Boronia Hawks at the Knox Festival

Boronia Hawks have secured a site at the Knox Festival being held at Wally Tew Reserve, Glenfern Rd, Ferntree Gully on Saturday 29th February and Sunday 1st March. It’s an opportunity to showcase our fantastic club to the Knox community and to attract new Junior (boys and girls) and Women’s team players. We will have activities for the kids, with Hawka brand caps and mini stress footballs as giveaways.

If you’re available to help at our stall over that weekend, please add your name to the roster via this Volunteer Link.

Over the two days of the festival, between 10 am and 5 pm, we would like a minimum of three volunteers for each time slot but it would be great to see more. The more people we have at our stall and the more activity we generate, the more interesting it will be to festival attendees.


2020 Junior Fixture – lock in the dates!

The 2020 Eastern Football Netball League junior fixture dates have been officially released. 

The respective home and away seasons for boys and girls will kick off on Sunday, April 19, while the Under-10 Girls Lightning Premiership will be held on Friday, April 17. Meanwhile, Respect Round takes place across Round 3 and 4, as the Under-9 Boys’ Lightning Premiership is scheduled for Round 14. EFNL Presentation evening will be held on Tuesday, September 1.

Boronia Juniors are proudly supported by Dan Bolton and Fletchers Mooroolbark.
Boronia Juniors are proudly supported by Dan Bolton and Fletchers Mooroolbark.

2020 Boronia Hawks Junior Coaches Announced !!

Boronia Juniors are proudly supported by Dan Bolton and Fletchers Mooroolbark.
Boronia Juniors are proudly supported by Dan Bolton and Fletchers Mooroolbark.

Congratulations and thank you to the following Coaches for their dedication to developing our juniors

U8-Rod Bell
Current Vets player, involved in both Juniors & Auskick

U9-Dave Armstrong
2019 U8 Coach, has been involved with the club for many years with his children

U11-Deacon Kimmitt
Experienced coach, grandson of club legends, Kaye & Mick

U12-Will Morrison
Current U19 Player at Boronia, Premiership player 2018

U13-Tim Driscoll
Returning coach, highly experienced, coached U12s and assisted U17s 2019

U14-Jordan Granland
Grand finalist coach 2019, Dual Premiership player, 2018 reserves Most Consistent player

U17-Pierre Schumann 
Highly experienced coach, coached U19s and Reserves (Knox FC) to 6 combined Premierships

GIRLS SIDES

U10-Dave O’Reilly
Has been involved with Boronia for many years, wealth of experience, current junior father

U12-Danny Weston
2019 U10 Assistant coach, experienced coach and father of 2 current juniors

U14-Amanda Cellante
Senior Women’s Captain 2019, Teacher and great club person

U16-Stephen Mitchell
2019 Premiership Coach, current junior father, experienced coach.

Boronia Hawks to Kick Start for 2020!

Boronia Hawks will kick start the 2020 preseason as footy training gets under way. We also have our second “Come and Try Night” for Women Footballers!


Junior Boys and Girls are invited to come to our Junior Registration Day on Sunday 17 November at Tormore Reserve from 10:00am to 11:30am. Meet the coaches and sign up to receive discounted club membership for 2020. Get out on the oval to have a kick as well.

Any questions? Please contact our Junior Registrar, Stacey Peril on 0488 336 519 or stacey.hawks@bigpond.com


Senior Men’s footballers, together with Under 19’s and Under 17’s, are expected to attend this first session to kick off the pre-Xmas preseason. Training for 2020 commences on Monday 18 November at Boronia Salvation Army Oval from 6:00pm on Monday & Wednesdays.

Please contact Ash Johnston, Football Director, on 0433 365 286 for any questions.


Our Senior Women’s Teams will be starting their 2020 campaign on Tuesday 19 November at Boronia K-12 College from 6:00pm.

Come and join a fun, welcoming and inclusive team environment, at one of the Eastern Football Netball League‘s destination clubs. After making finals for the first time in 2019, the Hawks are on the rise in 2020 fielding two teams for the first time! 

Coaching and volunteer roles are also available, so if you’re interested in being part of a Women’s Football Team come and get involved!

Please contact Scott Nicholas, Senior Coach, on 0403 238 494 for more information.


The Boronia Veterans Team will start their preseason training (and recovery sessions) from Wednesday 20 November. Venue is still to be finalised, so keep an eye out for an update.

Please contact Team Manager, Jason Davis on 0425 749 818 for more information.



Under 17’s Coaching Announcement

BHFNC is delighted to announce the return of 1986 premiership player, Pierre Schumann as 2020 Under 17 Coach.

Left to Right: Andrew Catley (Junior Coaching Co-ordinator); Craig McKenzie (Under 19’s Coach); Kristan Wood (Junior President); Pierre Schumann (Under 17’s Coach) and Nick Wheeler (Under 17’s Assistant Coach).

Pierre has a long and distinguished career as both a player and coach. He has coached Under 19 teams to 4 premierships and reserves teams to 2 premierships at Knox Football Club. Only this year, Pierre was coach of a most successful Under 19’s side at Knox.

Supporting Pierre will be Nick Wheeler and Kim Brimelow. Nick has had coaching experience at Knox, Eastern Ranges and Upper Gully Football Clubs. Nick brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience and he will be great support to Pierre. Kim also has a wealth of coaching experience and we are confident this coaching team will give our players the foundations required to be successful at the senior level.

We welcome Pierre, Kim and Nick to ‘The Hawka’ and wish them much enjoyment and success. Our club will now work tirelessly to ensure we have a robust list of players to work with.

The announcement of other junior coaching appointments will be made in the next week or two.

Kristan Wood
JUNIOR PRESIDENT

2019 Junior Award Winners – presented in association with Fletchers Mooroolbark

Under 17’s Best & Fairest and Winner of the 2019 Ray Lacey Medal: Chris Westcott

  • B&F Runner Up: Cooper Dunkinson
  • Most Valuable Player: Luke McKinnon
  • Most Improved Player: Ethan Bell
  • Player Choice Award: Riley Coughlin
  • Best Finals Player: Luke Flanagan.
L-R: Cooper Dunkinson, Chris Westcott, Craig McKenzie, Luke McKinnon, Riley Coughlin, Luke Flanagan, Ethan Bell.

Winner of the Mick Spencer Memorial Trophy for Best Junior Club Person: Samantha Dunkinson


Under 16 Girls Best & Fairest: Kimberley Panting

  • B&F Runner Up: Teahlia Mitchell
  • Coaches’ Award: Tahra Wright
  • Most Valuable Player: Rylee Johnson
  • Most Determined Player: Brianna Griffiths
  • Best Finals Player: Rhianna Little

Under 13 Best & Fairest: Ben Hemmings

  • Dual B&F Runners Up: James Allen & Cooper Storr
  • Most Determined Player: Tyler Pietrzak
  • Most Consistent Player: Zac Schmidtke
  • Most Valuable Player: Deacon Walker
  • Best Finals Player: Zac Schmidtke

Under 12 Best & Fairest: Bayley Driscoll

  • B&F Runner Up: Kaden Baldock
  • Most Determined Player: Josh McLean
  • Most Consistent Player: Hudson Knight
  • Best Team Player: Lachlan Pietrzak
  • Best Finals Player: Peter Rose

Under 12 Girls Best & Fairest: Penny Weston

  • B&F Runner Up: Jemma North
  • Most Determined Player: April Dye
  • Most Consistent Player: Jasmine Ashlin
  • Most Improved Player: Shyra Halligan
  • Best Finals Player: Kodie Daniels

Under 11 Best & Fairest: Jesse Tomlinson

  • B&F Runner Up: Cayden Wood
  • Most Determined Player: Archer Ross
  • Most Consistent Player: Rori Driscoll
  • Most Valuable Player: Chase Stone


Junior President’s Update

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The Home & Away season has come to an end with Junior Finals starting this weekend.  We have U12Girls, U12, U13, U16Girls and U17’s heading into Round 1 of Finals.  The girls have a bye this week, but the boys are in full swing.  It is wonderful and exciting for these teams to have this opportunity.  Please get down and support them if you can.  All finals details are available on the EFL website.  

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As always it’s still a busy time of the season.  We see Boronia Auskick have it’s last session this coming Friday night.  This will be a fun night of games and presentations to all the children.  It’s also an opportunity for Auskickers moving up to next Under 8’s to get registered and ready for footy next season.

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We have our Under 17 Presentation Evening on Saturday 31 August at the Knox Club.  This is quite a formal evening where the Under 17’s dress up in their finest as we announce the winner of the 2019 Ray Lacey Medal for Best & Fairest.   It is done this way, as the majority of these players have played their last year of Junior football, so it’s nice to make it special for them.   Our Junior Presentation Day for all other Junior Teams will be held on Sunday 8 September.  Details will be distributed shortly.

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Miller Park is looking a treat and we look forward to heading back there for our 2020 Junior Season.  The surface will be an outstanding improvement of what is has been in the past and even Chandler Park became quite boggy by the end of the season.

The Junior Committee has been working hard on strategies to continue to increase numbers for the coming 2020 season.  They have also been busy working on building our Boronia Auskick program going forward.  Being part of our great Junior Committee is an extremely rewarding process.  Knowing that you can have a small impact on improving the club that your children play for is very satisfying.  I would encourage any parent who would like to get involved to please email us on boroniajnr@elf.org.au.

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We are also seeking Junior Coaches for 2020.  All positions are open.  If you would like to have an opportunity to coach one of our Junior Teams, please ensure that you put your application in.  ALL 2019 coaches and potential coaches for 2020 need to apply for positions, it’s not just a given that this year’s coach will continue into next year.  No experience necessary as we will provide you with support and training course necessary to do a great job.

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We are loving our new Training/Warm up tops!  Another order will be placed prior to the end of August and order forms will be sent out in the next week.  Orders will close quickly so ensure you put your order in as soon as the forms are release.  We also have great new Sports Bags available across the club.  These can be purchased the Club at on Thursday nights.

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Thanks for a great 2019

Ellisa Schmidtke
Junior President


Boronia Juniors are proudly supported by Dan Bolton and Fletchers Mooroolbark.
Boronia Juniors are proudly supported by Dan Bolton and Fletchers Mooroolbark.

 

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.

Boronia Hawks Support EFL Silent Sunday.

Over the next two rounds, the Eastern Football League and Eastern Region Girls junior competitions will be launching a new initiative, ‘EFL Silent Sunday’. Some key objectives are:

  • Give players an opportunity to trust their skills and instincts without sideline input and/or correction.
  • Remind coaches, parents & players that PRACTICE is the time to learn and receive instruction. GAMES are to showcase their learning.
  • Remind everyone that junior football is solely for the kids and their enjoyment.
  • To support the umpires who are officiating the game and developing their skills

DO’s

  • Clap and cheer after each score only (for both sides).
  • Encourage players and umpires.
  • Enjoy the game

DON’T’s

  • Verbally abuse umpires.
  • Verbally attempt to correct or instruct umpire’s decision.
  • Verbally abuse players.
  • Verbally attempt to correct or instruct players.
  • Verbally abuse any opposition players, officials or supporters

Clubs also have the opportunity to opt-in with the two below extras; these however are not compulsory.

Quarter-time breaks
Clubs can opt to have no spectators on the ground during the quarter-time and three-quarter time breaks. This will help ensure the coaching/instructing messaging is coming from the coaching staff (please communicate with the opposition club’s team managers and announce on PA should your club wish to include this option).
PA announcements
Prior to the commencement of the game, those clubs with a working PA system can choose to deliver a message before each game (this has been communicated to clubs). Clubs may also utilise the PA at half time of games to remind spectators of the guidelines.

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Boronia Juniors are proudly supported by Dan Bolton and Fletchers Mooroolbark.