Tuggeranong Hawks win the 2017 Premiership

Canberra Southern Cross Club members have helped the Tuggeranong Hawks Football Club Under 17 and Under 15 teams win more than just a premiership this year.

The $7,729 that members donated through the Community Rewards Program last financial year enabled the Hawks to run gala clinics for junior players – from the Hawks as well as from the Tuggeranong Lions, Tuggeranong Bulldogs and Calwell Swans.

Hawks president Annette Ellis said it was expensive to run a football club and it couldn’t be done without the support of the Southern Cross Club.

“The Community Rewards Program means we can invest in those junior clubs,” she said.

“Football is about more than just premierships. They learn how to grow up in a team atmosphere, boys grow into young men, they learn about morals and it teaches them about community and regarding things outside themselves as well as how to have their mates’ backs. How they participate is then reflected in the results the team gets.”

Launched in July 2015, the Community Rewards Program sees Canberra Southern Cross Club members nominate one group from almost 100 groups to receive the equivalent of 10 per cent of the funds the member spends on food and beverages at the WodenTuggeranongJamison, and Yacht Club venues.

If you’d like to support the Hawks, visit the Community Rewards Program or advise Reception next time you visit your local Canberra Southern Cross Club venue.