The Central Coast Mariners Australian have signed a front-of-shirt sponsorship deal with Tibet Spring 5100 Water, reports, The short-term deal will see the water firm's '5100' logo appear on the front of the Mariners' playing shirts for the remainder of the 2014 AFC Champions League group stage.

The Chinese bottled water producer previously sponsored the Mariners during the 2013 AFC Champions League knockout stage for their home and away games against eventual champions Guangzhou Evergrande.

As part of the tie-up, Tibet Spring will have first option to retain the sponsorship should the Mariners advance to this year's knockout rounds.

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