Hawka Training Singlets are now Available!

Our new training singlets have now arrived and will be available for sale at senior training nights from Monday or on our new online store! We have men’s and women’s styles for $35.

Junior sizes for boys and girls will be be available for sale for $30 at the Junior Rego Day on Sunday 16 February.

Keep an eye out for the launch of our on-line store – COMING SOON!

A big thank you to our great supporters at Allstate Refrigeration Services, Bark King and Brighton Gas for their generous support of our preseason program.

Great deals on Holden Colorados!


Our great supporters at Ferntree Gully Holden & HSV have fantastic offers on Colorados for January! FREE Towbar, $3,000 minimum trade in, 7 Years FREE servicing and 5 Years Warranty!

Boronia Hawks receive a generous rebate on every vehicle sold! Contact our Senior President, Greg “Flash” Hannon on 0438 616 130 to make sure you get the best deal, always available to anyone from the Hawks including family and friends!


Interested in Netball with Boronia in 2020?

Boronia Hawks are on the look out for new players to come and join us for Friday Night EFNL Netball! We are aiming for four teams in 2020 and are always ready to welcome new players. Our teams cater to all skill levels, including Premier Division where we won the premierships in 2014 and 2017.

If you are interested in playing as a regular or a fill-in, or being involved in coaching, please contact Sherridan Leeson, our Netball Manager, at sherridanm@gmail.com or Kat McMahon, our Senior Secretary, at seniors.boroniahawks@gmail.com


Vale Peter Allen

It is with great sadness that the Club learns today of the passing of Peter Allen. Pete has battled with ill health for several years, but never lost his cheerful and chatty nature as he faced ongoing treatment. He was a great supporter of his children’s sporting activities, both footy and basketball, and was always a regular at Boronia matches to watch Nick and Nathan in action. 

In latter years, he felt the chill and spent most of the day watching, and possibly dozing, in a car by the fence. Generally of a quiet disposition, he could be quite loud if one of his boys copped one high. Advice to the umpire was not unknown either. There was no prouder father than Pete last September when Nathan was named Blue Ribbon Medallist in the Reserves’s Grand Final win.

Pete will be sadly missed for many years to come. Our sincere love and sympathy goes out to Nathan, Nick, Caitlin, Pip and their extended families.

The service to celebrate the life of Pete Allen is on Wednesday 22nd January at 2pm at the Knox Chapel, Alison Monkhouse, cnr Stud Rd and Burwood Hwy, Wantirna. 

Following the ceremony Pete’s family will come together again with family and friends at the Knox Club, Elms Function Room.


Men’s Preseason Training Kicks Off!

Boronia Hawks’ first preseason training session for the 2020 season is on Thursday 22 January at 6:00pm at Tormore Reserve.

All senior men, under 19’s and under 17’s are required to attend. BYO water. Runners only – no footy boots.

New under 17’s and 19’s players are very welcome to come down for a kick. Get your mates down to play with the Hawka this season.

Training will continue on Monday and Wednesday nights at Tormore Reserve until the changeover with the Boronia Cricket Club in late March.

  • Senior Enquiries: Ashley Johnston on 0433 365 286
  • U19’s Enquiries: Craig McKenzie on 0413 329 790
  • U17’s Enquiries: Pierre Schumann on 0409 181 086

Inaugural Hawka Golf Day

Boronia Hawks are very proud to host their Inaugural Hawka Golf Day at the Waterford Valley Golf Club on 27 March 2020.

Invitations to play are cordially extended to to all players, members, sponsors and associates of the Hawks to join us for this great event.


Book now to avoid disappointment!

Book your groups now via following this link to TryBooking.

Premium Hole Sponsorships available for holes 1, 10 and 18 for $1,000 inc GST. This covers four golfers and all other entitlements. (Update: The premium 1st and 18th holes have already been snapped up by Ferntree Gully Motor Group and Sevron. The 10th is still available).

Hole Sponsorships are available for the 15 other holes for $900 inc GST, covering four golfers and all entitlements.

Golf Groups are available for $700 inc GST to cover four golfers and all entitlements,

Golf Singles are available for one player at $200 inc GST with all entitlements.


LOCATION

Waterford Valley Golf Club
161 Bunjil Way, Knoxfield, Victoria 3180

Please contact Wayne Preston on 0400 549 216 or Grant Bertram on 0433 950 847 for all enquiries.


Women’s Footy “Come and Try Night”

Make your New Year’s resolution giving women’s football a try!

Boronia Hawks Football Netball Club are inviting interested people to come and try this coming Thursday 16 January, before regular training starts back for 2020.

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 then run Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6pm to 7:30pm at Boronia K-12 College, starting on Tuesday 21 January 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.

GO HAWKA!


A Special Offer from Knox Leisureworks!

For the month of January 2020 – Knox Leisureworks is excited to offer staff & players at Boronia Football Netball Club with:

– $0 Joining Fee & first 30 days for only $30

– Ongoing 20% discount off Platinum Membership (usually $25.95 per week) – including 24/7 gym access, group fitness, pool usage and much more!

– No Contract

– No Cancellation fees

Players or staff wishing to take advantage of this deal or looking for any other information need to fill out this form – http://visit.news/boronia9 and we’ll contact them to organise a membership.

Top 10 Hawka Highlights of the Decade

Let’s take a quick look back at the Top 10 Hawka Highlights of the Decade from 2010 to 2019, a decade of huge change for Boronia Hawks that will take the Club in to the Twenties in great shape! Apologies to everyone who doesn’t get a well-deserved mention – I’m thinking of you Jess Bolton and Tim Currie! All opinions in this article are those of your Editor and are not the official views of the Club.

10. Lachie Watson’s Mark of the Year in 2016

Lachie Watson has taken a few huge grabs over the journey, but he was immortalised by the sharp video work of Brad Phillips as Watto took the best Hawka mark of the decade and won the EFL Play of the Year. The mark even drew comparisons with the best aerial work of Paul Marshall and Craig Beattie – enough said.

Lachie Watson on the way down with a different spectacular mark on the same day at Silvan!

9. Alex McKaige wins 3 Netball B&F’s

Alex McKaige is a double-dipper, playing both netball and footy with the Hawka in 2019, but has taken home three netball B&F’s in four seasons with Boronia Brown in 2016, 2017 and 2019. Alex also took out her first Kellie Newton Medal for the Club B&F in 2019.

Alex McKaige keeping things under control with Courtney Krenn always in support.

8. Lachie McKernan 4 years as Senior Captain

Lachie McKernan joined some of the great champs of yesteryear as he captained the senior men for the fourth consecutive season in 2019. Other notables to achieve this recognition of leadership include N. McNeil 1961-64, P. Harrington 1968-71, Michael Passmore 1991-94 and Peter Farrell 2001 to 2004.

Lachie McKernan provided great leadership for the Hawks and won a coveted mid-field spot in the EFL Team of the Year in 2019.

7. Mitch Mellis 3 Junior League B&F’s

Mitch Mellis won EFL Junior League B&F’s in 2011, 2013 and 2014 plus six Junior Club B&F’s. That’s a sure sign of an extraordinary player, which has been borne out in 2019 as Mitch represented Vic Metro, was runner-up in the Eastern Ranges B&F and was signed by traditional powerhouse Williamstown FC.

Mitch Mellis in his last game for the Hawks before being called up full-time to Eastern Ranges.

6. Dean Grice 3 Club B&F’s and 2 League B&F’s

The incomparable Dean Grice won three of his six Bob Henry Medals in this decade and two of his four League B&F’s. It would have been more except for a season with Port Melbourne and a severe knee injury. Gricey also kicked the Hawka’s Goal of the Decade in the storm at Mitcham in 2011 when he played the single best game by a Hawka that your Editor has seen in the last 24 years.

Mitch Wright coming in for the Shepherd of the Decade to assist Dean Grice with the Goal of the Decade.

5. Boronia Auskick rebooted in 2018.

Boronia Auskick Centre was rebooted for a new era as it moved to Friday nights at Tormore Reserve for the 2018 season. With a huge 90 registrations that year Auskick Co-ordinator Luke Biddau opened up new opportunities for boys and girls to learn their footy with the Hawks. Samantha Dunkinson took over the role of Co-ordinator in 2019 and took the Centre to a new level of success with increased participation, diversity, sponsorships and accreditation as an All Abilities centre. Auskick has been an outstanding success, bringing back memories of the late 90’s when the Club had over three hundred Auskickers.

Heath Rouse and Kyle Schmidtke were just two of the many willing helpers that were teaching our future champs in 2018.

4. Inaugural EFL Netball Premiership in 2014

The EFL launched it’s fledgling netball competition in 2014 with only one division, a far cry from the nine divisions in 2019. Boronia was the only club to field two teams due to the outstanding recruiting efforts of Kellie Newton. Boronia maintained it’s edge on the competition by winning the inaugural premiership under the coaching of Matt Bundy. Jess Thomson scored over 400 goals and Steph McNay won the inaugural League B&F. Another Premier Division flag followed in 2017.

The mighty Boronia Hawks won the flag under the leadership of co-captains Kellie Newton and Rebecca Mills.

3. The One Club Initiative in 2017

In a masterstroke of foresight, planning and co-operation, the Club’s Senior President, Kristan Wood and Junior President, Ellisa Schmidtke, worked together to unite seniors and juniors under the banner of ONE CLUB – the newly named Boronia Hawks Football Club. This provided the Club with a seamless pathway from Auskick to Junior Footy to Youth Footy to Senior Footy and eventually Veterans. Despite all the administrative challenges of integration, the Board and Committees worked hard and achieved a truly unified Club.

The One Club Volunteer Induction Day in November 2017 brought together some of the senior and junior officials and volunteers.

2. Women’s Footy

It all started in 2017 when two girls, Demi Thomas and Brynie Kinniff, turned up to our Junior Registration Day and signed up to play Women’s Footy. Next we needed to find a coach and, after many possibilities, Club Legend Ray Lacey stepped forward for the Hawks once again with Senior President Scott Nicholas as assistant and eventual Co-Coach.

Nine “possible” players attended the first training session and a few months later fourteen players then turned out for the first practice match – a somewhat discouraging loss by 185 points, all part of the learning experience. But the girls loved it and the word soon spread as new players kept turning up to join a truly inclusive, supportive and fun team environment. Goals were rare and the first win didn’t come until August 2018, but the excitement was infectious and created a whole new feeling around the Club.

More girls, goals and wins followed in 2019 as the Hawks launched two teams for junior girls. The Under 16’s even enjoyed premiership success as a merged team with Knox. Women’s football is booming and Boronia is moving to two senior teams in 2020 and is also hoping to increase our participation for junior girls to keep growing the Club’ female footy program.

Bottom of the ladder in 2018 but still a hugely successful season for the senior women that was followed up by a finals appearance in 2019.

The Number 1 Hawker Highlight of the Decade – The 2018 Triple Premiership!

The 2018 season had been reasonably successful, with seniors, reserves and under 19’s all making the finals. The pundits around the Club said the seniors were a rough chance despite Ringwood’s dominance; the Two’s were our best bet; and the 19’s would need a huge turnaround to overcome Heathmont and Waverley Blues.

We got off to a rough start in the first week with the One’s putting in a shocker against Scoresby and the 19’s getting soundly beaten by Waverley Blues. Then it all turned around …… the three Hawka teams progressed to the Triple Header Grand Final Day with six wins in weeks 2 and 3 of the finals series. The 19’s just scraped in for a tilt at the flag with a three point thriller over Heathmont.

The 19’s were now on fire and Craig McKenzie’s boys set the benchmark for the whole Grand Final day with a nail biting 5 point win over the favourites in the Grand Final. The astute Craig Brockley ensured that the D Squad did not let a golden opportunity slip and recorded a convincing 20 point win over the strong and experienced Scoresby. The stage was now set for the seniors and they delivered in spades, with team lifting goals inspiring both the players and the large crowd of Boronia’s faithful supporters. A sixteen point margin at the end saw the previously undefeated Ringwood being outgunned by a tremendous team effort that started with the planning from coach Matt Clark and his brains trust. A memorable day for the Hawka, with the first triple premiership since 1969.

2018 Premiership Captains Fletcher Duke, Lachie McKernan and Dane Romano share the podium after the incredible Triple Premiership.