Central Coast Mariners help launch the Terrigal United Football Season


The special guest players were not just at the junior game to cheer on the local players but to hand out a new mini-magazine, ?Keep Kicking?, developed by the game?s professionals to help juniors improve their football.
McDonald?s, Football NSW and 442 Magazine joined A-League heavyweights Sydney FC and the Central Coast Mariners to launch the magazine, which is a 16 page guide to football, including tips, skills and warm up techniques. Central Coast Mariners? Captain Alex Wilkinson was put through his paces for a demonstration training drill for the magazine, inspiring junior players to practice a variety of football skills when they train.
After the game the players were able to sign autographs for their junior fans and take the Terrigal Juniors through some drills shown in the magazine.
Midfielder Adrian Caceres, who joined the Mariners for the 2008/09 season, was pleased with the local junior?s enthusiasm for the game and is excited about the season ahead.
?It was great to come and see the juniors play. All of the players were very keen to be involved and were excited to receive the magazine. It is great to have the Keep Kicking magazine so juniors can use the guide to further their skills,? said Adrian.
McDonald?s Erina Licensee Ron Mussali is glad to have the Mariners on board to develop the magazine and encourage the local teams for their first game of the season.
?McDonald?s restaurants in NSW are proud partners of Football NSW and we are pleased that the magazine is backed by both Sydney FC and the Central Coast Mariners. I know the kids will be even more excited to learn the drills when they know their favourite players have used them in training as well,? said Ron.
The ?Keep Kicking? mini-magazine will be distributed to over 80,000 kids playing junior football in New South Wales in the Under 7 to Under 12 divisions. The mini-magazine is also available in the May edition of Four Four Two Magazine.
?McDonald?s is committed to working with Football NSW and developing football at a grassroots level. The launch of the mini-magazine along with the school clinics will help juniors develop their skills and encourage everyone to ?keep kicking!? ? concluded Ron.
The McDonald?s and Football NSW ?Kick it Kids? School Development Program will also be visiting over 50,000 school students this year across NSW, teaching students about the benefits of team sport and leading an active and healthy lifestyle.