The Central Coast Mariners are pleased to inform members, fans, corporate partners, media and the Central Coast football community that an application has been lodged to Football NSW that would allow the Mariners to facilitate an elite pathway and enter teams in various ‘Football NSW 2016 National Premier League’ (NPL) competitions.
In the event that the Central Coast Mariners were successfully granted a licence to participate in the NPL, the Mariners would commence the management and development of an elite football program for males and females on the Central Coast from the 2016 season.
Within this program we have lodged an application for a Skills Acquisition Program (SAP), which is Football Federation Australia’s official talent player pathway for 9-12 year old boys and girls.
The management of an elite pathway by the Central Coast Mariners under the technical remit of the Mariners Technical Director/Head Coach aligns with Football Federation Australia’s holistic strategy that encourages all Hyundai A-League clubs to be more involved with youth development by administering and managing teams within the NPL competitions.
Football NSW is currently reviewing the applications put forward by the Central Coast Mariners. If the Central Coast Mariners are granted an NPL and SAP licence, an announcement will be made – outlining the specifics of a Central Coast Mariners ‘Football NSW 2016 National Premier League’ program.
A proposed Central Coast Mariners ‘Football NSW 2016 National Premier League’ program has no impact on the current Central Coast Football Club structure and would only take effect from the 2016 season onwards.