Olyroos defender Lucas Mauragis joins Central Coast Mariners

The Central Coast Mariners are delighted to announce the signing of Lucas Mauragis, with the Olyroos defender putting pen to paper on a three-year deal.

The 22-year-old trades Newcastle for the Central Coast, having been a part of our rivals’ academy system after being discovered by former Mariner Daniel McBreen.

A fast and skilful left fullback who is strong on the ball, Mauragis has already made 67 A-League appearances following his debut as a teenager in 2020.

After spending two full initial seasons with the Jets, the 22-year-old crossed the ditch for a 12-month loan deal with Wellington, making 20 appearances in yellow and black.

Following that spell, Mauragis is now arguably coming off his best campaign so far, playing a career high 22 times for Newcastle during the 23/24 season, scoring twice and assisting a further three goals.

These strong performances have seen him become a mainstay in Australia’s Under 23 Men’s squad, having most recently been a part of our nation’s Asian Cup team.  

A brilliant dribbler of the ball who possesses strong crossing abilities, Central Coast Mariners Head Coach Mark Jackson is excited to have the young fullback join the club.

“We are delighted to have Lucas onboard; he is a player that we identified a long time ago and have been watching. Lucas has huge potential to grow but can also impact the team immediately, and is a young man that wants to learn, wants to get better and wants to embrace everything that we want to do here on the Coast,” Jackson said.

“It is a very exciting time for both us and Lucas to have signed him on this deal for the next three seasons.”

Our newest arrival is thrilled to be on the Coast, eager to be out in front of the Mariners Family this upcoming season.

“I am ecstatic to begin this new chapter of my career alongside this exceptional group of players,” Mauragis said.

“I hope to push limits, surpass expectations and I am aiming for nothing less than continued excitement and success for the fans.”