Club Statement: Angel Torres

The Central Coast Mariners are aware that Ángel Torres was charged yesterday with serious offences related to sexual assault by NSW Police.

Given the alleged serious criminal offences with which Torres has been charged, Football Australia immediately imposed a no-fault suspension pursuant to clauses 7(b) and 7(c) of Football Australia’s National Code of Conduct and Ethics. The suspension is a precautionary measure that suspends the player from participating in football and club related activities.

It is important to note that Football Australia in imposing this interim suspension is making no finding of guilt or fault in respect of the offences with which Torres has been charged. Such charges remain matters to be determined by the Courts of New South Wales.

The Central Coast Mariners will not be making any further comments in relation to the matter at this time.