Mark Jones to lead Mariners Academy

CENTRAL Coast Football and Central Coast Mariners Academy (CCMA) are pleased to announce that outgoing Perth Glory coach Mark Jones has been appointed as First Grade Coach for 2013.

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CENTRAL Coast Football and Central Coast Mariners Academy (CCMA) are pleased to announce that outgoing Perth Glory coach Mark Jones has been appointed as First Grade Coach for 2013.

Jones comes to the CCMA program having worked with Perth Glory (2012), China's Chongqing Lifan (2011-12), Sabah FA (2011), and Newcastle Jets (2006-2010).

Jones is a former National Soccer League player having played 200 plus NSL games with Newcastle Breakers, Sydney Croatia and Marconi. Jones competed at the 1985 World Youth Cup.

Jones who holds a Football Federation Australia A licence, is also an Asian Football Confederation Elite Conditioning Instructor and Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Coach.

Central Coast Football Chairman Darren Sprod said: “Mark Jones has a wealth of experience and knowledge having coached players at the elite level of the game.Mark-s philosophy around player development is very much in line with that of CCMA and the Club is very fortunate to have secured someone of his calibre.”

Mark will oversee the senior program at CCMA, and it is envisioned he will pass his years of football experience on to the other coaches involved with the program.

Jones will take over early in January upon relocating from Perth.

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Expressions of interest from suitably qualified support coaches are sought following the recent appointment of Mark Jones to the role of CCMA Senior Men-s coach for the 2013 season.

Central Coast Mariners Academy will compete in the FNSW Premier (Elite 1) competition.

Applications are sought from dedicated, enthusiastic and motivated coaches for the following roles: • Senior Men-s Under 20-s Coach • Senior Men-s Assistant Coaches

The successful applicant will clearly state their qualifications and experience while demonstrating a philosophy that aligns with the CCMA focus on player development through the elite pathway.

Interested applications should send their applications to coordinator@ccfootball.com.au

All applications must be received by COB Friday 28 December, 2012.