Gala Day success at Parklea

The Central Coast Mariners met with their Members and supporters south of the Central Coast for the occasion of the second annual Football NSW and Mariners Gala Day at the Valentine Sports Park, Parklea last Sunday.

The Central Coast Mariners met with their Members and supporters south of the Central Coast for the occasion of the second annual Football NSW and Mariners Gala Day at the Valentine Sports Park, Parklea last Sunday.

Played out in ideal conditions for football, Mariners players and coaches met with competitors from across the state, with an estimated 1,000 players, coaches and spectators in attendance throughout the day.

Of the competitions that were contested, it was the Rockdale City Suns that were crowned winners of the Under 10-s competition, while the Hawkesbury Commodores claimed the Under 11-s crown.

Perhaps the most committed of all of the clubs that attended were Tottenham from inland Dubbo and Bathurst -75 FC, each of whom were in transit for several hours over some 350 kilometres en route to the north-west of Sydney.

"I-d firstly like to extend a huge thank you to everyone at Football NSW for their assistance in co-ordinating such a fantastic event that again provided our club with a tremendous chance to meet and mingle with our Members and supporters south of the Central Coast," said Mariners Executive Chairman Lyall Gorman.

"Lastly but certainly not least, we must also thank each of the competing teams, particularly the likes of Tottenham and Bathurst -75 FC who showcased amazing dedication in order to take part in a day that was immensely enjoyed by our playing group and the Gala Day-s competing players alike."

Mariners Memberships for the Hyundai A-League 2008/09 season are now on sale at www.ccmariners.com.au.