The Club is pleased to announce the appointments of Al Manning to the position of Assistance Coach, and Tom Brain as our Administration Manager for the coming season.

Alan brings plenty of cricketing experience to the table as assistant coach to the Hawks.

An ex coach of Kingston Heath Cricket Club and former Captain/Coach of Hampton United. Former Premier Cricketer at Melbourne.

Long time Breakers pathways coach and a bit of a local identity in Footy and cricket. Alan has many contacts and networks in the Bayside area and will further strengthen our local links.

Al brings good principles, guidance and cricket smarts. Having watched his son Josh develop into one of the top Premier batsman, Alan is a good friend of head coach Marshy, who will lend plenty of support to the group and to the coaching panel, including Asanka Gurusinha.

Welcome to the club Al !

Tom comes to the Hawks with a strong background in IT Administration & brings plenty of passion to the Hawks with his sporting background and volunteer work across both Cricket & Football codes.

Cricket History:

  • Played and captained in cricket teams for 20 years
  • Captained a Premiership Team in CMCA with Carnegie South
  • Club Secretary 8 years-Carnegie South Cricket Club
  • Coached Under 16’s for a number of years
  • Team Manager & Official Scorer for the Firsts Team
  • Official scorer in many finals series
  • Club Delegate to the CMCA 10 years
  • Bar Manager for cricket club 6 years
  • Administration Manager Footscray Edgewater Cricket Club 2008-2010
  • Administration Manager Essendon Cricket Club 2010-2011
  • Secretary Moorabbin Cricket Club (VSDCA) 2011-2012
  • Secretary Carnegie South Cricket Club / Official scorer 2015 – 2019
  • Administration Manager – Frankston Peninsula Cricket Cricket 2019

Football History:

  • Played in VFA Premiership side – Preston Under U19’s
  • Played 150 + games in the VAFA- Victorian Amateur Football Association. ANZ Bank / Albert Park / Hampton Rovers
  • Umpired over 100 games for VAFA including finals
  • Life Member 2017
  • Football Operations Manager St Bedes Mentone Tigers AFC 2009-2018
  • VAFA Secretary / Media Manager Tiger TV – St Bedes Mentone Tigers 2019
  • St Bedes Mentone Tigers Life Member 2019

Commonwealth Games:

  • Mixed Zone Supervisor in Media Services at Lawn Bowls
  • Media Manager for the 2007 FINA World Swimming Championships in Melbourne

With Tom’s enthusiasm for the game & passionate local to the club, the Hawks are thrilled to have Tommy on board for the upcoming season.

Welcome to the Hawks Tom!