Hawks Club History

The Cardiff Australian Football Club has a very proud club history, established in 1967 the hawks first entered a team into the Newcastle AFL Reserve Grade competition for the 1968 season. During this time the Hawks were based at what is now known as Hunter Stadium whilst our home ground was being developed in Cardiff.

In the Hawks first season we finished runners up in the major premiership, losing the grand final by one point.

In 1969 the Hawks won the Reserve Grade Premiership and transitioned to the First Grade competition for the 1970 season.

In 1978 Maneela Park at Glendale was opened as the Cardiff Hawks home ground, which sparked the start of a very successful period for the club as we went on to win the 1979 First Grade Premiership.

In 2016 the Hawks introduced their first ever womens afl team to great success.

The Hawks are one of the most successful clubs in the Black Diamond competition and have won:

8 x First Grade Premierships
7x Reserve grade premierships
13 x Under 18 Premierships