There’s something exciting happening at Erina, it’s called ‘The Football Grounds’ and the Central Coast Mariners are proud to announce a partnership with the Coast’s newest football hub.
The Football Grounds are a state of the art, indoor football centre that is set to open for business this Sunday at Erina which will change the football landscape on the Central Coast.
The Football Grounds, located within The Industry Grounds on the Entrance Road Erina will play host to one of the underpinning programs to the Mariners 2 Star Academy.
Ran by Nick Montgomery, the ‘South Development Squad’ will run from The Football Grounds on their brand new, synthetic indoor surface that will ensure football goes ahead during rain hail or shine.
The Football Grounds are also opening for casual football comps that cater to kids, adults, schools and even a men’s over 35’s comps.
Central Coast Mariners Head of Football and mastermind of The Football Grounds said that a partnership between the Mariners and The Football Grounds is a perfect fit.
“To host the South Development squad of the Central Coast Mariners in this amazing training venue is great for both The Football Grounds and the Mariners,” Montgomery said.
“The FIFA certified pitch with pro-play shock pads is suitable for multi- sports and will allow players to be coached in a great environment, that is never affected by the weather, where parents can watch from above in the mezzanine area.
“Aside from the Mariners and casual football competitions, The Football Grounds will also commit to initiatives that keep kids off the street and do everything we can to support the local community.
“To partner with the Mariners is a match made in heaven as soccer on the Central Coast continues to grow,” Montgomery said.
Central Coast Mariners CEO Shaun Mielekamp said that the opening of The Football Grounds is another great coup for local football players on the Central Coast.
“To be able to host our South Development Squad for 8-12-year-olds at the Football Grounds is something very exciting for the young football players involved,” Mielekamp said. “Between Central Coast Stadium (Gosford), the Central Coast Mariners Centre of Excellence (Tuggerah), Pluim Park (Lisarow) and now The Football Grounds (Erina)it is great to see the football footprint on the Central Coast continuing to grow.
“The Mariners are passionate about representing the whole Central Coast and The Football Grounds allow players on the Coast to access high quality football facilities no matter where they are,” Mielekamp said.
The Central Coast Mariners South Development Squad will commence their first training session at The Football Grounds this Sunday.