Mariners join flood relief efforts

The Central Coast Mariners have joined with the rest of the nation in an attempt to provide relief to victims of the devastating floods across Queensland.

The Central Coast Mariners have joined with the rest of the nation in an attempt to provide relief to victims of the devastating floods across Queensland.

The Mariners and Brisbane Roar teams will both wear black armbands in tonight-s Hyundai A-League clash at Bluetongue Stadium as a mark of respect for those who have perished as a result of the natural disaster, while a moment-s silence will be observed before the game.

Along with this, the Mariners support group, “Yellow Army” will be conducting a bucket collection both in the Central Coast Leagues Club and at various locations in and around Bluetongue Stadium, with 100% of the proceeds being donated to the Premier's Disaster Relief Fund.

Donations collected by the Premier's Disaster Relief Appeal will be disbursed to the people affected by flooding in Queensland Communities in December 2010 and January 2011.

Along with these gestures at tonight-s match, Head Coach Graham Arnold and Mariners Football and Commercial Operations Manager Lawrie McKinna have kindly agreed to donate their time to a dinner for four people at Hungry Wolf-s Italian Restaurant at Terrigal.

This dinner, along with entry to the Chairman-s Lounge as a guest of Mariners Chairman Peter Turnbull for four people and a Mariners Merchandise pack forms part of an online auction to help raise money for the Premier-s Disaster Relief Fund.

To view the auction, CLICK HERE.

Even if you are unable to take part in the auction, you can still donate to the Premier-s Disaster Relief Fund CLICK HERE.