Manny and Wardy cap off brilliant year 

Congratulations to Manny Peresso and Phil Ward who have capped off another brilliant year with team of the year honours

Manny who is named at half back enjoyed another year providing support to our young brigade of upcoming midfielders whilst also providing a key role across the half back line to rest up. With the likes of Marriott, McGraw and Ward throughout the midfield Manny was able to create many clearance opportunities as well as score assists

Wardy, a strong bodied midfielder spent the off season working on his ball use. This provider the team with better strength when delivering to our forwards. Often with his big booming left foot, he would find the goals himself. 

Well done boys

This weekends finals action

This weekend’s action…


Hallam Hawks Finals Campaign began last week as our Woman’s were triumphant in there elimination final against Endeavour Hills. It took a while for the ladies to get going but with a brilliant 3rd quarter performance, they quickly piled on 4 unanswered goals to set up victory.


It’s much higher stakes this weekend after finishing on top for the Seniors and Reserves as they play off for a Grand Final spot. It’s been a commanding year lead by Senior Coach Scott slater and Reserves Coach Mick Labinski who have provided the playing group with a game plan that has set us apart from our opponents. Finals however is a different sort of game, and the boys are excited and ready for what the finals series will bring.


Our under 19’s embark on unfamiliar territory as they go into their first ever finals series after their 3rd season in Hallam colours. Scott Mackenzie took over the rains as the ‘Development Coach’ after a strong showing with the reserves last year and the side are proud to have finished 2nd and secure a double chance – It’s an exciting time to be a hawk!


Playing football at Hallam FNC can be an exciting and overwhelming journey. There are many opportunities to thrive in Footy and our Thirds side prove that anything is possible with the passion and drive much like all the other portfolios. This is something special as our Thirds also create history and go into their game this weekend with something to prove. It’s amazing that we get the opportunity to provide football for more than just our seniors and Reserves.


It’s a busy month of Football, Spring is here, Sun is starting to come out and the hard work will finally pay off. Who wants to be the first? Now it’s unfinished business.


We looking forward to seeing you around the grounds this weekend:


Saturday, 2 of Septembernd

12:00PM: Reserves - Hallam FNC Vs Ashwood

2:15 PM: Seniors - Hallam FNC Vs Endeavour Hills

Venue: Jack Barker Oval, Weatherall Road, Cheltenham Hallam V Ashwood


12:00PM: Under 19’s - Hallam FNC Vs Cheltenham

Venue: Power Reserve, Power Road Doveton Hallam V Cheltenham


Sunday, 3 of Septemberrd

9:45AM: Womans – East Brighton Vs Hallam FNC

2:00PM: Thirds - Hallam FNC Vs Endeavour Hills

Venue: Power Reserve, Power Road Doveton Hallam V Endeavour Hills


Hallam Football Netball Club - 2017 AGM


The Hallam Football Netball Club’s AGM meeting for 2017 will be held on Tuesday 26th September 2017,

at 7pm in the Club Rooms, Frawley Road Hallam.

Committee nominations will be accepted up until 5pm, Tuesday 22nd of September 2017 for inclusion onto the HFNC Proxy form.

Alternatively, committee nominations can be lodged

up until 5pm, Tuesday 26th of September 2017.

Nomination forms are now available and can be requested by emailing the

Proxy vote forms are also now available and can be requested by emailing


Netball key to success

It has been an exciting time around the Hawks Nest this year as we welcomed 2 netball teams into our portfolio and what a year its has been.  even though the season has finished the success and accomplishments that both teams were able to have was incredible to watch unfold.


Just to reflect on the season for both teams.  We started out Preseason in February were we brought 19 Ladies on board for our Inaugural year within the league.  Many of the girls were strangers to one another and hadn't played together at all.  So our main goal this year was too have 2 teams try and gel.  We had no sights on winning or getting into the final by all means but to become 1 unit and get too know one another.  So this whole year you could say has been a Preseason.  But both teams had different personality to work with and also skill levels.


To start with our Section 6 team was able to go out week in & out and show the competition that we have some fire in our bellies and able to produce some high quality netball.  Being able to go head to head with the top teams and only come within Minimal point loses but then also to play those teams and bring home Victory.  The dedication that they produced week in and out on the training courts and then come game turning it up.  There is no better satisfaction as a coach for the girls to go out on a weekly bases and listening and following game plans that you had implemented that Thursday before.  All in All for these girls to finish 10th on the ladder and bring home the club 4 wins for the season exceeded all expectations and more.  A huge mention too Natalie Horua and Simone Miller who have been able to bring these girls together and too gel as a team.  There coaching skills and plays they have been able to implement which impacted on there game and the way they went about playing Netball.  Great achievement for the first Season on wards and upwards from there.


Our Section 8 team this year has exceeded all our goals and expectations .  Our team dynamitic have been very different too Section 6 with some of the girls that have never played a game, to seasoned players, to girls that haven't played for years.  We have brought 9 girls together and have been able too see improvement dramatically across skills, game play and also knowledge of the sport.  We have had a number of ladies that were also able to mentor and assist with the player with little too no experience at all.  This year our Aim was too win 1 game and not even worry about the ladder.  Our focus was to improve skills sets and develop the squad.  With the success this year and the dedication the team was able to finish 5th with 7 wins which for a development squad is exceptional.  Massive shout out to the Brooke Wiramanaden for coming on board this year and help me too the success that we have had.  Also to Natalie and Simone once again we can all share the success as this has really been a team effort.


Coming into Season 2018 we are looking at expanding and having at least 4 teams with so much interest this number may even grow.  With the success of this year and also the amount of interest so far we are already in works for next year and the Pre Season too come.  So If any one has a sister, cousin, friend or partner that is wanting to join up.  Watch this space because 2018 is going to be the year for Netball at Hallam Football Netball Club and becoming part of the family


Tracey O'Flarety  

HFNC Netball Coordinator  


2017 Netball Teams after there games at Dingley


HFNC First ever game

Small package delivers

The Hallam Hawks Football Netball Club wishes to congratulate Tom Bradley, who will play in his 100th Senior match in the Club's Round 13 clash with Endeavour Hills at Barry Simon Reserve this weekend.

Since playing his first Senior game for the Hawks in April 2012, Teddy, as he is affectionately known, has been an integral part of our great Club, showing a fierce loyalty to his teammates and friends, and a willingness to improve and develop that has since seen him become a key part of our Senior forward structure as the Club looks to secure its maiden Senior Premiership in 2017.

Coming to the Hawks as a shy 17 year old, these days Tom is one of the few in our current playing group who has been at the Club since it's inaugural season, and has undoubtedly grown both as a player and as a person in that time.

A small forward who played his juniors for the Hallam Junior Football Club, Tom possesses rare foot skills, and has the pace and agility to find space & time with which to use them. Tom has provided many highlights in front of the goals to Hallam patrons over the years, but has since also added a work ethic and defensive pressure that has seen him spend time in the midfield in recent seasons.

Tom was a crucial part of the Hawks first ever finals campaign in 2016 which culminated with the Reserves making the Grand Final in that year. Tom has been a key part in seeing the Club move away from the significant losses in its early years, and he is to be commended on his impressive loyalty since then.

Tom joins Sean Gaitley and Andrew Daly in reaching the 100 game milestone this season.

Congratulations Teddy on reaching  your milestone game, and we cannot wait to see what the future holds for both you, and your teammates in the coming seasons.

Go Hawks!


Stumpy set to notch up 100

This weekend Andrew 'Stumpy' Daly, Will be putting on  the jumper for the one hundredth time when we clash with ashwood.

He is the second person to reach the milestone, in a number of weeks. But Andrew holds another record for the club as he has played in the senior side more then any other player on the Hallam list


Coming across from another junior club, Andrew started playing for Hallam In the under 14s and has continued to make his mark on the club. Playing in the senior side he gets the joy of playing along side his younger brother. Which the Daly family are so proud of


Andrew is also an ex Hallam Academy Rep.

He is a small and under type of player. Who loves to tackle.

Since playing in the senior side, Andrew has played in lots of positions, one position he loves  is around the big sticks, where his opposition knows he is always going to sneak a goal or two in and doesn't he let them know with his big celebrations


Andrew has been a loyal member of the club, Who will help anyone who needs it. One of the most recent committee members in which he has thrived on the challenges at administrative level.


All the best Stumpy on your special weekend. Really enjoy it #4


Gallant Gaiters notches up 100


It has been six years since Hallam Hawks threw on their Senior jumpers. In that time many men have contributed & this Saturday marks a special celebration for one young fella who's been there from the very start. His name is Mr Sean Gaitley. He is the first senior player to reach 100 games.


From myself and the club we would like to congratulate you in reaching this wonderful milestone. You are the first person to reach the tonne and have been with us since playing juniors at Hallam & still your loyalty remains playing seniors. You are one of the hardest & most courageous blokes to ever put the jumper on.


All the best for tomorrow.

We are sure there will be plenty more games to follow.



Netballers on the board again, and the Seniors break more records

Another beautiful day was upon the Hallam Hawks as the boys and girls went into battle in their respective teams. For the seniors, it was redemption coming up against Doveton Eagles in the match of the round and a quick reminder was given about Doveton knocking us out of contention in the finals series last year, which was all that was needed to spark a first half blitz. Early goals to Matty Neve and big man Rob Mackay got the boys firing with the midfield run and spread led by co-captain Manny Peresso evident early in the contest. The boys never faulted leading by 45 points at the main break.


Nothing could stop the mighty hawks in the second half, as they went on to win convincingly by a total of 79 points and for the first time ever beating Doveton. Phil Ward was rewarded for his efforts with the SFNL Blackchrome player of the day and rightfully so. Phil should be commended for his work rate and tenacity week in week out. Listen back to the full match via SFNL website

Earlier in the day our Under 19’s showcased the future of Hallam footy in years to come as the boys took another win with a convincing 142 point win over Doveton. Connor Carlyon was the Hawks best with Alex Mackenzie slotting through 6 of Hallam’s 23 goals on the day. A great effort


Onto Netball News now and massive effort coming out of our Division 8 girls with a 1 point win! This makes it there 2nd win of the year and the girls are looking to take that momentum into next weekend’s match. Division 6 girls just fell short by 7 goals but Coach Simone Miller was full of praise for the girls as they never gave up all day. From a Netball Operations front – 4 wins in Hallam’s inaugural year and it is only round 6 is testament to the work that Tracey Ruka and Simone Miller are doing on and off the court. We are so looking forward to see some more great results over the coming weeks in this space


On a wet wintery day at the Nest our Woman’s football team looked to produce their 1st win of the year. In a Milestone game from Club Legend Chloe Marquison as she ran out for the 150th time, Hallam hawks were on the back foot early as Highett kicked into the breeze in the first quarter. It was much of the same all day as Highett ran out to win the game by 20 points. Although it has taken a few weeks to concur up some good football, a new group of girls are still learning the art of the game and we are sure they will take it up to the best later in the year.

Round 7 sees Hallam Hawks at Home to Dandenong – We look forward to seeing you there

Netballers in there huddle at half time

Netballers in there huddle at half time

Round 5 wrap up and Round 6 Preview

Round 5 wrap up and Round 6 Preview

It was a perfect day down at the nest as all sides went into battle across the weekend. Our Division 6 Netball side won for the second time this year, in a performance that the score never really reflected. Their team work ethic was second to none and never wavered from the task at hand.

In the match of the round for HFNC, our Under 19’s came up just short against reigning premiers St Kilda City by 9 points. Coach Scott Mackenzie is full of praise for his young brigade as they kept pushing it against the best in the competition. In his words ‘Where coming for you!’ A very bright future for these young guys.

Our Woman’s football team failed to capitalize against one of the early favourites in Mordiallic on Sunday but there were many positives coming out of the game. More importantly this raw group of girls are still learning the art of the game, and team work has improved significantly and we are determined to ensure they get there first win in the coming weeks.

Lastly our Seniors and Reserves recorded record breaking numbers on the weekend with what must be our highest score posted to date with the seniors winning gallantly 197 (47 scoring) to Sandown’s 32 and in the Reserves 176 (41 scoring shots) to Sandown’s 12. A grand total of 373 to 42! A great effort all around. Our thirds manage to knock off Keysbourough for the second time this year and sit in the top 5!

Moving in to Round 6 this weekend with the SFNL Match of the round heading down to Power Reserve as Hallam FNC take on Doveton FNC. This will provide great exposure to the club as the quality of Football has increased significantly over the past 2 seasons. To be recognised is a great achievement to the Coaches, committee and members. Enjoy the occasion to the selected senior side this week.

Thirds are away Vs Cheltenham and our under 19’s will showcase a great day of Footy at Power Reserve before the reserves take the ground

Hallam Host Highett in the Woman’s Footy development competition starting from 12pm on Sunday. Whilst both Netball sides are at the SDNA centre with Division 6 starting at 1.20pm Vs Doveton and Division 8  also at 1.20pm Vs Doveton.

All in all, The club sits in a fantastic position after five rounds with most of the sides in the top brackets of their respective portfolios. We wish all teams every success heading into the round and we look forward to seeing you this weekend

HFNC Committee


Round 5 Preview

Round 5 Preview

After a weekend off for most of the footballers and netballers due to the AFL Interleague championships - 2 of our very own had to fight it out over the last couple of weeks to make the cut. Sam Delosa and Timm Gavenlock took the field against Central Highlands on the weekend and brought home a win for the SFNL under 19s. A great victory and experience I'm sure they will remember


The auskickers kick of our weekend from 5pm Friday night

It's 4 big games at home this Saturday as we take on Keysbourough in the Thirds (8.45am), the under 19s do battle against St Kilda City (10.30am) whilst our Reserves and Seniors Take on Sandown (12pm onwards). It's been a mixed first 4 rounds and the boys are looking to cement some early dominance as a very important round of footy is upon us

Team red and black head into round 5 with 1 win each and are looking to make there stance in there respective divisions. Let's go girls and bring home another win!

The Woman's footy are away for an encounter against Mordiallic at 1.30pm - the girls are looking for there first win of the year as they

Look forward to another jam packed weekend.