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Thursday, 16 May 2013
Page: 3500

Ms O'NEILL (Robertson) (13:58): I rise to acknowledge in this place and put on the record the pride of the Central Coast in our very great win in the A-League Grand Final. We all cheer for yellow—the great Mariners from the Central Coast!

Government members interjecting

Ms O'NEILL: I know that we have a few detractors here behind me. It took us four times to get there, but we did achieve the great win on 20 April, becoming A-League champions. On the day, Daniel McBreen and Patrick Zwaanswijk were those who struck gold for us. However, I want to acknowledge the incredible participation of the crowd. The Mariners are our team, but our famous cheer squad are the Marinators, who add spice and flavour to the game. But they did have a bit of competition with the Western Sydney Wanderers, who are very famous for their great singing and create a great mood for us. Again, congratulations to Graham Arnold, Lawrie McKinna and the whole team, who put together a wonderful, wonderful show; thank you to the 10,000 Coasties who shared that great victory with me; and congratulations once again to the Central Coast Mariners on a fine victory this year.

The SPEAKER: In accordance with standing order 43, the time has for members' statements has concluded.