Men of Football meeting this Wednesday

Former Central Coast Mariners coach Lawrie McKinna (pictured) has lent his support to the establishment of a Central Coast chapter of Men of Football.

Former Central Coast Mariners coach Lawrie McKinna (pictured) has lent his support to the establishment of a Central Coast Chapter of Men of Football.

On Wednesday 9 November at 6:30pm, interested football participants - past and present - are invited to attend a meeting at Mingara Recreation Club (Legends Room).

"Any man who has played football at any level, refereed football or has been an administrator or a volunteer are more than welcome," Lawrie McKinna said.

"Men of Football is about getting together and helping to raise some funds for members of the football family that are in need.

"We've had one meeting with the people from Newcastle and now it's up to the football family of the central coast to pick it up and run with it.

"Instead of going to funerals and catching up with mates you played with, because that's what we seem to do, it is another way we can keep in touch, have functions and raise money for a good cause."

A Central Coast Chapter committee of Men of Football will be formed on Wednesday night at the meeting at Mingara Recreation Club, Legends Room at 6:30pm.

BACKGROUND A group of men met in Newcastle in April last year and formed the Men of Football, a not-for-profit organisation, to assist past and present football participants who could use a helping hand in times of need.

CLICK HERE to visit the Men of Football website.