Boronia Hawks Board and Committees for 2020

Boronia Hawks Football Netball Club Inc is pleased to announce that the following Club members were elected as office bearers for the 2020 season.


Chairman: Scott Nicholas
Senior President: Greg Hannon
Junior President: Kristan Wood
Director, Administration: Tanya Parkins
Finance Director: David Nicholas
Director, Community and Inclusion: Karen Little


Senior President: Greg Hannon
VP Corporate Relations: Wayne Preston
VP Social & Player Welfare: Nathan Allen
Football Director: Ashley Johnston
Senior Secretary: Kathleen McMahon
Senior Treasurer: Andrea Le Marquand
Netball Manager: Sherridan Leeson
Match Day Manager: Tim Currie
General Committee: Jason Davis
General Committee: Ye Jeffries

Members of sub-committees: Samantha Dunkinson, Grant Bertram, Ben Robertson, Jarryd Rutherford and Phil Vanderift.


Junior President: Kristan Wood
Junior Vice President: Samantha Dunkinson
Junior Secretary: Carolyn Wood
Junior Treasurer: Rachel Odgers
Junior Registrar: Stacey Peril
Junior Female Football Co-ordinator: Candyce Wright
Junior Team Manager Co-ordinator: Victoria Butler
Junior Coaching Co-ordinator: Andrew Catley 

Recruiting Announcement – Presented by BARK KING

Boronia Hawks are very happy to announce to all members and supporters that JACOB PATERSON will be back to Boronia in 2020.

After a season off after the Reserves Premiership in 2018, Patto will be back kicking goals for the Hawks to add to his tally of 180 senior goals. This is on top of his outstanding tally of 91 goals for the Under 19’s, including 70 in 2014.  
He also kicked 19 goals in one game against Silvan Reserves in 2016.

Please get around Patto and welcome him back to the Hawka!

Boronia Women’s Pre-season Training

Boronia Hawks Football Netball Club are ready to start pre-season training for the 2020 season.

Join in the fun, learn some new skills, meet some new friends and develop your fitness in a welcoming and inclusive team environment.

Training will run Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6pm to 7:30pm at Boronia K-12 College, starting on 19 November 2019.

The Club will be fielding two sides for the first time, giving all players the opportunity to develop at their appropriate level. No football experience required.

BYO drink bottle, and make sure you wear comfortable clothes and runners. No football boots required.

For more information please contact Scott on 0403 238 494.


Recruiting Announcement – presented by BARK KING

Boronia Hawks are very pleased to announce to all members and supporters that SEAN YOUNG will be joining the Club in 2020.

Sean played a season with Boronia in the Under 17’s Lacey Squad back in 2012. He then moved back to his junior club, Wantirna South, where he has played 115 senior games since, including the 2014 Premiership under Matt Clark and Steve Teakel.

Sean won the Under 19’s B&F at Wantirna South in 2013; he was runner-up in the EFL’s Trojan Young Gun Award; and he was named in the EFL’s Division 2 Team of the Year in 2017 as a key defender.

He is a great bloke with many mates at Boronia and will slot in very well. At 23 years of age, we are delighted to have Sean back to Boronia. Please make him feel very welcome!

Social Media Platforms

There has been some discussion over the past two days regarding access for our volunteers to the Club’s social media platforms. On behalf of the Club’s Board I would like to let all supporters know that it was agreed at our Board meeting in September that we will review and change our approach to Social Media as we head in to 2020. 

There will be more news on this as our new Board and Committee members settle in to their roles over the next two months. The main objective is that the Club is fully compliant with best practice for the use of social media by community clubs. This is consistent with the Club’s Social Media Policy, which is available for your reference on our website.

A key component of our policy is that all volunteers publishing on behalf of the Club have undertaken appropriate training so that they fully understand our policy and our reasonable expectations in respect of social media posts by club members and supporters.  Please click on the link above to read the policy and feel free to ask any questions that you may have. 

David Nicholas for the BHFNC Board.

Recruiting Announcement – presented by BARK KING!

Boronia Hawks are very pleased to announce to all members and supporters that former junior JACOB FARRELL will be Back to Boronia in 2020.

Son of Boronia legend, Peter Farrell, Jacob started with Boronia Juniors back in 2005 in Under 9’s. He has spent the last few years with FTG where Pete was Senior Coach, but is very happy to get back in the brown and gold for a fresh start with his footy.

With 139 games for Boronia, and 46 senior games with FTG, “Faz” is now a bigger and stronger senior footballer who can play as a key defender.

The club is absolutely thrilled to have the Farrell family back at the Club. Please get around Jacob and make him feel like he is truly back home!

Major Recruiting Announcement – presented by Bark King

Boronia Hawks is very excited to announce to members and supporters that TAYLOR LEGGATE will be joining the Hawks for 2020.

Taylor is joining the Hawks from Wantirna South as a highly credentialed recruit with a great CV and lot of good footy still ahead of him. He has of course been coached for several years by Matt Clark and Steve Teakel, who know that he is both a great footballer and a terrific person.

Taylor is around the 6’2″ mark, plays as a midfielder, and is very capable of kicking goals when swung up forward. At only 27 years of age, he has played over 150 senior games at Wantirna South, after playing his early footy with Bayswater and Eastern Ranges.

He has won three Club B&F’s at Wantirna South, kicked almost 200 goals, and was a key player in their 2014 Division 3 premiership under Clarky’s coaching. Taylor has been named 6 times in the EFL Team of the Year, which is a great indicator of how highly he is regarded by opposition coaches.

Taylor can’t wait to get around the boys and get stuck in to a big preseason. Please make sure that you make Taylor and his family feel very welcome in joining us at the Hawka.


Boronia Hawks is very pleased to announce to members and supporters that Tom Long will be joining the Hawks for 2020 after an outstanding junior career with Mordialloc-Braeside and most recently, Noble Park Under 19’s.

Tom is the nephew of Club great, Tim Currie, and is all set to play great footy with the Hawka.

Tom’s CV includes:

  • Six times Best & Fairest at Mordialloc-Braeside;
  • SMJFL Under 17 Division 1 League Best & Fairest;
  • TAC Cup with Sandringham Dragons 2017-2018;
  • EFL Premier Division Under 19’s Premiership Player at Noble Park in 2018;
  • Most Inspirational Player – Noble Park Under 19’s in 2018;
  • SMJFL Division 1 Premiership Player in 2014 & 2017;
  • SMJFL Inter-league BOG in 2017;
  • Club Captain from Under 14’s to Under 17’s;
  • Premiership Coach SMJFL Under 17’s Division 1 in 2019.

Please get around him and make Tom feel very welcome at the Hawks!

Andy Phillips is back for 2020

Boronia Hawks are very pleased to announce to all members and supporters that 2018 Premiership Player, ANDY PHILLIPS, will be back to Boronia in 2020.

After a year off to concentrate on studies at Monash, a fully fit Andy will add his trademark pace and foot skills to the Hawks line up in the coming season.

Please welcome Andy and family back to the Club when preseason kicks off in November.

Announcement from EFL: 2020 Divisional Structure

The Eastern Football League has officially announced its 2020 competition structure across all five senior men’s divisions.

Commencement Date & Competition Structure

The 2020 season for all senior men’s divisions will commence on Saturday 4th April.

The Board received an application from East Burwood to be promoted to Division 3 in 2020, that request was approved. The senior men’s divisional structure is listed below; please note that as per 2019, Premier and Division 1 will be a top 5 finals series with all other divisions, top 4.

Premier: 10 teams | 18 rounds – All teams play twice; the fixture will feature a split round bye in early July.

Division 1: 10 teams | 18 rounds – All teams play twice; no competition-wide byes except Easter and Queen’s Birthday.

Division 2: 8 teams | 18 rounds – All teams play twice, and a further four sides three times; the fixture will feature a split round bye in early July. Clubs are ranked 1 to 8, teams will play two of the top four ranked teams three times and two of the bottom four ranked teams three times.

Division 3: 9 teams | 18 rounds – All teams play twice with two fixtured byes, no competition-wide byes except Easter and Queen’s Birthday.

Division 4: 8 teams | 16 rounds – All teams play twice and a further two sides three times – fixture will feature a split round bye in early July, the final make up of fixture weighting is to be confirmed.

2020 Divisional Structure: 

BoroniaWarrandyteSurrey Park
RowvilleBayswaterTemp.DonvaleForest Hill
NorwoodUpper FTGThe BasinWhitehorse Nuna-
Noble ParkEast
MulgraveGlen Wav. HawksKilsyth
Doncaster EastMitcham