Central Coast Mariners’ supporters running errands, doing their weekly shopping, or tending to some odd jobs on Tuesday, July 15, may have run into, or indeed been served by, one of their favourite players.
On the second day of the Club’s pre-season ahead of Hyundai A-League season 10, Mariners’ players were out and about helping a range of local businesses and organisations get their daily jobs done, including Bakers Delight in Erina, Booths Motor Group in North Gosford, Central Coast Leagues Club, Oporto in Erina, Shortland Insurance in Gosford and Worldwide Printing in Erina. While the day offered the Club the chance to give back to a range of its corporate partners and to the community, it also provided Phil Moss and his coaching staff the opportunity to push the Club’s players outside their comfort zone.
“Today is all about reinforcing to the players how lucky they are to have a career in professional sport,” Moss said. “Certainly, all the players have worked very hard to achieve their place as a professional footballer, but there’s nothing wrong with a reminder of what the real workforce is like. “As part of our preseason program we will be making sure that we take the players out of their comfort zone and put them in a range of different environments.
“We expect that they will approach each task with professionalism and commitment to the cause, just like they would a game.” Moss added that he hoped the players’ assistance helped make a difference to the business people of the Central Coast, as well as their employees and customers. “It’s a day out of our lives that can make a big difference to our sponsors and the local community,” he said.
Media release, 15 Jul 2014
Central Coast Mariners