Bolt arrives in Sydney ahead of Mariners trial

USAIN BOLT AIRPORT ARRIVAL

USAIN BOLT AIRPORT ARRIVAL

The Mariners have carved a large lightning bolt into the grass at Gosford's Central Coast Stadium, engaged the services of a videographer to capture Bolt's time at the club, and several club officials, including CEO Shaun Mielekamp, rolled out the welcome mat at the airport.

Usain Bolt has arrived in Australia as he continues to chase him dream of becoming a professional footballer.

The eight-time Olympic sprint champion wore a Mariners scarf after landing in Sydney on Saturday following a 14-hour flight from Los Angeles. Central Coast Mariners supporters will be hoping that it is more than that, and that the swift Kingston native will help add firepower to a side that finished bottom of the 10-team league last season with a derisory count of 28 goals in 27 matches.

Bolt, who holds the world record for both 100m and 200m, has trained with a number of clubs since retiring from the track including Borussia Dortmund, Norwegian side Stromsgodset and Mamelodi Sundowns in South Africa.

Jamaican Bolt, who retired from athletics at the world championships in London past year, has previously trained with Germany's Borussia Dortmund, South Africa's Mamelodi Sundowns and Norway's Stromsgodset in his bid to win a professional football contract.

Rangers Turn Rare Triple Play vs. Angels, Make MLB History
Angels hitter David Fletcher smoked a grounder to Rangers third baseman Jurickson Profar , who caught the ball on a short hop. According to SABR's excellent triple-play database, the last time that happened in a game was August 17, 1950* when the St.

"I love Australia, so I'm happy to call Australia home for now", said Bolt.

"I know what I'm capable of and I know what I can do, so this is the opportunity."
"I get the impression that he's been genuine about this and so has the club".

"It's out of the box and the more I've heard about it, the more I've come to embrace it".

It's understood Bolt will have his first training session with the club on Tuesday 21st August.

Recommended News

  • Florida urges vaccinations after 3 measles cases reported

    Florida urges vaccinations after 3 measles cases reported

    Measles is a virus that spreads easily because it travels in air droplets when an infected person breathes, coughs or sneezes. While the disease is treatable, the CDC said, one or two out of every 1,000 children who get measles die from complications .
    Fulham - Premier League - 18 August 2018

    Fulham - Premier League - 18 August 2018

    Last year's starter Marcus Bettinelli saw himself third-string in the season-opener, left out of the squad completely. With Spurs spending nary a penny this summer, one thing in their favor is cohesion.
    Injured Fowler to skip US PGA playoff opener

    Injured Fowler to skip US PGA playoff opener

    One player who could stand in Olesen's way this week is two-time Major victor and former world No 1 Martin Kaymer. This year Fowler had his best finish in a major championship when he claimed second at the Masters.
  • Elon Musk seems to beg Tesla's board to save him from himself

    Elon Musk seems to beg Tesla's board to save him from himself

    Tesla is searching for a COO or other No. 2 to take some duties and stress off of Musk, the NYT said. Since then, however, Tesla's share price has nose-dived.
    Half-time: Chelsea 2 Arsenal 2 - Gunners hit back in action-packed derby

    Half-time: Chelsea 2 Arsenal 2 - Gunners hit back in action-packed derby

    We need a lot of work together and it is my responsibility first, to give this compact block and to give this attacking balance. On Kovacic's role in the team going forward, Sarri added: "I think he can play in any of the three positions in midfield".
    Chelsea star Moses announces Nigeria retirement at age 27

    Chelsea star Moses announces Nigeria retirement at age 27

    The Chelsea winger has represented Super Eagles on 38 occasions, most recent ones being during the FIFA World Cup 2018. The Chelsea man announced his global retirement with a post on Twitter.
  • Tropical Storm Ernesto is coming, get ready for some really heavy rain

    Tropical Storm Ernesto is coming, get ready for some really heavy rain

    According to Met Eireann , it will be mild and humid tonight, with temperatures unlikely to fall below 13 to 15 degrees Celsius. Forecasters say it's likely to merge with a frontal zone as it approaches Ireland and the United Kingdom on Saturday.
    Real Madrid Star: We Must Forget About Cristiano Ronaldo

    Real Madrid Star: We Must Forget About Cristiano Ronaldo

    Atletico Madrid finally got their own back on Real Madrid in European competition by snatching a 4-2 win over their city rivals on Wednesday (Aug 15) to lift the UEFA Super Cup for a third time after midfielders Saul Niguez and Koke struck in extra-time.
    Life Expectancy Declining Across High Income Countries

    Life Expectancy Declining Across High Income Countries

    And among the reasons cited include a possible fall in the quality of health care and/or social and economic conditions. By comparison, British women and men have seen their life expectancy dip to 82.7 years and 79 years respectively.
  • Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas get engaged

    Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas get engaged

    It's official! Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra confirmed their engagement with a series of sweet Instagram snaps. She had also said they went to the Met Gala together as they were both wearing ensembles by Ralph Lauren.
    Do You Know Priyanka Chopra’s Engagement Ring

    Do You Know Priyanka Chopra’s Engagement Ring

    First, Chopra met Jonas' family at his cousin's wedding in New Jersey after which Nick traveled to India to meet Chopra's mother. In it, the Andaaz star wrapped her arm around her friend, giving fans a glorious look at her massive Tiffany & Co. rock.
    Newcastle Calm Yedlin Injury Fears

    Newcastle Calm Yedlin Injury Fears

    Yedlin went down with an apparent knee injury during the latter stages of the defeat to Tottenham at St. However, the club have confirmed that follow up tests showed the damage was not as bad as first feared.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.