Club History

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Club History 2018-02-03T15:22:38+00:00


Holland Park Hawks Football Club was formed in 1977.

Our home ground is located at:
John Phillips Fields
254 Boundary Road
Whites Hill Reserve
Camp Hill
QLD 4152

The club first entered senior competition in 2008 and achieved promotion by finishing top of the Metro League Division Two table in their first season.

Further promotions occurred in 2010, 2014 and 2015 enabling the club to climb from the fifth tier of Football Brisbane’s football structure to the first tier in just eight seasons.

Holland Park Hawks won each of these promotions by topping the league table to become premiers and were champions three times after grand final victories.

The three grand final wins were:

  • 2010 Metro League Division 1: Won 2-1 vs Ridge Hills Utd
  • 2014 Capital League 2: Won 3-2 vs Park Ridge
  • 2015 Capital League 1: Won 3-0 vs North Pine

In 2010, Holland Park Hawks also had cup success, winning the Metro Cup competition (also known as the Veto Cup) after beating Souths United 2-1 in the Final.

Holland Park Hawks FC had a successful debut in the 2016 Brisbane Premier League season, finishing in third place on the league table and qualifying for the finals series in which they reached the preliminary final.

To build upon its success, in 2017 the club applied to be part of the new Football Queensland structure. In May 2017, Football Queensland announced Holland Park Hawks were among the 14 clubs accepted to form the Queensland Premier League (QPL) which commenced on 3rd February 2018.

QPL is the second highest division in Queensland under the National Premier League (NPL).

John Phillips

Our fields are known as the John Phillips Fields.

Who is John Phillips?

John Phillips was instrumental in getting the club off the ground back in the days of the church league.  John volunteered many hours of his time to improve the club and its facilities.

John was an example of a great community spirit and John’s son Jamie played at Holland Parks Hawks as late as 2016 in our O35s competition.

John Phillips Award

Each year at seasons end, the Club awards the John Phillips Award.

This award recognises special players from our small sided football teams based on the following criteria:

  • a demonstrated love of the game of football
  • a willingness to participate in a team environment
  • a commitment to the team and gives support to team members
  • a willingness to participate at training and games
  • a positive attitude and willingness to work hard to develop as a player

Women’s Football

Holland Park Hawks has always celebrated women’s soccer.  Many years ago whilst under the guidance of our former head coach, Len Catalano, the Club termed a catch phrase ‘Target 66’. This represented the number of girls the club wanted to aim to have playing football as part of the small sided game.

Holland Park Hawks is one of the few clubs in Brisbane that can offer teams from U6/U7 level through to senior level in the women’s game.

In 2018, Hawks Women will play in Football Brisbane’s Womens Premier League (BWPL).

BWPL is the second highest division in Queensland under the Women’s National Premier League (WNPL).

Hawks Sponsors 2018

Holland Park Hawks Football Club would like to thank our 2018 sponsors.