The CRB Prospect Hawks Junior Football Club first fielded teams (playing as the Prospect Sharks) in the NTJFA in 2002 and, after an initial struggle for acceptance and survival, has gone from strength to strength. In 2005 the club undertook a major review and became a fully incorporated and constituted legal entity. This step and the support of successive strong committees and experienced football coaches has seen numbers grow from less than 100 in 2004 to more than 300 players in successive seasons since 2008.
The Club was formed because there was a lack of playing opportunities for a large population of new families moving into the western suburbs of Launceston and the Meander Valley. The club identified Prospect Park as a suitable venue. With the support of the Meander Valley Council and the Prospect Park Sports Club we have built a first class community football venue, with more work still being carried out and funded by the club.
The success of the Prospect Junior Football Club saw the Club become the only stand alone junior community based club to ever win a premiership in the NTJFA over it's 38 year history. In the past years the Club has provided cumulative playing opportunities for more than 4500 auskick, junior and youth players. The Club has won multiple premierships across the various grades and has a strong club culture.
More recently the club has been able to field an all girls side for U14 and U17. Providing opportunities for all members of the community. The grades the club field teams in include:
The progress made has seen the Club grow to the point where it has now achieved it's initial goal to provide a pathway for players from AFL Auskick up to U16. The club has two clearly defined senior pathways for graduating players. All players are encouraged to play at the highest level possible and many are expected to make a mark in the Tasmanian State League (TSL). As well, the Club has relationships with senior NTFA Club St Pats to provide an opportunity for players who wish to continue in community football.