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Central Coast
Monday, 31st August 2020


The Central Coast Mariners can today confirm the departure of a number of players on completion of their Hyundai A-League playing contracts with the club.

Following the conclusion of the 2019/20 Hyundai A-League campaign, players have now departed for the off-season as the club awaits further details of the 2020/21 A-League season.

The following players will now finish with the Mariners upon expiration of their contracts, and the Club would like to thank them for their contributions throughout their time with the Central Coast Mariners.

Michael McGlinchey, Milan Djuric. Tommy Oar, Jacob Melling, Jair Eduardo, Britto da Silva

Negotiations continue with a number of players and the Club will provide further information regarding them when appropriate.

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A first half goal from Dane Ingham proved the difference at Central Coast Stadium on Saturday night, as the Mariners fell to a 1-0 defeat against Perth in their first game of the Hyundai A-League restart.

Perth took the lead through Ingham’s 32nd minute curler as they enjoyed the ascendancy in the first half, but the Mariners did well to get back on top in the second half as they pushed for an equaliser.

Jacob Melling and Dylan Fox both started in a new look side, with a dangerous bench at Alen Stajcic’s disposal and the Mariners wore black armbands following the death of Andre Gumprecht’s wife, Carina.

Jacob Melling fired wide and Bruno Fornaroli looked to cause trouble but neither side troubled their opponent’s goalkeeper until Ingam’s goal just after the half hour mark.

Neil Kilkenny played a slide rule ball through to Ingham as he came in from the wing, and the 21-year old wasted no time taking a touch and firing across Mark Birighitti to give Perth the lead.

Ivan Franjic and then Kristian Popovic were both carded for cynical fouls as the game approached half time, but the scoreboard was not troubled further as the teams went into the changerooms.

An early corner for the Mariners proved dangerous but the ball didn’t sit right for Kye Rowles, before Birighitti and then Liam Reddy were forced into saves at either end.

Dylan Ruiz-Diaz and Josh Nisbet were introduced by Stajcic after 56 minutes for Melling and Daniel DeSilva, and Ruiz-Diaz’s curling cross minutes later was just out of reach of Jordan Murray.

With 25 minutes left to play Murray leapt into the air to contest an aerial ball with Alex Grant and landed heavily after the collision, laying on the ground before being stretchered from the field.

Staj confirmed post-match a dislocated shoulder for the forward, and he was replaced in a double substation as Matt Simon and Milan Duric replaced him and Jack Clisby.

The Mariners pushed through the final 20 minutes with a number of chances created and Alou Kuol created headaches for Perth after his introduction, but they couldn’t break down a Perth side who were content to resolutely defend through the final stanza.

Stajic and the team will now turn attentions to a big weekend coming up, with Friday’s F3 Derby followed quickly by a clash with Western Sydney Wanderers on the Monday.

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The Central Coast Mariners confirmed on Monday afternoon that fans will be able to attend Saturday’s clash against Perth Glory at Central Coast Stadium.

With a capped capacity of 4,500 in line with government regulations, Mariners Members will be given an exclusive redemption period ahead of a general public release.

Central Coast Mariners CEO Shaun Mielekamp said it marked an exciting point, and said everyone at the club was looking forward to the return of matches and crowds.

“Our Members have been so important for us and so supportive during this time, and it’s fantastic that they can attend our first match back,” he said.

“We’ve worked with the stadium and the league to ensure that our fans can attend safely and enjoy live football once again, and we’re looking forward to that happening on Saturday.”

“I would also like to thank Perth, who agreed to us opening the game to our Members despite it being their home game.”

The match will kick off at 5pm at Central Coast Stadium, following the restart of the Hyundai A-League season the night before.

More information on ticketing can be found here.

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Monday, 22nd June

Central Coast Mariners CEO Shaun Mielekamp spoke to media via Zoom on Monday, following the agreement of a Hyundai A-League broadcast deal last week.

Audio and Vision of the opportunity are now available to download below.

Central Coast Mariners Media Distribution |

Shaun Mielekamp Vision | Click to Access
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Central Coast Wednesday, 8th April

Central Coast Mariners to launch Community Support line

The Central Coast Mariners will this week launch the Mariners Community support program to provide assistance and support to Members and the Central Coast Community during the unprecedented and ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

Beginning on Thursday, the Mariners will contact Members in what is considered the ‘at-risk’ category for COVID-19, ensuring those who they speak to are educated and prepared for the time ahead and helping out with supplies or shopping where necessary.

A page will be set up on as a dedicated hub for resources relating to the crisis including contact numbers, fact sheets and links to relevant health authorities.

Mariners CEO Shaun Mielekamp said it is an important time for the Club to play its role in the Community and support those who have supported it for so long.

“We’re really excited to get this initiative off the ground, and start reaching out to Members immediately,” Mielekamp said.

“It’s such an important time for us all to band together and work to get through this, and the Club has a part to play in that.”

“This project will start off small but we’ll look to grow it into a program that can benefit as many people as possible, and provide wide-ranging support to the Central Coast community.”

For further information or if you would like to be involved in the program, contact the club via email – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Central Coast Mariners COVID-19 hub is available to access by clicking here.


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