Greg, who is fondly known around the club as “Lou” due to his uncanny resemblance of Lou Carpenter on Neighbours, has agreed to coach the Vet’s for 2021. A former barrel chested, power house on baller for Mitcham’s 1st Division side, Greg has formed a tight knit group of ageing veterans eager to taste September action again. Despite lucrative counter offers from other clubs we are delighted to secure the services of Greg for another year
MARK O’NEIL: SENIOR VET’S ASSISTANT COACH
Known as “Owie” to the playing group, Mark is a former 1st Division player for Boronia who was known for his prowess around goals. Owie’s ability to work the “whiteboard” makes for game changing interchange moves. Being the tactical brains of this dynamic duo, we look forward to seeing how the Vets fare in 2021.
Boronia Hawks are naturally very disappointed that the 2020 junior season has now been cancelled. We fully understand the reasons for this decision but we all share the disappointment that our juniors will feel after training for several weeks to get ready to play. The Club will now assess the impact of the decision and provide further advice to junior families as soon as possible.
The joint statement from EFNL and other metropolitan leagues is as follows:
JOINT STATEMENT – 2020 COMPETITIONS CANCELLED
The Eastern Football Netball League, in conjunction with the Northern Football Netball League, Essendon District Football League, Western Region Football League and South East Juniors wishes to issue a statement regarding the 2020 season.
Following the State Government’s announcement of a return to Stage 3 restrictions in Metropolitan Melbourne for six weeks commencing July 9, the EFNL, NFNL, EDFL, WRFL and SEJ have collectively decided to cancel all football and netball competitions for the 2020 season.
The common view was that cancelling all competitions for the 2020 season was the only viable decision in the best interest of all clubs, participants, and the wider community.
All leagues and their member clubs have a clear obligation to prioritise the health and safety of all participants and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as a duty to minimise the burden on all club volunteers during this unprecedented time.
The leagues are committed to working closely with their member clubs, AFL Victoria, and Netball Victoria to manage the associated issues related to the cancellation of all 2020 competitions and working towards a return to play next season.
We wish to take this opportunity to thank all clubs, players, parents, volunteers, officials, umpires and league partners for their patience, support and understanding throughout these challenging times.
Please stay safe and we urge all associated with our respective communities to heed the advice and regulations in place by order of the State Government.
We all have a role to play in ensuring our community remains safe and healthy and that we can all return to football and netball next season.
All clubs are reminded that club-sanctioned training and events are prohibited until at least August 19, as per Stage 3 restrictions.
Further updates will be provided in due course via your respective league.
As a club, and Boronia community, we’re all feeling disappointed with the decision to cancel the 2020 season for senior men and women.
The club plays such a huge part of the lives and wellbeing of so many people, and to know that we will need to go without it for the foreseeable future, in a time when perhaps we need it most, is hard to swallow. With so many sad and tragic events in Australia and around the world, we must keep our footy in perspective but we all could do with the support of our footy family that comes from sharing a laugh at training and on game day.
In saying this, we appreciate and acknowledge the leadership of the EFNL in navigating through an unprecedented situation. We recognise that this has been a difficult decision with a number of factors in play, and ultimately the decision has been based on the health and safety of all of our members, and the future viability of club’s within the league. In a tough time, we can’t do anything but respect this decision and appreciate the work that’s occurred and will continue to occur, behind the scenes for the betterment of football and netball in the east.
As a Club we are in strong position, and we have an amazing group of volunteers and supporters. We’ve created some serious momentum and our Board and Committees will keep pushing to ensure we are in an even stronger position when senior football and netball returns in 2021.
Thank you to all of our club members for their positivity and resilience over the past few months. I couldn’t be more proud of the club and know we will face the next period in the same way.
While we’re thrilled our junior footballers will be able to participate in a modified season, and look forward to supporting our little Hawka’s in 2020, we still face a number of challenges, but will meet them with thorough planning and optimism.
We will continue to build our Club off the field with renewed enthusiasm to ensure that we continue the momentum we’ve created over the past few years. We will come back stronger.
Our focuses are clear for the remainder of 2020:
The health and wellbeing of our senior players and members – the consequential impacts on the health, wellbeing and social connection of club members can not be underestimated. Continuing engagement and support will be the overwhelming priority over the coming months.
Building our momentum off-field – we will continue our work off the field to strengthen our strategic and operational efforts.
Our Juniors – what a fantastic opportunity for the Club to throw its full support behind our junior teams for the coming months and help foster the next generation of Boronia men and women.
We understand this news has been devastating for our members and encourage everyone to look at the wellbeing hub on our website, and continue to connect and support each other in a difficult time.
We also our encourage our members to be respectful with any commentary made on social media, as we understand that many may be feeling frustrated and disappointed with the decision.
For our Juniors, we’re excited to support you with all of the Club behind you. Coaches will begin to communicate with each group in the coming days.
If anyone has questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Scott on 0403 238 494. Thanks again to everyone in the HAWKA community. You’re all amazing, and YOU are the reason this Club is what it is today.
Chairman, Boronia Hawks Football Netball Club Inc.
The Club will provide additional advice regarding the suspension of EFNL activities across the competition as soon as possible.
All communications to Senior Men will be through Matt Clark, Ash Johnston and Lachie McKernan via HQ.
All communications to Senior Women will be through Scott Nicholas on the FB Group.
All communications to Netballers will be through Kat McMahon on the FB Group.
All communications to Veterans will be through Greg Joseph and Jason Davis on the FB Group.
All communications to Juniors will be through the Junior Committee on the Junior Facebook page and direct e-mail.
All general communications from the Club will be available via our website and Senior and Junior Facebook pages.
Senior men’s practice matches scheduled for 22 and 28 March are now CANCELLED.
The Club’s Board is currently discussing our own Club social events. Please be patient as we have the appropriate discussions to make informed decisions. Information will be provided at the earliest opportunity.
Last night the Boronia Veterans commenced their pre-season training for the up and coming 2020 season.
They were in for a treat, as having trained for years with hand me down footballs, which often resembled basketballs, this season they will now be kicking around brand new Sherrins thanks to Ozito Industries.
With the donation of some great power tools, a few of the boys were able to raise some much needed cash to fund the purchase of these balls.
A big thank you to Ozito Industries for their ongoing support to Boronia Hawks Football Netball Club.
If you interested in playing Veterans footy with Boronia, please contact Greg Joseph (Coach) on 0412 604 249 or Jason Davis (Team Manager) on 0425 749 818?.
2019 Senior Men’s Football Awards: presented by Matthew Clark (Senior Coach), Steve Teakel (Senior Assistant Coach), Drew O’Hare (Senior Assistant Coach) and Ray Lacey (Club Legend) on behalf of Bob Henry.
Best & Fairest and Winner of the 2019 Bob Henry Medal: Ryan White
B & F Runner Up: Lachie McKernan Most Consistent Player: Jayden Collins Coaches’ Award: Jake Godwin Most Improved: Corey Burgess Best Finals Player: Luke Hannon
2019 Senior Women’s Football Awards: presented by Ray Lacey and Scott Nicholas (Coaches) and Ellen Johnson (Club Great)
Best & Fairest and Winner of the 2019 Ellen Johnson Medal: Amanda Cellante
Joint Runners Up: Tegan Doran and Briar Forrer-Lacey Coaches’ Award: Stacey Peril Most Determined: Sam Mellis
2019 Development Team Football Awards: presented by Craig Brockley (Coach), Greg Granland (Assistant Coach) and Ian McKenzie (Club Great).
Best & Fairest and Winner of the 2019 Ian McKenzie Medal: Nathan Allen
Runner Up: Jordan Granland Most Consistent Player: Sean Bell Most Improved Player: Julian Rambaldo Coaches’ Award: Jack Mueller Best Finals Player: Nathan Allen
2019 Under 19’s Football Awards: presented by Craig McKenzie (Coach), Andrew Catley (Assistant Coach) and David Murrihy (Club Legend).
Best and Fairest and Winner of the 2019 David Murrihy Medal and Chris Burgess Perpetual Trophy: Jacob Delrayne
B&F Runner Up: Mason Storr Most Valuable Player: Harry Fewson Players Choice Award: Trent Mellis Most Improved: Jordy Price Best Finals Player: James Hoffman
Alex McKaige: Winner of the 2019 Kellie Newton Newton Medal for Netballer of the Year – presented by Kellie Newton and Kat McMahon.
2019 Netball Awards for Boronia Hawks (Premier Division) – presented by Kat McMahon (Senior Secretary)
Dual Best & Fairest Winners: Madison Barrie and Georgia Himmelreich Dual Runners Up: Mandy Bell and Kellie Newton MVP: Madison Barrie
2019 Netball Awards for Boronia Brown – presented by Mollie McMahon (Coach)
Best & Fairest Winner: Alex McKaige Runner Up: Alisha Clark MVP: Ebony Williams
2019 Veterans Awards – presented by Greg Joseph (Coach) and Jason Davis (Team Manager)
Best and Fairest and winner of the inaugural Krenn Medal: Kristan Wood
Runner Up: Leigh Cook
2019 Best Club Person Awards – presented by Jackson Taylor MP and Greg Hannon (Senior President). Many thanks to Jackson Taylor MPfor his ongoing support of Boronia Hawks Football Netball Club.
Dual Winners: Geoff Bell and Tim Burgess (accepted on his behalf by Corey Burgess).
The votes for the 2019 Boronia Hawks Senior B&F’s have been counted and the current leaders were announced at the Vote Count Night last Saturday. Here are the current leaders across all of our senior teams, with the actual winners to be announced at the Senior Awards Night on 4 October at the Knox Club!
Bob Henry Medal for Senior Men’s Best & Fairest – up to round 14 of 18
Ryan White 184 – winner in 2016
Corey Burgess 131
Lachie McKernan 127
Jarrod Lake 111
Jack Hare 108
Jake Godwin / Jayden Collins 95
Jake Millen 89
Brenton McAlpine 56
Luke Hannon 52 – winner in 2017 / 2018
Ellen Johnson Medal for Senior Women’s Best & Fairest – up to Round 10 of 15
Amanda Cellante 88 – runner up in 2018
Tegan Doran 77
Briar Forrer-Lacey 62
Sam Mellis 57
Julia Bortoli / Rhiannon Crompton 55
Kat McMahon 48
Demi Thomas 43
Jess Buzinskas 41
Dee Caiafa 26
Kellie Newton Medal for Netball Best & Fairest – up to Round 9 of 14
Madison Barrie 11 – winner in 2018
Kellie Newton 8 – this could be interesting!
Mandy Bell / Rhiannon Crompton / Rebecca Mills 6
Georgia Himmelreich 5
Ally Forrest 4
Leanne Fredericks 2
Alex McKaige 14 – winner in 2018
Ebony Williams 10
Dani Kemp 8
Lizzie Akesson 7
Alisha Clark / Bree Martin 5
Tessa Evans 3
Courtney Krenn 2
Ian McKenzie Medal for Reserves Men Best & Fairest – up to Round 14 of 18
Nathan Allen 141
Luke Leeson 121
Matt Geraghty 91
Jordan Granland 88 – 2017 winner
Brayden Wright 83
Patrick Kinniff 71
Brayden Bowes 68
Jeremy Mason 66
Sean Bell 62
Zack Brasher 51
David Murrihy Medal for Under 19’s Men Best & Fairest – up to Round 14 of 18
Jacob Delrayne 156
Mason Storr 147
Nathan Hare 118
Jordan Price 99
Trent Mellis 89
Harry Fewson 72
James Hoffman / Liam Parkins 51
Hayden Morris 41
Will Morrison 29
The “Who Could it Be” Medal for Veterans Best & Fairest – up to Round 6 of 9
To say our season for the senior men has been a roller coaster would be an understatement. Thankfully, nearly all our injured players are back on the field and, with three games to go, we should have close to a full list vying for a senior game come finals!
It would be great if as many supporters as possible get down to ‘The Hawka’ over the next two weeks to give our teams an extra boost leading into their finals campaigns.
Our senior women’s team kick off at 8:20am this Saturday for their final home and away match of the season, before they commence their first finals campaign at Mulgrave on 18 August. Special thanks must go out to Lace and Snicko (Ray Lacey and Scott Nicholas) for doing a tremendous job coaching our growing list of female players. We began with 9 women last year, but they have built that up to well over 30 this year. With two junior girls teams, who knows where we will be in season 2020!
After the senior game last Saturday, the Mulgrave rooms were just full of Boronia people. Probably 80% Boronia in their homerooms!! The senior umpire said to me; ‘The culture you have at Boronia is just amazing. You have Panda, the Krenn’s at every game and people like Bomma running Coterie – it’s incredible!’ And he is right!
Our 19’s have been incredible with up to 5 eligible players playing senior football in recent weeks! Our Development team is on top and our senior team is half a percentage point off top spot too! Without getting ahead of ourselves, the Club is well placed to have a fair dinkum crack come finals time!
Unfortunately, our two netball teams, Hawks and Brown will be hard pressed to play finals this season with only 2 games to go. The Hawks in Premier Division have won 4 games from 11, with 4 thrillers decided by 4 points or less. The “Brownies” have suffered from injuries all season and have only managed 2 wins so far. On a brighter note, over 30 players have played netball with the Club this season, including a number of “cross overs” from our women’s footy team who are happy to double up for the weekend!
The Vets finished their season under lights in the wilds of South Belgrave last Friday. The boys kicked on to celebrate the end of their season in fine style, because they played some great footy during the year and welcomed many new players to the Club. Thanks to Joey, Jason and the boys for another great season. Success will come!
Off the field, our new lights get installed at Tormore Reserve this week. This is a most exciting development and will give our Club incredible flexibility when fixturing matches in future years. Special thanks to Woody (Kristan Wood) for facilitating this project. In addition, much work has been done behind the scenes to secure funding for a facility upgrade in the next 2 to 3 years. We hope to have some meaningful announcements in the coming months!
Please get behind Murra (David Murrihy) and support our finals hosting program. This is equivalent to a major club sponsorship and we need as many volunteers as possible to make this work!
We have the Presidents Lunch with Matthew Richardson, which is completely sold out, on August 17 and the vote count night after our last match of the season! The senior Awards Night is on 4 October and DOES NOT clash with the Vet’s Footy Trip!
The next 7 weeks could be ‘crazy’ busy but get involved and cheer loudly!!
Senior President, Boronia Hawks Football Netball Club
Boronia Hawks v Lilydale Falcons at 8:20pm at HE Parker Reserve – Jessica Bain, Amanda Bell, Ally Forrest, Georgia Himmelreich, Jessica Hudson, Bec Mills.
Boronia Brown v Coldstream White at 6:45pm at Oxley College – Alisha Clark, Tessa Evans, Danni Kemp, Courtney Krenn, Alex McKaige Sam Mellis, Eliza Stafford.
Boronia Hawks Veterans Squad v South Belgrave at 7:30pm FRIDAY at Belgrave South Reserve – presented by GK Travel & Cruise
21 C. Aaltonen 14 J. Bamford 6 S. Beaton 18 G. Bell 13 R. Bell 22 N. Blomfield 66 L. Burnett 2 M. Clinton 24 L. Cook 11 J. Davis 45 S. Fischer 10 D. Hansby 7 M. James 16 C. Joy 15 C. Krenn 20 S. Lehman 27 B. Notley 28 S. O’Reilly 4 C. Reid 19 A. Rickerby 1 A. Rook 42 M. Ryan 17 D. Spence 23 B. Stewart 3 T. Vining 12 B. Wiesner 34 K. Wood Emergencies: 84 G. Bertram 9 J. Cranfield
Boronia Hawks Senior Women’s Squad v FTG at Wally Tew Reserve at 10:00am on SATURDAY – presented by Knox Leisureworks
40 J. Bortoli 1 J. Buzinskas 15 K. Buzinskas 17 D. Caiafa 37 S. Coates 23 A. Davidson 4 T. Doran 29 T. Evans 14 S. Faull 42 B. Forrer-Lacey 27 L. Kabris 5 B. Kinniff 9 J. Lacey 6 P. Lacey 28 D. Langford 18 Y. Mau 30 A. McKaige 11 K. McMahon 20 S. Mellis 7 A. Penny 16 S. Peril 39 J. Phillips 35 S. Ponton 55 C. Timms 38 C. Wright
Boronia Hawks Under 19’s Squad v Mulgrave at 10:00am at Mulgrave – presented by Choices Flooring
14 J. Gardiner-Hoffman 30 J. O’Neill 17 C. Ng 12 T. Mellis 13 B. Anderson 24 L. Wright 31 Z. Prizmic 5 H. Fewson 2 R. Williams 16 W. Morrison 22 H. Morris 10 N. Smith 3 B. Aughterson 7 L. Parkins 33 M. Cavicchia 28 L. Pickard 8 J. Rule 9 J. Price 1 B. Campbell 19 H. Coles L. Flanagan 26 M. Green 27 K. Schmidtke
Boronia Hawks Development Squad v Mulgrave at 12:05pm at Mulgrave – presented by Dyson Currie Pty Ltd
74 Z. Brasher 71 P. Kinniff 31 D. Romano 5 S. Bell 9 J. Granland 18 T. Dodd 41 K. Milde 32 N. Watson 4 B. Castersen 33 J. Mason 59 L. Watson 18 L. Hare 53 T. Dower 22 M. Geraghty 36 J. Rutherford 42 S. Yule 35 B. Bowes 64 D. Dower 44 B. Bishop 49 M. Goldsack 48 J. Lech 10 C. McDonald 50 J. Mueller 30 J. Neville
Boronia Hawks Senior Men’s Squad v Mulgrave at 2:10pm at Mulgrave – presented by Boronia Dentist
19 B. McAlpine 13 J. Mellis 38 F. Duke 7 C. Burgess 29 J. Godwin 23 J. Collins 15 H. Chinn 24 J. Hare 47 T. Steele 8 J. Hannon 21 N. Hare 17 L. McKernan 42 B. Rapisarda 37 R. White 39 Z. Robinson 52 B. Robertson 1 R. Henderson 16 M. Buzinskas 18 J. Delrayne 12 D. Fairchild 2 L. Hannon 27 L. Leeson
Start sorting out your diary for August and September as we head towards EFL and ERWFL Finals!
In a nutshell, we have four weeks of Division 1 finals at Tormore Reserve; the senior men are aiming to compete in Division 2 finals at East Burwood; the senior women at Mulgrave; and the Veterans at Lilydale.
The Club has a proud record of hosting finals over many years. This is made possible by two things: the superb facilities and playing surface of Tormore Reserve; and the fantastic support of our volunteers who run the match days so seamlessly. We are now asking for volunteers to step forward and offer their help for this year’s final series.
If you can help out in any way during the finals at Tormore please contact Greg Hannon on 0438 616 139, David Murrihy on 0418 542 337, Ellen Johnson for BBQ & Canteen on 0407 672 816 or Ellisa Schmidtke on 0417 593 884.
Things we need to to cover include:
traffic control and car parking;
car boot alcohol inspections at the gate;
canteen and kitchen assistants;
bar staff at two outside bar tents – must have RSA accreditation;
BBQ cooks and helpers for two / three BBQ tents;
delivering supplies to bars and BBQ’s.
** EFL passes for volunteers to gain no-cost admission to the ground will be available for collection from the Clubrooms after 7:00pm on Thursday nights during the finals.