Menai Hawks 2016 AGM

Please note that Menai Hawks 2016 AGM will be held as follows:-

7pm Thursday 24th November 2016
Upstairs Meeting Room
Buckle Reserve Clubhouse
Barnes Crescent

The meeting will involve a number of activities:-

  1. Review of the 2016 season
  2. Review of 2015/2016 Financial affairs
  3. Motion to adopt NSW Office of Fair Trading model constitution
  4. Election of 2017 Office Bearers
  5. Appointment of auditors for 2016/2017 

This is your chance to have a say and get involved in the running of our great club. All positions are declared vacant and nominations taken for 2017 Office Bearers including:- 

  • Club President
  • Club Scretary
  • Treasurer
  • Junior Vice President
  • Senior Vice President
  • Director of Coaching
  • Miniroos Head Coach
  • Youth Head Coach
  • Senior Head Coach
  • Female Head Coach
  • Technical Director
  • Member Protection Information Officer
  • Registrar
  • Minutes Secretary
  • Webmaster
  • All Age Coordinator
  • Equipment Officer
  • Facilities Officer
  • Player’s Representative
  • Draw Controller
  • Referees Coordinator
  • Licencee
  • Mini Hawks Coordinator
  • Canteen Organiser
  • Canteen Supervisor
  • Social Secretary
  • Groundsman – Buckle Reserve
  • Groundsman – Casuarina Oval 

If you would like to discuss any of these roles or are interested in nominating then please contact Club Secretary Alan Phillips at

Grand Final Round

Many congratulations to our 9 Grand Finalists playing this coming weekend ...

Saturday 20th August 2016
9:00 U13D Menai Hawks vs Sylvania Heights Preston Park 1
9:00 U16D Menai Hawks vs Heathcote Waratah Ridge 1
11:00 U21A Menai Hawks vs Lilli Pilli 1 Seymour Shaw 1
13:00 U15D Menai Hawks vs Georges River Bundeena 1
13:00 W16D/2 Menai Hawks vs Cronulla Seagulls Kareela 3
14:30 U18B/1 Menai Hawks vs Cronulla Seagulls Kareela 2
Sunday 21st August 2016
10:30 AL16 Menai Hawks vs Caringbah Redbacks Preston Park 1
12:30 AL6 Menai Hawks vs Kirrawee Preston Park 1
14:30 AL5/1 Menai Hawks vs Cronulla Seagulls Preston Park 1

Get yourselves along and cheer them on to victory ...

On you Hawkies!

U12 – U16 Presentations

End of season presentations for Menai Hawks players in the U12 to U16 age groups will be as follows:-

Venue: Upstairs Meeting Room, Buckle Reserve Clubhouse

Mon 12th Sep 7:00pm U12A – U12B – U12D – U12E
7:45pm W12A – U13B – U13D – U14B
Tue 13th Sep 7:00pm W14A – W14D – U15B – U15D
7:45pm U16A – U16D – W16D/1 – W16D/2

Uniform/Kit Returns

All playing shirts and kit bags with any equipment issued for the 2016 season will be collected on Presentation day, 30 July 2016 with the exception of U11 teams, as those teams will be participating in the SSFA U11 Gala Day. U11 teams need to be returned by 13 August 2016.

Remind your team members to bring a shirt to the last game to change into so that the shirts can be collected and returned with the kit to Karen Kerr, Equipment Officer.

Summer Soccer is Here

Menai Hawks Presentation Day 2016


The Presentation Day for Mini Hawks and Mini Roo teams, U6 to U11 will be held on Saturday 30 July 2016 from 12.30pm at Casuarina Oval, Casuarina Road Alfords Point.

Presentation Day will be a carnival/picnic day, which will include jumping castles and a fairy floss machine. The canteen will be open and BBQ operating, so come along, bring your chairs, picnic rugs and snacks for an afternoon of fun with your team

All Mini Hawks and players U6 to U11 will receive a trophy as well as a sausage sandwich, a popper and a small treat. The presentation will commence at 12.45pm.

Approximate times for presentation are:

  • Mini Hawks - 12.45pm to 1.30pm
  • U6 - 1.30pm to 2.00pm
  • U7 - 2.00pm to 2.30pm
  • U8 - 2.30pm to 3.00pm
  • U9 - 3.00pm to 3.30pm
  • U10 and U11 - 3.30pm to 4.00pm

Please inform all team members and parents the details of the Presentation. We hope to see you all there on the day.

21A's WIN State Cup Final


Menai Hawks swoop to Robertson Cup victory

Two Sutherland Shire Association sides met in the 21 Men's Robertson Cup Final and put in a tremendous performance resulting in a hotly contested match by two local rivals before an expertly taken free-kick and thunderous shot by Ben Towell and a late Barnes strike settled proceedings for the Menai Hawks by three goals to nil.

Ben Towell gave the Hawks the lead in the 4’ minute when slotting home a free-kick from fully 25-yards out after a Ridgebacks’ defender unluckily handled the ball but the shot comprehensively beat Joshua Ashton between the sticks when nestling in the ‘keepers bottom right corner. It was a perfectly executed dead ball.

Menai pushed on trying to increase their advantage however resolute defending kept them at bay as their counterparts regrouped from the early setback.

Another Hawks set-piece looked ominous just outside the box without the same result when the ball sailed harmlessly wide of the target when Nicholas Dillon was guilty of leaving his foot in as Jared Snellenburg attempted to skip past the defender to create an opening inside the first 15’ minutes. Barden Ridgebacks were under the cosh and when gaining possession found themselves sitting deep with a long way to go to goal.

On the counter Tahl Hanna forced Hawks’ ‘keeper Joshua Towell into a terrific save to keep his side in front in the 19’ minute with the high press game of the leaders starting to fade slightly.

Hanna was through again moments later only for his header from Mitch Palmer’s right wing cross to drop wide of the upright. The Ridgebacks were finding their rhythm at last and were looking dangerous and finding space going forward.

Hanna should have done better when played clean through in the 37’ minute however attempting to slip the ball under Josh Towell the gloveman was able to make the stop with his legs to again deny the equaliser. It wasn't a great effort nor save but with nerves playing a part it was understandable.

With two strong combatants the break arrived with Menai retaining their one goal advantage in what was rapidly turning into a tough encounter. The half-time team talk for both would carry a lot of weight in the final result and with 45’ minutes to play, it was still anyone's game.

Nick Dillon came close with a header six minutes after the break but couldn’t find the target under heavy Hawks pressure although the match had settled into one more of attrition as the legs began to tire after a rapid and fiercely contested opening half.

Great work down the right from Connor Davaram saw goalscorer Towell force the save of the match out of Aston who needed to get down very sharply to his left at the base of the post to deny a sure fire goal but the burly striker wasn't to be denied in the 65’ minute when blasting high into the net to extend the lead.

In time honoured fashion the Ridgebacks had it all to do and threw everything, and everyone, forward in a desperate bid to get back into the game but it wasn’t to be and bragging rights would need to wait for just a while longer.

A late Mekael Barnes strike put the icing on the cake for Menai who were fully deserving of the win although Harrison Melchert might have netted a consolation goal for the Ridgebacks.

There was still time for Snellenburg to pull another fine save out of Ridgebacks’ gloveman Aston but it wasn’t to be and the Hawks finished as 3-0 winners.

Match Stats

Menai Hawks 3 (B.Towell 4’, 65’, Barnes 83’)

Barden Ridgebacks 0

Sunday, 17th July, 2016

Valentine Sports Park, Pitch 2

Referee: Matthew Sheath

Assistant Referees: Nicholas Walker & Alexander Walker

Menai Hawks: 1. TOWELL Joshua, 2. AZZOPARDI Liam, 3. WILLIAMS Jacob, 5. BASIC Luke, 6. AGIUS Andrew, 7. DAVARAM Connor, 8. MENDEZ Joshua, 10. ROLL Jacob, 11. GEORGE James, 12. SNELLENBURG Jared ©, 13. FOSCA Connor, 14. BARNES Mekael, 15. TOWELL Ben, 16. DA LA FUENTE Andrew, 17. MARSHAL Thomas, 22. THORNE Jack

Super Coach – John DIAZ, Ast.Super Coach – John BASIC, manger – Stephen SAMIOS

Yellow Cards: Da La Fuente 47’, Agius 73’

Red Cards:

Barden Ridgebacks: 1. GRIFFITHS Timothy, 2. ROPER Timothy, 3. JACKSON Brock, 4. DILLON Nicholas, 5. CUPITT Joshua, 7. HANNA Tahl, 8. ROBERTSON Blake, 9. DOBELL Jordan, 10. PALMER Mitchell ©, 11. FRASER Benjamin, 13. BURROWS Jack, 14. ARMSTRONG Scott, 15. BRANNELLY Nathan, 17. MELCHERT Harrison, 21. ASTON Joshua, 23. ROUMANOS Nathan, 117. MCCUTCHEON Liam

Coach – David NEILL, Manager – Grant PALMER

Yellow Cards: Armstrong 31’

Red Cards:

-By Micky Brock

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