Mariners to hold three fan forums

ENGAGE with the Club as we seek to build upon the most successful on-field season in our history!

Over the coming months, Central Coast Mariners will hold three fan forums to provide supporters with the opportunity to engage with the Club as the reigning Hyundai A-League Champions seek to build upon the most successful on-field season in its history.

The community forums will enable fans to air their ideas with the Club and hear from and quiz senior Mariners and Hyundai A-League management regarding the initiatives and plans in place to ensure football on the Central Coast continues to grow.

Central Coast Mariners majority shareholder, Mr Michael Charlesworth, Group General Manager, Mr Peter Turnbull, and Head of Hyundai A-League, Mr Damien de Bohun, will be present at each of the forums.

And in a show of commitment to the Club-s future and the people of the Central Coast, Football Federation Australia (FFA) Chief Executive Officer, Mr David Gallop, will attend the first fan forum to be held at Mingara Recreation Club on Monday 24 June.

Central Coast Mariners Group General Manager, Mr Peter Turnbull, said the Club is eager to strengthen its bond with local supporters and connect with new fans.

“These fan forums will provide us with the opportunity to interact with our supporters on a more personal level and provide them with briefings on Club initiatives from areas such as youth development and community engagement,” Turnbull said.

“But more importantly they are about us opening a two-way conversation with supporters, allowing them to provide input to our ideas and plans as we aim to build upon the foundations in place.”

The Mariners fan forums will each be held in a different location on the Coast in a bid to provide as many supporters as possible with the opportunity to attend the discussions.

“Each forum will have a particular theme,” Turnbull explained. ”We-ll start by looking at the Club-s place in the Hyundai A-League overall, before concentrating purely on Club matters in the second forum.

“At the final forum in Gosford, we-ll look at the outcomes generated from the discussions.”

“We-ll also be providing the opportunity for our new supporter group to discuss their initiatives,” he said.

Central Coast Mariners management staff will be present at all three forums to provide additional information to fans as necessary.

Central Coast Mariners 2013 Fan Forums

Fan Forum 1 Date: Monday 24 June, 2013 Location: Mingara Recreation Club, Tumbi Umbi - Mingara Showroom Commencing: 7:00pm Panel: Mr David Gallop, Mr Damien de Bohun, Mr Michael Charlesworth, Mr Peter Turnbull

Fan Forum 2 Date: Monday 22 July, 2013 Location: Ettalong Beach Memorial Club - The Ettalong Ballroom Commencing: 7:00pm Panel: Mr Damien de Bohun, Mr Michael Charlesworth, Mr Peter Turnbull, Senior Central Coast Mariners Football Staff & Players

Fan Forum 3 Date: Wednesday 21 August, 2013 Location: Central Coast Leagues Club, Gosford - The Scenic Room Commencing: 7:00pm Panel: Mr Damien de Bohun, Mr Michael Charlesworth, Mr Peter Turnbull