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.
Thanks once again to Jackson Taylor MP for his great support of our Club through the COVID-19 support package for community sport and recreation bodies.
It is a tough time for all community clubs, and our footy and netball players and supporters are naturally disappointed, but understanding of the cancellation of our senior seasons. It is good to know that you and Dan Andrews are looking out for the grassroots sporting clubs that are so important to suburban and country Victoria.
Thank you also to our Special K Team, Karen Little and Kerryn Westcott who are doing a brilliant job in seeking grants for the Club to support our programs. We are very grateful to these two ladies who put in the time and effort to work through complicated grants applications for the benefit of all club members.
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.
Boronia Hawks Football Netball Club is delighted to welcome back Fletchers Mooroolbark as a GOLD PARTNER for Season 2020.
This the third year of our partnership with Fletchers Mooroolbark. The Club is very grateful for the long term commitment offered by Fletchers and their particular focus on supporting our junior teams.
We are proud to say that the entire rollout of our new jumpers to all junior teams over the past two years was entirely funded by Fletchers. As we expand our program for junior girls in 2020 we will once again see the generosity of Fletchers in real terms as the girls run out in new jumpers.
Please join us all in thanking Daniel Bolton – Fletchers Real Estate, Director & Auctioneer and the team at Fletchers for their tremendous support of the Hawks.
Boronia Hawks Football Netball Club Inc is pleased to announce that the following Club members were elected as office bearers for the 2020 season.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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
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).