The Central Coast Mariners are pleased to announce that our annual Pink Round will return once again for its 11th season.
The match will fall on April 15th this year, as the Central Coast Mariners face off against current league leaders Melbourne City at 5pm at Industree Group Stadium.
This year, the club is partnering with our friends at Star104.5 to help raise much needed funds for Cancer Council Central Coast.
Pink Round will feature a double header this year, with our NPL Men’s side scheduled to play at the conclusion of the Isuzu UTE A-League Men’s match. They will come up against Sydney Olympic, with kick-off at 7:45pm.
This year Star 104.5 have come on board, officially becoming the front of jersey sponsor for the match.
They will also be the matchday sponsor as we take on Melbourne City, with many fun things in store through pre-game activities and activations.
Rabbit & Gina along with their Mini Mariners will be taking over the stadium at half time and giving all attendees the chance to win a massive international football experience. Make sure you’re at the final home game of the season for your chance to win.
In the lead up to and throughout the game there will be numerous methods of fundraising, which Mariners fans are encouraged to support.
General donations can be made in the lead up to Pink Round, with online donations accepted here.
Following tradition, every match worn jersey will also be auctioned off online, with fans able to both purchase a special piece of Mariners history while supporting a great cause.
Pink jerseys will also go on sale this Sunday, April 2nd. Make sure to get in early as stock is strictly limited.
Mariners CEO Shaun Mielekamp is excited to be able to bring Pink Round back again this season, with the help of both Star 104.5 and Cancer Council.
“It is so exciting to once again be doing our bit for the community and using pink round to raise awareness and funds for much needed charities. On top of our already long-term commitment to Cancer Council, this year we will bring initiatives that will drive outcomes to help raise funds and awareness for our own yellow and navy foundation,” he said.
“It plays such a massive role for our academy, the kids within the academy and their development. Furthermore, it is brilliant to be partnered up with Star 104.5 to make such an awesome match day be the crescendo of our regular season.
“Being the last home game and such a big one against Melbourne City, followed by a double header versus Sydney Olympic, we will see plenty of familiar faces, in what promises to be a night not to be missed.”
Star 104.5 Program Director Shayne Sinclair said:
“Rabbit & Gina can’t wait to take to the field and give back to Mariners fans. They’ve got something exciting planned, it’s something every football fan would love to get their hands on and the only way to get it is to be at the game. This is our way to say thank you.”
Jen Haynes, Community Fundraising Coordinator for the Central Coast community said:
“We are excited to once again partner with Central Coast Mariners as they show the #powerofpink to support people affected by women’s cancer.
“Every day in Australia, 70 women are diagnosed with breast or gynaecological cancer. While the survival rate has increased, our work is far from over.
“By showing support for the annual Pink Round, Coasties can help raise funds so we can continue to operate vital services and programs including financial support, in home help, their 13 11 20 information and support line as well as funding life-saving research and cancer prevention programs to work towards a cancer free future!”