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SUPPORT the Central Coast Mariners abroad in 2013 as the Club aims to qualify to the knockout stages of Asia's premier club competition for the first time.

WITH the Mariners about to embark on another AFC Champions League campaign, our travel partner Chifley Travel and Tours have once again come up with three fantastic tour options for fans that want to experience the thrills of travelling through Asia to support our team.

Each tour will be escorted by Central Coast legend Lawrie McKinna and will have exclusive access to a team training session plus a mingle session with the team. Each tour member will also receive exclusive Mariners on Tour merchandise and receive a ticket to the match.

Please read below a testimonial from last year-s tour to China:

“Our trip to China was an eye-opening, mind-blowing experience. Phillipa Sardelic of Chifley Travel and Tours designed a trip that was a perfect blend of football and culture. Our overnight flights were comfortable, and our accommodation was excellent. Our itinerary was packed with interesting tours and events, but it also included free time so that we could get out and explore our new surroundings independently.

Our group was diverse and harmonious, across a wide age range. On our first day in China we celebrated a 21st birthday, and on our last day we celebrated a 61st! Most members of our travelling party were Bluetongue Stadium regulars, but even those who were not Mariners fanatics had an amazing time and managed to blend in perfectly. In the short week that we spent together, we developed many firm friendships and vowed to go again next year (provided the mighty Mariners qualify for Asia again!).

On any overseas trip, there will be times when things don't go according to plan. When this happened on our trip, it was no great drama. Our tour leaders, our guide and the rest of the group were so easy-going. Not even a crash into a height-restriction barrier on the Tianjin freeway could dent our spirits (even though it dented the poor tour bus!).

I would recommend this tour to anyone. Being a Mariners fan is not a prerequisite, but it certainly helps.”

Andy - Mariners on Tour China 2012

PRICING: Pricing per tour package. Prices based on minimum numbers of 16 spectators (twin/double share) range from: Japan (10-16 March, 2013 / 5 nights): $4,199.00* China (6-13 April, 2013 / 6 nights): $3,199.00* Korea Republic (20-26 April, 2013 / 5 nights): $3,599.00*

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS & INCLUSIONS: • Escorted tour hosted by Lawrie McKinna • Exclusive access to team training & mingle session • Mariners on Tour Fan wear • Match ticket to applicable AFC Champions League match • Sightseeing excursions as per specific itineraries

PACKAGE INCLUDES: • Superior to Deluxe accommodation in double/twin-share basis • Single supplement available • Meals as per itinerary • International & Domestic economy class airfares, taxes and fuel surcharges • Air conditioned coach transportation to/from airport & between hotels & for activities as per itinerary • Admissions to all activities & sight-seeing as per itinerary • Tipping & gratuities • Travel Insurance by SureSave (based on travellers under 61 years with nil pre-existing medical conditions) • 2 x Tour Escorts - Lawrie McKinna and Chifley Travel & Tours Logistics Leader

Excludes: Personal expenses

*Prices are subject to change, including due to increases in airfares, taxes, itinerary components &/or exchange rate fluctuation until paid in full. Minimum number requirement applies of 16 travellers. Non-refundable deposit of $500.00 is required to lock in your place.

KEY DATES: Japan Tour Commitment Date: Friday, 18 January 2013 Full Payment Date: Friday, 01 February 2013

China Tour Commitment Date: Friday, 1 February 2013 Full Payment Date: Thursday, 28 February 2013

Korea Republic Tour Commitment Date: Friday, 1 February 2013 Full Payment Date: Thursday, 28 February 2013

For more information or to lock in your place, please contact Phillipa Sardelic at Chifley Travel & Tours on or by phoning (02) 9222 8855.

Terms & Conditions: Cost based on prices and exchange rates effective 02/01/2013. Final Tour Itinerary & activities subject to change in accordance with Central Coast Mariners FC training schedules & AFC match scheduling.