners v Inter Lions – 9:55am
U/14’s: Central Coast Mariners v Inter Lions – 8:30am
NPL Youth | Sunday, 30th May @ Pluim Park
U/18’s: Central Coast Mariners v Manly United – 3pm
U/16’s: Central Coast Mariners v Manly United – 1:20pm
U/15’s: Central Coast Mariners v Manly United – 11:55am
U/14’s: Central Coast Mariners v Manly United – 10:20am
U/13’s: Central Coast Mariners v Manly United – 9am