BARK KING Renews Gold Sponsorship for 2021

Boronia Hawks Football Netball Club is very proud to be associated with BARK KING over many years and greatly appreciates having Stuart and Ash Johnston and the team with us again as a Gold Sponsor.

All players, members and supporters are encouraged to contact Bark King for their mulching needs.

Bark King® is a family owned business which operates from Melbournes south east suburbs. They have been in the business of recycling waste timber and bark into quality garden mulches and soil conditioners since 1975, sourcing their raw pine materials from pine plantations, and now have their own waste timber receiving station in Montrose. Bark King® take pride in delivering quality products to all customers.

Stuart Johnston from Bark King with Ash Johnston

Knox Club Renews Sponsorship for 2021

Boronia Hawks Football Netball Club has been in a great partnership with the Knox Club over many years. A valued sponsor, they have hosted dozens of fantastic events from balls to presentation nights.

We are very proud to have the Knox Club as a GOLD Sponsor for 2021. Many thanks to Ryan Clayton and the team for their generous support.

If you’d like learn to learn more about a Knox Club membership or any of their offerings, please visit the Knox Club website at

The Knox Club is conveniently located on the corner of Stud & Boronia Roads, Wantirna with easy access to Eastlink and the Monash freeways.

Knox Private Hospital Emergency Department

The EFNL is pleased to announce that we’re launching an important partnership with Knox Private Hospital Emergency Department today. Knox Private Hospital is our preferred partner to provide expert emergency medical services to all registered football and netball players throughout the season. Knox Private Hospital ED is located at 262 Mountain Hwy Wantirna, call 1800 566 933.

Special offer
Knox Private Hospital is offering all 2021-registered players $120 off the ED fee until the end of the 2021 season. So instead of them paying the usual $320 they’ll only pay a $200 out-of-pocket ED fee.

Why choose Knox Private Hospital ED?

• Be seen sooner – minimal wait times
• Urgent medical care by expert emergency doctors
• Access to leading specialist doctors including surgeons
• Rapid assessment
• Onsite diagnostic tests, imaging and pathology

How it works at ED on the day

• Attend Knox Private Hospital ED with your Medicare card
• Tell the staff you’re a registered EFNL player. (You may need to show your registration email)
• Be seen by an emergency physician
• On the day pay a discounted ED fee of $200. Usually $320.
• Knox will you provide you with a receipt.
• You can choose to make an insurance claim if you wish.
• Find out more about how to make a claim

“Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!

Today marks the beginning of 16 days of activism against gender-based violence (25th Nov – 10th Dec).

The 2020 theme of “Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!” references orange being a bright and optimistic colour, representing a future free from violence against women and girls.

BHFNC supports this initiative and its goal to eliminate violence whenever and wherever it occurs.

What can you do?

  • Call out disrespectful behaviour
  • Promote true and inclusive gender equality
  • Challenge gender stereotypes and roles
  • Provide support to survivors of violence

Find out more at Victorian Government: 16 Days of Activism

If you are experiencing family violence, concerned for your safety, or in an emergency situation please call 000 for urgent police assistance. For specialist services Respect Victoria – Contact Us

#GenerationEquality #orangetheworld #16days #spreadtheword

Passing of Louise Holding

BHFNC wishes to pass on its sincere condolences to the Holding family on the sudden passing of Louise.

Louise is the mother of former players Steve ( who sadly passed away last year ) and premiership player Michael ( Plugga ). She was also the wife of Barry who was our senior treasurer for many years.

For the past 35 years, Louise has sat in the car on the far wing and watched hundreds and hundreds of matches, cheering on her Hawks! She loved watching her two boys play footy and she continued watching long after their retirements.

We hope Barry and Plugga and extended families are doing okay during this difficult time.

RIP Louise.

COVID UPDATE: No Club Training …. yet.

AFL Victoria has released updated protocols that identify the requirements to enable sporting clubs to return to training activities. The EFNL is keeping the Club fully informed on these matters, and the Club’s Board is making appropriate preparations.


The Club’s Board and Committees will advise when this can commence, but it will be subject to strict compliance with all state government, local government and EFNL requirements.

Individual exercise may continue in accordance with Victorian Government guidelines in respect of COVID compliance.

Boronia Hawks support NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC Week 2020 (8-15 November) is an opportunity to celebrate the culture, achievements and history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The theme ‘Always Was, Always Will Be’ recognises that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years.

Boronia Hawks would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we play our beloved sports, football and netball, and for their contribution to our game and nation.

#NAIDOC2020To find out more visit

Boronia Hawks receive new grant from Knox City Council

Boronia Hawks’ Community Programs have received a very generous boost from Knox City Council’s fund for Community Development Grants.

The Club successfully applied for a grant to assist with the funding of programs to support our juniors in the important area of mental health.

Program 1 is to be provided for Junior players by our partners at Outside the Locker Room. Two sessions will be conducted with the first covering Mental Health and the second covering Social Media and Cyberbullying.

Program 2 will be provided by St John Ambulance for our Junior Committee and /or coaches and will cover the essential skills and confidence to recognise and support people with a range of mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, suicide and addiction.

Once again the extraordinary skills of Kerryn Westcott in writing a professional grant application have benefitted the Club in funding these two programs. We are very grateful to Kerryn and of course Karen Little, our Director of Community & Inclusion, for their teamwork in developing our Grants Program to support our young players.

Kristan Wood, Junior President, BHFNC