Appointment of Under 19’s Coaches

Boronia Hawks Football Netball Club Inc. is proud to announce the appointment of Pierre Schumann to the role of Under 19’s Coach for season 2021.

We are also delighted to announce that Pierre will be joined by senior players Ben Robertson and Sean Young as Assistant Coaches. Robbo has been involved with the Under 19’s for several years while Youngy joins the panel in his first year at Boronia. We expect a couple more announcements in the very near future.

Pierre is a former junior and senior premiership player of our Club and brings with him a wealth of coaching experience to our Under 19 player cohort. I was fortunate to have Pierre as my development coach in a ‘previous life’ at another club and I can guarantee you our players will get a passionate, caring, and knowledgeable coach who drives high standards and behaviours that mirror the culture and values of our senior club.

Pierre’s record as a local coach in relation to premiership success is second to none.  Having coached 6 teams to premierships, Pierre has an intricate understanding on what is required to create sustained team success.

Shoey, it is fantastic to have you back at ‘The Hawka’ and we look forward to watching you prepare and develop our senior players of the future!

Greg Hannon

Senior President, Boronia Hawks

AGM: Election of Board and Committees

Boronia Hawks Football Netball Club Inc. is very pleased to announce the Board, Junior Committee and Senior Committee for 2021 as elected at our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 28 October 2020.

Board of Directors

  • Chairperson Scott Nicholas
  • Director of Administration Tanya Parkins
  • Director of Community & Inclusion Karen Little
  • Director of Finance David Nicholas
  • Director of Insights & Innovation Kathleen McMahon
  • Director of Revenue Wayne Preston
  • Director of Strategic Projects Ashley Johnston
  • Junior President Kristan Wood
  • Senior President Greg Hannon

Senior Committee

  • Senior President Greg Hannon
  • Senior Vice-President Wayne Preston
  • Senior Vice-President Nathan Allen
  • Senior Secretary Grant Bertram
  • Senior Treasurer Andrea Lemarquand
  • Netball Operations Manager Tessa Evans
  • Football Operations Manager (Women’s) Nathan Allen
  • Football Operations Manager (Men’s) Ash Johnston
  • Female Football Co-ordinator Ye Jeffries
  • General Committee Member Tim Currie
  • General Committee Member Jason Davis
  • General Committee Member Phil Vanderdrift

Junior Committee

  • Junior President Kristan Wood
  • Junior Vice-President Samantha Dunkinson
  • Junior Secretary Carolyn Wood
  • Junior Treasurer Lauren Keelan
  • Registrar Stacey Peril
  • Female Football Coordinator Candyce Wright
  • General Committee Member Michael Allen
  • General Committee Member Victoria Butler
  • General Committee Member Danny Weston

Community Bank Wantirna October Newsletter – featuring our Women’s Team!

Boronia Hawks have entered in to a great new partnership with our long-time bankers at Community Bank Wantirna, associated with Bendigo Bank. As part of this partnership, we are very proud that the Bank will be the jumper sponsors for our two Women’s Teams in 2021.

It is terrific to see this support for community sport and recreation and particularly in the booming growth of women’s footy. Thanks again to John and the team at Community Bank Wantirna!

Check out the full newsletter here!

Community-Bank-Wantirna-Oct-Newsletter


Annual General Meeting & Special General Meeting

Please join us for the 2020 AGM including the election of office bearers for 2020/21.

As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic the 2020 BFNC Annual General Meeting will be held online for the first time in the Club’s history. Due to the nature of this change, the Club will be providing information in the lead-up to the AGM on how members can register to attend, and how the meeting will run. 

In addition to the AGM, a Special General Meeting will also be held prior to the AGM to vote on minor changes to the Club’s Constitution to reflect the growth since our One Club implementation in 2017.

ELIGIBILITY

Only financial members are eligible to vote or to nominate for election. Eligible memberships include all senior players, all coaches, social members, Hawks Nest members and one parent / guardian of each registered junior player. 

AGM REGISTRATION LINK: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUucO6vpzwrE9bqFfSg_ikHDKvWXUYCKX2L

SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING – RECOMMENDED CHANGES TO CLUB CONSITUTION

There are four proposed amendments to the Club Constitution as outlined on this document:

NOMINATIONS

The Board and Committees welcome nominations for all Board and Committee roles. If you are interested in finding out additional information or nominating for a role it is recommended you speak with the appropriate contact prior to submitting a nomination.

Board roles: Scott Nicholas (0403 238 494)

Junior Committee roles: Kristan Wood (0411 605 203)

Senior Committee roles: Greg Hannon (0438 616 130)

BOARD/COMMITTEE NOMINATION LINK:

 https://forms.gle/QEQLaQcdT2vrY93t7

QUESTIONS FOR GENERAL BUSINESS AT THE AGM

Please submit all questions to be raised at the AGM to boronia@efnl.org.au. All attendees must register their attendance prior to Monday 26 October.


Resignation of Craig “Fletch McKenzie

The Senior Committee and Board of Boronia Hawks Football Netball Club would like to extend our best wishes to Fletch who has decided to accept a Director of Coaching role at another club for season 2021.

Fletch has made an outstanding contribution to the BHFNC over a very long period of time. I had the pleasure of coaching Fletch and as a player and he went on to play over 100 senior games for our club. As a player, he always gave 100%, and in his next role as a coach, he certainly continued on a pathway of growth and learning and gave our underage players tremendous support and coaching whilst in their formative years. Fletch was a coach in the true sense of the word. He was a role model, a mentor, and a friend to his players. He had their respect and he always pushed his players to become senior players of our club.

Fletch’s resume at Boronia is most impressive:

  • Under 18 assistant in 2001
  • Coached under 12 in 2003
  • Coached other junior teams from 2004 to 2007
  • Coached under 18 /19’s from 2010 to 2013
  • Coached reserves in 2014/15
  • Senior development coach in 2015
  • Coach of under 15’s in 2015
  • Coach of under 17’s from 2016 / 19
  • Coach of under 19’s from 2018 / 20
  • Made Grand Finals in 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2018 and PREMIERS 2018!
  • ERCA Development Coach of the Year 2015
  • BHFNC  Best Clubman 2013
  • Mick Spencer Award for Junior Volunteer of the Year 2018

This is one hell of a resume!!

Thank you for your great service Fletch, we wish you well, look forward to monitoring your progress at the mighty Dalyston!

Greg Hannon, SENIOR PRESIDENT


Appointment of Veterans Coaches

GREG JOSEPH: SENIOR VET’S COACH

Greg, who is fondly known around the club as “Lou” due to his uncanny resemblance of Lou Carpenter on Neighbours, has agreed to coach the Vet’s for 2021. A former barrel chested, power house on baller for Mitcham’s 1st Division side, Greg has formed a tight knit group of ageing veterans eager to taste September action again. Despite lucrative counter offers from other clubs we are delighted to secure the services of Greg for another year

MARK O’NEIL: SENIOR VET’S ASSISTANT COACH

Known as “Owie” to the playing group, Mark is a former 1st Division player for Boronia who was known for his prowess around goals. Owie’s ability to work the “whiteboard” makes for game changing interchange moves. Being the tactical brains of this dynamic duo, we look forward to seeing how the Vets fare in 2021.


Knox City Council Grant to Support Boronia Hawks

Boronia Hawks appreciates the generous support from Knox City Council and Cr Peter Lockwood during the Covid-19 pandemic. We have just received a $1,000 contribution to assist with our facility operating costs as part of Council’s COVID-19 Community and Business Support Package.

The Council has already waived all tenancy fees for the use of the facilities at Tormore and Millers, but we still have ongoing costs for our electricity and gas connections. This funding will assist the Club to manage our costs and remain in a sound financial position going in to 2021.


Development of Gender Equity Plan

A working group of sixteen Club members got together last night via Zoom to launch the development of the Club’s Gender Equity Action Plan. The people involved represented all aspects of the Club’s operations and each recognised the benefits that flow on from the effective and equitable participation and integration of girls and women across the Club.

Many thanks to Karen Little and Scott Nicholas for their work in drafting the action plan.

Thank you also to the members of our working group, including Amanda Cellante, Ash Johnson, Bec Allen, Ben Robertson, Candyce Wright, Carly Dymond, David Nicholas, Greg Hannon, Julia Bortoli, Kat McMahon, Kristan Wood, Nathan Allen, Rhianna Little, Samantha Dunkinson, Wayne Preston and Ye Jeffries.

COVID-19 Message from Scott Nicholas

Everyone around Victoria is currently in lockdown under Stage 4 restrictions. We all have a responsibility to do the right thing regarding the restrictions; we also have a responsibility to each other to stay safe, stay connected and stay positive.

We know a lot of our players, coaches, volunteers and families have already been impacted mentally and financially because of COVID-19, and many more will face hardship because of the new restrictions.

Let’s remember why this is in place, to ensure we all stay safe and healthy.

There has been a lot of discussion regarding mental health and wellbeing, and it’s a fantastic reminder for everyone with the Boronia community to prioritise their mental health.

Please look after yourselves, check in on each other, and be sure to connect with all of the great mental health services if you’re struggling to cope. You can check some out on the Wellbeing Hub on the Boronia Hawks website.

While many of us will face difficulties over the coming six weeks, there are some who may be is a less fortunate position and may struggle for basic necessities or a roof over their heads. If anyone from within the club is concerned about another club member please don’t hesitate to reach out and let us know.

We are in this together, and we will get through this together.

GO HAWKA.

Scott Nicholas, Chairman, BORONIA HAWKS FOOTBALL NETBALL CLUB INC.

Scott Nicholas, Club Chairman