What round is it?

With all of the recent bad weather and wash-outs you may be confused as to what round is being played when. Fear not – this is the difinitive plan for the coming weeks (assuming no further wash-outs!)

Date                            Round

Saturday 23 May        WO        Washed Out                              

Sunday 24 May            6           Played                             

Saturday 30 May         7            Draw already published                                

Sunday 31 May            7             Draw already published                        

Saturday 6 June          6             Draw already published                                

Sunday 7 June             8             Draw already published   

Monday 8 June            8             Draw already published (Saturday comp and miniroos only)

Saturday 13 June        9             Draw yet to be published                                

Sunday 14 June           9             Draw yet to be published  

Saturday 20 June       10           Draw yet to be published                                

Sunday 21 June          10            Draw yet to be published

 

Goalkeeper Training Sessions

We have again enlisted the services of Ron Tilsed (ex Arsenal and Portsmouth professional keeper) for specialised goalkeeper training sessions beginning Thursday 21st May 2015 at Buckle Reserve between 6-7 pm. This will be the first of 6-8 sessions held at the same time and day each week, weather permitting

All Menai Hawks goalkeepers are invited. Please advise your attendance via email to Gary Fattore at gary.fattore@costagroup.com.au

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Menai Hawks 035C Vanuatu Appeal

Vanuatu was recently hit by cyclone Pam with winds of up to 320km per hour. Dozens of people have died and approximately 70% of the population displaced. Whilst aid organizations focus on rebuilding the infrastructure and supplying food, water and financial support, we would like to give the kids some joy back through football.

We are blessed to live in Australia and are able to buy new soccer boots almost every year, especially for our growing kids. We’d like to collect old boots, shin pads and soccer gear for the kids of Vanuatu. Rather than throwing away perfectly good shoes, we are asking that you donate them to the Menai Hawks Vanuatu Appeal box. The box can be found at Buckle Reserve Clubhouse

Menai Hawks O35C’s have organized an end of season Goodwill Tour with the Vanuatu Football Association and will fly over in September with the collected gear. The last tour was conducted by our women’s senior team. Menai Hawks is connected to Vanuatu through this beautiful game and we ask that you get behind this great cause for the kids of Vanuatu.

TRAINING ALLOCATION 2015

BUCKLE

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Area 1
Day 4-5pm 5-6pm 6-7:30pm 7:30-9pm
Monday - - - -
Tuesday 7G 7G - 21A/1
Wednesday 7A/W6B 7A/W6B 10D A7/2
Thursday - 14W1 - 21A/1-18B
Friday - - - -
Area 2
Day 4-5pm 5-6pm 6-7:30pm 7:30-9pm
Monday - - - -
Tuesday - - 14B 21A/2
Wednesday 7H 7D - A16
Thursday - - A8/1 21A/2
Friday - - - -
Area 3
Day 4-5pm 5-6pm 6-7:30pm 7:30-9pm
Monday - - - -
Tuesday - - 12C AL14
Wednesday - 8F2 - 21C2
Thursday W13A W13A 12C 35D
Friday - - - -
Area 4
Day 4-5pm 5-6pm 6-7:30pm 7:30-9pm
Monday - - - -
Tuesday - - 15A AL1
Wednesday 7I 6G - WSC
Thursday 7B 7F 15A AL1
Friday - - - -
Area 5
Day 4-5pm 5-6pm 6-7:30pm 7:30-9pm
Monday - - - -
Tuesday - - - AL1
Wednesday 8H 8H W16B WSC
Thursday - - W11/2 AL1
Friday - - - -
Area 6
Day 4-5pm 5-6pm 6-7:30pm 7:30-9pm
Monday - - - -
Tuesday - - - 16A
Wednesday 6B W8A W11/1 WSF
Thursday 6E 6E W12 16A
Friday - - - -

CASUARINA

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Area 1
Day 4-5pm 5-6pm 6-7:30pm 7:30-9pm
Monday - - - -
Tuesday - - 13B -
Wednesday - 11B 11B A6/2
Thursday 9(E1) 9(E1) - 35D
Friday - - - -
Area 2
Day 4-5pm 5-6pm 6-7:30pm 7:30-9pm
Monday - - - -
Tuesday - - 18B -
Wednesday - - 15B A4/2
Thursday - - 18B A8/2
Friday - - - -
Area 3
Day 4-5pm 5-6pm 6-7:30pm 7:30-9pm
Monday - - - -
Tuesday 9(E2) 9(E2) - 21(E)2
Wednesday - 8A 8A 21F
Thursday - - - -
Friday - - - -
Area 4
Day 4-5pm 5-6pm 6-7:30pm 7:30-9pm
Monday - - - -
Tuesday - - - -
Wednesday 8F1 8F1 - -
Thursday 8D1 8D1 - -
Friday - - - -
Area 5
Day 4-5pm 5-6pm 6-7:30pm 7:30-9pm
Monday - - - -
Tuesday - - - W21
Wednesday W7C W7C - -
Thursday - - 10C -
Friday - - - -
Area 6
Day 4-5pm 5-6pm 6-7:30pm 7:30-9pm
Monday - 11E/2 - -
Tuesday - - W16 W21
Wednesday W9B W9B - -
Thursday - - 11E/1 A7/1
Friday - - - -

COACHWOOD

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Area 1
Day 4-5pm 5-6pm 6-7:30pm 7:30-9pm
Monday - - - -
Tuesday - - 14C 14C
Wednesday 18D 18D 35C 35C
Thursday - - 18C 18C
Friday - - - -
Area 2
Day 4-5pm 5-6pm 6-7:30pm 7:30-9pm
Monday - - - -
Tuesday - - W18 SWA
Wednesday 18D 18D 45 45
Thursday - - 18C 18C
Friday - - - -
Area 3
Day 4-5pm 5-6pm 6-7:30pm 7:30-9pm
Monday - - - -
Tuesday - 12D 12D -
Wednesday - - - -
Thursday - 12D 12D -
Friday - - - -
Area 4
Day 4-5pm 5-6pm 6-7:30pm 7:30-9pm
Monday - - - -
Tuesday - - - -
Wednesday 8D2 8D2 - -
Thursday - - - -
Friday - - - -

HERITAGE and AUSTIN

Day 4-5pm 5-6pm 6-7:30pm 7:30-9pm
Tuesday 9C2 - - -

Registration Update

Junior registrations are still open in some age groups as follows:-

.                                 Boys                          Girls

U06                  Spots available          Spots available

U07                   Spots available         Spots available

U08                   Spots available         Spots available

U09                   Spots available                Closed

U10                             Closed                       Closed

U11                             Closed                Spots available

U12                             Closed                Spots available

U13                     Spots available               Closed

U14                             Closed                Spots available

U15                             Closed                       Closed

U16                             Closed                       Closed

U18                     Spots available         Spots available

Register online at www.myfootballclub.com.au

Registration queries to Alan Phillips 0408 271 668

2015 Registrations are now open

Hard to believe but the 2015 soccer season is fast approaching and registrations are now open. The Menai Hawks Board of Management have been working hard in the close season and are looking forward to welcoming you to Buckle Reserve and Casuarina Oval for another great season. We will again be using the on-line system for our registrations.

 

  1. Returning players who played for Menai Hawks in 2014

If you played with us in 2014 you should have recently received an email with the details for the upcoming season and information on how to register including your FFA number and password.

  1. Returning players who played for another club in 2014/prior or who played for Menai Hawks in years prior to 2014

A very big welcome to you! Go to www.myfootballclub.com.au and click on ‘register now’ and ‘player registration’. You will need your FFA number and password both of which can be obtained from the website if you don’t know them

 

  1. New players to football

A very big welcome to you also! New players are very welcome at our club and we cater for all ages and all abilities.  To commence the registration process you will need to go to www.myfootballclub.com.au and click on ‘register now’ and ‘player registration’. You will need to create an FFA number and password. As a new player you will need to provide us with:-

  1. Evidence of date of birth (typically through birth certificate, passport or driving licence)
  2. Evidence of residency in Sutherland Shire (typically through driving licence (parent’s if a minor) or through a utility bill or rental agreement), or evidence that a child attends school in the Sutherland Shire (letter from School Principal)
  3. A passport-style head and shoulders photo for players U10 and older. This can be uploaded during the registration process at myfootballclub.com.au

We will need to sight original documents so you will need to attend one of our registration days (see section 6 below) to complete this process.

We appreciate it can be tricky negotiating your way through registering for a new sporting activity. We have included a few FAQ’s to help you below in section 12 but please feel free to contact any of the Club Executives listed in section 11 who will be only too pleased to assist and advise you. You can also reach the club at info@menaihawks.org.au

 

  1. Registrations Fees

Please bear in mind that included in your 2015 fees are:-

  • All FFA, FNSW and SSFA registration fees
  • Insurance coverage
  • Referee fees and match costs
  • Ground upkeep, pitch watering and lighting costs
  • Equipment and specialised training costs
  • The loan of a Menai Hawks playing jersey for the season – we are one of the few remaining clubs that don’t require you to buy your own shirt in addition to your registration fees!
  • A $25 fundraising levy – we once again will not be asking you to work in the canteen or on the bbq this season

Note you are strongly encouraged to register early to avoid an increased fee!

–                                                                 Rego by 24th Feb                Rego from 25th Feb

U06 – U07                                                            $140                                       $140

U08 – U09                                                            $155                                       $155

U10 – U11                                                             $170                                       $170

U12 – U14                                                             $180                                      $200

U15 – U16                                                             $190                                       $210

U18                                                                         $205                                       $225

U21                                                                         $295                                       $335

U21 Full-Time Student                                      $275                                       $315

All Age Male                                                         $295                                       $335

All Age Male Full-Time student                       $275                                       $315

O35 – O45 Male                                                  $295                                       $335

O35 – O45 Male Full-Time Student               $275                                       $315

Senior Women                                                     $295                                       $335

Senior Women Full-Time Student                  $275                                       $315

O30 Women                                                         $295                                       $335

O30 Women Full-Time Student                      $275                                       $315

 

  1. Family Discount

Families (living in the same household) attract a $45 Menai Hawks rego fee discount for a 2nd family member playing for Menai Hawks and each subsequent player thereafter. If you qualify for family discount and are registering on-line you can claim it by selecting ‘purchase additional items’  when you reach the payment section of on-line registration from where you can select your family discount.

 

  1. Register in person at Buckle Reserve

Whilst we strongly recommend registering on-line, as an alternative we will be holding registration days at Buckle Reserve on the following dates:-

10:00 – 16:00      Saturday 31st January 2015           Buckle Reserve

10:00 – 16:00      Sunday 1st February 2015              Buckle Reserve

10:00 – 16:00      Saturday 7th February 2015          Buckle Reserve                 (including Mini Hawks)

10:00 – 16:00      Sunday 8th February 2015             Buckle Reserve                 (including Mini Hawks)

New players can also bring along their documents to be evidenced as highlighted in section 3.

Note that we will not be at Menai Marketplace this year.

 

  1. Photos

Please note that new photos are required this year for all players in the following age groups:-

  • U10 boys and girls
  • U14 boys and girls
  • All age males
  • Senior women
  • All new players

Photos must be head and shoulders ‘passport-style’ and can be uploaded on-line during the registration process. Alternatively you can attend one of the above registration days and we can take your photo for you.

 

  1. Grading

For junior teams, grading days for both boys and girls have been organised as follows:-

U06        09:00 – 10:30      Sunday 15th February 2015

U07        10:00 – 11:30      Sunday 15th February 2015

U08        11:00 – 12:00      Sunday 15th February 2015

U09        12:00 – 13:00      Saturday 14th February 2015

U10        13:30 – 14:30      Saturday 14th February 2015

U11        15:00 – 16:00      Saturday 14th February 2015

U12        16:30 – 17:30      Saturday 14th February 2015

U13        18:00 – 19:00      Saturday 14th February 2015

U14        18:00 – 19:00      Saturday 14th February 2015

U15        13:00 – 14:00      Sunday 15th February 2015

U16        14:30 – 15:30      Sunday 15th February 2015

U18        16:00 – 17:00      Sunday 15th February 2015

All grading sessions will be held at Buckle Reserve, Barnes Crescent, Menai

All players are required to wear football boots and shin pads and to bring a water bottle

 

  1. Season Timetable

The 2015 football season is shaping up as follows:-

Online registrations open                             1st Jan onwards

Registrations at basic fee                              1st Jan – 24th Feb

Buckle Reserve registration days                31st Jan, 1st Feb, 7th Feb, 8th Feb

Junior grading days                                       14th, 15th Feb

Registrations at increased fee                     25th Feb onwards

Team announcements                                   27th Feb

Grade announcements                                  6th Mar

Trial games                                                      20th, 21st, 22nd Mar

Season commences – Round 1                    28th, 29th Mar

Easter weekend (no football)                       4th, 5th Apr

Seasons continues – Round 2                      11th, 12th Apr

Mini Hawks commences                               18th Apr

Regular season concludes                             1st, 2nd Aug

Finals series                                                      8th – 23rd Aug

 

  1. Menai Mini Hawks

Following the huge success of last year’s inaugural program Menai Mini Hawks will be back bigger and better in 2015!

Over the last few seasons we have had increasing interest from parents of children who are either too young or aren’t quite ready for U06 football. In response to this we last season introduced our Menai Mini Hawks.

The program will be open to children who turn 3, 4 or 5 during 2015 and will be held at Casuarina Oval on Saturdays – late mornings for an hour. The program will commence on Saturday 18th April 2015 and run on Saturdays through to mid-July.

Mini Hawks is designed to be a fun introduction to football in a non-competitive environment where groups of children rotate through different ‘skill stations’ building their ability and confidence.

The registration fee for Mini Hawks is $60 per child which includes a shirt, shorts and socks and each child will receive a football at the conclusion of the program.

You cannot register on-line for this program. You will need to attend in person at Buckle Reserve on Saturday 7th or Sunday 8th February 2015

Based on last season’s successful program demand is likely to be high so with limited places make sure you get in early to avoid disappointment!

 

  1. Contact for queries

Please don’t hesitate to contact any one of us if you have any queries:

Registration queries                      Alan Phillips                     Club Secretary / Registrar             0408 271 668

Grading queries                             Michael Kondos               Director of Coaching                       0413 170 920

Training queries                            Gary Fattore                      Head Coach                                      0417 644 033

Uniform queries                             Karen Kerr                        Equipment Officer                          0438 648 007

General queries                              Nigel Essex                        Club President                                 0412 224 224

General queries                              Steve Atherton                  Vice President                                  0419 015 145

General queries                              Tony Biviano                     Junior Vice President                    0414 394 720

Alternatively you can contact any of our executive team at info@menaihawks.org.au

 

  1. Frequently asked questions

Where are games played?     For competition teams home games are played at either

– Buckle Reserve, Barnes Crescent, Menai, or

– Casuarina Oval, Casuarina Road, Alfords Point

Away games are played at numerous locations throughout the Sutherland Shire

Mini Hawks is held at Casuarina Oval

 

When are games played?       Juniors (U06-U21) play on a Saturday with older ages playing on a Sunday.

The exception to this is U18 girls and U21 girls who play on Sunday

Under 6’s and Under 7’s typically play early on a Saturday morning (from 8am)

Mini Hawks is on a Saturday late morning (exact start time to be confirmed)

 

What equipment do I need?       For competition teams your registration fee includes the loan of a Menai Hawks                                                                     playing jersey for the season

New players to the club receive free socks and shorts

For Mini Hawks the registration fee includes shirt, shorts and socks

All players need to purchase football boots and shin pads which need to be worn at                                                               every game and every training session

A full water bottle should be brought to every game and every training session

 

When is training?                    We have training facilities at Buckle Reserve, Casuarina Oval, Coachwood Oval and                                                               Illawong School Oval

Most teams train one evening per week

The exact day and time is typically agreed between the team members / parents /                                                                 coach at the start of the season

All Under 6 teams train together as a group supported by experienced club                                                                             coaches for the first few weeks of the season

 

When does the season start?     Round 1 this year is on the weekend of Sat 28th / Sun 29th March 2015

 

When is the finals series?    The final competition round is Sat 1st / Sun 2nd August 2015

The top four teams on the competition ladder for all ages U12 and older will then play                                                          a finals series across the following 3 weeks

 

We hope you are excited as we are about the coming football season. Looking forward to seeing you up at Buckle and Casuarina

The Menai Hawks Executive

 

Senior womens teams take out top SSFA award

SSFA Dinner 2


Pictured:   Club President (and senior women’s C grade coach) Nigel Essex and his wife (and Senior Women’s C grade player) Robyn with the Stan Ellis Memorial Cup

 Last night at the end of season Association dinner Menai Hawks were presented with the Stan Ellis Memorial Cup – awarded to the champion club of senior womens football for 2014. It certainly was a great year for our 5 ladies teams with 4 of them reaching the semi finals and 3 contesting grand finals. Women’s football is alive and well in the western end of the shire – Congratulations girls!

Grand Final Results

 U12C Grand Final Winners 2014

Congratulations to our magnificent Grand Final winners for 2014 – U12C (pictured) , U16B, U21A. MAL09, MAL14 and O35D.

Superb seasons were also had by our valiant runners-up – Congratulations to U14A, U16C, U18C, U21D, W15B, MAL01, MAL11, MAL15, WALB, WALE, and WALG/1

 

 

Menai Hawks MAL1’s take out Bill Cullinan Cup 2014

MAL1StateCupChampionsA fantastic performance by our MAL1 team on Sunday saw them crowned as State Cup Champions 2014 taking out the Bill Cullinan Cup – one of the pinnacle competitions for any all age team in NSW.

A decisive 3-0 victory over Revesby Rovers at Blacktown Sports Park on Sunday evening with goals from Mathew Goss, Matthew Danielson and Joel Williams.

Congratulations boys and particular congratulations to Laurie McAndrew and Warwick Williams who coached and led the team to an outstanding success.

Go Menai!