Hawks hope to draw more players

Briana FioreHarvey-Waroona Reporter
The Harvey Hawks Football Club men's team seek for more players.
Camera IconThe Harvey Hawks Football Club men's team seek for more players. Credit: Picture: Briana Fiore

They may be one of the smallest sides in the South West, but the Harvey Hawks Football Club is full of spirit.

The Hawks men’s team is seeking new members for the 2020 season.

Coach Leigh Vaughan said Football was very much a team game.

“The sport involves endurance, ball control and the ability to play as a team,” he said.

“Anyone is welcome, we’ll take students, travellers and people who love football.

“We even had a backpacker from Scotland play with us last season,” Vaughan said.

The players range from 18 to 53 years old.

Some of the team have played together since the age of nine.

This is the third consecutive year Harvey has had a men’s team. The Hawks finished runners-up in their division last year.

The club changed its named from the Harvey Hawks Soccer Club to the Harvey Hawks Football Club just over two years ago.

Vaughan said it was to be in line with the governing body of football in Australia.

“The sport is also globally known as football,” he said.

Mr Vaughan said the club was also hoping to put together a women’s team this season.

The season runs from April to September and has about 20 home and away games.

The team train on Friday nights at Meriden Park in Harvey.

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