Season 2020 Coaches Appointments

The Cove FC welcomes a new senior coach for Season 2020, Graham Fowlie. Graham comes with considerable experience, he has worked closely with Football SA with both youth and senior football and coached within the NPL and State Leagues. Graham will be supported by ex-Socceroo, Milan Ivanovic. Milan was one of the most accomplished defenders to play in Australia and exploits for the Socceroos and Adelaide City became legendary.

The Cove FC Reserves team will be coached by Will Drewery. Will is an experienced coach who has been successful in coaching our juniors to league championships. He has been our senior assistant coach for the past two seasons.

Our Cove FC U18’s coach is a young, up and coming coach, Connor Baines. Connor has coached at the junior level and is an accredited coach who’s skills are to be tested at a higher level this season. Connor will be supported by John Baines, who has strong experience in working with our senior teams. The two coaches will work on the development of our 18’s into to strong senior playes


Congratulation’s to Cove Marion WFC players Sienna Western, Katie Bray and Sienna Bradstreet who have all been offered positions in the FFSA National Training Centre (NTC) program for 2020.

Katie Bray and Sienna Western will play in the Under 15’s NTC team. Katie played as captain of our Under 15’s in centre back, she also played an impressive 16 matches for the Under 17’s this season. Sienna was a striker for the Under 15’s and topped the league with highest goal scorer with her 24 goals for the season.

Sienna Bradstreet will play in the Under 14’s NTC team, a great achievement for her being 12 years of age. Further congratulations to Sienna for making the Under 13’s State Futsal team.

We wish them all the best for the 2020 season!   


Congratulations to The Cove FC U18’s who have won their league!

The U18’s squad have fought hard and played well all season, finishing the season with only one loss and one draw. This result is fantastic and well deserved by all the players and coaches.
We wish the squad all the best moving into final rounds and with continued effort we hope to see them with another win.


Congratulations to The Cove FC Chairman Leo De Pretis who at our Senior Presentation Night on the 8th September 2018,  was made an Honorary Life Member of the Cove FC, in recognition of his contribution to the Cove FC as a committee member and many other volunteers roles since 2012.

Congratulations Leo, a well deserved recognition.

Senior squad 2018 team photo

Thanks to James Baker Photography

Senior Teams’ Results – 2018

The Cove FC Reserves played in the Grand Final after finishing the season in 6th place and after an entertaining and hard fought game lost in extra time to Raiders 4-5. Well done lads on a great game and great season

The Cove FC Seniors finished 12th for Season 2018.

The Cove FC Under 18s finished the season placed a credible 9th with 8 wins . A very young under 18s team coached by Matthew Prodanovski and we look forward to a great Season 2019

senior coaching season 2018 appointments 

The Cove FC is delighted to advise that our Senior Coach Tom Ballantyne will continue as both Senior Head Coach and Director of Football for Season 2018. Tom will be supported by Daniel Paterson as his Assistant Coach . Daniel coached our Reserves team in 2017 to a grand final win. All Senior teams will be supported by Matt Beeston The Cove FC Senior Performance and Conditioning Coach .

The Cove FC Reserves team will be coached by Steve Moon who will be assisted by John Baines and Under 18s will be coached by Matthew Prodanovski who will be assisted by Barry McGrath. Matthew joins us from South Adelaide where he has previously been in various coaching roles including Senior Assistant coach and Reserves coach .

Joel Porter has been appointed Cove Marion WFC Director of Football.

the Cove Fc RESERVES win the 2017 Grand Final
Grand final winners

The Cove FC Reserves won the State League 1 2017 Reserves Grand Final against Raiders 3-0 and what a fantastic result this was.

The Reserves finished 6th at the end of the home and away rounds with Raiders finishing 2nd, and our boys had some tremendous final wins on their way to the grand final on Sunday the 10th September at The Parks. A momentous occasion for our club with this being the first Grand Final in our short FFSA history!

Well done to our Reserves team which included 17 year old players Ben and Nick and 18 year old players Craig and Jason who have come up through the junior ranks as well as a couple of long standing players in Terry and Jarrod .


Cove Marion WFC Under 15 girls in their inaugural season have won their league – an absolute fantastic result which was determined by their last game of the season where they defeated 2nd placed Adelaide Comets 2-0


As you may already be aware, our State Government announced on the 14th July 2017  major investment funding for the upgrading of football facilities across the state.

Included in this announcement is a brand new purpose built facility to be located on Majors Road O’Halloran Hill.

The Cove FC has been for quite some time now extremely pro-active in working together with local council in an attempt to expand and grow its current facilities.

From our early beginnings as an Amateur club established in 1983, to the introduction of Junior teams in 2008 and participating in the FFSA, our club’s recent growth and development has been outstanding.Our home during this time has been based at Club Cove – Cove Sports & Community Club in Hallett Cove.

As our club has grown, so has the need to seek additional space. In recent years we have been fortunate to acquire the use of Capella Reserve for our Junior squads and even more recently, the erection of light towers at Capella Reserve. Our Junior base has continued to grow and this season, for the first time, the addition of (2) two Junior Girls squads has meant an even greater need for more facilities and infrastructure to host these teams. Club Marion has been a great asset for us to utilize and continuing on with the success of the girls teams, our club is now looking to nominate a Senior Girls team for Season 2018. With so much growth, The Cove FC now needs its own home big enough to have everyone under the one roof.The time has come for our club to truly become one. To do this we need to acknowledge our past and head confidently into the future.

The Cove FC is delighted to be able to announce to all its members that in conjunction with Marion Council, FFSA and the State Government, it is our intention to relocate to the Majors Road development on its completion.  The facilities and infrastructure on offer in this “state of the art” facility will be second to none in the Southern area and will boast some of the following features.

  • Three artificial pitches
  • 500 seat spectator stand
  • 300 lux lighting facilities
  • Clubrooms
  • Bar & Dining facilities

This is an amazing result for our club, it’s players, members, volunteers, families and friends.

To have the ability to host both Junior & Senior fixtures at the one venue – our venue – is simply a dream come true and well deserved.

The Cove FC committee has worked extremely long and hard hours to secure this unique opportunity and will continue to work together with Marion Council and the FFSA to ensure a smooth transition.

We are hopeful we may be able to host games at the venue in 2019, of course this is subject to council works – time frames etc.

Finally, I would like to take the opportunity to thank our hard working committee, coaching staff and volunteers of The Cove FC, Marion Council Members, the FFSA and State Government for their support and of course to all our Sponsors, players, members and families whom without your support for this wonderful club none of this would be possible.

We hope you all continue to enjoy the remainder of this season and together we will work hard to ensure a fantastic future ahead.

the cove fc announces its new silver sponsor Boral Linwood quarry 

Boral is Australia’s leading name when it comes to building and construction materials. For more than 70 years, through our national network of raw resources and manufacturing facilities, our products have played an important role in shaping the country’s skyline.

The Boral Linwood Quarry is a key part of this network. As Adelaide’s largest hard rock quarry, our local operations have been helping to deliver the aggregates, concrete, asphalt and other products which provide the foundation for the public and private infrastructure we use every day. It’s a contribution the site has been making for well over a century, and which it will continue to make long into Adelaide’s future. You can find out more about the Boral Linwood Quarry by visiting linwoodquarry. Boral Linwood Quarry is proud to have become a first time silver sponsor of The Cove FC for the 2017 season. Together, let’s build something great!