The Mariners have unveiled a new-look playing strip featuring a large palm tree on the shirt they hope will reinforce the message that the A-League club is committed to the Central Coast.
Club captain Nick Montgomery, goalkeeper Liam Reddy and new signing Roy O’Donovan were on hand at MasterFoods on the Central Coast to model the new home, away and goalkeeper kits.
Central Coast Mariners CEO Shaun Mielekamp underlined the thinking behind the new 2015/16 look.
“Palm trees …symbolise our commitment to the Central Coast and its community, the palm trees are not leaving the stadium and neither are we,” Mielekamp said.
He added: “The palm tree design is also a call nationally to all sports fans to pencil in a visit to Central Coast Stadium where there are water views from every seat and a match day experience you will never forget.
“The full yellow from top to toe on the home kit reflects our strong commitment to our charity partners like Camp Quality and the Cancer Council.
“While for away matches our full navy kit is representative of the waves in our logo that signify the momentum and movement of the Mariners brand nationally and internationally.”
MasterFoods’ giant sauce bottles have become synonymous with the Central Coast Mariners and the new kits were launched at their Coast based headquarters in Berkeley Vale.
MasterFoods has been a partner of the Mariners since 2004.
The response on Twitter was perhaps not what the club was hoping for, with more than a few suggesting the palm trees were channelling Sideshow Bob.