The Central Coast Mariners are paying homage to the rich history of football on the Central Coast by donning the iconic red, white and blue of their Central Coast predecessors, ‘The Coasties’.
Today the Mariners proudly launched the ‘throwback’ kit that will be worn for the first time on Wednesday night in their FFA Cup Round of 16 meeting with Brisbane. Not only does the kit feature the colours of ‘Coasties’ kits of the past, the Umbro design also includes a classic collar and the original ‘Coasties’ logo, sublimated on the back of the jersey.
To help launch the kit, Central Coast junior and first-ever Mariners signing Damien Brown along with 230-game ‘Coasties’ veteran Nathan Byrn donned the Coasties kits of 1998 & 1999 to illustrate the similarities. They were joined by Jordan Murray and Matt Simon who tried on their retro FFA Cup kit for the first time.
Former Coastie and current Central Coast Mariners Club Captain Matt Simon spoke of his pride, to play in the red, white and blue of his first representative side.
“It’s a very proud moment for me,” Simon said. “It’s paying tribute to my first representative jersey on the Central Coast that I wore in the under 11’s, so its bringing back some memories and it’s great that the club is paying tribute to the Coasties.
“A lot of great players have come through the system on the Central Coast that have gone on to play at a higher level – having the Coasties badge that represents the Central Coast on the new jersey in the FFA cup, it’s huge. I think a lot of people who played the game it will bring back a lot of memories for them. I know they will be pretty happy to see it.
“’Bomber’ [Damien Brown] was a part of the Mariners when I first signed and it was a privilege to play with him for the last couple of years of his career. It’s always awesome catching up the ex-teammates and I’m pretty sure he’s excited to be involved with the club embracing the history of football on the Coast.
“I’ve always said it’s a privilege to be Captain of the club. Being a local boy, for me to be able to represent the region and lead the boys out week-in-week out, I feel privileged for that and I enjoy every minute of it,” Simon said.
Michael Dovey and the team from DOVMAC Mining & Construction (DMC) have extended their support for the Central Coast Mariners by signing on as the Club’s FFA Cup Front of Shirt Partner. Their logo will also be emblazoned on the back of the playing shorts.
FFA Cup Round of 16
Wednesday, 28 August 2019
Match: Brisbane Roar vs. Central Coast Mariners
Venue: Dolphin Stadium, Redcliffe
Kick-off: 7:30pm (AEDT)
TV Broadcast: TV Broadcast: The match will be streamed on www.foxsports.com.au, Kayo Sports (www.kayosports.com.au) and the MyFootball Live App, Live Fast and Data Free for Telstra mobile customers.
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