Manunda Hawks

Manunda Hawks AFL team

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In 1983, Norm Miller along with Lou Iordanis, Geoff Burke, Gary Stevens and Lewis Collier held the first meeting to initiate the forming of a football club at the local Corner Store owned by Norm in Manunda. The meeting decided to pursue the concept and at a subsequent meeting late in 1983 a Football Club was initially born. The team name originated from the fact that they were meeting in Manunda and the Hawks came from the fact that both Norm and Lewis were both fanatical Hawthorn supporters.

The Hawks fielded senior and reserve grade sides in the 1984 season. The Hawks have had various ‘homes’ since their arrival into the CAFL. From playing home games at the Cairns showgrounds to having training venues such as Trinity Bay high school, Balaclava primary school and even Barlow Park. The Hawks relocated to Australian Football Park later to be renamed Cazaly’s stadium which has been their home until this present day.

Manunda Hawks have tasted success in winning premierships in all grades during their life, including winning back to back premierships in the seniors.

The club has always been served by many loyal committee members, members, supporters and backed by generous sponsors over the years which in turn will benefit the club to achieve their destiny in years to come…

Manunda Hawks

Manunda Hawks

Home Ground
Cazalys Stadium, Tills Street, Westcourt, Cairns

Manunda is a residential suburb northwest of central Cairns, separated from the city centre by a few blocks in the intervening suburb of Parramatta Park. Cairns’ urban growth had followed railway lines and coastline, and Manunda was sufficiently out of the way for the site of the town cemetery.

1987, 2006-07, 2011