American duo Jazmin Wardlow and Rola Badawiya depart Central Coast Mariners

The Central Coast Mariners can today announce the departure of Jazmin Wardlow and Rola Badawiya at the conclusion of their contracts.

Both players joined the club in August last year ahead of our return to the Liberty A-League, with Badawiya making the switch from Sydney FC whilst Wardlow arrived from Italy having spent the 22/23 season with Fiorentina.

The pair immediately became important figures in our Liberty A-League squad, starting our first game back in the competition against Newcastle Jets in front of over 5,000 fans.

Badawiya started all but one of our Liberty A-League fixtures and all three Finals matches, contributing eight goals and a further two assists. This includes a goal in our semi-final series against her former club, Sydney FC.

Her scoring efforts saw Badawiya finish the regular season second in the golden boot race, just one behind Wurigumula.

Wardlow was another constant in Emily Husband’s team, also starting all but one of our 25 League and Finals fixtures.

The defender operating both as a centre-back and left-back throughout the campaign, offering the squad important versatility.

Central Coast Mariners Liberty A-League Head Coach Emily Husband expressed her thanks to the departing players, wishing them the best for the future.

“Everyone at Central Coast Mariners thanks both Jaz and Rola for the part that they played in our 23/24 season. They will forever be remembered as important members of our first squad back in the Liberty A-League.”

“We wish them both the best in the next stages of their footballing journey.” Husband said.