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The Central Coast Mariners are the first team from the area to compete in a national sporting competition. After a largely successful run of seasons early in the competition’s history, the Mariners have somewhat struggled since.
It was a miserable season in 2017-18 for the club. Despite sitting in fourth after Round 9, Central Coast won one more game for the rest of the season to finish in last place with just four victories.
Despite failing to land the signature of Usain Bolt, some smart offseason recruitments have experts pencilling the Mariners in for a rise up the ladder. While they’ll struggle to crack into the top six, they should be able to climb off the bottom.
Coach: Mike Mulvey
Captain: Matt Simon
2017-18 finish: 10th
2017-18 top scorers: Blake Powell, Connor Pain (4 each)
Ben Kennedy, Jonathan Aspro, Jack Clisby, Jake McGing, Antony Golec, Tom Hiariej, Andrew Hoole, Michael McGlinchey, Tommy Oar, Connor Pain, Adam Pearce, Aiden O’Neill, Adam Berry, Kye Rowles, Josh Macdonald, Peter Kekeris, Matthew Millar, Matt Simon, Kalifa Cissé, Corey Gameiro, Jacob Melling, Mario Shabow, Joe Gauci, Jordan Murray, Josh Nisbet, Alec Vinci, Charles M’Mombwa, Jordan Smylie