The region is getting right behind the Illawarra Hawks.
You can now go online and leave a message of support for the Hawks ahead of Thursday’s must-win semi-final in Adelaide on the message wall on our home page.
The messages will be printed out and will adorn the Hawks’ change room walls in Adelaide.
Messages like _
“Keep working together as a unit, it's gotten you guys this far. One more will will give you the opportunity to make history, when no one said you would even get close. Good luck. Go Hawks,” George Edmonds said.
“To the players, coaches, support staff ... you have already done us proud this season. You take on to the court with you the support and best wishes from all the Illawarra. Believe in yourselves because we believe in you! Let's get this job done. Good luck,” from life member Rhonda Fisher.
“Go Hawks! You might not be able to hear us but we will be screaming loud and hard from afar for Game 3. It's all level and this victory is as much ours to take as theirs. You've earned it, you deserve it, you've worked your butts off all year for the fans. Now go and grab it and bring it home for the final series,” Neil Barnett said.
“This season has been the most fun I've ever had watching basketball and you guys have played as a team to some really inspiring victories. What you have over the competition is exactly that, teamwork. You function better as a unified force than any of the other NBL teams and I'm sure you're headed for a victory today. Unlike some teams, you don't let one or two players carry the whole offence and you're not dependant on a single person to follow through on a play. Each member knows their role and is damn good at it. Wishing you guys luck out there, it's been a hell of a season and it's not over yet!,” Alex Dunne said.
We’ve even had messages from Queensland: “I may have moved to Qld but my heart is still with the Hawks. Go Hawks go all the way. This is your year! I will be watching it on fox sports in a local tavern and I will be cheering you on. Adelaide have heaps of weakness find them, play smart you have a great coach just get it done. I was in perth when we lost the grandfinals many years ago I want you in the final and beating perth in 2 games! Go Hawks. Go all the way you are mentally stronger than any team just believe. I believe Do you all believe ? Prove it!,’’ from Lindy Rogers.