Mariners import arrives in Australia

Central Coast Mariners' Dutch midfielder Tom Hiariej has arrived for his Hyundai A-League stint, touching down at Sydney Airport today (Wednesday).

And the 28-year-old, while a little tired, is excited to get going on this new chapter in his career.

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“At this moment I feel really excited. We didn’t sleep for 30 hours so also a little bit tired, but feeling welcomed and feeling really good,” Hiariej said.

“We want to achieve finals, that’s our main goal – but I want to experience the culture of Australia and meet nice people”.

Hiariej will undergo a medical later this week before he gets down to business and settles into his new surrounds on the Central Coast.

“It was a really nice arrival. I saw some fans and did some signatures – and of course with this scarf I feel really good – I’m part of the family and I’m proud of it,” he said.