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Central Coast Mariners make donation to Vaum United

Australia’s Central Coast Mariners have donated football shirts to Vaum United Football Club in Luganville this week through an arrangement organised by Sponsor a Child Program.

The Mariners involvement with Vanuatu is not new after they hit the headlines back in June on the retired Hyundai A-League player Nick “Monty” Montgomery as having a lifelong fan in Vanuatu.

Mrs. Kim from Sponsor a Child Program presented the shirts during the team training at the Soccer City Stadium yesterday afternoon.

Central Coast Mariners FC inaugurated in 2004, is the first ever professional sporting entity to represent the Central Coast region on a national and international sporting stage.

As a foundation team in the Hyundai A-League, they are one of ten sides competing annually for the ultimate prize in Australian Club football.

The Mariners have been one of the most successful teams in the relatively short history of the Hyundai A-League.

With one Hyundai A-League Championship, two Hyundai A-League Premierships, four Hyundai A-League Grand Final appearances and four AFC Champions League campaigns.

Club Achievements

2014-15:
– Competed in 2015 AFC Champions League play-off
2013-14:
– Qualified for 2015 AFC Champions League

2012-13:

– Hyundai A-League Champions
– First Club in Hyundai A-League history to finish in top two of the competition three seasons in a row
– Qualified for last 16 of 2013 AFC Champions League
2011-12:
– Hyundai A-League Premiers
– National Youth League Champions
– Participation in 2012 AFC Champions League – first ever win in competition is a 5-1 triumph over China’s Tianjin Teda FC
– Defeated Scottish giants Glasgow Celtic FC 1-0 in an International Friendly in Sydney, Australia
2010-11:
– Hyundai A-League Grand Final Runners-Up
2008-09:
– Qualified for Hyundai A-League Finals
– Competed in 2009 AFC Champions League
2007-08:
– Hyundai A-League Premiers
– Hyundai A-League Grand Final Runners-Up
2006-07:
– Pre-Season Cup Runners-Up
2005-06:
– Hyundai A-League Grand Final Runners-Up
– Pre-Season Cup Champions