Hawks fly into new season

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Briana FioreHarvey-Waroona Reporter
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Harvey Hawks senior players Matthew Robinson, Leigh Vaughan, Isaac Stanford, Michael Hone and Geoff Peck install the club's new goal posts.
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The Harvey Hawks Football Club is ready to swoop in on the season’s start this week, following a lengthy hiatus caused by COVID-19.

The club boasts promising junior and senior sides with an abundance of local talent.

New club president John Collis said the players were excited to get the green light.

“It is fantastic news to be able to play,” Mr Collis said. “We have sides from under 6s and 7s right through to a senior men’s team.”

Mr Collis said many of the young players were thrilled to get an opportunity to run around with their friends after being cooped up in isolation for several months.

“Junior sport is beneficial for children’s physical and mental health,” he said. He also said the senior team looked promising.

Senior coach Leigh Vaughan said the players were delighted to get a season despite the initial wait.

He also said he was in the process of selecting a captain for the side.

It was all hands on deck at a recent busy bee day at the club, as players, coaches and parents gathered to prepare the pitch for the season’s start.

The pitch was marked out and new goal posts were installed at the Meriden Park ground.

Harvey Shire Council contributed $2500 towards the new posts, meeting the club halfway on the bill.

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