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Posted by Hawkpeter on June 26, 2014 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)

The Sutherland Seahawks had 9 attendees of a one off skills clinic in Sydney this week.

Players from Junior, Colts and Division One levels were a part of the clinic arranged by Bring It On Sports. College coaches including former University of Colorado and Boise State Head Coach Dan Hawkins ran drills and focused on fundamentals.


The coaches will also assist with the Future Stars camp on the Gold Coast where the Seahawks will again have a large contingent of players.

Last year 7 Seahawk players from the Colts team were in attendance. For 2014 8 players will be a part of the training camp and play in 2 games against USA high school players.


Posted by Hawkpeter on June 23, 2014 at 11:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Offensive and Defensive meetings have been taking place and this saturday the Division One team will hold its first on field practice for 2014.

2014 will be the 28th season for the Seahawks and the first game will be the Annual Charity game versus the Bondi Raiders, this year supporting the Sydney Children's Hospital.


Posted by Hawkpeter on June 7, 2014 at 8:45 PM Comments comments (2)

The Sutherland Seahawks took out their second straight and seventh overall Colts Championship with a commanding 48-0 victory over the West Sydney Trojans.

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The Seahawks were dominant in every phase, in particular mustering their best defensive performance of the season by shutting out the Trojans.


On the ground, Zac Nicholls and Haoping Tang capitalised on the excellent field position to cross for the first 2 touchdowns. The Offensive Line and Tight End blocking brought a very physical contact surface that took a heavy toll on the Trojan defenders.


In the air, Seahawks QB Daniel Besz connected with 7 different receivers, his long TD reception to Ross Sedra threaded between 2 Trojan defenders from long range, the 26-0 half time score already putting the result beyond doubt.


The Defense made a resounding turnaround from the last meeting with the Trojans. Turnovers were key. LB Blake Zumot forced a key fumble early in the game that was dived on by fellow rookie Jarrad Atkins to set up a Nicholls touchdown. By himself though, Billy Lennon was responsible for 3 others. His first half interception kept the field position firmly camped in the Trojans half, the second of his fumble recoveries was scooped up and returned for a 6 points and resoundingly stamped a finishing blow upon the contest. To go with his game leading 8 tackles, Lennon was named game MVP.


Jesse McPhee’s 2 long range receptions gouged the Trojans in the air and showcased the flexibility of the offence in 2014.


Head Coach Christos Lambropolous has won back to back titles now with his coaching staff and produced a rare perfect season. The quality of the practices and dedication to improvement in all phases continued throughout the season, culminating with the best practices of the year being the very last, a tough task considering the high water mark established early on. The defensive improvements and excellent championship game plan was particularly evident.

There could be no doubt after this 2014 season that the Sutherland Seahawks take youth football development seriously, and do it thoroughly.




Posted by Hawkpeter on June 1, 2014 at 2:50 AM Comments comments (0)

The Sutherland Seahawks will face the West Sydney Trojans in the 2014 Gridiron NSW Colts Championship game on Saturday June 7th at 5 Sports Caringbah 6pm kick off.

The Seahawks and Trojans have met twice already in 2014, the Seahawks winning 36-8 and 38-30. In previous seasons the Seahawks and Trojans have also met twice in the championship game, the Trojans winning the 1998 Championship game and the Seahawks winning in 2005.

The 2014 game will be an attempt at a 7th Championship game in 8 appearances for the Seahawks whilst the Trojans are after their 2nd from what will be their 4th appearance.

The Seahawks are defending their 2013 title and so far are undefeated for 2014, their last loss coming last season at the hands of the Trojans during the regular season.



Posted by Hawkpeter on May 25, 2014 at 6:15 AM Comments comments (0)

The Sutherland Seahawks will play in the club’s 7th Colts Championship game and defend the 2013 title on June 7th at 5 Sports Caringbah after a 38-30 victory over the West Sydney Trojans.

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A frustrating game for the Seahawks, where the offence would only have 6 possessions, the lowest ever for a Colts level fixture that went the full distance in the club's history. The slow, penalty-filled contest saw the Seahawks jump out to a 14-0 lead before the Trojans would covert a fake punt for long yardage and first and goal opportunity. The resulted TD made it 14-6 after a blocked PAT kick. A fumble inside the Trojans 15 yard line was a missed chance at more points for the Seahawks that was made up for when cornerback Jacob Miller intercepted a Trojans pass on the next possession and returned it 41 yards for 6 points and a 22-6 Seahawk half time lead.


The Trojans drove the ball well to start the second half and made the game a competitive 22-14 scoreline before the two teams traded interceptions. Running back Zac Nichols had his highest yardage return of the year, 116 yards in the game, and his 2nd touchdown followed by Aaron O’Neill’s short score on a screen pass put the game beyond doubt.


The Seahawks will have next week off and watch Sydney Uni and the West Sydney Trojans combat each other in the 2nd vs 3rd qualifying final.




Posted by Hawkpeter on May 18, 2014 at 6:35 AM Comments comments (0)

It might have taken 18 years, but with a 36-16 victory over the UTS Titans, the now 9-0 Sutherland Seahawks Colts team notched up its 100th ever win in Colts level football.

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The UTS squad was small, but determined, and scored first as well as lead at half time. The Seahawk offence ran only 9 plays in the first half, long range plays for TD by Daniel Besz and a 65 yard reception to Zach Hughes meant very short possessions and the defense going back out on the field.


The second half was a different story. Another touchdown to Daniel Besz and two to Jackson Young quickly made the scoreline 36-16 and UTS would succumb to a loss of healthy bodies resulting in a premature end to the game.


Jarrad Atkins again led the tackle count and Nose Tackle Kris Iverach had his highest return with 6 tackles, adding a key sack as well.


Next week the Seahawks will take on the West Sydney Trojans at 5 Sports 3.30pm kickoff.






Posted by Hawkpeter on May 4, 2014 at 6:45 AM Comments comments (0)

The combined Penrith Grizzlies and Central Coast Sharks team are a new venture to get the struggling teams through the end of the year, their combined efforts would valiantly succumb to the Seahawks for an eighth straight win in 2014.

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The Seahawks would set several records in the game but also concede a significant presence from the Grizzly-Shark opponents. The Seahawks scored 64 points in the game, the highest ever for the club in colts football and converted all 8 of their touchdowns. Blake Zumot would finish the game with 15 tackles, equalling the club record for Colts football and Zac Nichols would score a record 5 2 point conversions. The Seahawk offence went over 400 yards from scrimmage which is significant for the shortened Colts games.


The Grizzly-Sharks moved the ball well, if not necessarily into the end zone to finish drives. Their offence created the most amount of yards from scrimmage in a game against the Seahawk defence in a game this year and were very even both in the air and on the ground. 32-0 at half time when Jackson Young scored the 3rd of his touchdowns, this time on a kickoff return but the Grizzly-Sharks would control the ball on the next possession for a touchdown of their own.


The Seahawks were able to play all three Quarterbacks and the entire depth of their roster. QB Dylan Dinale scored his first rushing touchdown and WR Reece Weston had his first reception. The 8-0 start is the equal best ever for the Seahawks in Colts football, next week will be a bye week followed by the UTS Titans and then the West Sydney trojans to round out the regular season.




Posted by Hawkpeter on April 29, 2014 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

There have been a few alterations to the 2014 Colts season draw that can now be revealed.



This week the Sutherland Seahawks will play a combined Penrith Grizzlies and Central Coast Sharks team. The Sharks were a team very low on player numbers and this merger will see them throigh to the end of the season.

The remaining schedule is as follows..

May 3rd 3.30pm Seahawks vs Penrith Grizzlies/Central Coast Sharks @ Craik Park

May 10th Seahawks BYE WEEK

May 17th 5.30pm Seahawks vs UTS Titans @ Craik Park

May 24th 3.30pm Seahawks vs West Sydney Trojans @ 5 Sports

PLAYOFF May 31st 2nd vs 3rd

CHAMPIONSHIP June 7th 1st ranked team vs Winner of 2nd vs 3rd.


Posted by Hawkpeter on April 27, 2014 at 6:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Despite a stronger offensive performance from North West Sydney Panthers in a replay of Game #5, the Sutherland Seahawks stretched their 2014 record to 7-0 after a 42-14 victory on saturday night.


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The game start was delayed by over an hour waiting for the lights to come on at the field at Craik Park but it did not delay the ability of the Seahawk offence to find the end zone. Zac Nichols scored after just 2 offensive plays, and on the next offensive series QB Daniel Besz connected with Tight End/Running back Jackson Young for a 26 yard TD. Besz would score a rushing TD of his own from 50 yards out just before half time; Austen Peck’s fumble recovery setting up the mid field possession.


On the following Panthers possession back to back sacks from Khaled Alfas and Jackson Young who was filling in on the defense, led to an Alex Mellor interception, his third of the season. That turnover set up Haoping Tang’s 11 yard carry for a TD, and a 28-8 half time lead.


In the second half, Young added his 5th and 6th TD’s against the Panthers for the season, these two coming on the ground. The Panthers would gain 15 total first downs in the game but the Seahawk defence gave up just the 2nd rushing TD on the season. Blake Zumot’s interception iced the game and set the Seahawks up for an encounter next week against the Penrith Grizzlies.





Posted by Hawkpeter on April 13, 2014 at 2:05 AM Comments comments (0)

In a wet and at times windy game at Kyeemagh on Saturday night, the Sutherland Seahawks extended their winning streak to 6 games for 2014 by defeating the Central Coast 54-6.


Getting up early on the scoreboard allowed for many players to get extensive game time. Back up Quarterback Justin Whiting led the team in passing for the game, adding 2 more scores on the ground. Running Back Zac Nichols had his first 2 TD game whilst Josh Hayward had the team’s first kickoff return touchdown of the year.

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Rover Jarrad Atkins was everywhere. He co-led the tackle count once again, adding 3 Pass Break ups, 2 sacks and an interception on a point after touchdown taken back for 2 points. Rookie players have been tremendous in the value they have added to the team in 2014. 3 of the top 4 on the team tackle count are in their first season


The half time score was 26-6 when Hayward took the kickoff back for 6 points, Whiting’s scores on the ground and pass to Tight end Jesse McPhee kept the score board ticking whilst to their credit the Sharks ran contemporary systems that suited their player base, albeit not backed by a very big roster.


The competition takes a week off for the holiday period and the Seahawks will play the North West Sydney Panthers on April 26th at 5,30pm at Craik Park, Austral.