Grand Final Weekend

Menai Hawks teams have made the grand finals this year. Congratulations to these teams

Sat 25th Aug    
U21B v Engadine Eagles 09:00 Kareela 2
W16C v Marton 10:00 Kareela 3

Sun 26th Aug    
AL4/1 v Kirrawee 10:30 Seymour Shaw 1
AL12 v St Patricks 10:30 The Ridge 1
WSE v Cronulla RSL 13:00 Woronora Heights 1

Get yourself along and support our boys and girls as they battle for the holy grail

Up the Hawks!

Juniors (U12-U16) Presentations

Please note that junior presentations will be held as follows:-

Where: Upstairs Meeting Room, Menai Hawks Clubhouse Buckle Reserve Barnes Crescent Menai

When: Monday 10th September - 7pm
Who U12C, U12D, W12C, U13B, W14B, W14D

When: Tuesday 11th September - 7pm
Who: U14A, U14C, U14D, U15A, U15D, W16C

See you there

Finals Results

Super Semi-Final Saturday!

4 x Menai Hawks teams went into battle today in the Semi-Finals and 4 x fabulous results ensued:-

  • W12C's won 1-0 against a gallant Engadine Eagles to progress to next weekend's FINAL
  • W14D's drew 0-0 against an unlucky Cronulla Seagulls team to progress to next weekend's W14D FINAL
  • W16C's had an excellent 2-0 win against a strong Marton team to progress to the W16C GRAND FINAL in 2 week's time
  • U21B held on in a nail-biter to edge out Caringbah Redbacks 3-2 and progress to next weekend's U21B FINAL

Big, BIG congratulations to all 4 teams!

Sunday Semi Finals

8 teams flew the Menai Hawks semi-final flag today with some fabulous results-

  • AL4/1 beat Lilli Pilli 1-0 to progress straight to the GRAND FINAL in 2 week’s time
  • AL5/1 had a huge 7-2 victory over Cronulla RSL to rise from 4th position on the ladder into the FINAL next week
  • AL6/1 had an impressive 2-1 win over Kirrawee to also rise from 4th position on the ladder into next week’s FINAL
  • AL12 also made it straight through to the GRAND FINAL with a 3-1 victory over Miranda Magpies
  • O35D/1 came up just short and bow out with an unlucky 1-0 loss to St Patricks. Great season guys!
  • O45C also bow out following a narrow 1-0 loss to Gwawley Bay. Bad luck guys – great season!
  • WSC had a thrilling 2-1 win over Bonnet Bay to progress to next week’s FINAL
  • WSE were beaten 4-1 today by Cronulla RSL but live to fight another day in next week’s FINAL

Summer Soccer

Summer Soccer

MiniRoos / MiniHawks Presentation

Menai Hawks

Position Available

Hi there Menai Hawks and Supporters,

Trust you are all enjoying your season and coming into the latter half of the season you are enjoying some wins hopefully making a finals position. In saying that those juniors whom don’t play finals and those whom simply enjoy the game and don’t make a final, I trust you also are making the best of our great club and sport.

This is a call for some HELP. Our club Treasurer Jeff after many years of appreciated service is stepping down and your club is seeking to secure the assistance of another person to take on that role. Your club is in an excellent financial position due to sound and responsible management of our members fees and operations and it is of utmost importance we carry on with our good work. The position is not one with a great work load moreover the control of our cash transactions and controlling of our creditors and debtors using MYOB. The position would suit someone with an accounting background but this would not be essential as any financial experience and knowledge of MYOB would be fine. Jeff will be on hand to assist in a smooth transfer of the role.

This is a great opportunity to join the management team of our club and enjoy the easy going management team that guide the club to our sporting and social success. Please express your interest via email to info@menaihawks.org.au or call me direct to have a chat.

Quick reminder of the clubs AGM this coming Thursday night June 21 for a 7.30pm kick off at Buckle club house.

Menai Hawks Soccer Camp

Menai Hawks will again be holding their popular July School Holidays Soccer Camp. Great opportunity for players 5 to 14 years to enjoy the intense dribbling and shooting programme. A fun way to learn 1v1 skills and individual technique. Camp Director Bruce Tilt welcomes all levels of player ability.

Dates: 12th & 13th July and 19th & 20th July 2018

Click here to Book for the July Soccer Camp.

Menai Hawks 2018 AGM

Please be advised that Menai Hawks will be holding its 2018 Annual General Meeting as follows:-

  • Date: Thu 21st June 2018
  • Time: 19:30
  • Location: Upstairs Meeting Room, Buckle Reserve Clubhouse, Buckle Reserve Barnes Crescet Menai NSW 2234

On the Agenda will be:-

  • Reviewing activity from the year past (both on and off the field)
  • Reviewing financials from the year past
  • Appointing Board Members and Executive for the coming year
  • Appointing Auditors for the coming year

This is your opportunity to get involved in your club. All executive positions will be declared vacant, nominations for positions will be received and Executives appointed for the coming year.

These positions include:-

Club President Club Secretary Senior Vice President
Junior Vice President Treasurer Registrar
Technical Director Head Coach Equipment Officer
Player’s Representative Webmaster Mini Roos Coordinator
Draw Controller Referees Coordinator Trophies Officer
Senior Player Coordinator Member Protection Officer Record Keeper
Groundsman Social Secretary Mini Hawks Coordinator
Photos Coordinator Canteen Coordinator

If you are interested in nominating for a position or are able to help out in any way (large or small) with our great club then please contact Club President, Nigel Essex at info@menaihawks.org.au or on 0412 224 224

New people and new ideas are very welcome at our club

U6-U11 Skills Improvement Program

Menai Hawks FC is pleased to offer the Skills Improvement Program for all Miniroo players within the Club. It is a 2 session intense individual skills based program aimed at all players and in designed to improve overall individual skills from those just wanting to improve for the enjoyment of the game and for the players that want to take the next step up.

There are no limits to numbers so please take advantage of the program as best as you can, registration is open for 1 week or both, however please register accordingly so we can cater for numbers. Full teams are also welcome. The program will be run by fully accredited FFA coach Josh Leite.

It is a NO-Charge event but you must register at info@menaihawks.org.au providing your name and age by June 16th 2018. Both sessions will be conducted at Casuarina Reserve Alfords Point, at the below days and times.

Saturday June 23rd and June 30th

  • Under 6-7 1 pm
  • Under 8-11 2 pm

SSFA Aldi Miniroos (Grassroots) Coaching Course

SSFA Aldi Miniroos (Grassroots) Coaching Course

Coach Development- Free Coaching Course

Discovery Phase-For coaches training U/6 up to U/9 year old players

These 2-3 hour courses are fully practical and encourage the coach to develop practices that are based on FUN. The emphasis is on natural development i.e. learning by PLAYING football. No coaching but organising FUN football exercises is the key to helping players build a love for the game. Another highlight of the course is that the coaches are exposed to basic rules of the game as well as tips and hints on building a football culture in a completely practical setting. 

Sutherland Shire Football Association will running one of these courses on the following date:

Friday May 11th at Bates Drive Oval, Bates Drive, Kareela 6pm-8.30pm

What do you need to do to register and prepare for the course?

Register online via the  link  provided below &/or find more information at:

http://www.ffacoachingresource.com.au/the-building-blocks/the-discovery-phase/training-program/

https://www.ffa.com.au/get-involved/coaching

What do you need to bring to the course?

  1. Suitable attire to actively participate in practical sessions – this includes suitable footwear (boots if desired) , shin guards, wet weather gear and towel
  2.  Writing materials, sunscreen, drink bottle

ARE YOU READY TO START? – Complete your Registration via the following link:

https://education-ffa.sportingpulse.com/Entry/?EIDMC=9603788&MenuID=%2f17038%2f0

Ensure you click on the correct course and location (i.e. at Sutherland Shire Football Assoc – Location is Kareela)

GROUNDS ARE OPEN

GROUND ARE OPEN It is with great pleasure I can advise that the fire threatening parts of the Sutherland Shire in the Menai, Illawong, Barden Ridge, Bangor, Alfords Point area is classified as contained.

We have been advised that Council sports fields, closed due to the ongoing emergency situation, can be opened for business as usual from TODAY.

Please note that firefighting efforts will continue into the evening and tomorrow with smoke continuing to impact parts of the Sutherland Shire – any outdoor activity should continue to operate with caution for those who may be at risk eg asthmatics.

We are extremely grateful for the ongoing efforts of our emergency response teams who have saved the area from unthinkable disaster.

Thank you for your patience, cooperation and support during the emergency response.

If you would like more detailed information, please visit www.rfs.nsw.gov.au

 

Mini Hawks 2018 almost full

Our hugely popular Mini Hawks program for 2018 only has a couple of spaces left before we declare this year’s intake FULL

You are urged to move very quickly if you want to secure one of the remaining few spots.

The program commences on Sat 28th April. Details including how to register available at our Mini Hawks Page

Season 2018 Training Allocations

Hi All, thanks to all the training request from all. The final training allocations for this season is available Here. Please note there have been a couple of changes and your team may have been one of the updates so as to be able to accommodate all teams. If you do not have an allocation, please see what is left available on the website and if possible send an email to the club with the allocation details. Thanks again and all the best for the season.

THANK YOU CLUB CENTRAL MENAI

On behalf of the players, parents, supporters, team coaches and managers and the club management of the Menai Hawks Football club we warmly thank Club Central Menai for their most generous support of our club. As in years past and again this season our sporting club along with many others in our area received a financial gift from Club Central. The funds received by our club go towards a number of programs and facilities and generally make our sport more affordable, safe and enjoyable in which to participate. As president of our long standing club I urge all our members to support Club Central Menai. Club Central Menai has been part of our community from the beginning growing alongside our surrounding suburbs supporting not only the sporting clubs but many other sectors of the community. Our club whenever possible use Club Central Menai facilities, with its fresh and friendly atmosphere it’s the obvious place to meet for both business or to relax whilst supporting your local community.

Thank you Club Central Menai, your community first resolve is sincerely appreciated.

Menai Hawks Football Club

Trial Games

Trial games have been organised for the weekend of 23rd/24th/25th March for all Menai Hawks teams across a combination of Buckle Reserve and Kareela Synthetic Ovals. Check the schedule for the detail of your team’s game.

View Trial Games Here

Junior teams for season 2018

We are pleased to present our junior teams for season 2018

Team lists have now been updated to include the grade assigned by the Association. The team lists also include any new player addition to the team as well as player movements between teams

Coaches and Managers are meeting on Monday 19th March and will be in touch with you shortly after this to launch the season with you

Trial games are organised for the weekend of 23rd/24th/25th March and games are scheduled for every team. The uniform shop will be fully open across this weekend.

Round 1 is the weekend of 7th/8th April

Not long now ...

Canteen Staff Required

Menai Hawks Football Club is looking for staff in the canteen this year. These are paid positions and a great way to get work experience while earning a few $$ at your club. All staff must be over 16 years of age and willing to work either a Saturday or Sunday shift during the day. Shifts will take place either the Buckle or Casuarina ovals. If you would like to apply please contact Claire Milledge at claire.milledge@gmail.com

Grading complete – What happens next?

With grading now complete the Menai Hawks Grading team are busy finalising the teams ready for submission to our association. The teams will be published on our website by Friday 9th March. Click on ‘Season 2018’ and ‘Team Listings’ from this date. Your team coach/manager will be in contact with you shortly after this date to discuss plans for the season including training days/times etc. We have trial games planned for the weekend of 24th/25th March with the season commencing two weeks later on 7th/8th April. Our Mini Hawks program commences on Sat 28th April. Not long now!

Regos STILL OPEN

Registrations are still open for many age groups. Please see the ‘players wanted’ section on our website for the latest update of where we are still looking for a few players to complete our teams

There has never been a better time to play football!!

The NSW Government’s excellent ‘Active Kids’ program is this year offering a $100 discount on sporting club registration fees for school-aged children

Click on Season 2018 for all the details of the upcoming football season, how to register with the mighty Menai Hawks and how to claim your $100 discount

Menai Hawks 2018 registrations are now open!

Happy New Year to you!. We are very pleased to announce that January of course means registrations for the winter season are now open. We would love to see you pull on the Hawks jersey in 2018! If you are a returning player check your emails for all the details of the season or click above on ‘Season 2018’.

New this year is the NSW Government’s ‘Active Kids’ scheme offering a $100 discount voucher for school aged children. Details on how to claim are available here. Get yourself registered and looking forward to seeing you up at Buckle or Casuarina.

Menai Hawks AA1's or AA2's in Season 2018

Any players interested in playing with the Menai Hawks AA1's or AA2's in Season 2018, please e-mail your playing history to info@menaihawks.org.au

We are only interested in players that can commit to both training twice a week and game day. Training will be held both Tues and Thurs from 7:30 to 9 PM.

Our AA1 Coach John Diaz would review all interested players and would invite the suitable candidates to Pre Season training starting Sunday the 21st January 2018.

Menai Hawks - 21A's Three in a row

Finally the day arrived, 16th July 2017 FNSW Robertson Cup Final and a chance to achieve something that no one had done before, win 3 consecutive Robertson Cups. The week of the Final, during our normal training sessions, you could see that there was a big game ahead, having the pleasure to have coached this group of players for 7 years, I can always tell when there is a big game just around the corner. The usual banter lessens and the intensity in every drill and contest rises, the preparation was great, even with 4 boys in the snow, we organised an extra session on Saturday to give those boys a run prior to the Final.

The day of the Final, we kept it as normal as possible, there wasn’t any buses or stretch hummers hired, the boys as always made their own way to Valentine Park, getting there an hour prior to the game.

2:45 PM, time to get in the dressing sheds, again, normal preparation for the game, I told the boys “10 minutes everyone ready”

2:55 PM, In big games, I like to give the boys a pep talk , and reinforce some points about the way I wanted them to play the game. We didn’t know much about the Mounties Boys, besides the fact that they were leading their Comp and that any team that makes a SC Final had to be quality.

3:05 PM, time for the warmup , this for me, is the most important part of game day, you can see how switched on the boys are, normally if the boys are very quiet and focus on the task ahead I get a warm and fuzzy feeling. After seeing the level of concentration on the boys faces, I know, that is going to take a hell of a team to beat us.

4:15 PM, KO time , there has been a 45’ delay due to the previous game going into sudden death extra time and penalties but we are ready go.

Halftime – We are up 3-1 on the scoreboard and we are playing some great football, only a couple of things to sort out during the break.

Fulltime – Final score 6-1 , the boys have done it!!! Playing some of the best attacking football that I have seen from them in the last 7 years.

Presentation – Miss Robertson, the granddaughter of the man that made the Robertson Cup possible, says some very nice words about the teams achievement and medals are given to all to commemorate this huge achievement.

Game is over and is now time to celebrate, not every day you make History and winning 3 SC’s in a row was just that. Everyone heads down to the Tav for a few drinks, the younger ones kick on , the older ones go home!!

Big thank you, not just to this boys that make this football crazy person so happy to still be involved in the game he loves but also to all the other boys and people that have been part of this ride from U14’s in 2011 to where we are now.

Much more than just a team!!

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