Central Coast FC
|Full name||Central Coast Football Club|
|Ground||Pluim Park, Lisarow|
|General Manager||Darren Sprod|
|League||NSW NPL 2|
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. 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.
Senior team history
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.
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.
As of 12 April 2015
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Notable former players
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
- "Mariners Youth Academy Makes Hyundai A-League History". FourFourTwo. 18 June 2007. Retrieved 22 April 2009.
- "Central Coast Lightning". Central Coast Football. Retrieved 22 April 2009.
- "Default". Central Coast Football. Retrieved 8 November 2011.
- "2015 CCFC Senior Mens team lists". Central Coast FC. Retrieved 12 April 2015.