CLUB STATEMENT: Mitch Austin granted release

The Central Coast Mariners have granted winger, Mitch Austin a release from the final season of his contract to pursue other opportunities.

After making 23 Hyundai A-League appearances in his maiden season, Austin approached the club for a release from his contract that would have seen him remain in Yellow until the end of the Hyundai A-League 2016/17 season.

Central Coast Mariners Executive Vice Chairman Peter Storrie commented on the movement of Austin.

“We signed Mitch 12 months ago when he was out of contract in the UK and gave him a chance to shine in the Hyundai A-League,” Storrie said. “Mitch played a certain amount of matches, which triggered a second season in his contract.

“Mitch requested to terminate his contract which highlights why the FFA should re-consider the rules around transfer fees between Hyundai A-League Clubs, if not the smaller clubs are just going to develop players and lose them to bigger clubs with no compensation,” Storrie said. 

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