The Central Coast Mariners are set to take on their fierce rivals, the Newcastle Jets in a pre-season trial match at Maitland’s No.1 Sportsground on Saturday 25 August.
Members from both clubs will have access to pre-sale ticketing, with details to be announced shortly.
Tickets for the clash will be available to purchase for the general public on Monday 30 July via www.maitlandevents.com.au
The #F3Derby trial match has been made possible thanks to Maitland City Council and with the support of the Maitland Football Club.
Central Coast Mariners goalkeeper, Ben Kennedy spoke of his excitement to be taking a professional football match to Maitland.
“It’s great to bring football out to the regional areas,” Kennedy said. “Maitland has plenty of young juniors playing the game so I’m sure we will get a massive crowd and everyone will get behind it.
“This will be a good test for us to see where we’re at. We’ve been working hard this pre-season so it’s good to take on another A-League side. I grew up out here, so to be at the Mariners and a part of bringing a professional football fixture to Maitland is something special.
“The vibe at training has been great so far. There’s obviously plenty of new faces and we’re all getting to know each other but we’re working hard and everything is coming together well.
“I never thought there would be a football game here, obviously Maitland play here in the Rugby League but it’s a great facility here so hopefully we can get a big crowd and we’re happy to be a part of it,” Kennedy said.
Newcastle Jets vs. Central Coast Mariners
Saturday 25 August
No.1 Sportsground, Maitland