Happy New Year Mariners fans!

The Central Coast Mariners Official Supporters Club "The Crew" membership year commenced on the 1st of January and this email is to let you know the details of the launch function we intend to hold prior to the teams match in Wellington on this Sunday, 12th of January. Please see attached our flyer with all the details including visits from The Admiral, Yellowbeard and Mariners players. We'd love to see you there.

Thank you to all those who supported our first event – Dress Like a Pirate Day last weekend. We would also acknowledge the assistance of the Mariners. We hope to make this an annual event which we can make even better.

We apologise for the length of time since our last email and the short notice of this invitation. The Mariners office being closed for a large part of the Christmas period has been an unanticipated difficulty in our event organisation as we've needed (and appreciated) their support in the operation of both our events.

For those who have recently signed up but not yet collected your membership cards and key rings, the launch function will be another opportunity to do that. For those who have yet to become members, we would love to have you aboard and the launch function will be your next opportunity to sign up. We will continue to have a marquee in Dane Drive outside the stadium before each home match for either collection of member gear or signup and collection in the future.

Your membership card is important as it will be used for the purpose of counting votes at future General Meetings and the Annual General meeting, as well as gaining you subsidised pricing for the BBQ sausage sizzle on Sunday, and other CCMOSC events and future merchandise offerings as we put those together.

We will be emailing members again in the next couple of days to update you on our recent progress and the latest feedback and discussions with the Mariners management.

In the meantime, once again, Happy New Year, and may it be a safe and prosperous one for all.

We hope to see you all on Sunday.