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 did a top job as the 2018 academy’s technical director. The club was really happy with Patrick’s coaching. He puts the kids through training drills that helped them improve and progress. It’s great for the club to have had a coach of such calibre.

Players and parents were also pleased. The kids not only developed their skills but they also enjoyed 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.

Theo Vlandis
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.

For more information regarding the Academy, please feel free to contact the Club’s Coach, Gavin Drummond on 0411 557 133 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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