usain bolt leaves australian football club after trial
Last Updated : GMT 11:59:16
Egypt Today, egypt today
Egypt Today, egypt today
Last Updated : GMT 11:59:16
Egypt Today, egypt today

Usain Bolt leaves Australian football club after trial

Egypt Today, egypt today

Egypt Today, egypt today Usain Bolt leaves Australian football club after trial

Usain Bolt
Canberra - DPA

Former sprinter Usain Bolt's trial with an Australian football club has ended "effective immediately" after the parties failed to agree on a contract, the club announced Friday.

The world's fastest man had been trialling for the A-League Central Coast Mariners since August. 

"I would like to thank the Central Coast Mariners' owners, management, staff, players and fans for making me feel so welcome during my time there," Bolt said in a statement released by the club.

"I wish the club success for the season ahead."

Bolt's representative and the Mariners were unable to strike a deal, after they could not find external commercial partners to boost the salary offer for the 32-year-old Jamaican sprinter to play for the club as a professional.

According to the Australian Associated Press, the Mariners offered Bolt a contract in the vicinity of 150,000 Australian dollars (107,000 US dollars) without any guarantee that the Jamaican would get an A-League game.

Mariners' owner Mike Charlesworth said Bolt's trial was "mutually beneficial" to the club and the eight-time Olympic gold medallist.

"Despite the fact that we could not come to an agreement that would continue Usain Bolt's football journey with the Central Coast Mariners, we've been thrilled to have the Olympic champion sprinter and world record holder as part of our club for these past eight weeks," Charlesworth said in a statement. 

"From day one, Usain dedicated himself to being part of the Mariners. He integrated very well into the team and made great strides as a footballer." 

Charlesworth said the partnership "brought an increased level of excitement and attention to both the Mariners and the A-League."

Bolt, who retired from competitive track and field last year, debuted for the Mariners against an amateur side in August, playing for 21 minutes as a winger. 

His best performance was a charity game on October 12 against Sydney team Macarthur South West United, a second-tier club, when he scored two goals in his club's 4-0 victory.

Six days later, Bolt was offered a two-year contract from Maltese club Valletta, which he rejected.

A known Manchester United fan, he trialled with Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund in Germany and Stromsgodset in Norway last year.

In Australia, the A-League started last month, with the Mariners playing their first game against the Brisbane Roar on October 21 without Bolt in the squad. It ended in a draw.

The Mariners finished bottom of the table last season. 

They have won the A-League premiership twice in the past, and the overall championship once - in the 2012-13 season under current Socceroos coach Graham Arnold. 

egypttoday
egypttoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

usain bolt leaves australian football club after trial usain bolt leaves australian football club after trial



Egypt Today, egypt today Modern colorful bedroom renovation

GMT 12:15 2017 Thursday ,21 December

Modern colorful bedroom renovation
Egypt Today, egypt today Paris Fashion Week: John Galliano goes co-ed on the catwalk
Egypt Today, egypt today For the Variety of Interior Design Styles

GMT 22:35 2017 Tuesday ,19 December

For the Variety of Interior Design Styles

GMT 13:29 2018 Friday ,14 December

Turkey targets military over alleged Gulen links

GMT 18:26 2018 Friday ,14 December

Mashrou’ Leila headline Apple event in Dubai

GMT 11:36 2018 Thursday ,04 January

Starc 'ready' to go says Smith, Agar likely

GMT 08:47 2018 Thursday ,04 January

How Facebook could stop a disease outbreak

GMT 13:29 2013 Thursday ,07 March

Okasha predicted my success

GMT 08:08 2017 Sunday ,24 September

Russia keen on more OPEC cooperation

GMT 14:47 2017 Tuesday ,26 September

EGX indexes up, benchmark surges 0.2 pct

GMT 09:07 2017 Friday ,07 July

Fashion Monthly names junior shopping editor

GMT 06:32 2017 Tuesday ,07 November

Mourinho defiant despite United's defeat to Chelsea

GMT 09:23 2019 Friday ,30 August

Testing

GMT 14:19 2018 Sunday ,18 November

Meet Michelle Obama’s stylist Meredith Koop

GMT 11:21 2012 Wednesday ,05 September

Spanish citizens should not travel to Algeria

GMT 09:42 2018 Thursday ,04 October

Weather: Drop in temperature but remains above average

GMT 07:29 2011 Tuesday ,08 November

Laser treatment to change eye color

GMT 13:45 2018 Wednesday ,19 September

World powers jockey for influence in Eastern Europe

GMT 09:30 2017 Friday ,30 June

Asala describes cocaine incident conspiracy

GMT 01:13 2011 Thursday ,24 February

Bahrain frees prisoners, pardons opposition leader

GMT 10:16 2012 Saturday ,28 January

Feng Shui dining room

GMT 10:57 2014 Sunday ,05 October

Hot air balloon embarks on ‘underground’ flight
 
 Egypt Today Facebook,egypt today facebook  Egypt Today Twitter,egypt today twitter Egypt Today Rss,egypt today rss  Egypt Today Youtube,egypt today youtube  Egypt Today Youtube,egypt today youtube
egypttoday egypttoday egypttoday egypttoday
egypttoday egypttoday egypttoday
egypttoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
egypttoday, Egypttoday, Egypttoday