Your guide to the #F3Derby

It’s our last home game against our fierce rivals, the Newcastle Jets. Don’t miss all the action set to take place at Central Coast Stadium this Sunday!

  • Gates Open: 3pm
  • Legends Challenge: 3:30pm
  • #F3Derby kick-off: 5:00pm

CLICK here to secure your #F3Derby tickets for Sunday April 9 at Central Coast Stadium. 

Pre-Game Function (From 2:30pm)

All the action starts at 2:30pm with the Official Pre-Game Function. Thanks to the Six String Brewery and Central Coast Leagues Club our Pre-Game Function will be hosted in the Gosford Bowling Club (entry via the Eastern Side of the Stadium). Before heading into the stadium you will be able to try the Coast’s best craft beer and grab an affordable pre-game meal with a BBQ in operation that has a menu starting from $3 which includes steak and sausage sandwiches. 

Central Coast Leagues Club have also organised a jumping castle for the kids so make sure you bring the family along for Sunday afternoon football at Central Coast Stadium.


FREE Mariners Poster!

Upon entry, keep your eye out for a cheeky poster that will be distributed at Central Coast Stadium at both gates to help you cheer our boys home on Sunday night!


Does your child need to redeem their FREE Mariners Player card from their F3 FREEBIES certificate? Make sure you visit the Mariners Membership Marquee on Dane Drive to collect your limited-edition card. Hang onto the card and get it signed by the player after full time!

From 4-4:30pm you can also visit non-playing Central Coast Mariners players on Dane Drive for a photo and signature at the Men of Football & Tumbi Tures & More marquee.

Whilst you’re in Dane Drive you can also visit some of our valued sponsors to collect a range of F3 FREEBIES on game day.


As part of our F3 Freebies campaign, the Central Coast Mariners are offering up to 300 children the opportunity to participate in our up-coming school holiday clinics for FREE!

If you are aged between 5 and 12, head to the Mariners marquee on Dane Drive and register your details in order to receive a free day at the clinic for Monday 10th of April, Tuesday 11th of April or Wednesday 12th of April (Valued at $65!).

Only one (1) clinic day will be given out per child, so make sure you head to the game this weekend and book in your spot!

Booth’s Motor Group are giving away a brand-new car! (half time)

Thanks to our Match Day Sponsor, Booth’s Motor Group 10 lucky people who have attended a match at Central Coast Stadium this season will be given a key. One of those keys will unlock a brand-new Hyundai i30 at half time at our game on Sunday!

Inaugural Legends Challenge (Pre-Game)

As a curtain raiser to the #F3Derby at 3:30pm a team of former Central Coast Mariners stars will do battle against former players of the Newcastle Jets in the inaugural Legends Challenge. The inaugural Legends Challenge is proudly supporting Men of Football.

  • Pedj BOJIC
  • Damien BROWN
  • Matthew CROWELL
  • Daniel MCBREEN
  • Matthew TROTT (gk)
  • Patrick ZWAANSWIJK
  • Coach: Dean HEFFERNAN

The winning side will be presented with the Inaugural Legends Shield that will be played for annually between the Mariners & Jets Legends.

Proudly Supporting Men of Football

Men of Football is a not for profit organisation that seeks to assist football participants in times of need. Men of Football focus on initiatives such as assisting past football participants who may have fallen on hard times; providing support and assistance to the families of past and present football participants who have passed on or need their support; and assisting current football participants to realise their potential.

The Legends Challenge is proudly supporting Men of Football!

Before #F3Derby kick-off, Men of Football will present a cheque to Central Coast Football for $10 500 to go towards installing Defibrillators at all local grounds on the Coast.  

Umbro Merchandise Sale!

It’s our last home game so make sure you head to the Rebel Merchandise stall for a 50% discount on all Mariners Merchandise!

Family Photo & Families on the Field (After full time whistle)

It’s our last home game of the season and we want you to join us for a kick on the field after the full-time whistle. When it’s safe, a siren will sound and all families will be able to join us on the pitch for a kick.

DON’T FORGET! Join us post game to take part in the Family Photo with the full Central Coast Mariners squad in front of the tunnel, on the pitch after our win in the #F3Derby.

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‘Legends Challenge’ - Hyundai A-League 2016/17 Round 26 
Central Coast Mariners Legends vs. Newcastle Jets Legends
followed by Central Coast Mariners vs. Newcastle Jets (#F3Derby)
Date: Sunday 9 April 2017
Venue: Central Coast Stadium, Gosford
Kick-off: 3:30pm (Legends)
Kick-off: 5:00pm (Hyundai A-League)
Tickets: CLICK HERE 
Gates Open: 3:00pm
Social Media: #F3Derby