Mars Food Australia extend Mariners sponsorship

Mars Food Australia have reaffirmed their support of Central Coast Mariners FC by extending their deal as the Club’s front of shirt sponsor via their MASTERFOODS brand until the end of the 2013/14 Hyundai A-League campaign.

Mars Food Australia have reaffirmed their support of Central Coast Mariners FC by extending their deal as the Club-s front of shirt sponsor via their MASTERFOODS brand until the end of the 2013/14 Hyundai A-League campaign.

Mars Food Australia-s front of shirt sponsorship extension guarantees the valued local employer will enter a ninth year as a key strategic partner of Central Coast Mariners FC.

Indeed, the company was one of the first to commit their support to the Mariners in the inaugural season of the Hyundai A-League, and combined with branding opportunities have since assisted the Club with numerous community initiatives and matchday activations.

News that the MASTERFOODS logo will again adorn Central Coast-s kits in season nine of the A-League comes at an opportune time, with the company also sponsoring the Club's highly anticipated round 17 matchday against Newcastle Jets at Bluetongue Stadium on Saturday night.

In addition to the regular presence of the MASTERFOODS blimp and giant MASTERFOODS sauce bottles at the Brisbane Water end of Bluetongue Stadium, MASTERFOODS have supplied 10,000 sauce bottle shaped ‘thundersticks- for Saturday evening to help boost the lively derby atmosphere. The first 1,500 families through the gate will also receive a Mars Food Australia sample bag featuring a selection from the range of over 500 great tasting products.

Moreover, each and every matchday one randomly selected Mariners supporter receives a MASTERFOODS hamper and slow-cooker courtesy of Mars Food Australia.

Central Coast Mariners Chairman, Mr Peter Turnbull, is delighted by Mars Food Australia-s continued investment in football on the Central Coast.

“Mars Food Australia-s sponsorship of the Central Coast Mariners Football Club has been win-win since day one,” Turnbull said.

“For us, their support means so much more than merely the presence of the MASTERFOODS logo on our kits. Mars Food Australia assist us in raising the profile of football on the Central Coast and enhancing our Club-s reputation locally, nationally and internationally.”

“Perhaps best of all, the company directly employs over 300 Central Coast people and their headquarters are just kilometres from both our administrative and football bases, meaning we possess a true local partnership providing benefits on an international scale.”

Mars Food Australia-s Chief Financial Officer, Mr Andrew Poll, said: “We are really proud to extend our relationship with Central Coast Mariners Football Club.”

“The professionalism of the Club-s management, coaches, players and support staff are a credit to our local community and will ensure their continued success on the field. We look forward to another successful season in 2013/14.”

“Whether it-s to enjoy great tasting food, or to watch an exciting game of football, we are really pleased to continue to play our part in bringing families and friends together on the Central Coast,” he said.

Central Coast Mariners vs. Newcastle Jets - Hyundai A-League Round 17 Saturday 19 January, 2013 Bluetongue Stadium, Gosford Kick-off: 7:45pm (AEDT) Tickets: CLICK HERE to purchase tickets to the match. Twitter: Join the match conversation on Twitter! The official match hash-tag is #F3Derby TV: LIVE on Fox Sports 1 & 1HD Radio: LIVE on selected ABC Radio frequencies & digital channels. LIVE on Coast FM (96.3FM locally or streamed online at www.coastfm.org.au)