Adelaide Cobras FC

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Adelaide Cobras
Full nameAdelaide Cobras Football Club
Nickname(s)Cobras
Founded1972
GroundWeigall Oval
Capacity5,000
ChairmanSimon Panayi
ManagerEmir Tarabar
LeagueFFSA National Premier League

Adelaide Cobras FC, is an Australian semi-professional football club from Adelaide, South Australia. The Cobras currently play in the National Premier Leagues, and play home games at Weigall Oval in Adelaide's west.

History[edit]

The Adelaide Omonia Football Club was founded in 1972 by the local Cypriot Australian community. The original concept behind the creation of the club was to give young migrants an outlet to socialise rather than spend their time in the coffee shops and gambling spots of Adelaide. The club name Adelaide Omonia was to signify the City of Adelaide and "Omonia" meaning unity with Adelaide and its surrounding communities and suburbs.

The club was registered and competed in the South Australian Amateur League's Division 4 in 1973. After winning the Division 4 championship in 1974, the club was promoted to Division 3. By 1981 the club was competing in the South Australian Amateur League's Division 1 and was one of the more competitive teams through the 1980s.

By 1988 the club was looking for a broader challenge. The Adelaide Omonia Football Club had established a very successful junior program, and so to give these juniors a path to play in the top level within South Australia, applied for and succeeded in gaining entry into the South Australian Football Federation's State League. Over the years the club has established itself as a stable and competitive club, well respected within the South Australian Football Federation and the broader soccer community.

In 1994 the club was looking to widen its appeal outside of the Cyprus community and hence the Adelaide Cobras Football Club was born.

Club honours[edit]

  • U/19 State League Champions: 1994
  • U/19 State League Champions: 2006
  • U/23 State League Champions: 2006
  • First Team State League Champions: 2006
  • FFSA Premier League Champions: 2009
  • FFSA Premier League Runner Up 2012

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