As you may already be aware, our State Government earlier today announced some 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


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!

Senior player chante mayol attains a us collegiate soccer scholarship through our sponsor athletes endeavour usa

The Cove FC is delighted to announce that one of our senior players Chante Mayol has attained a US Collegiate scholarship through  our sponsor Athletes Endeavor USA to follow his dream of playing soccer and studying in the US Collegiate system .
Congratulations Chante! We wish you all the best for your training in the Athletes Endeavour USA US Colllegiate Soccer Program!
For enquiries about this fantastic opportunity to study and play your chosen sport in the US Collegiate system please contact our Director of Football Tom Ballantyne at

The Cove FC Junior academy

It is with much excitement that The Cove FC announces the establishment of The Cove FC Junior Academy.  The Academy will be run by our Director of Football Tom Ballantyne who has a wealth of coaching experience and holds his FFA/AFC A Licence.

Tha Academy will be based at The Cove Complex Hallett Cove and also Capella Reserve and will be run throughout the school terms in 2017 and we will also be holding School Holiday Clinics as well.

Places are limited to 15 players per session which will be as follows:

Under 9s to Under 12s Mondays 6pm to 7pm at Cove Sports and Community Complex
Under 13s to Under 16s Fridays 5.30pm to 6.30pm at Capella Reserve Capella Drive Hallett Cove

The Academy will commence in Term 3 on Monday 24th July  and will conclude on Friday 29th September , with a discounted price offered to current The Cove FC Players of $150 per term and non Cove Players $250 our term, and all participants will receive training by qualified coaches and a The Cove FC Academy t-shirt.

Should you have any enquiries or wish to register for The Cove FC Junior Academy do not hesitate to email our secretary on



The Cove FC is excited to announce the nomination of Junior Girls Squads for season 2017. These squads will be based at the Club Marion Sports Complex situated at Sturt Rd Marion.

For further details please contact Larissa Willoughby at

Partnership With Athletes Endeavour USA

The Cove FC is delighted to announce it has partnered exclusively with Athletes Endeavour USA to provide an opportunity for players 16+ to participate in a program of excellence in the USA.

“To be able to offer this unique experience to our players, whereby they are able to compete and study within the US Collegiate soccer system is absolutely amazing – to work exclusively with such a progressive and well established team such as Athletes Endeavour USA is a privilege”
The Cove FC is proud to be a part of Athletes Endeavour USA and we look forward to continuing this relationship for many years to come!

Athletes Endeavour USA is an agency which provides male and female athletes the opportunity to play elite level soccer in the US Collegiate Athletics system whilst attaining a college education.

The Cove FC will be an Elite partner of Athletes Endeavour USA enabling all current registered Cove FC players the opportunity to utilise this program at a substantially discounted fee of $1200 inc.

For further information in relation to this exciting opportunity for both Cove Fc players and any other interested soccer players please do not hesitate to contact out Director of Football Tom Ballantyne at






Andy Fry

Enclosed are some words from our new Acting Chairperson Leo De Pretis in relation to the recent resignation from Andy Fry who has been involved at our club for many years as Chairman and previously Junior Coordinator.
Andy has been a long standing committee member for many years and together with his wife Michelle, have both worked tirelessly to ensure The Cove FC was not only a successful club on the field, but also off the field with a heavy focus on local community involvement.
The Cove FC wish Andy and Michelle all the best in the future and look forward to seeing them next season at The Cove FC.
Moving forward, our Vice Chairperson and Senior Coordinator Leo De Pretis will be overseeing the role in a caretaker capacity up until our AGM scheduled for November.
At that time re-nominations for vacated roles will take place as per our Club Constitution.
Rest assured, The Cove FC committee will ensure the ongoing operations of the club will continue to run with minimal disruption.
Should you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the committee directly or email Leo at
We look forward to your continuing support in 2017.

Leo De Pretis
Acting Chairperson
On Behalf Of
The Cove FC Committee