The Code joins the Central Coast Mariners as they embark on the most anticipated season of A-League football in its eight year history. Over-shadowed commercially by the high-price purchases of their closest geographical rivals, the Mariners venture headfirst into the season as defending minor-premiers. But their best kept secret – the Yellow Army of supporters and the ‘marquee’ fan base – may be enough to pull the community-centric team through the challenges of the season and emerge at the summit of A-League success.
As the team prepares for their game against Adelaide United, we take a look at a Mariners initiative that promotes a message of healthy bodies and physical activity among the community; while Patrick Zwaanswijk looks back on a recent visit to the Treetop Adventure Park in the Ourimbah State Forest with his children – on his way to the big game. Looking ahead to the F3 derby, we take time to learn about Graham Arnold’s coaching philosophy and a new addition to the Mariners family.