Central Coast Mariners held its first Fan Forum of the year at Gosford’s Central Coast Leagues Club on the night of Monday, June 2, and at the end of the event unveiled a new look logo for season 10 of the Hyundai A-League.
The crest, designed by foundation supporter Tyson Peisley, was met with strong approval from over 250 fans at the event and others following the Club via its social media channels. Fusing original Mariners’ themes with fresh ideas to demonstrate the Club’s decade of excellence, the logo will feature on team apparel and Club merchandise throughout Hyundai A-League season 2014/15. The passionate Peisley, who is a member of the Club’s active supporter group the Yellow Army, said he was proud to have designed the logo set to become a significant part of Mariners’ history.
“I’m very, very proud,” Peisley said. “When the Mariners first started, it’s not something that I imagined 10 years ahead. “So it’s quite good to get the opportunity and fuse my passion for design with my passion for football. “It had to relate to the Mariners’ original logo to be relevant otherwise it would just have been a 10. “Using the wave from the circle from the original logo was quite simple. “Hopefully they [other fans] love it and embrace it. “It was a fan that designed it so hopefully they’ll feel some ownership with it, as well as with the Club,” he said.
Peisley added that the Mariners have been an important part of his life over the past decade. “Basically it’s been my whole life since leaving school, which is when the Mariners started,” he said. “The 10 years of the Mariners has made me enjoy football a lot more, it’s made me understand it a lot more, it’s made me a better player, and it’s made me a lot of friends as well. “I think when it [the Club] first started, there was probably a lot of doubters that it would last, and here we are 10 years on and we are probably one of the most successful Clubs around,” he said.
And how does Peisley think he’ll feel should a Mariner score at Central Coast Stadium next season then taps or kisses his design? “That’s a good thought, it’s pretty cool,” he said. “I don’t know if I’ll be thinking about the logo too much when we score a goal though – I’ll probably be too busy going crazy!”
4 Jun 2014