Hills Hawks Foot­ball Club

Galston, Glenorie and Hills Rural News - - Community News -

Hills Hawks Foot­ball Club is a com­mu­nity fo­cused club that has been part of the Gal­ston com­mu­nity for 49 years. Pres­i­dent of the Club, Ian Robert­son, says he is very proud to be as­so­ci­ated with such a Club. “Hills Hawks is more than a foot­ball club. It’s an or­gan­i­sa­tion that links ev­ery­one in the com­mu­nity to­gether. Play­ers and par­ents are pro­vided with a way to con­nect to­gether and meet oth­ers from the com­mu­nity.”

The fact that the club now has over 500 reg­is­tered play­ers, in­clud­ing our first Un­der 5 team, is tes­ta­ment to this com­mu­nity need.

Hills Hawks FC re­lies heav­ily on the sup­port of both vol­un­teers and spon­sors to help it con­tinue to pro­vide this com­mu­nity ser­vice. Many thanks must go to the con­tin­u­ing ma­jor spon­sor­ship of the Glenorie RSL Club as well as the sup­port from Bendigo Bank. This year, Hills Hawks were de­lighted to have Dean Willem­sen, the grand­son of one our found­ing and life mem­bers Harry Willem­sen, pro­vide spon­sor­ship through his com­pany Clearstate. The Club is proud to have Dean on board as he con­tin­ues the fam­ily in­volve­ment and sup­port to the club.

The Club is thank­ful to its other long term spon­sors Hills District Farm Equip­ment and Hills Stor­age. Other spon­sors in­clude CVW En­gi­neer­ing, Tur­rell Build­ing, Spa and BBQ Barn, Chiz­zos Pizze­ria and Cop­pernest.

This spon­sor­ship money helps keep down the cost of reg­is­tra­tions and is used to pro­vide sup­port to both play­ers and coaches. The Club pro­vides play­ers with pro­fes­sional train­ing through its suc­cess­ful Kick­start Pro­gramme. It also has Paul Wade, ex Cap­tain of the Soc­ceroos, pro­vide teams with in­di­vid­ual train­ing to im­prove their game. All of th­ese pro­grammes are geared to­wards im­prov­ing the skills of our play­ers.

This devel­op­ment of our play­ers means that our se­nior play­ers are able to play in the Pre­mier League com­pe­ti­tion. This is the high­est level of com­pe­ti­tion in the Gladesville Hornsby Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion in which we play. Club’s are only in­vited to play at this level upon suc­cess­fully win­ning All Age and Su­per League com­pe­ti­tions. Th­ese games bring an ex­cit­ing el­e­ment to Hayes Park on home games.

After 10 years of suc­cess­fully run­ning an in-house ladies social 6 a-side com­pe­ti­tion on Satur­day af­ter­noon at Hayes Park, Hills Hawks FC has com­menced its first O35 Men’s 6-aside com­pe­ti­tion. After a cou­ple of years in the plan­ning, the Men’s O35 Social Com­pe­ti­tion has fi­nally kicked off and is flour­ish­ing. This has proven to be a very suc­cess­ful com­pe­ti­tion, giv­ing lo­cal men the chance to con­tinue play­ing soc­cer in a com­pet­i­tive but fun en­vi­ron­ment. No doubt this com­pe­ti­tion will con­tinue to grow each year and be as suc­cess­ful as our Ladies social com­pe­ti­tion.

Ev­ery year, Hills Hawks FC holds a Mini’s Gala day which is run by our Vice Pres­i­dent-Mini’s, Peter Gro­cott. This year we had 58 teams regis­ter with some teams as far away as the Cen­tral Coast re­gion, North Shore and South-West­ern Syd­ney. It is the big­gest day on the Club cal­en­dar and a big thanks to ev­ery­one who helped out.

Hills Hawks FC up­com­ing events in­clude the par­tic­i­pa­tion in the Pur­ple Socks Cam­paign in sup­port of Pan­cre­atic Can­cer. On 23rd June, par­tic­i­pat­ing play­ers will wear pur­ple socks in a bid to raise nec­es­sary re­search funds as well as bring aware­ness to the com­mu­nity. For those that have not pur­chased socks, do­na­tions will be able to be made on the day.

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