Forging the future for our Indigenous youth -
Clontarf and the Illawarra Hawks
The Illawarra Hawks and Pepper Money continue to strengthen relationships in the Illawarra community and have recently partnered with the Clontarf Foundation – a program aiming to improve the outlook of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men in the local communities.
The foundation focuses on improving the education, discipline, life skills, self-esteem and employment prospects of these young men, whilst The Illawarra Hawks aim is to help facilitate that by introducing the kids to basketball. The youngsters taking part in the program – all aged between 12 and 18 – were put through their paces by the Illawarra Hawks great and current community engagement officer Tim Coenraad.Read more
Budding photographer and Illawarra Hawks fan enjoys the opportunity of a lifetime
Nick’s day out
As the Principal Sponsor of the Illawarra Hawks, one of the things we're proudest about is being able to help the local Illawarra community interact with the club that they love.
The Illawarra Hawks recently invited Nick, a budding photographer and huge Hawks fan, down to training and to watch the Hawks play against the Sydney Kings. He enjoyed the opportunity of a lifetime – a chance to meet the Illawarra Hawks and photograph the team (including his favourite player Tyler Harvey) in action.See more
Australian Wheelchair Basketball Star talks childhood, the Hawks and the Paralympics
Meet Luke Pople
We're continuing our work with the Illawarra Hawks to bring you real life stories from the Illawarra community. This week we meet Luke Pople – a member of the Roller Hawks, an Australian Rollers representative, and a graphic designer for the Illawarra Hawks.
Luke discusses his childhood, how he discovered his love of basketball and his ambitions to represent Australia at the upcoming Paralympics.See more