Talented Cairns duo rise to next AFL level

Two Cairns Australian rules footballers have been named in the Queensland Scorpions under-18 squad after starring for the Country Kookaburras at the state championships in Brisbane.

Jye Bohm and Sam Michael, who have both relocated to Brisbane to link with state league club Redlands, made the 28-man squad along with four of their Kookaburras teammates.more

Hawks teen shows way

AURUKUN product Miles Kerindun is proving just as much a winner off the AFL field as he is on it.
The Manunda Hawks rover or forward pocket maestro’s talents on the field cannot be doubted, having represented Queensland Country under-18s and twice been named the Reg Lillywhite Medal winner as AFL Cairns’ best under-18 player.
Now 18 years of age, Kerindun has also kicked plenty of goals off themore

Hawks take last flight before finals

THE last time Manunda failed to win the AFL Cairns premiership, John Howard was Prime Minister, fuel prices were under $1.10 a litre and Ben Cousins' off-field antics where still the stuff of rumour.

That was 2005. Since then Mr Howard has been ousted by Kevin Rudd, fuel has topped $1.50 a litre and Cousins – well the less said the better.

But at least the Hawks are determined to make sure omore

Last-gasp Hawks swoop on Bulldogs

IF Manunda wins its third AFL Cairns premiership in a row this season, the team might look back on Saturday's round-16 victory against the Centrals Trinity Beach Bulldogs at Crathern Park as the catalyst.

With both teams wagering a top-four spot on the result, the Hawks kicked three goals in the final two minutes to break the hearts of Bulldogs fans and triumph 19.18 (132) to 18.19 (127).more

Reborn Hawks hunt four

IT is official - the Manunda Hawks are on a winning streak.

The Hawks won their third game in as many weeks when they outlasted a determined Port Douglas Crocodiles 21.14 (140) to 19.4 (118) in round 12 of the AFL Cairns at Griffiths Park on Saturday.

The victory moved the Hawks to fifth on the ladder with percentage the only thing keepingmore

Willie wins honour in a thriller

A BEST-on-ground performance in the final round of the season lifted Manunda Hawks' Willy Alick to victory in the AFL Cairns best and fairest award, the Crathern Medal, last night.
It was the closest count in years with the entire crowd of the Allen Aylett Room in Cazalys glued to the screen as the votes for the final round were read out.more

Final too close to call

TOSS a coin, consult the stars or read the leaves in your tea cup to pick the winner of tomorrow's AFL Cairns Grand Final between Manunda Hawks and Cairns Saints at Cazalys.
Otherwise you've got no chance.
These two sides have been the best in the competition all year, have two wins each from their battles this season and each possess potent forward lines, dashing midfields and staunch backmen.
True to the cliche at the end of the match the winner of the game will be decided by the team that shows the most

Hawks fligh high in epic Under 18 thriller

MANUNDA Hawks edged out Centrals by just seven points to win a pulsating, pressure-filled under-18 AFL Cairns Grand Final at Cazalys on Wednesday night.
Hawks coach Richard Martin said if the game had carried on another four minutes, there would have been 36 bodies laid out on the pitch, such was the desperation and determination of both teams.
That was just an absolute cracking game of football and I really do not know where you would ever see a better of game of junior football than that," Martin said of the 9.9 (63) to 8.8 (56) triumph by Hawks. "It was two really good sides prepared to do anything to win, filled with desperation and intensity.more

Hawks Repeat Success

MANUNDA Hawks staved off an electrifying Cairns Saints comeback to claim a fiercely contested Grand Final and back-to-back AFL Cairns premierships on Saturday.
The Hawks went behind briefly in the last quarter for the first time since midway through the opening term but they over-ran Saints in the final 20 minutes.
Six goals to Gabby Weetra and five from last year's Grand Final hero Kevin Rundle saw the Hawks claim victory 18.7 (115) to 13.16 (94).more

New-look Hawks aim high again

THE Manunda Hawks enter the AFL Cairns season hoping to prove their doubters wrong.more
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