The Central Coast Mariners are proud to announce a new partnership with the University of Newcastle that will see the two organisations work together in the long-term.
As part of their deal, the University logo will appear on the back of the playing shorts worn by our Hyundai A-League squad, and on the chest of our Volunteer Crew on home match days.
The Mariners Volunteers are a crucial part of every Hyundai A-League and Foxtel Y-League match day, with a dedicated, loyal team of Volunteers facilitating the smooth running of home games.
The University’s support will extend to community football programs being delivered in local schools around the Central Coast, and the two parties will continue to work together to provide opportunities for University of Newcastle students to get valuable, hands-on experience in a professional sporting environment.
University of Newcastle Vice-Chancellor, Professor Alex Zelinsky AO, welcomed the partnership and reiterated the university’s commitment to the local community.
“We’re delighted to announce our partnership with Central Coast Mariners, the home team of our Ourimbah campus” he said.
“We have a longstanding relationship with the Club, with many of our students and researchers working with them in event management, strength and conditioning, and community coaching.”
“We look forward to extending our partnership to bring sporting and healthy lifestyle skills to our communities.
Mariners CEO Shaun Mielekamp spoke glowingly of the partnership also, noting the professionalism and skill level of the University’s students working with Alen Stajcic and his staff.
“This is an exciting partnership for both parties, and to have a long-term relationship with the University is an exciting step forward for us,” Mielekamp said.
“As two well-known brands around this area, it’s so important we work in tandem for the benefit of the Coast region and that is what this partnership helps us to do.”
“We have a number of University of Newcastle students working within our Football department and they are helping our squad to perform at the highest level week in and week out.”