MORE THAN A CLUB
Hawks FC is a registered charity and FA Chartered Standard football club based in Kettering, Northants.
The first Hawks Team was formed is 2008 and the club obtained charitable status in 2015.
We pride ourselves in being a true grassroots football club with strong values and high standards.
The club's home is a picturesque private members sports club off Northampton Road, Kettering.
Hawks forms part of Kettering Sports Club where youngsters can also play Hockey, Cricket, Tennis & Archery
The original Hawks team was started with 8 youngsters aged 5 in 2008. They joined the Weetabix Youth Football League , in Kettering , Northants in 2009.
The club moved to Kettering Sports Club in 2012 where we are still based. Hawks FC runs the football section of the wider Sports club. Hawks Football Club obtained charitable status a year later in 2015. We are affiliated under the Northamptonshire Football Association and are an English FA Accredited Club.
The club has strong values around participation. We make sure all youngsters get fair playing time and opportunities in our teams. The club has a Player pitch time guarantee to ensure all players are treated fairly. The club offers the best value for money football in the local area.
We are an Northants FA approved "Right Minded" club linked to our strong values and support towards making grassroots football a child friendly place where children and young people can enjoy the game.
In 2017 the club started developing a successful mini-soccer section and now attracts youngsters from the Kettering Leisure Village area for its younger age teams. The mini soccer section has 4 teams from aged 7 to 12 in the Weetabix league. In 2023 the Hawks Fusion U10s became the first team at the club to win a trophy.
The original Hawks Torcida team were the one remaining team of the 2008-09 league intake entry to complete the full 13 year youth football cycle from Under 6s to Under 18s in 2022 in the local area. They completed their youth grassroots football cycle with a ground-breaking and successful tour of Portugal in 2023.
The Torcida team kept some of the original Hawks players who are still playing and are involved at the club. The three families connected with the establishment of Hawks are still actively involved in the running of the club ensuring its founding values remain strong.
The Club has its own DNA and 10 Core Values centred around setting high standards linked to how football can make a difference to young peoples lives. Hawks Teams like to play attractive and exciting football taking plenty of risks to score goals.
Hawks FC had very humble beginnings having formed with only £20. Today we play at our own club ground which is the envy of many local clubs with its beautiful pitches and top of the range UEFA goals and equipment.
Our own ground and equipment means all year round football for all the clubs teams and youngsters.
Hawks is run by a passionate group of volunteers who support the football teams but also ensure that the charitable work of the club is run professionally.
The original founding trustees are still in place and run the charity and its finances.
Supporting this is a team of football coaches with specialisms such as Youth Development, Futsal & Goalkeeping.
Part of our work is to develop young leaders to give them opportunities to volunteer and coach at the club.