Knox Club: our Platinum Partner

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Boronia Hawks Football Netball Club has been in a great partnership with the Knox Club over many years. We are absolutely delighted to announce that this partnership will continue in 2020 with Knox Club as our Platinum Sponsor. A valued and loyal supporter, they have welcomed us for post game day award ceremonies and hosted dozens of fantastic events from balls to presentation nights.  

All BHFNC players are members of the Knox Club and enjoy the great benefits that come with it. If you’d like learn to learn more about a membership or any of their offerings, please visit the Knox Club website.

Board Planning Day

The Club’s Board of Directors got together on Sunday morning to develop our strategic action plan as we move towards the resumption of competition in 2021.

2021 Board of Directors

There was lots of ideas as we went through many important initiatives including junior development, child safety regulations, facilities plans for Tormore & Millers, memberships, website upgrade, merchandising, events and budgets!

Great work team! Thanks to the Knox Club for hosting us for the day.


“Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!

Today marks the beginning of 16 days of activism against gender-based violence (25th Nov – 10th Dec).

The 2020 theme of “Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!” references orange being a bright and optimistic colour, representing a future free from violence against women and girls.

BHFNC supports this initiative and its goal to eliminate violence whenever and wherever it occurs.

What can you do?

  • Call out disrespectful behaviour
  • Promote true and inclusive gender equality
  • Challenge gender stereotypes and roles
  • Provide support to survivors of violence

Find out more at Victorian Government: 16 Days of Activism

If you are experiencing family violence, concerned for your safety, or in an emergency situation please call 000 for urgent police assistance. For specialist services Respect Victoria – Contact Us

#GenerationEquality #orangetheworld #16days #spreadtheword

Passing of Louise Holding

BHFNC wishes to pass on its sincere condolences to the Holding family on the sudden passing of Louise.

Louise is the mother of former players Steve ( who sadly passed away last year ) and premiership player Michael ( Plugga ). She was also the wife of Barry who was our senior treasurer for many years.

For the past 35 years, Louise has sat in the car on the far wing and watched hundreds and hundreds of matches, cheering on her Hawks! She loved watching her two boys play footy and she continued watching long after their retirements.

We hope Barry and Plugga and extended families are doing okay during this difficult time.

RIP Louise.


SENIOR TRAINING RESUMES

Our Senior Men’s and Senior Women’s Football Squads are set to resume training next week in strict compliance with COVID-19 protocols for community sport.

All Men’s Under 19’s and Under 17’s are invited to training and ANY NEW PLAYERS for Men and Women’s Footy are VERY WELCOME to join us for a run!

All players are strongly encouraged to register with the EFNL to ensure insurance coverage. Current players should check with the Men’s Hub and the Women’s FB Group for further details.

Sessions will follow the club’s COVID Safe Plan and adhere to guidelines mapped out by AFL Victoria’s Return to Train Protocols.

Please direct any enquiries by email to boronia@efnl.org.au or via message to this FB page. Further details of COVID compliance will be shared in a few days. https://efnl.org.au/football-registration/


COVID UPDATE: No Club Training …. yet.

AFL Victoria has released updated protocols that identify the requirements to enable sporting clubs to return to training activities. The EFNL is keeping the Club fully informed on these matters, and the Club’s Board is making appropriate preparations.

IN THE MEANTIME, THERE IS TO BE NO TRAINING CONDUCTED BY TEAMS REPRESENTING BORONIA HAWKS.

The Club’s Board and Committees will advise when this can commence, but it will be subject to strict compliance with all state government, local government and EFNL requirements.

Individual exercise may continue in accordance with Victorian Government guidelines in respect of COVID compliance.


Boronia Hawks support NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC Week 2020 (8-15 November) is an opportunity to celebrate the culture, achievements and history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The theme ‘Always Was, Always Will Be’ recognises that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years.

Boronia Hawks would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we play our beloved sports, football and netball, and for their contribution to our game and nation.

#NAIDOC2020To find out more visit https://www.naidoc.org.au/


Boronia Hawks receive new grant from Knox City Council

Boronia Hawks’ Community Programs have received a very generous boost from Knox City Council’s fund for Community Development Grants.


The Club successfully applied for a grant to assist with the funding of programs to support our juniors in the important area of mental health.

Program 1 is to be provided for Junior players by our partners at Outside the Locker Room. Two sessions will be conducted with the first covering Mental Health and the second covering Social Media and Cyberbullying.


Program 2 will be provided by St John Ambulance for our Junior Committee and /or coaches and will cover the essential skills and confidence to recognise and support people with a range of mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, suicide and addiction.


Once again the extraordinary skills of Kerryn Westcott in writing a professional grant application have benefitted the Club in funding these two programs. We are very grateful to Kerryn and of course Karen Little, our Director of Community & Inclusion, for their teamwork in developing our Grants Program to support our young players.

Kristan Wood, Junior President, BHFNC