Mariners recognise McKinna’s contribution

Central Coast Mariners have publicly recognised the contribution of former head coach and staff member, Lawrie McKinna, who today stepped down as the club’s official ambassador.

McKinna has worked conscientiously in the Central Coast community over the past ten years to assist the club on a variety of levels.

As a coach McKinna helped the club reach two Hyundai A-League Grand Finals and win the 2008 Hyundai A-League Premiership.

After the 2009/10 season McKinna transitioned into an administrative role at the Mariners, first as Football & Commercial Operations Manager, then as Director of Football. 

He also spent time abroad during these roles as coach of Chengdu Blades in the Chinese Super League, and Chongqing Lifan of China’s League One.

McKinna was present at the club’s F3 Derby draw against Newcastle Jets on Sunday, and noted on his official Facebook page today that he will continue to support the Mariners as a fan.

Central Coast Mariners hope to continue a close relationship with McKinna, however accepts his decision to stand down as the club’s official ambassador. 

McKinna is active as a Hyundai A-League commentator on ABC Radio, and will be part of the ABC’s call team alongside Steve Allan at North Sydney Oval this Friday night when Central Coast Mariners take on Melbourne Victory. Click here to purchase tickets.