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Ben Cahn's academy side are in action tomorrow against the Western Sydney Wanderers FC academy!

Ben Cahn's academy side are in action tomorrow against the Western Sydney Wanderers FC academy!

16/08/2017, Australia, Soccer, Hyundai A-League, Article # 23783976
Ben Cahn's academy side are in action tomorrow against the Western Sydney Wanderers FC academy!

RESCHEDULED: Mariners Academy vs. Wanderers Academy

The Central Coast Mariners Academy PS4 NPL 2 Round 22 fixture against the Western Sydney Wanderers Academy has been rescheduled and will be played on Thursday August 17 at Valentine Sports Park.

http://www.ccmariners.com.au/article/rescheduled-mariners-academy-vs-wanderers-academy/1sfwwllobwwxu19lmub3x8tn43
Canberra Olympic to host Newcastle Jets at Deakin Stadium amid NPL championship tilt

Canberra Olympic to host Newcastle Jets at Deakin Stadium amid NPL championship tilt

16/08/2017, Australia, Soccer, Hyundai A-League, Article # 23783551
Canberra Olympic to host Newcastle Jets at Deakin Stadium in the middle of their NPL title defence on August 29.

http://smh.com.au/sport/act-sport/canberra-olympic-to-host-newcastle-jets-at-deakin-stadium-amid-npl-championship-tilt-20170816-gxxchh.html
Photo - Could you beat Tom Hiariej in a game of table tennis? There's only one way to find out

Photo - Could you beat Tom Hiariej in a game of table tennis? There's only one way to find out

16/08/2017, Australia, Soccer, Hyundai A-League, Article # 23779043


Could you beat Tom Hiariej in a game of table tennis? There's only one way to find out The Mariner-Palooza!

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"We finished in last place last year, so to be challenging for the finals this year is sensational."

15/08/2017, Australia, Soccer, Hyundai A-League, Article # 23770634
"We finished in last place last year, so to be challenging for the finals this year is sensational." Congrats on a top season, ladies!

Mariners Women go agonisingly close in nail biter

With a finals place the prize on offer, the Mariners Women knew what they needed to do and that was to come away from Cook Park St Mary’s with a win over Nepean FC.

http://www.ccmariners.com.au/article/mariners-women-go-agonisingly-close-in-nail-biter/1mv47gsd6cf1l1o3jm5un2krpy
Melbourne City sign Australia's best FIFA esports player ahead of World Cup in London

Melbourne City sign Australia's best FIFA esports player ahead of World Cup in London

15/08/2017, Australia, Soccer, Hyundai A-League, Article # 23767446
Meet Tim Cahill's newest Melbourne City teammate. Marcus Gomes won't set foot on a soccer pitch but will instead represent the A-League club at a different kind of World Cup.

http://smh.com.au/sport/melbourne-city-sign-australias-best-fifa-esports-player-ahead-of-world-cup-in-london-20170815-gxwe2n.html
Les Murray honoured at state funeral for ‘changing the nation’

Les Murray honoured at state funeral for ‘changing the nation’

14/08/2017, Australia, Soccer, Hyundai A-League, Article # 23754010

Legendary football broadcaster and icon of the “beautiful game” Les Murray has been honoured at a state funeral at Sydney’s Saint Mary’s Cathedral.

Murray, known as Mr Football, died last month at age 71.

The funeral, attended by more than 1000 including many Australian football greats, paid tribute to Murray’s contribution to the game and to Australia’s multiculturalism.

Many wore white, to signify a converging of cultures, and instead of flowers guests were asked to donate the United Nations High Commission for Refugees.

Murray, who was born Laszlo Urge, was considered the face and voice of football in Australia and became synonymous with SBS, where he worked for more than 37 years.

The fact that when people think of football in Australia Murray and the SBS immediately come to mind is an “astounding testament”, said SBS director of sport Ken Shipp.

“Football, SBS, Les, and this is no exaggeration – it changed the nation,” Mr Shipp said.

“He saw the huge value that sport, particularly football, could be as a vehicle for breaking down barriers and uniting people.”

Memory table at Les Murray funeral
A memory table features a Socceroos jersey and a football Les Murray and his grandchildren played with. Photo: ABC

But while he was serious about football, he never took himself too seriously, Mr Shipp said.

“He had that charming quality of levelling a room, no matter who you were, you always got the same Les.”

Murray, born in Hungary in 1956, was often asked why he did not pursue a career himself as a professional football player and he always said he was saving it for his next life.

“Playing of course with the Hungarian team,” Mr Shipp said.

“His training starts today.”

The NSW Premier and Governor were in attendance as well as a who’s who of soccer, including veteran Socceroo Tim Cahill, former Socceroos Nick Carle and Craig Moore, Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou, Brisbane Roar coach John Aloisi and Central Coast Mariners coach Paul Okon.

Former football player and now SBS commentator Craig Foster used his eulogy to push for FIFA World Cup hosting rights for Australia.

“This final farewell is a call to arms to the football community … for Australia to become a football nation and to win the ultimate prize – the FIFA World Cup,” he said.

“Les believed it was possible and … it can be done.

“Football and Australia are a match made in heaven.”

Murray an OAM recipient and a ‘party animal’

Murray, a Member of the Order of Australia, leaves partner Maria and daughters Tania and Natalie.

Tania gave a personal insight into her father, describing him as a “party animal”.

“He loved late nights, he loved his rock and roll and he loved his ‘scotchawiches’,” she said.

“So when the chips are down, or you’re in the thick of a great celebration as we are here today, to use one of dad’s favourite expressions, ‘we must always kick on’.”

Natalie spoke of the life lessons she learnt from her father.

“One of the greatest things he taught me was that the world is one community, one family,” she said.

“He loved nothing more than seeing people from all over the world unite, in peace and joy.”

Les Murray's partner blesses the casket
Les Murray’s partner Maria (right) blesses the casket as his daughters Tania (left) and Natalie look on. Photo: AAP

She summed him up as “a fighter, but also a great accepter”.

“One of his lessons that’s never been more important than right now is to accept the things we cannot change,” she said.

Murray’s family took part in a ceremony of flowers which involved putting many different flowers, representing different cultures, into a bowl.

Water was then poured around the flowers symbolically linking all the world’s continents and nations.

A memory table featured at the front of the cathedral with a soccer ball that Murray and his grandchildren played with, along with a 2005 Socceroos jersey.

After the memorial, as pallbearers carried the casket down the steps of the cathedral, Sultans of Swing by Dire Straits was played.

-ABC

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Photo - Who are you keen to meet at the Mariner-Palooza? This is an event you won't want to miss!  <

Photo - Who are you keen to meet at the Mariner-Palooza? This is an event you won't want to miss! <

14/08/2017, Australia, Soccer, Hyundai A-League, Article # 23752525


Who are you keen to meet at the Mariner-Palooza? This is an event you won't want to miss!

Tickets & Info http://bit.ly/2frfTkg

https://www.facebook.com/CCMariners/photos/a.420684981205.216600.206561121205/10155395517116206/?type=3
Another top win  The academy's charge to the finals series continues!

Another top win The academy's charge to the finals series continues!

14/08/2017, Australia, Soccer, Hyundai A-League, Article # 23749971
Another top win The academy's charge to the finals series continues!

Mariners Academy Earn Crucial win in PS4 NPL 2

The Central Coast Mariners Academy Men’s side hosted Mt Druitt Town Rangers on Saturday afternoon and kept their finals hopes alive with a 2-1 win at Pluim Park.

http://www.ccmariners.com.au/article/mariners-academy-earn-crucial-win-in-ps4-npl-2/2mioiiyf4v6113rub4qtcqxi4
Melbourne City close to signing A-League marquee, Croatian Antun Palic

Melbourne City close to signing A-League marquee, Croatian Antun Palic

13/08/2017, Australia, Soccer, Hyundai A-League, Article # 23737693
Melbourne City are on the cusp of signing Croatian journeyman Antun Palic as their marquee for next season.

http://smh.com.au/sport/soccer/melbourne-city-close-to-signing-aleague-marquee-croatian-antun-palic-20170813-gxv8xe.html
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