Herald Sun “Local Footy” article from Toby Prime

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Steve Teakel and Matt Clark at Tormore Reserve, Boronia.

Could Boronia coach Matt Clark cross paths with former club Wantirna South?

It’s a possibility.  Clark has recommitted to the Hawks for a further two years after signing a contract extension until the end of 2021.

He coached Wantirna South to a flag in 2014 and joined Boronia ahead of the 2018 season. A premiership this year would take Boronia up to EFL Division 1, where the Hawks would meet the Devils in 2020.

“Hopefully that’s on the agenda,” Clark said.

“Ultimately our goal is to be playing against them next year.”

Clark said it was a logical decision to extend his stay at Tormore Reserve.

“They’re a good club with a really young list and I’m super happy where they’re at and they’re comfortable where I’m at, too,” he said.

“I really enjoy working with the guys. It’s a fun place to be at the moment.”

Clark guided Boronia to a premiership in his first season but the Hawks were not promoted as part of the competition restructure.  Boronia will enter this year’s finals series on a 10-game winning streak if it defeats Ringwood on Saturday in a top-of-the-table clash.  It has already secured the double chance, but has flag rivals in Ringwood, Mitcham, Heathmont and Templestowe in an open premiership race.

Clark said he wanted to take Boronia to Division 1.

“We’re trying to make it a destination club and I think we’re doing a pretty good job of that at the moment,” he said.

“The players are hungry so my job is to obviously steer them in that direction. There’s no guarantee we can get there but we certainly think we’ve got a good formula to be competitive enough and be in the mix to get there.”

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Clark said the Hawks would be at near full strength for a tilt at back-to-back flags.

“We’re very happy with who we’re putting out there,” he said.

“We’ve played a couple of guys, like Lachie Watson and Brayden Bowes, in the development team for the last four, five weeks.

“The hard thing — and the good thing — is we’ve got so many guys playing good footy in the seniors at the moment that some of these blokes are just finding it hard to get into the side.

“Internal pressure is driving really good training standards and game-day performance.”

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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.

Junior Coaching Positions for 2020

Boronia Hawks is now seeking applications from enthusiastic individuals who would like to be part of our Junior Coaching Panel in 2020.  We welcome applications for coaches for all junior age groups from Under 8’s to Under 17’s.  We will also be fielding Girls teams in the ERWFL again in 2020.

We are looking for coaches who are willing to work with our junior players to develop their football skills, game sense and sporting attitudes in a supportive environment.

Coaching and / or football experience is not mandatory, but coaches will be expected to undertake additional training to develop their own coaching skills.

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Coaches are required to act at all times in accordance with the Club’s Code of Conduct for Coaches.  Please click here for more information.

Please click on the following link for our application form:

Coaches Application Form 2020

Enquiries may be directed to our Junior Coaching Co-ordinator, Andrew Catley on 0409 170 550.

2019 Junior Coaching Appointments

Boronia Hawks would like to announce the appointment of our Junior Coaches for 2019. We are very pleased to have such a great line up to take us in to the next season. Many thanks to our Junior Coaching Coordinator, Andrew Catley who has done a fantastic job, assisted by our Senior Coaching Coordinator, Greg Hannon, in getting our coaches ready to go!

We hope to announce the Coach of Under 12 Girls in the very near future. In the meantime, please help us to congratulate and thank these coaches for taking an active role in our juniors’ football development.

Ellisa Schmidtke
Junior President

2019 Junior Coaches

Coaching Announcement

BHFNC_Logo 1 landscapeBoronia Hawks are very pleased to announce the appointment of Greg Granland as Assistant Coach for our Development Squad in 2019.  

Greg is no stranger to the Club as the father of Jordan Granland and has been a regular at our games over recent years.  Greg has a strong background as a junior and youth coach and has very recently completed his Level 2 Coaching Accreditation.

He has coached Under 15’s, Under 17’s and Under 19’s with The Basin over the past few years and has been successful in coaching all his teams to finals.

Greg has also been involved in coaching the EFL’s junior inter-league teams over the past five years, which again demonstrates his capabilities and recognition as a coach.

Greg has a passion for developing young footballers and now has a fantastic opportunity to work with Craig Brockley, our Development Squad Coach, and our exciting group of young players.

We are also willing to forget the memorable incident when he split open our Chairman’s head during a Vets game a few years ago!  Please congratulate Greg on joining the Hawka and make him feel welcome when he joins us for the 2019 season.

Ash Johnston

Football Operations Manager, Boronia Hawks Football Netball Club Inc.

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Jordan and Greg Granland at the 2018 Grand Final celebrations.