Great news for our Boronia Auskick Centre! We have recently been advised that we have earned recognition as a AAA Auskick Centre.
The Access All Abilities (AAA) NAB AFL Auskick program is designed to ensure that Auskick Centres are as inclusive as possible and that children of All Abilities have access to participate in the great game of AFL football.
The implementation of our Sensory Space at Boronia Auskick has been a significant reason for this recognition.
Sam Dunkinson, our Auskick Co-ordinator, uses the space to assist the kids who might get a little overwhelmed by everything and just need a quiet spot for a while. The Club has been supported in this initiative through the generosity of our great supporter Sam Dib and Lipari Pizza Pasta.
Enquiries regarding Boronia Auskick may be directed to Samantha Dunkinson on 0419 502 633.
To learn more, click on the following link, where you may notice that our Club Chairman, Scott Nicholas, is the AFL Victoria Disability Programs Manager behind this statewide initiative!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
This weekend sees lots happening for our Club down at Tormore Reserve. A little run down of the weekend courtesy of Leanne Rech, our fantastic Secretary of the HAWKS NEST COTERIE GROUP!
Friday 5pm-6:30pm sees 100 little Hawka champions in the making at Boronia Auskick whilst the two Netball teams will be in action a little later in the evening at various venues. Good luck to Boronia Hawks and Boronia Brown!
Saturday sees the game day start with the Senior Women’s Team v Rowville at 8:40am followed by our Under 19’s (10:30am) v East Burwood, Development (12:35pm) and Seniors (2:40pm), both against Ringwood. As we have four teams playing, start times are a little altered for the day!
President’s Luncheon hosted by Greg Hannon – if you are attending please be there at 11:30am for an 11:45am prompt start! Alan Tudge MP will be our special guest, along with young AFL stars Josh Begley and Dylan Clarke from Essendon Football Club!
Coterie BBQ and Drinks in the Coterie Marquee 1:30pm-4pm (huge thanks from Dean, Josh and Jayden at Malvern Continental Butchers for our burgers and snags). Coterie will also have a little raffle happening so pop a fiver in your pocket to be in it to win it!
Sunday sees 5 junior games at Tormore Reserve with the fantastic news that our Under 16 Girls Teams has merged with Knox Football Club with their first game together at 12:55pm. Awards night for the Juniors at Tormore to round out a big weekend at the home of the Hawka.
Vets whilst not playing this weekend will be in big numbers around the Club supporting those that are playing as well as managing lots of the very big and some of the little jobs around the Club on game day – thank you gentleman.
A friendly, gentle reminder to head online to pay your Coterie Membership (or see us tomorrow at Tormore please). If you need to get your polo top, membership card or membership pack don’t hesitate to ask any of your Coterie Executive being Bomma, Dillio, Panda, Plugger or myself.
Looking forward to an awesome weekend at Tormore Reserve – the home of the Hawka.
Hi All, hope you have all had a great summer and are settling back into the school year.
We would like to invite you to register again for Boronia Auskick (if you have not already done so). For those of you that are looking at going to Under 8’s or 9’s please get in touch. We are offering all Auskick kids free junior membership if they are doing both Auskick and Under 8 or 9’s!
Our first night is Friday 26 April! Each week we will be having an award from our local sponsors and certificates. In addition, we have been really lucky to have a grid game on Saturday June 29 Hawthorn v West Eagles.
2019 Auskick Coordinator
0419 502 633
Boronia Auskick is proudly supported our Community Partners:
It’s time to start registering for AFL Auskick at the Boronia Auskick Centre!
5:00pm Friday nights from April to August at Tormore Reserve.
Heaps of fun for boys and girls aged from 5 to 12 who want to try out what they see on TV!
Proudly supported by Boronia McDonalds!
BORONIA AUSKICK registrations are now open for season 2019. You can register at the AFL’s Auskick webpage: http://www.aflauskick.com.au
We are hoping to build on the great Auskick season we had in 2018 and make it even bigger and better in 2019!
Please feel free to share this post with other families who would love to join our Auskick program on Friday nights at Tormore Reserve.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Auskick Co-ordinator Samantha Dunkinson on 0419 502 633 or check out the Auskick page on the Boronia Hawks website.
Luke Biddau Moves On.
The Club bids farewell to Luke Biddau, our 2018 Auskick Coordinator, as he sets off overseas. Luke has a fantastic opportunity to move to Canada to teach Australian Football in schools.
We thank Bidds for all his energy in running our very successful Boronia Auskick at Tormore Reserve, which attracted 92 little Hawka stars. All the best for the Canadian winters Bidds!
Our New Boronia Auskick Coordinator: Samantha Dunkinson!
Boronia Hawks are very pleased to announce that Sam Dunkinson will take up the role as our Boronia Auskick Coordinator for 2019.
Sam is already very well known around the Club as our Junior Veep. Sam is a teacher by profession and is a great fit for this very important role in the Club’s pathway for boys and girls wanting to have a kick with their friends. Sam has a enormous passion for the Club and we are all very fortunate to have her step up for the Hawka. Please get around her!
If you know of any boys and girls interested in playing junior footy with the Hawks in 2019, please contact Ellisa Schmidtke, our Junior President, on 0417 593 884 for more information.
We offer a range of teams from Under 8’s to Under 17’s for both boys and girls as well as a popular Auskick Centre on Friday evenings during the season.