Boronia Hawks are very excited to announce that we have entered in to a new partnership agreement with our banker of many years, Community Bank Wantirna, part of the Bendigo Bank group.
For those new to the Community Bank model, it is a concept unique from the other big banks. The majority of profits derived from customers that bank at our branch are invested back into the community in a range of ways. This means that our customers are investing back into their own community, into local schools, not for profit organisations, clubs, societies, youth development programs, community centres and the like.
The Club’s finance team have always been impressed by the very friendly and helpful team at Wantirna Mall and have appreciated their assistance as we upgraded our banking processes in recent years.
We are now taking this great relationship a step further as we proudly announce that Community Bank Wantirna will be the jumper sponsor for our two senior women’s football teams from 2020 to 2022.
“As Australia’s fifth largest retail bank, we provide our 1.7 million customers with competitive products, innovative service, and the ability to bank with confidence wherever they are in the world. We give back to communities, and hold true to our values. We’re Bendigo Bank. The better big bank.”
All members of the Boronia Hawks community are strongly encouraged to check out the full range of banking services offered by Bendigo Bank by visiting their website. Alternately, contact the branch for a discussion on personal and business banking with branch manager, John Tiganis.
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.
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.
On behalf of our senior committee, I’d like to wish everyone a safe and happy Christmas period. This time of the year is always an opportune time to reflect on the year past and search for what we have to look forward to in the year ahead. I would argue strongly that the role of a community football/netball club has never been more important.
The digital world has offered us so much but with it comes greater levels of anxiety, mental health issues and disconnection from society. What does a club like Boronia Hawks offer? We offer a community of friends that actually talk to each other, that offer support to each other and that offers a ‘home’ away from home for people to ‘escape’ the pressures of day to day life and to be with people that have a similar aspiration – to make our community club be as good as it can be.
Our club is very much a community. We have people from a variety of backgrounds and on the whole, we treat each other with great respect and care. I know this because new people that join our club tell me how welcoming we are and how much they value our club ‘culture.’
No club is perfect, but if we all work together with a solution focussed mindset, great things can be achieved!
This season saw our teams play finals; we invested in technology to support our coaching/playing group; we invested in player well-being programs and we invested in capital works ( new ground lighting ). We were able to do this and still be vigilant in managing our expenditures and ensuring that we can offer our players a ‘high performance’ environment to play in.
Every year players leave and players join our club. For those who have decided to leave ‘The Hawka,’ we wish you nothing but great success and enjoyment at your new homes. Clearly understand, you are always welcome back at Tormore. Do not be strangers! To those that have joined us, we look forward to welcoming you to our club. For those like Harry and Andy who are returning, it’s great to have you back boys!
Thank you to everyone that has supported me in my first year as Club President and I hope you all have a great summer break with your families.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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).
Boronia Hawks hosted Jessie Doull from AFL Victoria and Troy Swainston from Eastern Football League last night for the presentation of AFL funding for the outstanding new sports light installation at Tormore Reserve.
Jessie is AFL Victoria’s Facilities and Planning Manager and was instrumental in the success of our submission for funding under the AFL’s Facilities Development Reserve. This funding was in addition to the federal funding from the Australian Sports Commission with the great support of Alan Tudge MP.
Club Chairman, Scott Nicholas said “Thanks to everyone at the Club for your contributions to this project, large or small. It was a great example of a number of people across the Club coming together to make it happen!”
“Particular thanks to Kerryn Westcott for the initial application, David Nicholas for his assistance in crunching the numbers and making the financials work, and Kristan Wood for his work in managing the project. Finally Greg “Flash” Hannon for his work behind the scenes to bring this all together!”
“Great work team, with an outcome that will benefit the club for many years to come!”
Building on the success from 2018 and 2019 seasons, Boronia Hawks intends to expand our program to have Senior Womens and Development teams in 2020. Come and have a kick at our Come and Try Night, meet some of the players and learn more about the 2020 season;
Thursday 19 September, 6pm to 7:30pm
Tormore Reserve, Tormore Road, Boronia.
Boronia is a perfect destination club: • If you’ve previously played football or other sports and want to develop your football skills, knowledge fitness and take your game to another level • If you’re new to the game and are looking to learn new skills, get active, meet new friends and be part of a team.
All ages and abilities welcome (16+), no prior football or sporting experience is required.
Come and be part of a fun, welcoming and inclusive club where men’s and women’s programs are embedded into the club.
Coaching and volunteer positions also available. Female applicants are encouraged to apply, support is also available to undertake training or coaching accreditation.
For more information please contact:
Coaches: Ray Lacey 0429 511 509 Scott Nicholas 0403 238 494
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