So, you’ve read up on Aussie Rules, maybe watched a few videos, and now you’re wondering: What’s Next? There are many ways you can support the club, and learn more about footy! If you haven’t already read up on an introduction to footy, checkout out What is Aussie Rules? for an overview of the game.
Attend a training session
If you’ve never held a footy, and really want to see what all the fun is about, you can come out to a training session. During the season, the team practices at least once a week, both men and women, with player run practices added throughout the year. There you can meet our coaching staff, veteran Hawks players, and Lady Hawks. We’re usually having a kick, running drills, and teaching the game to many new faces. You’ll learn everything you need to know, and no experience is necessary!
Become a Club Member
If you’re really motivated to come out and play, or cheer from the sidelines, becoming a member is the best option. Members are the life blood of the footy club, and support our efforts on and off the field, throughout the year. They include players, club supporters, and casual fans. When you become a member, you’ll receive a swag bag of Hawks goodies and you’re eligible for discounts from our many sponsors. We currently offer multiple member tiers, which are detailed on the Membership page. This is a great way to support the club once you’ve hung up the boots of your playing days.
Attend a social event
If you’re just looking to hangout and have some fun, we plenty of social events during the year, in season, and off-season. We also host a few team fundraisers, like our Australia Day party and a Grand Final party. Some social events from the past few years, are: Eagles tailgates, bowling, Happy Hours, and some charitable 5K races. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for upcoming events!
Watch a game
If you’re more interested in watching footy, you can check our schedule for the next game. We play teams from across the east coast, in the Eastern division (EAFL), including New York, Boston, D.C. and Baltimore, as well as friendly games with other USAFL teams, like Columbus, and North Carolina. Gameday is always a great time, where we get to clash with our USAFL mates on the pitch, and then grab a bite and a pint with them for a post game wind down.