NextGoal Foundation Golf Day


NextGoal Foundation Golf Day will be on Wednesday 28th October 2015 at The Coast Golf Club in Sydney.

Details are on the flyer via the website link.

We are raising funds to assist talented youth players take the next step in their career.

Some players, in particular in Regional areas, are struggling to catch up with the demands to “have a go” at reaching the top.

Financial hardship, family illness and in some cases the loss of a parent has meant they are losing the opportunity to take the next step.

Elite football is about the best playing with the best, against the best.

Our special guest is JOSH KENNEDY, Socceroo legend and all round nice guy.

Come and meet the man who’s goal took us to the Brazil World Cup.

Josh is now heading off in the next phase of his football life but is helping us to assist the next generation of players.

For those who cannot play the golf, we welcome you to the luncheon function.

A bus will be departing Sutherland Shire at a nominal cost of just $20 per person.

Register now as numbers are limited.

Bruce Tilt – 0418 679 866

Good news rego’s open for season 2016 early January

calendar_iconNot sure if I’m a little early but note down the date for rego’s 2016 and jump in early so we can form teams and get our grading done and dusted ready for another enjoyable season.

In other new this season just ended! about 12 hours ago actually and what a season our club had. Our numbers were up over 10% on season 2014, our mini hawks had a wow of time, we had over 50% of our competition teams make the semi finals of which 9 were minor premiers and 6 went on to be premiers. Congratulations goes to our 21A/2, 15B, AA6/2, AA7/1, AA8/1 and AA14 teams for taking our the premiership and well done to our 12C, W16B/1, O35D, and SWF whom after gallant efforts all season live to fight another day and hopefully another grand final. Enough about the headliners and more about the tremendous effort by all our teams. I was lucky enough the sit on the bench with some teams that battled away each week, a win here a loss there and the odd draw but all in all they should be so proud they did their best, learned a little more about the game along the way, stayed fit out in the fresh air and enjoyed their mates company. Thank you to our coaches and managers for all your work, you are the life blood of our club for without you we wouldn’t be the club we are.

We also need the thank the Sutherland Shire Football Association and the Sutherland Shire Referees Association for their most essential and excellent organisation for all the member clubs and Sutherland Shire Council whom have assisted us this season with our facilities.

Till next time let’s keep in mind how lucky we are to have all this, our mates, our sport, our club, our facilities and all those whom jump in and help out, our club is about community, inclusion for all no matter your skill level, your background or any other criteria really it’s about escaping everyday life and just enjoying the sport.


10 Hawkie teams in Grand Finals

Many congratulations to the following Menai Hawks teams who have made it through to the Grand Finals being played this coming weekend:-

Sat 22nd Aug

U12C vs Bosco 10:30 Preston Park 1

U15B vs Gymea United 1 13:00 Sutherland 2

U21A/2 vs Sylvania Heights 10:30 Seymour Shaw 1

W16B/1 vs Cronulla Seagulls 1 15:00 Kareela 3

Sun 23rd Aug

O35D vs Cronulla RSL 12:30 Bundeena 1

AL06/2 vs Miranda Magpies 08:30 Kareela 3

AL07/1 vs Sylvania Heights 1 14:00 Heathcote 4

AL08/1 vs Barden Ridgebacks 14:30 Heathcote 2

AL14 vs Cronulla RSL 10:30 Heathcote 2

WSF vs North Sutherland 1 10:30 The Ridge 3

Show your support and get yourself along to cheer our boys and girls home!

Finals Series 2015

Many congratulations to the following 8 Menai Hawks teams who secured their Grand Final slot on the weekend with a fantastic semi-final win:-

U12C, U15B, W16B/1, U21A/2, O35D, AL6/2, AL7/1, AL14

The following 10 Menai Hawks teams all do battle this weekend in the preliminary Final with a place in the Grand Final up for grabs:-

Fri 14th Aug          19:30     Kareela 3                             U15A                     vs Lilli Pilli


Sat 15th Aug        12:00     Kareela 3                             U13B                     vs Cronulla Seagulls

Sat 15th Aug        12:30     Harrie Dening 1                 U18B                     vs Cronulla Seagulls 1

Sat 15th Aug        12:30     The Ridge 3                         U18D                     vs Cronulla Seagulls

Sat 15th Aug        14:30     Bundeena 1                        U21C/1                 vs Gymea United 1

Sat 15th Aug        14:30     The Ridge 3                         U21E/1                 vs Lilli Pilli


Sun 16th Aug       09:00     Seymour Shaw 1              AL4/2                    vs Cronulla Seagulls

Sun 16th Aug       10:30     Loftus 1                              WSD                      vs Lilli Pilli 1

Sun 16th Aug       13:00     Kareela 2                            AL8/1                    vs Lilli Pilli

Sun 16th Aug       14:30     Heathcote 2                       WSF                       vs Lilli Pilli


Get yourself along to one of these games and cheer on our boys and girls into the Grand Final. GO YOU HAWKIES!

Presentations U12-U16

Please be advised that end of season presentations for players in the U12 to U16 age groups will be as follows:-

Venue  Upstairs Meeting Room

Buckle Reserve Clubhouse

When    Mon 14th Sep     19:00     U12C, U12D, W12B

19:30     U13B, U13D, W13A

Tue 15th Sep       19:00     U14B, U14C, W14A

19:30     U15A, U15B

20:00     U16A, W16B/1, W16B/2

Illawong Menai Cricket Club Grading Day

Illawong Menai Cricket Club Grading Day this is on this coming Sunday, 2nd August 2015. If you have not registered yet, you can come along and register on the day or you can register online at There are still some spots available in most age groups. The grading sessions are as follows:

Under 8 No Grading
Under 10 Sunday 2nd August , Cassuarina Oval 9 am – 10.30 am
Under 12 Sunday 2nd August , Cassuarina Oval 11am – 12.30 pm
Under 14 Sunday 2nd August , Cassuarina Oval 1.30 pm – 3.00 pm
Under 16 Sunday 2nd August , Cassuarina Oval 3.30 pm – 5.00pm

Please Stay Alert

AlertRecently our club has suffered at the hands of a vandal or vandals whom appear to be deliberately damaging property specifically to disrupt our operations at Buckle Reserve. This is not the usual graffiti it is structural damage to the club house extending recently to having alien pad locks placed locking us out of our property and even construction adhesive injected into door locks. These are brazen acts some carried out whist games are on and others in daylight hours.

As a club we have no idea why this is happening but beyond doubt if it continues it will inevitably at some stage stop or delay us from playing our games, explaining that to the junior players on game day would be sad. Please help us. If you see any suspicious activity around the Buckle Club house please notify the police furthermore the club would like to hear from any person whom might suspect persons or know of a reason as to why these specific acts of vandalism are happening.

We are a not for profit community based club open to all, we endeavour to facilitate a safe and enjoyable atmosphere where we can play our sport, along with council our club does its very best to keep fields and facilities in good condition, callous acts such as these need to stop so please if you have any information that might assist please contact the police or our club.

Presentation day for Miniroos

presentationPresentation day for Miniroos (U6 to U11) and our Mini Hawks will be held on the final round of the season at Casuarina Oval on Saturday 1st August 2015 from 1pm

Presentation day will be a carnival/picnic day, which will include jumping castles and a fairy floss machine. The canteen will be open and the BBQ operating. Come and join in the fun, bring your chairs, picnic rugs and snacks for a great afternoon. Players will be given a sausage sandwich, popper and a small treat.

Presentation will commence at 1pm with the Mini Hawks.

Approximate timetable will be:

Mini Hawks – 1.00pm to 1.45pm
U6 – 1.45pm to 2.15pm
U7 – U8 2.15pm to 2.45pm
U9 – U10 – U11 2.45pm

Hoping to see you all there and hope we have good weather for a great afternoon.

Team Managers: please inform all team members and parents of the presentation day. We hope to see as many members as possible from our Miniroos teams in attendance.

Note for Coaches and Managers of U6 to U11 – Uniforms and kits need to be returned on this day. Ask your team members to bring a shirt to the last game so that after the game you can collect the shirts and return with your kit to Karen Kerr, Equipment Officer at Casuarina Oval on that afternoon.


skills-coachingSutherland Shire Football Association & Football NSW are running a free coaching update for all interested coaches.

Where: Kareela Synthetic Field 2, Princes Highway, Kareela

When: Monday 20th July 6.00-8.00pm

Theme: Game Training Phase session on coaching players in the 13-17 age group with Oscar Gonzalez- Football NSW Coach Education Manager.

All coaches are welcome to attend these free updates, and all attendees I am sure will gain valuable football knowledge which they can then use within their own sessions.

All Enquiries: Jon Long SSFA Football Manager 0499 220 955

Menai Hawks U21A State Cup Champions


Congratulations to the Menai Hawks U21A/2’s on their 5-1 State Cup win over Lilli Pilli this afternoon. Great support this afternoon from friends and family.

Well done Super Coaches John and John plus Super Manager Steve.