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Feb 24, 2022   |  3:30PM AET

Mudgee and Mariners extend relationship

Mudgee and Mariners extend relationship

The Central Coast Mariners and Mid-Western Regional Council are pleased to announce that they are extending their relationship, with Glen Willow Stadium being confirmed as the venue for the Round 19 Isuzu UTE A-League Men’s match between the Mariners and Macarthur Bulls.

This is a fantastic initiative for both the club and the region to grow the global game across the country and state of New South Wales.

The Mariners most recently played their FFA Cup Round of 32 match against Blacktown City at the venue, with a late Béni Nkololo goal proving the difference between the two sides and will be looking to match that form on one of the best surfaces in the country.

Mariners CEO made the journey to Mudgee to confirm the partnership and highlight the club’s commitment to the region and football.

“It is so exciting for us to be able to return to Mudgee, this time with a fully-fledged A-League match. Our previous visit last year for the FFA cup was so welcoming and with the tremendous facilities, it was impossible for us to ignore returning as quickly as possible.

“We made a commitment to ensure that a trip to Glen Willow Stadium is not a one-off and we hope that everyone can see there is a real commitment by the Central Coast Mariners for a long-term association with the region, to play our part in helping football and all sports grow in Mudgee. Plus, if we can help provide a strong boost to the Mudgee economy and the community, we will do everything that we can to return to this thriving regional city,” Mielekamp said.

Mariners CEO Shaun Mielekamp met up with Mayor Des Kennedy to confirm the partnership

“I must call out the fantastic work by the team at Mid-Western Regional Council and Mayor Des Kennedy who have been integral in bringing this partnership together. I look forward to not only seeing a fantastic spectacle when we take on Macarthur FC in what will be an enthralling and very important A-League match, but also setting the groundwork to return in the future and deliver for the Mudgee community.

“We pride ourselves in being more than just a football team, we are a community club and the opportunity for us to help unearth some of the amazingly talented players here in the region will be part of what we want to achieve. In the not too distant future, we will have our A-League Women’s team, and this will add yet another pathway and opportunity for aspiring young females in the area, that I believe, need nothing more than guidance and support to reach the highest levels possible,” Mielekamp concluded.

Mayor Des Kennedy was delighted to see the Mariners return to Mudgee and Glen Willow Stadium once more.

“We’re thrilled to partner with the Central Coast Mariners to bring this game to Glen Willow,” Councillor Kennedy said.

“To have an A-League game in regional NSW is huge benefit, not just for fans of the sport but for young people and the economy alike.”

North Construction & Building are the matchday sponsor for this contest and are thrilled to work alongside both Mid-Western Regional Council and Central Coast Mariners in bringing the event to life.

“North is proud to be a trusted building partner not only to our clients and subcontractors but also to others more broadly in the communities in which we live and work,” stated Matthew Cook, North Managing Director.  

“With that in mind, all of us at North are excited about our continued support of the Central Coast Mariners and, with our head office based out of the Mariners Centre of Excellence in Tuggerah and a local office in Mudgee delivering the new St Matthews Catholic School Mudgee – Secondary Campus, being Matchday Sponsor for this specific game was a must for us!”

Members receive this game as part of their season membership and general admission tickets start from just $10, with reserve seating starting from just $25. Tickets will be available for redemption for members on the 28th of February at 11am, while the general public sale begins on Wednesday 2nd March at 11am.

Match Details:

Central Coast Mariners v Macarthur Bulls FC
Isuzu UTE A-League Men’s
Saturday 19th March 2022
5:05pm Kick Off AEDT
Glen Willow Stadium, Mudgee, NSW
Broadcast Live on Paramount+