Livadia FC was formed in June 2012 by Michael Economides and Nick Demetriades.
Michael who is the owner of Angelana Investments Limited is the proud sponsor of Livadia FC. Michael Economides has become a successful businessman through his hard work and determination to succeed.
Nick has been associated with KOPA from an early age and after a short career with Dynamo resurrected his playing career at the age of 40 proudly playing
for Maronites FC since 2008.
Michaels brothers George and Mario Economides have also featured in KOPA in the past playing for KAON and New Salamis respectfully.
Nick Demetriades (manager) also has the assistance of Jeff Ali and Coach Alan Forino. They currently train every Wednesday night at Snakes Lane and play their home games at Southbury Leisure Centre.
Nick had the idea to start up a team for his own as he saw how rewarding running a team can be and what is actually possible with the right infrastructure, sponsor, players, supporters and above all friendships. It was his vision to offer a platform for friendships to start and to create memories for the future as most of his current circles of friends are from his football days in KOPA or football related.
He could not achieve any of the above without the sponsor. He set up a meeting with Michael and together they agreed on the ambitions of the club. In addition Nick visited Cyprus and met with Marios Armenis who is the mayor of Livadia (Larnaca).
The mayor was extremely proud to for the close ties Cyprus have with the UK and promised their support ongoing.
Livadia is a village situated just outside of Larnaca and famous for kalamia and figs.
The team is proud of the fact we currently have a cross section of players from our community however also boasting the fact that it has players who originate from Livadia itself. The team is made up brothers, cousins and friends and prides itself on its team spirit and togetherness. Livadia has also encouraged youth within the squad for its long term future.
In addition Livadia boast a youthful committee to ensure its long term future made up of players and friends. All decisions relating to the club and handled by the committee who meet regularly to discuss all matter arising.
In their first season Livadia FC honours included:
Champions of KOPA division 2
KOPA Challenge cup Winners
Sportsmanship Award for Division 2
Overall Sportsmanship Awarded by KOPA referees
Top Goal scorers in Division 2
Scored 98 Goals in all competitions.
Michael Economides- Treasurer/Co Founder/Sponsor
George Economides- Secretary/ Photographer
Jeff Ali –Assistant manager
Luke and Matthew Demetriades
Mario and Dimitri Hitra