Three young Australians join Mariners on scholarship contracts

The Central Coast Mariners are extremely excited to announce the signing of three scholarship players for the upcoming Liberty A-League season. 

Youngsters Maya Lobo, Peta Trimis and Tess Quilligan will all join Emily Husband’s side for the upcoming campaign. 

17-year-old Lobo is a Young Matilda, having spent time with the Football NSW Institute. The defender has been a part of the Macarthur Rams this season in the NSW NPL Women’s First Grade competition, playing 16 games so far and scoring two goals.

An intelligent footballer who is a robust defender, the youngster is a strong passer who reads the game in front of her extremely well. 

Peta Trimis is also a Young Matilda, currently playing for Bulls FC Academy in the NSW NPL Women’s First Grade competition after spending time at the Football NSW institute. 

A versatile footballer, Trimis has the ability to play across multiple positions thanks to her versatility. A quick and technical player with a great engine, the defender joins the Mariners for the 2023/24 season. 

Tess Quilligan currently anchors the centre of midfield for Mariners Head Coach Emily Husband’s Sydney University first grade side, now joining the Mariners for the upcoming campaign. 

A cool, calm and composed player, the midfielder will add serious depth to the squad this season.

Central Coast Mariners Head Coach Emily Husband is pleased to have secured the three girls on Scholarship contracts, eager to have them training in a professional environment.

“For these young players it is a fantastic opportunity for them to get experience in the professional footballing environment, and for us it gives us a chance to work with them and push them into the next steps of their careers,” Husband said. 

“Joining the team this season will give Maya, Peta and Tess a chance to learn from the experienced players around the squad and be exposed to professional football. This will only help them grow into better footballers; it is great to have them all on the Coast this season.”