Usain Bolt and Central Coast Mariners have amicably agreed to end the Jamaican’s training period after a suitable commercial agreement couldn’t be found.
Though the Mariners did offer the eight-time gold medalist a contract, the offer was a far cry from what the 32-year-old was after and though the club looked into finding commercial partners, both parties have agreed to end the trial.
Having been with the club since August and scored a famous double in a trial match last month, Bolt thanked the club for giving him a chance.
“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.
“I wish the club success for the season ahead.”
Mariners owner Mike Charlesworth was a key figure in organising the trial and though disappointed a deal couldn’t be struck, praised Bolt’s commitment to the club and the light he shone on the club and Australian competition.
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