Central Coast Mariners are delighted to welcome Dairy Farmers on board as a new Community Partner.
Dairy Farmers – the Australian owned, locally made and loved brand will become the driving force behind the Move Like a Mariner early learning centre active education program. First rolled out in 2018, Move Like a Mariner is a collaboration between Central Coast Mariners and Central Coast Local Health District, to help improve health outcomes for young children and their families across the Central Coast.
The Move Like a Mariner program is designed to provide activity resources and equipment to local early childhood education centres in an effort to normalise the fun of daily physical activity and healthy eating choices. Thanks to Dairy Farmers, the program will return in 2022 and youngsters across the coast will be learning new skills and practicing how to move like their favourite Mariners players.
Dairy Farmers has a long history of supporting communities, bringing goodness to Aussie families for 120 years. Through its quality dairy products and passion for the community, Dairy Farmers encourages Australians of all ages to care for themselves and others, living up to its platform of Here’s to Good.
Central Coast Mariners Business Development Manager, Gabby Bowles, said: “The Club is absolutely thrilled to have Dairy Farmers come on board to help deliver the fantastic Move Like a Mariner program.
“It is encouraging to have such a proud and recognisable Australian brand back this wonderful program and help cultivate healthy life-long habits for local children.”
Hollie Prince, Health Promotion Officer at Central Coast Local Health District, said: “Move Like a Mariner has always been such a popular program with our early childhood education centres on the Coast, and it’s easy to understand why. It’s a really fun and engaging environment for kids to get active and develop fundamental movement skills.
“We’re really excited to facilitate the return of the program this year and look forward to seeing lots of smiling faces as youngsters learn to move like a Mariner.”
Bega Dairy and Drinks Marketing Director, Sharon Winton echoed the Central Coast Mariners’ enthusiasm.
“We are delighted to be partnering with the Central Coast Mariners and NSW Health to deliver grassroots community programs in the Central Coast and the surrounding region” Sharon said.
‘“Our partnership is a natural alignment of our shared values based on positive nutrition, teamwork, and most importantly our community. “
Central Coast Local Health District will be taking expressions of interest from local early childhood education centres, keen to participate in Move Like a Mariner over the next few weeks. The program is set to commence in early term 2.