Junior Mariners in Street Football Challenge

OUR National Youth League team will compete in The Big Issue A-League Youth Challenge at Darling Harbour, Sydney, on Wednesday 23 January.

OUR National Youth League team will compete in The Big Issue A-League Youth Challenge at Darling Harbour, Sydney, on Wednesday 23 January.

As part of the Street Football Festival, Mariners Youth will challenge U21s from Western Sydney Wanderers, Sydney FC, Australian Institute of Sport, Melbourne Heart and Brisbane Roar.

John McLafferty is taking an eight-player squad (all from our NYL ranks) to the tournament to be held on a floating pitch. Crew from ‘The Code: Life with the Mariners- will track the team-s fortunes at the charity event.

If you-re near Darling Harbour or wish to travel to Sydney to check out the action, here is our match schedule:

Match 1: AIS vs. Central Coast Mariners - 12:15pm Match 2: Central Coast Mariners vs. Western Sydney Wanderers - 1:15pm Match 3: Melbourne Heart vs. Central Coast Mariners - 1:45pm Match 4: Central Coast Mariners vs. Brisbane Roar - 2:45pm Match 5: Sydney FC vs. Central Coast Mariners - 3:15pm 5th vs. 6th playoff: 3:50pm 3rd vs. 4th playoff: 4:05pm 1st vs. 2nd playoff: 4:20pm