Welcome to Stanmore Hawks Football Club
Established in 1978, the Hawks has over 200 registered players playing across 17 teams in three different competitions.
Stanmore Hawks is supported by the Cyprus Community Club and offers players, parents and guests an affiliated club where they can enjoy dinner, drinks and entertainment 7 days a week.
Our teams have trained extremely well during the preseason. Click on the link to see a gallery of our teams during preseason
Stanmore Hawks Trials for Under 16's, Under 18's, Under 20's and 1st Grade
Stanmore Hawks will be holding trials for the Under 16's, Under 18's, Under 20s and 1st Grade for 2014 State League 1 season at Cooke Park Belfield, Madeline St.
Thursday December 5th
Please arrive at 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start
Contact: Nick 0414704014
UNDER 20'S JUST FALL SHORT WHILE 1ST GRADE WIN THE MAJOR PRIZE
In what was poised to be a day to remember in more ways than one, Arlington Oval was the venue to set the scene for this memorable occasion. The picturesque oval has never been in better condition and with the oval dressed in green and gold and a crowd of approximately 1000 people and an absolutely stunning day, the stage was set for a great day of football. First it was the 20s, who have already achieved so much coming from 4th spot and knocking off the undefeated minor premiers on the way to take their place in the grand final against Hurstville Minotaurs. Stanmore Hawks came out of the blocks firing dominating possession but lacking that killer instinct in the final third until the Minotaurs, in one of their first attacking raids, scored the opening goal with a bit of individual brilliance. With the ball crossed from the left side beating everybody in the box it was looped back across into the box with the Hurstville striker scoring from a bicycle kick. But within two minutes the Hawks were back on level terms with a well taken shot from outside the box. So we go into the sheds at halftime locked at 1 all. The game had barely started in the second half and Minotaurs had hit the front once again with a well placed shot. Stanmore Hawks continued to press, dominating possession and trying to get that equalizer. As much as they huffed and puffed, the Minotaurs held on to be crowned champions. Coach John Theo couldn't have asked for much more from his players telling this reporter how proud and honored he was to have the opportunity to coach and mentor this playing group. Congratulations to the Under 20's for an amazing achievement.
And now it was up to the big boys to take centre stage. With a glorious day upon us, the dj pumping the music and the large crowd, the atmosphere was electric. It was 1st vs 2nd as the Hawks took on Fairfield City Lions in what was a tense affair. The opening minutes was like a poker game with both teams sitting back and trying to dominate possession and work themselves into the game. But it was the Hawks that took advantage of the first slip up. Fairfield had the ball inside their 18 yard box near the bi line as Stanmore decided to press in numbers forcing the error and with a first time low cross, Nick Paradisis was on the spot to finish it off sparking the large crowd delirious. Stanmore 1 Fairfield 0. And that is how it stayed until halftime. Fairfield came out knowing that it was all or nothing now, pushing numbers forward to try and force the game into extra time. Stanmore held firm at the back, limiting Fairfield to minimal half chances and also creating counter attacks to seal the game. But it was Fairfield that destroyed their own chances of getting back in the game by poor discipline, having 2 players sent off late in the game. With everybody on the edge of their seats and a knife that could slice the tension, the referee finally blew the whistle for full time to spark the scenes that will not be forgotten by the people that were present.
Congratulations to the 1st grade team who finished minor premiers and grand final winners. A big thank you to all the crowd that showed up and help create a memorable day and unbelievable atmosphere. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Coaches George Paradisis, John Theo, Tom Demos, Marco Masch and Manager for both grades Nick Makaritis and physio Steve. Also to the committee Tony, Nick, Mario, Bill, Brad and Maria. Also to the people that have helped the club Charles, James (even though it took 2 hours to get food off him) Lisa always willing to come and help in the canteen, Jacky, George Marko, and Andrea.
UNDER 20'S JOIN 1ST GRADE IN THE GRAND FINAL.
Stanmore Hawks Under 20's has joined the 1st grade team in the grand final to be played this Sunday.
They played the minor premiers Fairfield City Lions who have only lost one game all year which was in a penalty shootout last week, so it was going to be a tough ask for the young green and gold brigade who have played elimination semi finals right throughout. And what a tense game it was.
The Hawks came flying out of the blocks dominating possession and creating chances for the majority of the first half but to no avail. On the other hand, Fairfield came down once and earned themselves a penalty which was converted to take a 1-0 lead. Closing in on halftime, there was a little twist before the break as Fairfield had a player sent off for dissent and were reduced to 10 men.
Some tactical changes at halftime by coach John Theo given they had the extra man played dividends almost straight after the break earning themselves a penalty which was converted calmly to level the scores. Fairfield parked the bus in front of goal offering little in attack apart from the odd counter attack which almost resulted in a goal with the last kick of the game before extra time. Stanmore had the better of the play running Fairfield off their feet but lacked that killer instinct in front of goal. So it was off to the dreaded penalty shootout which is a lottery and up to who can keep their heads. With John Theo looking nervous and his hair going greyer by the second all he could do is hope. Stanmore started preceedings successfully taking the first penalty Fairfield responded as did Stanmore going 2-1 up. Then the first to buckle was Fairfield as they missed their 2nd and 4th penalty with Stanmore converting all theirs to send the fans players and coaching staff into raptures.
What an amazing achievement to have both teams in the grand final and also to earn the right to host the grand final at Arlington Oval next Sunday 29th September.
ARLINGTON OVAL TO HOST STATE LEAGUE 2 GRAND FINAL
Arlington Oval, home of the Stanmore Hawks has won the right to host the grand final next Sunday, September 29th. With the 1st grade team already through to the big stage and the 20's fighting for a birth to join them this Sunday we urge all to come and support the teams and club on what promises to be a memorable occasion.
20'S ONE WIN AWAY FROM THE GRAND FINAL AS 1ST GRADE SURGE STRAIGHT IN TO THE GRAND FINAL
Stanmore Hawks under 20's team had to make the long trek to Hawkesbury on Saturday to take on UNSW in an elimination semi final. The opening half saw the Hawks dominate play and possession but with no rewards as they went in to the sheds all tied up at 0-0. With coach John Theo looking quite edgy on the bench as his side couldn't be rewarded with their dominance it all exploded in a matter of minutes to make him a little more comfortable. Two goals in the space of a few minutes set the tone for the rest of the game as the Hawks never looked back and ran out 2-0 winners on the day putting them one game away from the grand final.
On Sunday it was 1st grades turn as it was 1st vs 2nd as they took on Fairfield City Lions, the winner heading straight to the grand final. The cockiness of the opposition coach who predicted an easy win for his side was about to get the shock of his life as it was 2-0 after 12 minutes with the goals coming from golden boot winner Neil Philippou and big striker Jamal in the space of 2 minutes to take the ascendancy into halftime. The start of the 2nd half saw much of the same as Stanmore took the match by the scruff of the necks by adding another 2 goals in 2 minutes, the 3rd scored by Lachlan which will be contender for goal of the season and the 4th by Robbie Bruno finishing off some nice lead up work. Fairfield managed to grab a late consolation goal with 2 minutes left on the clock. So Stanmore Hawks surge straight into the grand final in 2 weeks time as Fairfield leave licking their wounds and try to regroup as they have a second chance against Western Condors.
The Under 20's will be playing on Sunday 22nd September against Fairfield Lions to see if they can join the 1st grade team in the grand final. Kick Off is at 12pm at Ernie Smith Reserve, Kelso Crescent Moorebank. We hope to see you all there supporting the team.
Go the Hawks
STANMORE HAWKS UNDER 20'S WIN 1ST SEMI FINAL
Our Stanmore Hawks under 20's team battled against Western Condors where the loser will be packing there bags and heading for Mad Monday in this elimination semi final. The game was just about over at halftime as the Hawks raced to a 3-0 lead. The 2nd half was fairly even as Stanmore Hawks took their foot off the pedal and allowed the Condors to pull a goal back. But the result was never in doubt as the Hawks added a 4th to send them to next weeks elimination final.
This Weekend on Saturday will see the under 20's Stanmore Hawks take on UNSW at Bensons Lane, Richmond. Kick off 230pm.
This Sunday will also see 1st grade start their finals campaign after having a week off for finishing first. They take on Fairfield City Lions at Arlington Oval with the winner heading straight to the grand final. Kick Off is 230pm. We at Stanmore Hawks are inviting everyone to attend these matches to support both grades in progressing further in the competition.
STANMORE HAWKS CLINCH THE STATE LEAGUE 2 CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP
Stanmore Hawks went into the final round of competition 2 points in front of 2nd place Fairfield Lions in the race for the club championship and to earn the right to be promoted. Knowing destiny was in our own hands, all that was needed by both grades was victory and it was done so in an emphatic style. Half the job was done by the under 20's where they got the ball rolling with a 7- 1 victory over Schofields. Five goals coming in the 2nd half after a halftime roasting by coach John Theo. Then it was on to first grade to complete the job and they did so buy cruising to an 8-0 victory. So Stanmore Hawks finish 1st by 2 points at the end of the season to earn promotion to Division 1.
Congratulations goes to 1st grade for taking out the Minor Premiership which earns them a week off in the first week of Semi Final action. The Under 20's will be playing there elimination semi against Western Condors. This match will be played at Ernie Smith Reserve, Kelso Crescent, Moorebank on Saturday 7th September. Kick off 230pm.
Also I would like to take this time to congratulate the coaching staff of George Paradisis, Tom Demos, John Theo, Marco Marchiori and manager of both grades Nick Makaritis on a job well done and reaching there goals set for the season.
Stanmore Hawks make it 4 from 4 in grand final victories
Stanmore Hawks association teams played there grand finals over the weekend and impressively won all 4 grand finals competed in.
First up on Saturday was the All Age 10's where they defeated Balmain 3-0.
Straight after it was the Over 35's doing battle where they came from a goal down to defeat Enfield 2-1.
Then we moved to Sunday and the stars and future of the Hawks, the under 16's fought out a tense 0-0 draw after full time and extra time against Balmain. The boys held there nerve to win in a penalty shootout.
Then finally it was the AA Ladies team. The Hawks went down a goal and with only 2 minutes left before full time, an amazing shot from 30 meters out leveled the scores and forcing the game into extra time. Once again the game went into the dreaded penalty shootout where the Hawks prevailed against Strathfield.
Congratulations to all teams for their achievements and also to the rest of the association teams that competed throughout the season for Stanmore Hawks
Stanmore Hawks U16's, AA10's, Over 35's and AA Women ALL finish off as Minor Premiers and ALL make it through to the Grand Final
Stanmore Hawks FC would like to invite all it's members and supporters to come and watch its 4 Grand Finalists battle for the 2013 Championships. Game details are as follows:-
Saturday 24th August, 2013 at Mackey Park, Carrington Road, Marrickville
AA10 - Stanmore Hawks vs Balmain kick off @ 12.30pm
Over 35's - Stanmore Hawks vs Enfield kick off @ 2.30pm
Sunday 25th August, 2013 at Mackey Park, Carrington Road, Marrickville
U16's - Stanmore Hawks vs Balmain kick off @ 12.00pm
AAWomen -Stanmore Hawks vs Strathfield kick off @ 2.30pm