McKinna to be Official Club Ambassador

AS the Club’s first official Ambassador, McKinna will be at the forefront of the Mariners’ community engagement efforts, presiding over a range of events to ensure the Club continues to strengthen its bond with the Central Coast community.

CENTRAL Coast Mariners wish to clarify media reports and speculation regarding the continuing role of foundation Head Coach Lawrie McKinna with the Club.

As the Club-s first Official Ambassador, McKinna will be at the forefront of the Mariners- community engagement efforts, presiding over a range of events to ensure the Club continues to strengthen its bond with the Central Coast people.

In addition, McKinna will continue to complete some of the football operations duties that he currently fulfils. This will include the organisation of the team-s 2013/14 Hyundai A-League pre-season campaign.

Central Coast Mariners Chairman and Group General Manager, Mr Peter Turnbull, said McKinna-s shift to Club Ambassador from General Manager - Football, is in fact a subtle one.

“Lawrie is well known in Central Coast and Australian football circles and as part of our current restructure it-s true that a few of Lawrie-s football operations commitments will be absorbed by other staff.”

“However his input, energy and experience from a football perspective will naturally remain highly valued.”

Further announcements regarding new community initiatives and appointments by the Club will be made in due course.