Central Coast FC

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Central Coast FC
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Full name Central Coast Football Club
Nickname(s) Coasties
Founded 1978
Ground Pluim Park, Lisarow
Chairman Kevin Lee
General Manager Darren Sprod
League NSW NPL 2
2015 4th

Central Coast FC, formerly known as Central Coast Lightning is a semi-professional soccer club, based and located on the Central Coast of New South Wales. They are the main "feeder" club for the professional A-League club, the Central Coast Mariners.[1] As well as fielding a team in the NSW National Premier Leagues Division 2, they also have junior clubs that have teams as young as Under 8, which play in the various club competitions along the Central Coast.[2]

Senior team history[edit]

Scott McGinley playing for the Lightning in 2009

The Lightning has played in the NSW Super League for close to 8 years, each year doing well, but not well enough to finish in the finals or be promoted into the NSW Premier League. Since 2005, they have reached the knock-out stages, but falling short of the Grand Final.

In 2011, the club underwent an identity change, which included changing its name from the CC Lighting, to CCFC.[3]

Club Colours[edit]

The Club colours are similar to that of the Central Coast Mariners, playing in a yellow and navy blue styled shirt, navy blue shorts and yellow socks. Although their kit can change according to league and age group, their U/20 mens play in a light blue and white shirt, blue shorts with white stripes and white socks.

Current squad[edit]

As of 12 April 2015[4]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Australia GK Blake Tuxford
2 Australia DF Liam O'Dell
4 Australia MF Nathan Verity
5 Australia DF Brian Jamba
6 Wales MF Matt Crowell
8 Australia MF Joel Hardwick
12 Australia FW Trent Buhagiar
13 Australia MF Alex Arbelo
15 Australia FW Ryan Frame
16 Australia MF Daniel McFarlane
17 Australia MF Lachlan Wales
No. Position Player
18 Australia MF Jake McGing
19 Australia FW Josh Bingham
21 Australia DF Mark McManus
23 Australia DF Connor Wilkinson
40 Australia GK Beyhan Irmako
Australia MF Louis Bozanic
Australia DF Josh Forbes
Australia MF Jayden Priest
Australia MF Steve Whyte
Australia FW Adam Woodbine

Notable former players[edit]

As the Lightning is the main feeder club for the Central Coast Mariners, several players have already gone in the A-League and most recently the 2009 AFC Champions League, which the Mariners qualified for. Notable former players include

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Mariners Youth Academy Makes Hyundai A-League History". FourFourTwo. 18 June 2007. Retrieved 22 April 2009. 
  2. ^ "Central Coast Lightning". Central Coast Football. Retrieved 22 April 2009. 
  3. ^ "Default". Central Coast Football. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "2015 CCFC Senior Mens team lists". Central Coast FC. Retrieved 12 April 2015. 

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