NEWS: Mariners granted SAP & NPL Licence

The Central Coast Mariners are pleased to inform Members, fans, Corporate Partners, media and the Central Coast football community that Football NSW has granted the club SAP & NPL licences to facilitate an elite pathway in various ‘Football NSW 2016 National Premier League’ (NPL) competitions.

The Central Coast Mariners will 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 is a Skills Acquisition Program (SAP), which is Football Federation Australia’s official talent player pathway for 9-12 year old boys and girls.

The Central Coast Mariners Academy has been at the top of Executive Vice Chairman, Peter Storrie’s priority list since joining the club last December.

“I am delighted that the Mariners have now been granted a SAP licence along with the NPL licence for the 2016 season,” Storrie said.

“The SAP program is crucial to the Mariners elite pathway that allows us to bring players into our Academy from as young as nine years old.

“I would like to thank Football NSW for granting us this licence and my thanks goes to the full support that we received from Football Federation Australia (FFA) and Central Coast Football (CCF) for supporting the licence hand over from CCF to the Mariners.

“We are excited to build on the excellent work of CCF Academy under the guidance of Ken Schembri and ensure that in the future we have the best players and best coaches on the Central Coast – we can answer all questions at the Academy information night on October 9,” Storrie said.

The Central Coast Mariners Academy information night will be held at Central Coast Leagues Club (Parkview Room) on Friday October 9 at 6:30pm. All questions for parents and children around the Central Coast Mariners Academy for the 2016 season will be answered on the night. In attendance will be Peter Storrie (Mariners Executive Vice Chairman), John Hutchinson (Mariners Assistant Coach), Ken Schembri (Academy Director), Wayne O'Sullivan (Technical Director, North Shore Mariners) & Kathryn Duncan (Mariners CFO). 

The Central Coast Leagues Club (CCLC) has also joined IN for the upcoming season and backed the Central Coast Mariners Academy by signing on as the Academy’s sponsor. Their logo will feature on the team’s jerseys from SAP right through to the NPL first grade team and the Mariners would like to thank CCLC for their ongoing support.

For any initial Academy queries, please contact the Academy Director, Ken Schembri on Information on coaching positions available with the Central Coast Mariners Academy is available by clicking HERE