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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

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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.

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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.

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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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