Hawks new coach


Ahead of Glen Orden’s much anticipated on field return to the Western Region Football League the club has unveiled its coach.

Rod Williams was announced as coach of the club earlier this month.

Williams has been locked in to the role for both this season and 2025, as he returns to the club after having played at the club during his long career across both Victoria and Western Australia.

Via Facebook the club said the announcement of Williams came with “great excitement.”

“Rod’s passion and commitment as well as his vast knowledge of football will support the hard work of the committee to get Glen Orden senior football back on track and thriving into the future,” it said.

“We welcome Rod to the Hawks nest.”

The post also stated that the club is reporting “good” numbers at training as a team in the senior competition of the league remaining the goal for the club.

“Training has commenced on Wednesdays from 6pm sharp with some good numbers starting to appear on the track,” it said.

“Still looking for more players so grab your mates and get down to training and be a part of the Hawks comeback in 2024.”

The Hawks are set to play in the restructured division 2 competition next season.

The WRFL moving from three to two divisions will help the Hawks from a longevity perspective, as Peter MacDonald said to Star Weekly in November that if the league was like this for the 2023 season, the club’s football team would’ve continued playing.

“Our senior players were up to second division, and our reserves team would have been a very competitive third division team,” he said.

“But when our reserves are losing all the time in the second division, that was hurting us, and I understand that.

“But with two divisions and being able to play against all those other teams every second week almost, that’s going to give us a better grounding, I think.”