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Developing Young Leaders, coaches, captains and players, is massively important to us.  Our Leadership Club at Hawks is in place to identify and develop young leaders of the future. We aim to nurture and mentor them so they become better people.


Football is a game that has nurtured millions of young men and women. Because football is more than a great sport, it is a classroom. It teaches a variety of positive attributes – character, loyalty, discipline, teamwork, physical fitness and leadership among others.

The hard work and teamwork have instilled character and an appreciation of working as a unit. We have so many great sports for our young people but football is the sport in which teamwork is essential to success.

Football is not just a game; it also helps instil these traits into our youth. All of these aspects guide them towards being the leaders of tomorrow. In football, if all eleven players don’t do their jobs in every game  it will be a long day. That is why we want Leaders .


"Pride & Identity" - The All Blacks are the world's most successful sporting outfit, undefeated in over 75% of their international matches over the last 100 years. Champions do extra. They sweep the sheds. They follow the spearhead.  They are good ancestors.

"Beyond Proud" - Casey Stoney has over 120 caps for the England Women's Football Team and is the Lioness Captain and a Grassroots Coach. This inspirational and moving story of her personal struggles tells what it takes to succeed and pride in pulling on the 3 lions shirt

"Leadership" - Stuart Lancaster talks about how he approached his role as Head Coach at English Rugby. He outlines his strategy and his belief in the important role a coach plays. This is based on values and creating a winning culture that leads to winning performances.

"The Highest  Standards" - Rio Ferdinand was capped 81 times & captained England. He made 514 Premier League Appearances. He talks here about the importance of the right attitude, professionalism & work Ethic and how he accepts nothing less from himself or others.. 

"Culture & Identity" - England Rugby Head Coach Stuart Lancaster and England Captain Chris Robshaw discuss the qualities needed to be a leader, building a culture and an identity in the England squad and how this approach can be applied to any team.

"Culture in Teams" - Andy Flower the ex Technical Director of Elite Coaching talks about the importance of developing cultures and environments in Teams. Flower reflects on his approach at England and why he believes that a win at all costs approach without foundations does not work.

Glen McGrath is a cricketing legend. He took 563 test wickets and was revered in the game and widely acknowledged as the greatest fast bowler in history. Here he talks about the Pride in wearing the Australian Baggy Green Cap and what is meant to him to represent his country.

"Marginal Gains" - Sir Dave Brailsford ex-performance director of British Cycling discusses two key theories which contributed to his success with Team GB Cycling and Olympic Glory in the Velodrome. Brailsford talks about his theory that lead to this success.

Sir Alex Ferguson built a dynasty at Manchester United. In this Interview with Harvard Business School he talks about his attitude to Risk, Leadership Lessons and how high standards are vital qualities

"Creating a Legacy" - Arsene Wenger talks about how he build a Dynasty in his 20 years at Arsenal. Wenger outlines his values of Loyalty, Humility & Commitments and his unique coaching style and how these will be his legacy..

The Papa Project is a coaching project focussed on how coaches can create Empowering Learning Environments and a Motivational Culture to develop young people through their experiences in Grassroots Sport.

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