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BYE BYE BOLT

The Usain Bolt experiment is over. Central Coast Mariners CEO Shaun Mielekamp today confirmed the two parties have parted ways, after a dollar figure to keep the champion sprinter here couldn’t be reached. But the club is standing by the trial… Insisting it WASN’T a gimmick.-  

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DOES BOLT STAY OR DOES HE GO?

The Central Coast Mariners have just announced all-time leading goal scorer Matt Simon as the side’s new captain. Meanwhile, Usain Bolt’s days on the coast could be numbered. The world’s fastest man has reportedly been offered a deal in Malta… but Mariners officials say, as it stands, he’s not going anywhere.  

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BOLT MAKES GUEST APPEARANCE AT JETS V MARINERS TRIAL

The world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, was an interested spectator at this afternoon’s friendly between the Central Coast Mariners and the Newcastle Jets at Maitland. Bolt didn’t see game time, but there was still plenty of action for the thousands of fans in attendance. The Mariners opened the scoring as a Jack Clisby free kick tricked young keeper Noah James. The Jets hit back, as Jason Hoffman found the net at the back post. Maitland boy Ben Kennedy was doing his best to keep his former club at bay. While James made up for the earlier goal with a great save, the two eventually finished locked at two-all.

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BOLT BOUND FOR THE CENTRAL COAST MARINERS

Eight-time Olympic gold-medallist and the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, is officially bound for the Central Coast Mariners. The club confirming late today, that the Jamaican runner has committed to an indefinite training period, with the aim to develop into a professional footballer. The agreement between the Mariners and Bolt doesn’t guarantee him a professional playing contract post training period. Bolt says he’s very excited to head to the yellow-and-navy HQ: “It has been my dream to play professional football and I know that it will involve a lot of hard work and training to get to the level required to play and make an impact in the A-League.” Mariners CEO Shaun Mielekamp will provide more details about the deal tomorrow from the Mariners Centre of Excellence at Tuggerah.

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MARINERS SECURE GOALKEEPING STOCKS

Mariners coach Mike Mulvey has continued to build his squad, with two goalkeepers secured for the upcoming A-League season. After a successful trial, 17-year-old Joe Gauci has arrived from Adelaide, after earning a two-year scholarship. Meanwhile, Adam Pearce has extended his time with the Central Coast, signing a contract extension until the end of the 2018/19 season. The 21-year-old first signed with the yellow and navy in 2014.

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