Air Force Sports Club or Nadi Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya Al-Riyadhi (Arabic: نادي القوة الجوية الرياضي) is a football club based in Rusafa District, Baghdad, Iraq. Al-Jawiya is one of the biggest and most successful club in Iraq. It has won 5 Premier Leagues titles as well as 7 FA Cups. It has also participated several times in the AFC competitions.
Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya is Arabic for "Air Force". It was the first club to be found in Iraq on July 4th, 1931. It was founded under the name of "Gipsy Moth," by a group of Iraqi flight policemen from the Hinaidi RAF Base. Al-Jawiya played its first match one day after it was founded, on July 5th against another military team from the Habbaniya RAF Base (50 miles west of Baghdad). Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya renamed its club to Al-Tayaran (Airlines) in 1974 and decided to revert to back Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya in 1991.
Al-Jawiya has a large fanbase throughout Iraq, most fans are based in Baghdad though. The supporters call themselves Al-Soqoor, which means the hawks. This is also the nickname of the club. The fans are very loyal to the club, however, the stadium is not always filled. The main reasons for this is that the stadium lacks all regular facilities, like proper seats and a roof to protect the supporters from the burning sun during the period of April to October. Also, many games are played during the day on work days which prevents many supporters to visit the matches. The security in Baghdad (Iraq in general) hasn't helped to engourage the supporters either.