Club History


The Hadfield Community Youth Club was formed in 1961. The club was based at Reddish Reserve and had a tin shed and a tent as its social and changing rooms. Games were also played at North Park Primary School and Hadfield High School with the players changing into their football gear over the road in South Street in Roy McKerchar’s garage. Later in the same year the players got changed in a tent erected at the High school as it was considered too dangerous for the kids to cross the road in their footy boots.

Known As The Hawks
Established 1971
Club Colours Brown and Gold – Vertical Stripes and Hawk Logo
Home Ground Martin Reserve, Box Forest Road, Hadfield
Former grounds include Reddish Reserve
Hadfield High School oval
North Park Primary School oval
Ground Dimensions 176 metres long: 126 metres wide: 455 metres circumference
Competition Participated in Oak Park Social Football League
Northern Metropolitan Football League
Essendon District Football League (Current)
Club Song To the Tune of Yankee Doodle Dandy

We’re a happy team at Hadfield
We’re the Mighty Fighting Hawks.
We love our Club, and we play to win,
Riding the bumps with a grin (at Hadfield).
Come what may, you’ll find us striving
Team work is the thing that counts
One for all and all for one
Is the way we play at Hadfield.
We are the Mighty Fighting Hawks.

our_history1The youth club formed the Hadfield Football Club in 1971 and changed its jumper from green and gold to the Hawthorn club jumper.

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