Donation and Player Requests

McGing and Hoole pic
Round 6 November 10, 2017. Andrew Hoole scoring against Sydney FC.

Central Coast Mariners players and staff are out in the community every week visiting schools, clubs and communities.

The Central Coast Mariners are proud to be part of our local community, and show their support by attending local events throughout the year.

PLAYER APPEARANCE REQUESTS

Players are made available for a limited number of appearances during the season. As there is a high demand for the Mariners players to attend charity events, corporate functions, schools and junior sporting club events, and combined with a demanding training schedule and existing community commitments we cannot guarantee that we will be able to facilitate your request.

A formal request must be submitted in writing on letterhead, and accompanied by a Player Request Form  Available Here

Any local football clubs requesting a Player Appearance are to contact their committee, and formally request a player via their Club Ambassador.

Preference for these requests will be given to local football clubs, schools that are involved in football (including our School Participation programs), Central Coast community/charity groups, Mariners Members and Corporate Partners.

All applications must meet the following criteria before being considered:

  • Applications must be submitted in writing at least six (6) weeks prior to the requested date
  • Applications must be on the letterhead of the organisation and accompany the correct Player Request Form.
  • Schools must provide documentation as to their support or involvement in football
  • Individuals must provide documentation as to their support of involvement in football
  • The Mariners receive many requests from those who have fallen on hard times, and while the club will try to assist, the relationship of the individual with football and the Mariners will be a consideration when reviewing the application. Priority will always be given to Mariners Members.

If the appearance is for an event, the following information MUST be included in the application:

- What the organisation does for the community

- Date, time and location of the event

- Outline a clear role for the player at your event (no functions or athletic roles with a risk of injury will be considered)

- How the event is being promoted

- A contact name, phone number and e-mail address

All responses will be responded to (whether successful or not) within six weeks of receiving the request. Due to the amount of requests we receive each year, we appreciate your patience during this process. Follow up phone calls, e-mails or letters will not be accepted.

The Central Coast Mariners will make the final decision as to which player will attend your appearance, should your request be successful and cannot accept responsibility for last minute player cancellations due to injury/illness/change of training schedules.

DONATION REQUESTS

The Central Coast Mariners have been committed to our local community since 2005, and in that time have supported thousands of worthwhile causes, grown our relationships with local junior sporting clubs and strengthened our ties with community engagement programs.

We welcome donation requests and each will be assessed individually, however not even request can be approved due to the overwhelming amount we receive each year.

Preference for these requests will be given to local football clubs, schools that are involved in football (including our School Participation programs), Central Coast community/charity groups, Mariners Members and Corporate Partners.

All requests for donations need to meet the following criteria before being considered:

  • Applications need to be in writing and received at least four (4) weeks prior to the requested date
  • Applications must use the appropriate Donation Request Form and be submitted according to the instructions provided with this form, including any required attachments or supporting documents.
  • Schools must provide documentation as to their support or involvement in football
  • Individuals must provide documentation as to their support of involvement in football
  • The Mariners receive many requests from those who have fallen on hard times, and while the club will try to assist, the relationship of the individual with football and the Mariners will be a consideration when reviewing the application. Priority will always be given to Mariners Members. For those with a connection to a local football club, whether as a player, family member of a player, volunteer or referee; can we refer you to approach Men of Football, a local NFP to assist football participants in times of need.

Should a donation be sought for a fundraising event, the following information must be included in the application:

- What the organisation does for the community

- Date, time and location of the event

- What the raised funds will be used for

- How the event is being promoted

- A contact name, phone number and e-mail address

- Where an approved item may be sent

Once a request has been received, we will endeavour to respond within 14 days however we appreciate your patience during this process. After being assessed, you will receive a response in writing prior to your event indication whether you have been successful or not. Follow up phone calls, e-mails or letters will not be accepted.

To download a Central Coast Mariners Donation Request Form, please click HERE

AUTOGRAPH REQUESTS

Due to the thousands of requests the Central Coast Mariners receive each year, under no circumstances will the club accept any item of merchandise to be signed.

A number of events are conducted each year for its Members (including Family Day) which provide an opportunity to meet the team and get an autograph from your favourite player.

Fans are also encouraged to visit the back of the players tunnel on the western side of Central Coast Stadium after each home match for an opportunity to greet the team.