Hawks 2017 season launch

Jamie Lyon playing for Manly.
Jamie Lyon playing for Manly.

Last weekend’s inclement weather saw the first of the Group 3 preseason competition, in which the Forster Tuncurry Hawks were to meet Old Bar, abandoned.

Group 3 has announced the draw for the preseason games to be played at Harry Elliott Oval, Tuncurry on Saturday.

The Forster Tuncurry Hawks league tag side will play Taree City at noon, the under 18s  will take on Taree City at 12.40 and the senior Hawks will face the Wingham Tigers at 1.30pm.

All these games will be played on the main field.

The western field will see the Old Bar and Wingham ladies side face off at noon Old Bar and Wingham will meet at 12.40 in the under 18s , while Old Bar and Taree City will do battle in the senior grade at 1.40pm

The Hawks will conduct their season launch during the evening of Saturday, March 25 at the home of major sponsor, the Tuncurry Beach Bowling Club.

Manly premiership winning captain, Jamie Lyon will be the special guest alongside Ian Martin, also from the Manly club who will be speaking on behalf of the Men of League Foundation.

Lyon played a total of 357 NRL and Super League games during an illustrious career both in Australia and England, captaining Manly to a premiership in 2011, while Martin played a total of 155 games for the northern beaches outfit from 1969 through to 1978.

The event kicks off at 4pm and tickets are available from the Tuncurry Beach Bowling Club reception at $50 per person.