Jets, Mariners to clash in pre-season F3 Derby

Newcastle Jets and Central Coast Mariners will clash in a bumper Hyundai A-League pre-season clash in Maitland in August.

In what will be a spicy entree to three big regular-season clashes between the two fierce rivals, the Jets and Mariners will meet in the first all-Hyundai A-League match-up in the region.

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The Jets have taken matches to Maitland before in the pre-season but only played in games against NPL opposition.

Jets CEO Lawrie McKinna said the match was another opportunity to take football to the community.

“I think it’s a great opportunity for us to continue to grow the game in Newcastle and show our commitment to the entire region,” McKinna said.

“We’ve just come back from a tour of the Mid North Coast and while Maitland is a lot closer to home, it’s still nice to take football outside of town during pre-season.

“We’ve got some fantastic supporters in Maitland and the surrounding suburbs who drive to McDonald Jones Stadium every weekend, this is a small way we can show our appreciation for their continued support.

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Members from both clubs will have access to pre-sale ticketing, with details to be announced shortly.

Tickets for the clash will be available to purchase from Monday 30 July via


WHEN: Saturday, 25 August

WHO: Newcastle Jets v Central Coast Mariners

WHERE: No.1 Sportsground, Maitland