Platinum Membership Discount with Knox Leisureworks

 

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As a proud partner of Boronia Hawks, Knox Leisureworks is proud to offer the staff, players and volunteers at Boronia Hawks Football Netball Club an ongoing 10% off Platinum Membership.


From the Knox Leisureworks website:

Become a Member with Knox Leisureworks

At Knox Leisureworks, we believe in working with you to ensure you’re achieving your health and fitness goals whilst enjoying a happy and balanced lifestyle.

Whether you’re looking to improve your overall health and well-being, train for a goal or event, practice active rehabilitation, lose weight, or connect with a group of like-minded people; our professional and friendly team will work with you to achieve your individual goals.

?Once you become a member with us, you’re not on your own. All members receive ongoing support and encouragement from qualified and motivated health and fitness professionals. We’re here to support you in making a positive change towards a healthier and happier lifestyle whilst ensuring that these changes become positive habits that you keep.

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Platinum Membership

Platinum members receive an unprecedented level of access to all facilities at Knox Leisureworks.

The Platinum membership gives you the opportunity to use a wide range of services and programs.

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Providing unsurpassed value, benefits and giving you the complete member experience – plus exclusive offers, discounts and recognition.

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Benefits

  • Unlimited, 24/7 gym access (including ongoing support from the Health Club team)
  • Unlimited pool access
  • Access to all group fitness classes including virtual classes
  • Free childcare
  • Free locker usage
  • 20% discount on café and merchandise purchases
  • 10% discount on birthday parties

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Please complete the following form and we’ll get in touch with you to organise your membership.

Platinum Membership Discount for Boronia Hawks

 

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Coaching Announcement

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Matthew Clark, Senior Coach

Boronia Hawks are very pleased to announce that Senior Coach, Matthew Clark, has committed to coach the Club for two more years, taking his tenure through to the 2020 and 2021 seasons.

Following the 2018 “triple” premiership in Division 3 in his first year with the Hawks, Matt has the senior team currently sitting second on the Division 2 ladder and looking to finish the home and away season strongly.  Matt has earned the respect of all players and supporters with his straight-forward approach and strong planning and communication skills.  Matt will be assisted once again by Steve Teakel, one of the most respected coaching gurus in Victorian community football.

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Steve Teakel and Matthew Clark

In addition, the Club is very pleased to confirm that the entire senior coaching panel has recommitted to the Club for 2020.  We have a very experienced team of coaches who have built an excellent learning environment for our players that has also delivered excellent results over the past two seasons.

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Scott Nicholas and Ray Lacey

Please join us in congratulating all coaches on their reappointment.  We can all look forward to the further development of the Club and our players in the years to come.

The 2020 Senior Coaching Panel is:

  • Matthew Clark – Senior Coach
  • Steve Teakel – Senior Assistant Coach
  • Drew O’Hare – Senior Assistant Coach
  • Craig Brockley – Development Squad Coach
  • Greg Granland – Development Squad Assistant Coach
  • Craig McKenzie – Under 19’s Coach
  • Andrew Catley – Under 19’s Assistant Coach
  • Ray Lacey – Senior Women’s Coach
  • Scott Nicholas – Senior Women’s Coach
  • Greg Joseph – Veterans Coach

Other assistant coaches will be announced during the preseason.


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Boronia Hawks is proud to be supported by the Knox Club.

Work Commences on New Lights

Work has now started on the new lights at Tormore Reserve.

We will have four new 28m poles, each one carrying 6 lights. For the sparkies, they are 6 Philips Optivision BVP525 LED Luminaires.  They will be a significant improvement for training sessions and will enable us to conduct twilight and night matches.

Many thanks to Alan Tudge MP for his support in funding this tremendous addition to the facilities at Tormore Reserve.

Thanks to Knox City Council for their support with design and construction.

Finally, thanks our Grants Co-ordinator Kerryn Westcott for successfully managing the submission process resulting in our winning the grant; and to our Project Manager, that amazing man of many talents, Kristan Wood!

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Boronia Hawks and Knox Leisureworks

Boronia Hawks have partnered with our neighbours at Knox Leisureworks once again in 2019 to provide a fantastic health and fitness facility for our players, members and supporters.

As part of this partnership, we are proud to announce that Zack Brasher will be sponsored by Knox Leisureworks with a 12 months Platinum Membership!

This is a great opportunity for Zack, who recently made his senior debut with the Hawka, and demonstrates the Club’s commitment to providing a high performance environment for our players.

Stand by for another exciting announcement regarding our partnership with Knox Leisureworks, but in the meantime please see what they have to offer by clicking on this link: https://www.knoxleisureworks.com.au

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Auskick Volunteer of the Year Nomination for Sam Dunkinson!

Boronia Hawks are very pleased let all our supporters know that Samantha Dunkinson has been nominated for the AFL’s AUSKICK VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD. #auskickvoty #boroniahawks

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Sam is our Junior Vice-President and took on the role of Boronia Auskick Co-ordinator at the start of this year.   Boronia Auskick has gone from strength to strength under her guidance, with 105 registered players getting out for a kick on Friday nights at Tormore Reserve.

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Sam has got it all running smoothly, reflecting her training as a teacher.  Parents are getting involved in running the groups and we have senior players from both our men’s and women’s teams actively involved in helping the kids to develop their skills.

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Sam has brought an enormous passion and commitment to Boronia Auskick, resulting in some great initiatives.  She has brought sponsors Boronia McDonalds and Lipari Pizza on board to assist with funding of new equipment including footballs and water bottles.  Sam has also introduced a Sensory Space to assist the kids who might get a little overwhelmed by everything and just need a quiet spot for a while.

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Sam’s contribution to the Boronia Auskick has seen a real boost to our junior numbers with many Auskickers also choosing to play junior footy with Boronia Hawks.  Our two new Under 8’s teams are a direct result of the boost to our Auskick program over the past two years.

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Well done Sam!  We congratulate you on your well deserved nomination and wish you well when the awards are announced.  You are already a winner in our eyes!

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AFL Volunteer of the Year Awards

Outside the Locker Room

Boronia Hawks hosted a terrific session on Thursday 6 June with our Outside the Locker Room: Welfare & Education Program.

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We welcomed Shane (facilitator) and Cindy (welfare champion) from OTLR to the Club and they were very impressed to see such a great attendance. Cindy commented the she normally gets around all the tables but that it just wasn’t possible last night due to the size of the group.

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Congratulations to one of our players who spoke openly to the group last night to share his journey with mental welfare. This willingness to talk about the issues triggered a lot of really beneficial conversations throughout the room. It so often helps to talk to others.

Many thanks to Wayne Preston for his work in arranging the session. We can really look forward to a second session in around six weeks that will cover “Culture and Leadership.

Please join us in thanking OTLR. https://www.otlr.com.au

 

 

Boronia Hawks Major Raffle Results

Boronia Hawks are very pleased to announce the results of the 2019 Major Raffle, drawn at the Boronia Hawks Ladies Lunch on Saturday 1 June by Jackson Taylor MP.

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L-R: Greg Hannon (Senior President), Samantha Dunkinson (Raffle Co-ordinator), Jackson Taylor MP. Photo by courtesy of Kieran Griffin.

1st Prize: Two Return Tickets to Europe courtesy of Greg Krenn and GK Travel + Cruise was won by Kim Panting one of the players from our Under 16 Girls Team!

2nd Prize: a Weber Family Q BBQ courtesy of Brendan Lee at John Alan Betta Home Living at Knox was won by Bec Moore, not only the parent of Sam from our Under 13 Team, also a major sponsor through GJ Gardner Wantirna South.

3rd Prize: a Rug from Choices Flooring FTG courtesy of Roxanne Moroney was won by Amanda Cellante, captain of our Senior Women’s Football Team!

4th Prize: a $500 Rebel Sports Voucher courtesy of Rebel Sport Knox was won by Caitlin “Cotch” Fay from our Senior Women’s Football Team!

5th Prize: an Ozito Ultimate 18v Garden Care Kit courtesy of Grant Bartram was won by Rachel Odgers, our Junior Treasurer and parent of junior players Danae and Connor Moon!

6th Prize: a Fitbit Versa courtesy of Rebel Knox was won by Rebecca Anderson from Boronia Dentist one of our valued major sponsors.

7th Prize: Rebel Mega Boom was won by Tyler Dower from our Senior Men’s Football Team!

8th Prize: a dozen mixed bottles of Wine donated by the Club was won by Jack R!


The Club wishes to thank all our generous sponsors and donors for support of our Major Raffle, which is essential for the successful operation and growth of the Club.

We also thank Greg Hannon, Wayne Preston and especially Samantha Dunkinson for the time and effort they put in to the successful conduct of the 2019 raffle.

Prize winners may contact Samantha Dunkinson or Greg Hannon if they have any queries regarding the collection of their prizes.

 

Team Selections for 31 May to 2 June

Boronia Hawks v Lilydale Falcons at Knox Regional Court 1 @ 7.45pm
Carla Alexander, Madison Barrie, Mandy Bell, Ally Forrest, Leanne Fredericks, Georgia Himmelreich, Bec Mills, Kellie Newton.

Boronia Brown v Kilsyth Cougars Black, Gloria Pyke Court 2 @ 6.45pm
Lizzie Akesson, Alisha Clark, Tess Evans, Dani Kemp, Courtney Krenn, Bree Martin, Eliza Stafford, Sarah Coates.


Boronia Hawks Under 19’s Squad v Mulgrave at 10:00am at Tormore Reserve – presented by Ringwood Training

33 M. Cavicchia 7 L. Parkins 12 T. Mellis 3 B. Aughterson 10 N. Smith 9 J. Price 1 B. Campbell 24 L. Wright 2 R. Williams 5 H. Fewson 16 W. Morrison 17 C. Ng 4 C. Eccles 30 J. O’Neill 21 N. Hare 28 L. Pickard 18 J. Delrayne 8 J. Rule 26 M. Green 22 H. Morris 31 Z. Prizmic


Boronia Hawks Development Squad v Mulgrave at 12:05pm at Tormore Reserve – presented by Dyson Currie Pty Ltd

76 K. Notley 28 J. Rambaldo 56 R. Kennedy 5 S. Bell 74 P. Kinniff 38 F. Duke 41 K. Milde 58 J. Purdon 78 S. Bramstedt 9 J. Granland 33 J. Mason 18 L. Hare 35 H. Betts 48 J. Lech 18 T. Dodd 68 C. Dunster 10 C. McDonald 51 Z. Dower 44 B. Bishop 73 R. Migues 50 J. Mueller 8 J. Neville 40 B. Wright 42 S. Yule.


Boronia Hawks Senior Men’s Squad v Mulgrave at 2:10pm at Tormore Reserve – presented by Boronia Dentist

14 J. Bolton 24 J. Hare 11 J. Lake 29 J. Godwin 13 J. Mellis 7 C. Burgess 16 M. Buzinskas 64 D. Dower 23 J. Collins 15 H. Chinn 8 J. Hannon 52 B. Robertson 12 D. Fairchild 37 R. White 39 Z. Robinson 47 T. Steele 42 B. Rapisarda 34 J. Millen 3 N. Allen 74 Z. Brasher 22 M. Geraghty 32 N. Watson

IN: J. Bolton, J Hannon, B Robertson, Z. Robinson, B. Rapisarda. OUT: B. Bowes, L. Watson, B. McAlpine, F. Duke, L. Leeson.


Boronia Hawks Veterans Squad v Coldstream at 2:30pm SUNDAY at Chandler Park – presented by Allstate Refrigeration Services

21 C. Aaltonen 8 M. Adrian 14 J. Bamford 6 S. Beaton 18 G. Bell 13 R. Bell G. Bertram 22 N. Blomfield 2 M. Clinton 24 L. Cook 45 S. Fischer 5 D. Hanrahan 7 M. James 16 C. Joy 15 C. Krenn 25 G. Krenn 20 S. Lehman M. Papworth 4 C. Reid 19 A. Rickerby 1 A. Rook 42 M. Ryan 17 D. Spence 23 B. Stewart 3 T. Vining 34 K. Wood.


Boronia Hawks Senior Women’s Squad v Blackburn at 2:45pm on SUNDAY at Eley Park – presented by John Alan Betta Home Living – Knox

15 K. Buzinskas 17 D. Caiafa 2 A. Cellante 37 S. Coates 24 R. Crompton 23 A. Davidson 4 T. Doran 29 T. Evans 14 S. Faull 12 C. Fay 42 B. Forrer-Lacey 27 L. Kabris 5 B. Kinniff 9 J. Lacey 28 D. Langford 18 Y. Mau 11 K. McMahon 20 S. Mellis 32 E. Nicholas 7 A. Penny 16 S. Peril 39 J. Phillips 8 D. Thomas

Retirement of Jess Bolton

Boronia Hawks champion, Jess Bolton, announced his retirement to coaches, players and supporters at Tormore Reserve last night. Jess will play his final game for the Club on Saturday 1 June at Tormore Reserve against Mulgrave.

As many will know, Jess is part of a very successful real estate agency with his cousin and former Hawk, Dan Bolton at Fletchers Mooroolbark. The increasing demands of his work have seen Jess miss a few games already this season. In typically selfless fashion, Jess said that he didn’t want to be taking a spot from one of our young players who are well and truly ready for senior football.

Dan and Jess Bolton lay a tackle in Jess’ senior debut for Boronia in Round 1 2009.

Senior Coach Matt Clark paid tribute to Jess as an outstanding person, footballer and contributor to the Club over many years, highlighting that opposition coaches would always need to plan for Bolts as a key player for the Hawks.

Jess is a true champion of the Club and two-time Bob Henry Medallist.

He was originally a Boronia Junior but left for East Burwood to play 74 games between 2005 and 2007 including 20 games in Division 1 Seniors. Bolts came back to Boronia in 2009 to make his senior debut for the Hawka. He also played 19 VFL games for Casey Scorpions / Demons between 2009 and 2012 before committing 100% to Boronia in 2013.

Jess is one of our most decorated players of any era in the Club’s history. His record includes:

  • Boronia U15’s B&F in 2003;
  • Bob Henry Medallist for Senior Best & Fairest in 2012 and 2014;
  • 2013 and 2017 Senior Runners Up B&F;
  • Senior Captain in 2014;
  • 2016 Seniors Best Team Player;
  • 100th Game Medal in 2015;
  • EFL Division 3 Team of the Year in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016 & 2017;
  • Under 19’s Assistant Coach 2016-17;
  • 150th Game Trophy in 2018.
  • Senior Premiership player in 2018.

Please join us all is congratulating Jess on his fantastic career with Boronia Hawks Football Netball Club.

Boronia Hawks support Mental Health Awareness

Boronia Hawks Football Netball Club is very conscious of our role as an important community hub, with a large number of players, members, families and friends.  The diversity of any community group invariably means that mental health is something that touches us all in some way.

The AFL has recently announced that it will be creating a new role of head of mental health to oversee the rising number of elite footballers experiencing difficulty with anxiety, stress and depression and to promote a greater awareness of wellbeing amongst the Clubs.  This article from The Guardian Australia provides an insight to the nature of this issue in AFL ranks.  Click here.  Alternately, you can click here to read the about the AFL’s approach to Mental Health.

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Love Me Love You – our focus of support for this weekend

Boronia Hawks will contribute to the conversation about Mental Health Awareness within the Club by supporting “Love Me Love You“, a non-profit charity designed to help young people navigate the challenges of mental health. This organisation was founded by former Hawthorn player Lance Picioane, as a result of his own struggles during and after his football career.

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Lance Picioane, founder of “Love Me Love You

This year alone the group has presented to 4000 young people through schools, football clubs and professional organisations. Picioane’s team include people with first hand experience on drug and alcohol abuse, eating disorders and depression.

The Club has chosen to support this particular cause because of the enormous support provided by “Love Me Love You” to one of our own at a time of tragic loss.

As a result, we ask you all to take the time to think about Mental Health Awareness over the weekend of the 10th to 12th of May.  The AFL is recognising the issue with the Beyond Blue Round, and Boronia Hawks has also registered to support that cause, along with the Fight Motor Neurone Disease round in early June.


“Love Me Love You Cup” Match this Saturday Night

Boronia Hawks Senior Women’s Team will play Ferntree Gully this coming Saturday night at 6:00pm for the “Love Me Love You” Cup.  Both Clubs have been touched by  tragedy in recent years and we come together now, and in the future, to help young people to know that they are never alone.

Our senior teams will be wearing the light blue arm bands as a demonstration of the Club’s commitment to creating awareness of mental health problems in our community.

We will also welcome your gold coin donations to the cause at our home games over the next few weeks.

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If you have any questions or suggestions on how Boronia Hawks is approaching the awareness of Mental Health, please speak to Karen Little ( our Director of Community & Inclusion) or Scott Nicholas (Chairman, Boronia Hawks FNC).


SUPPORT SERVICES

Boronia Hawks Club Chaplain: Rick Castricum on 0418 375 377

Lifeline Phone 13 11 14 Visit www.lifeline.org.au

Kids Help Line Phone 1800 55 1800 Visit www.kidshelp.com.au

Beyond Blue Phone 1300 22 4636 Visit www.beyondblue.org.au


 

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Rick Castricum with Craig McKenzie.