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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.
HERITAGE and AUSTIN
Menai Soccer Camp information for April 2015
Skills and Drill to prepare players for the 2015 season.
Thursday 9th & Friday 10th April 2015
Thursday 16th & Friday 17th April 2015
Limited positions available so book now!
Two full days $95
Special 4 day package $180.
Contact Bruce Tilt for more information 0418 679 866 or email@example.com
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
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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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:-
- Evidence of date of birth (typically through birth certificate, passport or driving licence)
- 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)
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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
- 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
- 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!
- 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 email@example.com
- 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
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!
A 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.