2016 News


Pre-season has begun for 2017....


Interested in join CAFC's 2017 Committee?

Click on the link and see what Positions will be available at the clubs AGM on Sunday 30th Oct.
If you are interested in filling a position please fill the nomination form out and follow the prompts.more

AGM Notification

Members of the Cardiff Australian Football Club are advised that the 2016 Annual General Meeting of the club will be held on Sunday 30th, October 2016 at 4pm at Charlestown Bowling Club.more


The Cardiff Australian Football Club is pleased to announce the appointment of Nathan Harkness as the club’s BDAFL competition coach for the 2017 season.more

Hawks female team ready to take flight

The first ever Hawks female team have been in training for two weeks now and numbers are very impressive. With over 20 girls at training honing their skills ready for the upcoming Gala Day next Saturday the 19th March at Lake Macquarie.more

Upcoming Important Dates

Pencil these into your calender - 2016 Pre Season Important Datesmore

2016 Trial Games

Find out all the latest info on the Upcoming Trial Games...more

The Hawks Sign New Pub Sponsors

The Cardiff Hawks are please to announce they have a new joint pub Sponsorship for 2016.more

Expressions of interest for paid Canteen Manager Position

The Hawks are currently seeking expressions of interest for the paid Canteen Manager Position within the club.more

Come Try AFL Today at 5.30-6.30pm

Come Try AFL Today 19th Feb at 5.30-6.30pm,
Oval No 1, Newcastle Uni.
Intro session and free BBQmore


The Cardiff Hawks are launching a female team for the first time in the clubs history and will also be fielding Premier Division and first Division men's teams in 2016.

Together with NSW AFL and Newcastle Uni, The Hawks are hosting two free Try AFL training sessions at No.1 Oval Newcastle University. Right beside the Uni campus accommodation.more

2016 Preseason Training

Preseason training has begun for 2016.

Teams are training Monday and Thursday afternoons at 6pm, Hillsborough Oval.

We welcome all new players to come down and join the club.more

Hawks 2016 Pre Season Underway

Last night CAFC hosted their 2016 Players Meeting designed to welcome new players to the club, introduce the senior coaches, give the ladies information on the inaugural female Hawks.
The Hawks mens teams will kick off pre season training this Thursday 14/1, 6pm at Hillsborough Oval with the female Hawks team to commence training in early March.
Pre season training location plans to change soonmore

Pre Season begins this Monday 11th Jan

It's been a long off season but 2016 is now upon us. It's with great confidence we can say The Hawks are greater prepared for the coming pre season that ever before.more

Welcome Conplant - New Sponsor for 2016

Cardiff Australian Football Club is pleased to announce Conplant as a new sponsor for the 2016 season.more

The Hawks are looking for Players for the 2016

Would you or someone you know like to join the Hawks. We can help set you up in time for the 2016 season.more
Jez, Quinny, Damo

The Hawks are looking for sponsors for the 2016 season, can you help?

There are a number of great benefits to joining the Hawks as a corporate partner.more
Quinton Davis

Congratulations Quinton Davis - 2016 CLUB PRESIDENT

The club would to congratulate Quinton Davis who has been newly elected as Club President for the 2016 season.more

CAFC 2015 Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Please be advised that the Annual General Meeting of the Cardiff Australian Football Club will be held on Tuesday 27 October 2015 at the Mark Hotel starting at 6.30pm.more

2014 Annual General Meeting

Notice of 2014 Annual General Meeting

Please be advised that the Annual General Meeting of the Cardiff Australian Football Club will be held on Wednesday 22 October 2014 at the Lambton Bowling Club starting at 6.30pm.more

2014 Presentation Night Auction Items


Up for auction are the following 2014 Sporting Memorabilia Items:

A framed signed 2014 Sydney Swans Jersey

A framed 2014 North Melbourne Jersey signed Andrew Swallow (Captain) and Brad Scott (Coach)

A GO Foundation Football Indigenous Football personally signed by Michael O’Loughlin and Adam Goodes

Click to see the full terms and conditionsmore

Cardiff Hawks Seeking Expressions of Interest for Coaches in 2015

The Cardiff Hawks Australian Football Club is currently seeking expressions of interest for coaching positions across all three senior grades for the 2015 season.

Remuneration is available to appropriate candidates.

Please lodge submissions to secretary@cardiffhawks.com.au by Sunday 26 October 2014.

For further inquiries please contact Simon Williams on 0434 095 001.more

2014 Elimination Semi Final Information

Cardiff are back in familiar territory as they prepare their 18th consecutive finals appearance against Killarney Vale. game is 2pm Saturday August 22nd at No.1 Sportsground.

FB - Spriggs, Vuko, O'Donnell
HB - Leathers, Metcalfe, Haigh
C - Norton, Gibson, Jolliffe
HF - Graan, N.Kocon, Pratt
FF - McMahon, Ryan, Mangovski
R - Pearsall, Stewart, O'Brien
I - Clark, Chapman, Maddock, Lennonmore

Vote for the Hawks in the Dynamo Refresh Your Club Challenge

The Cardiff Hawks are current one of 10 sportsclubs in the Dynamor Refresh Your Club challenge. The 5 clubs with the most votes at the end of the two week voting period will win $5,000.

Head to the vote page here and select the first entry to vote.


CAFC 2014 Presentation Night - Featuring Jude Bolton

The Cardiff Hawks AFC are inviting all players, sponsors and supporters to join them on Saturday 11 October 2014 to celebrate the Season in style at the Newcastle Yacht Club.
This year we have former Sydney Swan Multiple Premiership Star, Jude Bolton as special guest.
Tickets can be purchased from www.stickytickets.com.au/18090
$45 Food Only
$85 Food and Drink Package
Dress: Lounge Suitmore

Senior 2014 Regos Now Due

Senior Registration Fees are now due and payable

Seniors - $300.00

Fees for Season 2014 can be paid to Footy, Sim or Bails at any training session or practice game. ALL FEES MUST BE PAID BY Rd.1. If you need assistance please advise one of the committee.

Direct Debit details are:
Commonwealth Bank of Australia
BSB 062-836
ACCOUNT NO. 10157964more

Pre-Season Intra Club Trial Match Saturday 22 March - 10am

Pre-Season Intra Club Trial Match is on this Saturday 22 March - 10am at Hillsborough Oval. Get there from 9am to warm up and as we organise the teams.

Regos are now also due so please bring your money to pay on the day or see check the rego tab for direct debit details.more

Hawks Annual Golf day is on Again Friday Feb 21st - Charlestown Golf Course

This year the Cardiff Hawks Annual Golf Day returns to Charlestown Golf Club on Friday 21 February 2014. The day will kick off at 12pm with a BBQ before a 1pm tee off. Again it will be a 4-Person Ambrose event a golf cart circulating with drinks throughout the day.

To book your spot, or to register a team of 4 please contact Simon Williams on 0434 095 001 or secretary@cardiffhawks.com.aumore

Pre-Season Training - Friday Night Schedule Update

Pre-season has started in earnest and Friday night sessions will be on at 6pm at the following locations:
Jan 24 Hillsborough Oval
Jan 31 Merewether (Beach)
Feb 7 King Edward Park
Feb 14 Redhead Beach
Feb 21 Cardiff Hawks Golf Day
Feb 28 King Edward Park
Mar 7 Lambton Park - Players and Family BBQ to follow after training

For info contact Adam Dugan 0409450207 coach@cardiffhawks.com.aumore

itravel the Junction Joins the Hawks as Sponsor in 2014

The Cardiff Hawks are pleased to announce that Andy and the team at itravel in the Junction will be onboard as a club sponsor in season 2014. Head on over to www.facebook.com/itravelthejunction to check out their latest details.more

2014 Pre-Season Training Begins Monday 6 January

Pre-Season training begins this coming Monday (6th Jan)and Wednesday nights from 6pm at Hillsborough Oval (Percy St, Hillsborough).

There will be additional Friday training sessions at different locations which will be advised shortly.

New players of any ability are more than welcome to come down. For information please contact Senior Coach Adam Dugan on 0409450207 coach@cardiffhawks.com.aumore

2014 Off-Season Training Details

Hawks old and new, if you want to get ready for 2014, Off Season training begins this coming Monday (4th Nov)and Wednesday nights from 6pm at Hillsborough Oval. These sessions will continue til Christmas.

These sessions will be for individual skills and fitness training. Come prepared with your own list of skills/ fitness that you want to improve.

More info contact Seniormore

2013 Presentation Night With Aker a Huge Success

The 2013 Cardiff Hawks Presentation night was a huge success. With 125 people in attendance to see guest speaker Jason Akermanis entertain and Liam Gibson take home the Best & Fairest in Premier Division and Tim Brown in the ressies. Click on for a full list of winners.

A special thanks to Quinny, Jacki, Bails, Sim, G-Ram & Ladders for helping organise and run the night. Fantastic effort guys.more

2013 Annual General Meeting

Notice of 2013 Annual General Meeting

Please be advised that the Annual General Meeting of the Cardiff Australian Football Club will be held on Monday 28 October 2013 at the Mark Hotel starting at 6.30pm. In keeping with the club constitution, the following items will be discussed:more

CAFC 2013 Presentation Night Auctions

Check out the terms and conditions for the signed memorabilia auctions to be held at the 2013 CAFC Presentation Night on Saturday 12 October 2013.

Up for grabs:

A framed signed 2013 Hawthorn Jersey

A framed signed team photo the 2013 Hawthorn side

A framed signed team photo of the 2013 Geelong teammore

Cardiff Hawks 2013 Presentation -A Night With Aker

Come and Join the Cardiff Hawks for the 2013 Presentation Night with superstar guest speaker: Brownlow Medalist, 3 x Time AFL Premiership Star, Jason Akermanis.

To be held on Sat 12 October 2013 at Merewether Golf Club from 6.30pm. Tickets are priced at $80 which includes all beer, wine and food or $50 food only.

Head to http://www.stickytickets.com.au/12825 to purchase your tickets nowmore

Preliminary Final Information

This weekend sees the Hawks take on Terrigal-Avoca at Number 1 Sportsground in the Premier Division Preliminary Final. One win away from another Grand Final

Game starts @ 2.15pm, players and emergencies get to the ground from 12.30pm and wear your white shorts.more

Semi Final Information

This weekend sees the Hawks take on Killarney Vale at Bateau Bay Sports Facility in the Premier Division sudden death semi final.

Game starts @ 2pm Bring your white shorts

Good Luck guys

FB Spriggs, Vukovich, Jolly
HB McMahon, Metcalfe, Haigh
C O'Neil, Gibson, Chapman
HF Highfield, Ryan, Broadway
FF Bailey, N.Kocon, Quade
R Smith, O'Brien, Heeney
I Wold, Stewart, Davis, Krakemore

Old Boys Day 17 August 2013 vs Warners Bay

Attention all past players and supporters!

On Saturday 17 August 2013 the Cardiff Hawks are celebrating Old Boys Day vs Warners Bay from 12pm at Number 1 Sportsground in the last round of the regular BDAFL season.

So get on down to support the current crop of Hawks against our neighborhood rivals as we prepare for another finals campaign.
See attached flyer for more details. See you theremore

Round 18 Information

This weekend sees both Hawks sides away to Killarney Vale at Adelaide Street Oval, Tumbi Umbi.

First Division @ 12pm
Premier Division @ 2pm

Reserve Grade who wish to car pool meet at Mark Hotel at 10am.

All players are required to arrive 1 hour prior to their respective matches. Bring your white shortsmore

Round 17 Information

Premier Division @ 2pm vs Newcastle City (Maroon Shorts)

First Division have the Bye

This Saturday 3 August 2013 get down to Number 1 Sportsground as the Hawks Premier Division side take on Newcastle City in our home game.

As the Curtin Raiser the chick-Kick game is on from 12.30pm open for any females keen to play. So get your wives, girlfirends, sisters, mums, grandma's or cousins down.more

Round 16 Information

This weekend sees the Hawks sides split with First Grade at Singleton and Reserve Grade at Nelson Bay.

First Division @ 12pm @ Nelson Bay - Dick Burwell Oval
Premier Division @ 2pm @ Singleton - Rose Point Park

Reserve Grade who wish to car pool meet at Mark Hotel at 10am.

All players are required to arrive 1 hour prior to their respective matches. Bring your white shorts.more

Round 15 Information - Ladies Day

It's Ladies Day at Number 1 this Saturday 20 July 2013
Both Hawks sides are at home to the high flying Terrigal-Avoca.

For the ladies it's free wine and food served between 1-4pm.

First Division @ 12pm vs Terrigal
Premier Division @ 2pm vs Terrigal

All players are required to arrive 1 hour prior to their respective matches. Bring your Maroon shorts.more

Round 14 Information

This weekend see both Hawks sides in action at Seaman Ave Oval, Warners Bay.

First Division @ 12pm vs Warners Bay
Premier Division @ 2pm vs Warners Bay

All players are required to arrive 1 hour prior to their respective matches. Bring your white shorts.

This weekeend is Pathways round for the BDAFL and as such there is a mega day with the Hawks and Bulldogs jnr games starting from 8.45ammore

Reserve Grade vs Killarney Vale Rescheduled to Sunday 7 June 2013

Last weekends washed out First Division match vs Killarney Vale has been rescheduled:

Date: Sundaymore

Seniors at Bateau Bay and Ressies next week

This weekend's games have been moved/delayed...
Seniors are at Bateau Bay playing at 2:30pm and Reserves game will be played on SUNDAY next week (venue TBA).

Reminder though... Jezza and Nick are both playing seniors tomorrow in their 250th so lets make the effort to get down the coast and cheer the boys on.more

Flood of Support for Kocon Brother's Milestone Games

This week the Hawks were flooded with messages of support for the Kocon's Milestone games this weekend:more

Kocon Brothers to Celebrate 250th Game on Same Weekend

This weekend the Hawks will be celebrating as brothers, Jeremy and Nick Kocon will both play their 250th games. Significantly, both Jez and Nick are former Cardiff Hawk Juniors and one-club players.

Jeremy came to the club in 1996 and played in a number of successful junior sides whilst also playing up the grades in the strong senior Hawk sides of the late 90’s. At the age of 21 he played a pivotal role in the 2002 senior premiership side dominating at Centre Half Forward despite badly injuring his hand early in the match.

Nick, like his brother played with the Cardiff juniors from 1998, often filling in and playing 3 games on a weekend in the u18s, Reserves and First Grade. After winning a premiership in the under 18s in 2004, Nick went on to be a key member of the Hawks backline in back to back BDAFL Premierships in 2005-06.

Between them the Kocon brothers have 6 senior premierships, with both playing alongside one another in the 2005-6 victories. Aside from their appearance, there is little to tell these two brothers apart except that Jeremy is a natural forward and Nick a natural backman. Both brothers are two of hardest working and loyal players to ever wear the maroon and gold. Their passion for the Hawks has continued in season 2013 with Jeremy taking on the 1st Division Coach/Manager Role whilst Nick was appointed first grade captain.

Congratulations to Jeremy and Nick on your significant milestones and for the contribution and loyalty you have shown to the Cardiff Hawks.more

Round 12 Information

This weekends Matches, weather pending the Cardiff Hawks take on Kilarney Vale in both grades at Number 1 Sportsground.

We are also celebrating Ladies Day along with Jeremy and Nick Kocon playing their 250th games together (See news item above).

First Division @ 12pm
Premier Division @ 2pm

Auskick at Half Time of Premier Division.

Home game = Maroon Shortsmore

Hawks Receive Foxfooty Rewards

The Fox Footy Sherrins have arrived and the Hawks have had them out at training. Thanks to Fox Footy for supplying them as part of their rewards program. If you have foxtel or want to subscribe and help to get the Cardiff Hawks to the next reward level, please head to http://www.foxfootyclubrewards.com.au/profile/253 and assign your subscription (its spam free!)more

Round 10 Information

This weekend see both Hawks sides in action at Number 1 Sportsground.

First Division @ 12pm vs Wyong Lakes
Premier Division @ 2pm vs Terrigal Avoca

All players are required to arrive 1 hour prior to their respective matches. Bring your maroon shorts.

The weather looks to be good so all Hawk supporters are encouraged to get down to see 2 close games of footy.more

Hawks in Action Representing the BDAFL this Long Weekend

Good luck this weekend to Liam Gibbon and Ben Stewart playing for the BDAFL rep side in Wagga.

A great reward for terrific starts to the year for you both and all the Hawks brethren wish you well this weekend.more


Congratulations to the following guys...

Isaac Heeney for being selected to play in RAMS U/18s against South Australia this weekend

Ben Stewart, Simon O'Brien and Liam Gibson for being selected in the BDAFL representative side to play Farrer next weekend.

A great achievement and good luck to you all.more

Another Baby Hawk is Born!!!

Congratulations to Tash, Cash and Lia on the safe arrival of baby Coby Timothy Sheldon.

For those into stats: born 2/5/13 at 4.47pm. Weighed 7lb 8oz and was 51 cm long.

Fantastic news and adds to the list of future father-son recruits!more

Round 2 Results

Last weekend's game against Singleton proved to be a fantastic display of wet weather footy by all the boys with the seniors running out winners 21.10.132 to 1.3.9.

The match was abandoned at three quarter time when the rain became monsoonal and this along with several lightning strikes resulted in the umpires deeming the conditions too dangerous to continue.more

Round 2 Update

Due to our inability to play at Bill Elliott oval this week's games are at Hillsborough Oval (Percy Street, Hillsborough)

Reserve grade kicks off at 12pm and Seniors are on at 2pm.

Come on down and enjoy what will be a great day of footymore

Cardiff Hawks Annual Golf Day 2013

This year at Merewether Golf Club, the day will kick off at 12pm with a bbq before a 1pm tee off. There will a golf cart circulating with drinks through out the day and prizes.

Shortland Insurance Brokers care of Lonny Hawkins will again be sponsoring a $10,000 hole-in-one prize at the 16th plus many other individual hole and team prizes thanks to our outstanding sponsors.more

Training Update for Friday Sessions

Training update for the next 4 Friday nights...

8 Feb - Merewether Baths, meet near baths;
15 Feb - King Edward Park, meet at top carpark;
22 Feb - Redhead Beach, meet near surfclub;
1 Mar - Merewether Beach, meet near baths.more

Training starts for 2013

Hawks Senior training commences Monday 14 January, 6.00pm at Hillsborough Oval. Training will continue Monday, Wednesday and Friday 6.00 at Hillsborough. We will change the Fridays to an off site session after the first fortnight.more

Senior Registration Fees are now due

Senior Registration Fees are now due and payable to any committee member. Click here for banking detailsmore

Cardiff Win 2013 Tablelands Cup

Cardiff have claimed the first silverware of the year by taking out the Tablelands Cup which was held last Saturday in Armidale.

Maitland and Wyong Lakes also played in the Carnival which was ran by the New England Nomads Football Club and also included a side from Sawtell.more

Season 2013 Fixtures

Follow the link to see this years Hawks fixtures ...more

Isaac Heeney Meets The PM

WHEN Isaac Heeney set himself for a week of training with the AIS-AFL Academy in Canberra, he prepared to work hard, listen to everyone around him, and enjoy the experience. Meeting the Prime Minister, however, wasn't on the agenda.more

Dave Flynn Awarded Life Membership

Congratulations to David Flynn who has been awarded Life Membership of the Cardiff Hawks football club. Flynny's contribution to the on and off-field success of the club has been huge with over 15 years of continuous loyalty as a player, captain and current club sponsor.more

2012 Cardiff Hawks Annual General Meeting

The AGM held at Lambton Bowling club, Karoola Road, Lambton - 7 November, 2012

Please be advised that the Annual General Meeting of the Cardiff Australian Football Club will be held on Wednesday 7th November 2012 starting at 7pm.more
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Important Links

BDAFL Ladder

2015 Wilson Security Black Diamond Cup
1 Terrigal Avoca 93.75
2 Newcastle City 81.25
3 Killarney Vale 50.00
4 Warners Bay 37.50
5 Nelson Bay 31.25
6 Cardiff 6.25

BDAFL Reserve Grade ladder

2015 BDAFL First Division
1 Terrigal Avoca 83.33
2 Newcastle City 83.33
3 Wyong Lakes 70.00
4 Maitland 66.67
5 Warners Bay 46.67
6 Singleton 35.71
7 Cardiff 33.33
8 Killarney Vale 25.00
9 Lake Macquarie 0.00

BDAFL 2nd Division

2015 BDAFL Second Division
1 Newcastle City 87.50
2 The Entrance Bateau Bay 87.50
3 Terrigal Avoca 81.25
4 Lake Macquarie 62.50
5 Singleton 62.50
6 Muswellbrook 50.00
7 Warners Bay 43.75
8 Cardiff 37.50
9 Nelson Bay 31.25
10 Maitland 31.25
11 Wyong Lakes 18.75
12 Killarney Vale 6.25