Mariners to recognise Surf Life Savers this Sunday

The Central Coast Mariners are set to acknowledge the tireless efforts of Surf Life Saving Central Coast (SLSCC) by trading Yellow & Navy for a football take on the iconic red and yellow patrol uniforms this Sunday against Brisbane Roar.

Kick-off at Central Coast Stadium is 5:00pm and for the second time in the club’s history the Mariners will proudly don the classic red and yellow of Australian Surf Life Savers!

SLSCC & the Central Coast Mariners have worked hand-in-hand on the Central Coast for several seasons and the relationship will be highlighted as the team steps onto the pitch in their unique Surf Life Saving inspired football kits.

Without the dedication and hard work of SLSCC’s volunteers, the residents of the Central Coast and visitors from afar would not be able to enjoy our beautiful beaches.

Surf Life Savers from the 15 Central Coast Surf Clubs selflessly volunteer their time to protect the Central Coast community whilst enjoying the Coast’s beautiful beaches. Last season, they:

  • Protected over 1,241,243 beach users
  • Saved 1,162 Lives
  • Prevented a further 21,338 people from getting into difficulty
  • Administered 2,836 First Aid cases
  • Performed 97,400 volunteer patrol hours

The Central Coast Mariners are thanking the voluntary army of red and yellow that keep Central Coast beaches amongst the safest in the world by dedicating Sunday’s match day to their efforts through raising awareness and funds.

To help launch the Central Coast Mariners Limited edition SLSCC kits, Josh Bingham, Jake McGing & Harry Ascroft were joined by some local lifesavers at Toowoon Bay Beach to show off their temporary new colours.

Surf Life Saving Central Coast CEO Chris Parker thanked the Central Coast Mariners for their continued support ahead of another busy summer on the beaches.

“Surf Life Saving Central Coast is proud of our community partnership with the Central Coast Mariners and excited to once again see the players wear red and yellow in recognition of the fantastic service volunteer surf life savers provide to the Central Coast community,” Parker said. 

“The red and yellow playing strip will also be a timely reminder to the Central Coast community to swim between the red and yellow flags during the School Holidays which is the busiest time on Central Coast beaches.

“As far as I am aware, the Central Coast Mariners are the only professional team of any code to don the red and yellow which is iconic to the Australian way of life. With the Beach being such a huge part of the Central Coast lifestyle it is fitting that “Our Team” is supporting surf lifesaving via this initiative which gives fantastic recognition to volunteer surf lifesavers while promoting beach safety at the same time.

“The message is clear: don’t swim at unpatrolled beaches. Only swim at patrolled locations between the red and yellow flags. If the Lifesavers can’t see you, we can’t save you!

To puchase a limited edition Surf Life Saving kit CLICK HERE 

Central Coast Mariners’ CEO Shaun Mielekamp is proud that that club can continue their support of Surf Life Saving Central Coast by wearing their colours for the second consecutive season.

“We couldn’t be more proud to show our support towards SLSCC, they are an enormous part of this community and whilst we play football, they save lives,” Mielekamp said. “Living in the Central Coast, I can truly appreciate the tireless efforts and energy of the surf life savers who work incredibly hard to keep our beaches safe,” Mielekamp said.

Throughout summer the Central Coast Mariners will be promoting a range of beach safety messages including always swim between the red and yellow flags, Use 30+ sunscreen, wear a shirt and hat and keep the beach clean by putting your rubbish in the bin.

On Sunday please keep an eye out for SLSCC representatives who will be accepting gold coin bucket donations.

As a curtain raiser there will also be a Westfield W-League match kicking off at 2:30pm between Canberra United & Brisbane Roar. 

Match Details
Hyundai A-League 2016/17 – Round 11
Sunday 18 December 2016
Central Coast Mariners vs. Brisbane Roar
Venue: Central Coast Stadium, Gosford
Kick-off: 5:00pm (AEDT)
Official hash-tags: #CCMvBRI & #CCMFC
TV Broadcast: Fox Sports 505
Radio Broadcast: 96.3 Coast FM