Mariners set for test against Coast's best

The Central Coast Mariners have announced the return of the Central Coast Select fixture that will see the Mariners face off against some of the best local players at Pluim Park, Lisarow on July 12.

A selection of players from the Central Coast Football Battelwin Premier League/Division One competitions will be split into two teams (north & south) and coached by Killarney District Soccer Club’s Chris Ackerley and Gosford City FC’s Ian McAndrew to face off against the Central Coast Mariners

The Central Coast Select squad will be handpicked by the above coaches who are bound by two key rules: 

  • Rule 1: There must be at least one player from each local club selected in the Central Coast Select squad
  • Rule 2: There is only to be a maximum of two players from any one local team

The CCF Clubs will be split into the following two teams who will each play one half against the Central Coast Mariners:

CCF Select North  CCF Select South 
Gwandalan FC Southern & Ettalong FC
Doyalson-Wyee SC Umina United SC
Kanwal-Warnervale FC Woy Woy FC
Woongarrah FC  Kincumber FC
Budgewoi FC Avoca FC
Toukley-Gorokan SC Gosford City FC
Tuggerah United FC Mountains District FC
Killarney District SC Wyong SC
Berkeley Vale SC Kariong United FC 
The Entrance Bateau Bay FC East Gosford FC
Terrigal United FC Wyoming FC
  Ourimbah United FC

One player who featured for the Central Coast Select side in the inaugural version of this fixture in 2005 was Mariners’ all time leading goal scorer Matt Simon who was then plying his trade with East Gosford. 

In what is set to be an exciting community event during the July School Holidays, all profits made from the gold coin entry will be donated to Coast Shelter who provide accommodation for over 150 men, women, children and youth as well as over 1000 free meals every week to those in need on the Central Coast.

Also on the night, the Central Coast Mariners will play against the Central Coast Mariners Academy, which will follow the Select match.

Event details
Venue: Pluim Park, Lisarow
Date: Tuesday July 12
Gates Open: 5:00pm
Kick off:
6pm – Central Coast Mariners v Central Coast Select
8pm – Central Coast Mariners v Central Coast Mariners Academy
Entry Fee: Gold Coin entry