The Academy has been running for two seasons thanks to the generous support of Bendigo Bank and CCLC. We really appreciate Bendigo Bank’s and CCLCsupport.
Former Central Coast Mariners star Patrick Zwaanswijk has been doing a top job as the academy’s technical director. The club is really happy with Patrick’s coaching. He puts the kids through training drills that are helping them improve and progress. It’s great for the club to have a coach of such calibre.
Players and parents are also pleased. The kids are developing their skills but they also enjoy the training, which is important.
It’s true to say that academy members wear their Bendigo Bank-sponsored shirts with pride.
The club started the academy to improve skills and give young people access to top-quality coaching. I’m pleased to report that we’re continuing to achieve these things.
I’d like to take this opportunity to again thank Bendigo Bank and CCLC for sponsoring the academy and supporting the community. The bank’s and CCLC support is greatly appreciated. Everyone at the club is grateful.
Junior Football Manager/Academy Director
Abbey Van Gemert was our first player to progress from Gosford to the Mariners Academy.
Paul Vlandis was also successful in progressing to the Mariners Development Squad.