Formerly known as The Cove Soccer Club, the club was established in 1983, based at Club Cove, Hallett Cove in South Australia. The inaugural Chairman and founder was Richard (Dickie) Parker. Dickie was Chairman for over the first 10 years. Dickie passed away in 2014 and in honour of his service and vision we have dedicated the Dickie Parker Memorial Award to his memory. It is given to those who give outstanding service to the club over a number of years – someone who means as much to the club as the club does to them. The Cove FC has won numerous league titles in its 28-year history in the SAASL. With the introduction of junior teams to our playing numbers in 2008, and the senior club were allowed to participate in the then FFSA State League, the clubs recent growth has been enormous, and continues to go from strength to strength. The transition between Amateur and Federation football has been a difficult one for our seniors as the differences between the standards of football have proven to be quite substantial.
Following the appointment of Danny Graystone as Senior Coach in 2010 the Seniors started to progress at a steady rate with the 2011 season bringing the club its longest Federation Cup run in its history knocking out eventual Premier League Champions Enfield City en route. Following the unification of the club in 2011, the club has set out clear short-term goals and objectives to become the most successful club in South Adelaide, more than a club. Our first objective was to appoint a director of football, this saw our then senior assistant coach Terry Eadie move into the role. This was a significant step for the club as for the first time the coaches who coach within the club will be subject to assessment and ongoing training to ensure that the future senior players of the club receive the best youth development on offer. Past Players include Jay Honeysett (his father played in the clubs’ inaugural seasons from 1983) Scott Harrison, ex Manchester United junior Jack Rudge, ex Everton FC junior and past Cove FC club captain Ben McLoughlin. Current players Craig Atkinson, Lachie James and Benjamin Brain all have been with the club over 10 years moving through our mini-roos, juniors and into senior club football. Jake Eadie (son of our first director of football, Terry) has continued the family connection and currently players for one of our senior teams. More recently The Cove FC has grown, we have now proudly expanded to include a senior women’s team who took part in the inaugural Women’s State League. Season 2022 sees them expand further with another senior women’s team, a reserves team to support their WSL team mates.
The Cove FC are pleased to announce out trials dates and times for U18s, Reserves/Seniors. Please visit our website and register for trials ASAP. Existing Cove FC players already signed for 2024 season are expected to attend. Should you have any queries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org who will direct you query to the right person and respond.
Players should arrive at least 30mins before the below times, to check in, prepare and warm up as required. Players are required to attend both dates. A third date maybe added at the end of trial two if needed.
YOU MUST REGISTER ON OUR WEBSITE IN-ADVANCE TO TRIAL.
All to be held at The Cove FC, Southern Soccer Facility. Bar will be open.
Tuesday 17th Oct, Thursday 19th Oct, 6.30pm until 8-8.30pm.
There will be no trials for Reserves Team.
We have a policy of promoting existing Cove juniors and as a result of this, a number of players have moved up for next season. In-addition to this, we have retained a few players and have had players return from season long injuries. The end result is that we only have a couple of places left in reserves and it is unfair to have 80+ players trial for these. Our coaches are working through the registrations, with the players details and positions available in mind and will be in touch with you if you are a player of interest over the next couple of weeks.
We appreciate this will be disappointing for a number of players and again, please accept our apologies.
There will be no trials for 1st Team.
Players wishing to be considered for our 1st Team will be by invitation only - to attend pre-season training starting in November, or contacted in-advance to meet. If you wish to be considered for our 1st Team, you should either 1) register and attend reserves trials, and at reserves trials check in - confirm that you wish to also be considered for 1st Team (you will then be assessed for this) or, 2) email an expression of interest to email@example.com with your full player profile and history. You will then be considered by our head coach and responded to in the future.
Players wishing to trial for both U18s and reserves, should register and trial U18s and at check in, state that they wish to also be considered for reserves (you will then be assessed for this also).