Boronia Hawks are very pleased to announce that Senior Coach, Matthew Clark, has committed to coach the Club for two more years, taking his tenure through to the 2020 and 2021 seasons.
Following the 2018 “triple” premiership in Division 3 in his first year with the Hawks, Matt has the senior team currently sitting second on the Division 2 ladder and looking to finish the home and away season strongly. Matt has earned the respect of all players and supporters with his straight-forward approach and strong planning and communication skills. Matt will be assisted once again by Steve Teakel, one of the most respected coaching gurus in Victorian community football.
In addition, the Club is very pleased to confirm that the entire senior coaching panel has recommitted to the Club for 2020. We have a very experienced team of coaches who have built an excellent learning environment for our players that has also delivered excellent results over the past two seasons.
Please join us in congratulating all coaches on their reappointment. We can all look forward to the further development of the Club and our players in the years to come.
The 2020 Senior Coaching Panel is:
Matthew Clark – Senior Coach
Steve Teakel – Senior Assistant Coach
Drew O’Hare – Senior Assistant Coach
Craig Brockley – Development Squad Coach
Greg Granland – Development Squad Assistant Coach
Craig McKenzie – Under 19’s Coach
Andrew Catley – Under 19’s Assistant Coach
Ray Lacey – Senior Women’s Coach
Scott Nicholas – Senior Women’s Coach
Greg Joseph – Veterans Coach
Other assistant coaches will be announced during the preseason.
The Home & Away season has come to an end with JuniorFinals starting this weekend. We have U12Girls, U12, U13, U16Girls and U17’s heading into Round 1 of Finals. The girls have a bye this week, but the boys are in full swing. It is wonderful and exciting for these teams to have this opportunity. Please get down and support them if you can. All finals details are available on the EFL website.
As always it’s still a busy time of the season. We see Boronia Auskick have it’s last session this coming Friday night. This will be a fun night of games and presentations to all the children. It’s also an opportunity for Auskickers moving up to next Under 8’s to get registered and ready for footy next season.
We have our Under 17 Presentation Evening on Saturday 31 August at the Knox Club. This is quite a formal evening where the Under 17’s dress up in their finest as we announce the winner of the 2019 Ray Lacey Medal for Best & Fairest. It is done this way, as the majority of these players have played their last year of Junior football, so it’s nice to make it special for them. Our Junior Presentation Day for all other Junior Teams will be held on Sunday 8 September. Details will be distributed shortly.
Miller Park is looking a treat and we look forward to heading back there for our 2020 Junior Season. The surface will be an outstanding improvement of what is has been in the past and even Chandler Park became quite boggy by the end of the season.
The Junior Committee has been working hard on strategies to continue to increase numbers for the coming 2020 season. They have also been busy working on building our Boronia Auskick program going forward. Being part of our great Junior Committee is an extremely rewarding process. Knowing that you can have a small impact on improving the club that your children play for is very satisfying. I would encourage any parent who would like to get involved to please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are also seeking Junior Coaches for 2020. All positions are open. If you would like to have an opportunity to coach one of our Junior Teams, please ensure that you put your application in. ALL 2019 coaches and potential coaches for 2020 need to apply for positions, it’s not just a given that this year’s coach will continue into next year. No experience necessary as we will provide you with support and training course necessary to do a great job.
We are loving our new Training/Warm up tops! Another order will be placed prior to the end of August and order forms will be sent out in the next week. Orders will close quickly so ensure you put your order in as soon as the forms are release. We also have great new Sports Bags available across the club. These can be purchased the Club at on Thursday nights.
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
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.
EFL Netball Teams – presented by G.J. Gardner Homes Australia (Wantirna South)
Premier Division Boronia Hawks Squad to play Heathmont Jets at 8:20pm at HE Parker Reserve: Carla Alexander, Madison Barrie, Mandy Bell, Ally Forrest, Rebecca Mills, Kellie Newton plus one TBA.
Division 4 Boronia Brown Squad to play Norwood Gold at 9:30pm at Fairhills High: Alisha Clark, Danni Kemp, Courtney Krenn, Bree Martin, Alex McKaige, Eliza Stafford, Ebony Williams plus one TBA.
Boronia Hawks Under 19’s Squad v Mitcham at 10:00am at Walker Park – presented by IGA Alchester
5 H. Fewson 31 Z. Prizmic 26 M. Green 24 L. Wright 30 J. O’Neill 17 C. Ng 18 J. Delrayne 2 R. Williams 3 B. Aughterson 16 W. Morrison 12 T. Mellis 33 M. Cavicchia 10 N. Smith 14 J. Gardiner-Hoffman 28 L. Pickard 8 J. Rule 9 J. Price 19 H. Coles 4 C. Eccles 29 H. Rouse C Dunkinson
53 T. Dower 17 T. Dodd 51 Z. Dower 64 D. Dower 18 L. Hare 33 J. Mason 78 S. Bramstedt 4 B. Castersen 73 R. Migues 5 S. Bell 71 P. Kinniff 74 Z. Brasher 46 D. Collins 9 J. Granland 28 J. Rambaldo 40 B. Wright 22 M. Geraghty 3 N. Allen 44 B. Bishop 68 C. Dunster 48 J. Lech 27 L. Leeson 10 C. McDonald 76 K Notley
Boronia Hawks Senior Men’s Squad v Mitcham at 2:10pm at Walker Park – presented by Dyson Currie Pty Ltd
6 M. Storr 12 D. Fairchild 37 R. White 24 J. Hare 7 C. Burgess 21 N. Hare 2 L. Hannon 15 H. Chinn 39 Z. Robinson 42 B. Rapisarda 38 F. Duke 47 T. Steele 23 J. Collins 8 J. Hannon 19 B. McAlpine 34 J. Millen 13 J. Mellis 29 J. Godwin 1 R. Henderson 17 L. McKernan 52 B. Robertson 16 M. Buzinskas
Boronia Hawks Senior Women’s Squad v Rowville at 3:30pm SUNDAY at Eildon Park – presented by Knox Leisureworks
1 J Buzinskas 2 A Cellante 4 T Doran 6 P Lacey 7 A Penny 9 J Lacey 11 K McMahon 12 C Fay 14 S Faull 15 K Buzinskas 16 S Peril 17 D Caiafa 18 Y Mau 20 S Mellis 24 R Crompton 26 K Little 27 L Kabris 28 D Langford 29 T Evans 30 A McKaige 32 E Nicholas 35 S Ponton 37 S Coates 38 C Wright 40 J Bortoli
Boronia Hawks have partnered with our neighbours at Knox Leisureworksonce again in 2019 to provide a fantastic health and fitness facility for our players, members and supporters.
As part of this partnership, we are proud to announce that Zack Brasher will be sponsored by Knox Leisureworks with a 12 months Platinum Membership!
This is a great opportunity for Zack, who recently made his senior debut with the Hawka, and demonstrates the Club’s commitment to providing a high performance environment for our players.
Stand by for another exciting announcement regarding our partnership with Knox Leisureworks, but in the meantime please see what they have to offer by clicking on this link: https://www.knoxleisureworks.com.au
Boronia Hawks Football Netball Club has joined a community of more than 400 Victorian sporting clubs that are committed to an environment free from sports betting sponsorship.
This includes our partners from elite sporting clubs, including all 10 Victorian AFL clubs, and state sporting bodies including Football Victoria, Cricket Victoria and AFL Victoria.
There is strong community concern about sports betting advertising, especially the potential impact on young people. Young people may think that gambling is a normal part of sport, or that you can’t enjoy sport without having a bet.
By saying no to sports betting sponsorship, your club is playing an important role in reducing young people’s exposure to sports betting promotion.
The Boronia Hawks Board, Senior Committee and Junior Committee all got together last night for a joint meeting to review the season so far.
Club Chairman, Scott Nicholas, took the group through the Club’s successes for the year, with briefings from Wayne Preston (Fundraising and Facilities), Samantha Dunkinson (Auskick), Karen Little (Family Day), Candyce Wright (Female Football), Ellisa Schmidtke (Junior Football), Andrew Catley (Coach Support), David Nicholas (Finance) and Ashley Johnston (Senior Football).
Scott highlighted how all the initiatives are consistent with the Club’s Values and are delivering on our Strategic Plan. Greg Hannon concluded the discussion by highlighting the tremendous people involved in the Club’s leadership and the sense of pride and commitment from the collective committees.
Players, sponsors and supporters can be assured that the Club is being well managed and that the passion of our volunteers will continue to grow and develop Boronia Hawks as a great family sporting club.
We welcomed Shane (facilitator) and Cindy (welfare champion) from OTLR to the Club and they were very impressed to see such a great attendance. Cindy commented the she normally gets around all the tables but that it just wasn’t possible last night due to the size of the group.
Congratulations to one of our players who spoke openly to the group last night to share his journey with mental welfare. This willingness to talk about the issues triggered a lot of really beneficial conversations throughout the room. It so often helps to talk to others.
Many thanks to Wayne Preston for his work in arranging the session. We can really look forward to a second session in around six weeks that will cover “Culture and Leadership.
Boronia Hawks v Lilydale Falcons at Knox Regional Court 1 @ 7.45pm Carla Alexander, Madison Barrie, Mandy Bell, Ally Forrest, Leanne Fredericks, Georgia Himmelreich, Bec Mills, Kellie Newton.
Boronia Brown v Kilsyth Cougars Black, Gloria Pyke Court 2 @ 6.45pm Lizzie Akesson, Alisha Clark, Tess Evans, Dani Kemp, Courtney Krenn, Bree Martin, Eliza Stafford, Sarah Coates.
Boronia Hawks Under 19’s Squad v Mulgrave at 10:00am at Tormore Reserve – presented by Ringwood Training
33 M. Cavicchia 7 L. Parkins 12 T. Mellis 3 B. Aughterson 10 N. Smith 9 J. Price 1 B. Campbell 24 L. Wright 2 R. Williams 5 H. Fewson 16 W. Morrison 17 C. Ng 4 C. Eccles 30 J. O’Neill 21 N. Hare 28 L. Pickard 18 J. Delrayne 8 J. Rule 26 M. Green 22 H. Morris 31 Z. Prizmic
Boronia Hawks Development Squad v Mulgrave at 12:05pm at Tormore Reserve – presented by Dyson Currie Pty Ltd
76 K. Notley 28 J. Rambaldo 56 R. Kennedy 5 S. Bell 74 P. Kinniff 38 F. Duke 41 K. Milde 58 J. Purdon 78 S. Bramstedt 9 J. Granland 33 J. Mason 18 L. Hare 35 H. Betts 48 J. Lech 18 T. Dodd 68 C. Dunster 10 C. McDonald 51 Z. Dower 44 B. Bishop 73 R. Migues 50 J. Mueller 8 J. Neville 40 B. Wright 42 S. Yule.
Boronia Hawks Senior Men’s Squad v Mulgrave at 2:10pm at Tormore Reserve – presented by Boronia Dentist
14 J. Bolton 24 J. Hare 11 J. Lake 29 J. Godwin 13 J. Mellis 7 C. Burgess 16 M. Buzinskas 64 D. Dower 23 J. Collins 15 H. Chinn 8 J. Hannon 52 B. Robertson 12 D. Fairchild 37 R. White 39 Z. Robinson 47 T. Steele 42 B. Rapisarda 34 J. Millen 3 N. Allen 74 Z. Brasher 22 M. Geraghty 32 N. Watson
IN: J. Bolton, J Hannon, B Robertson, Z. Robinson, B. Rapisarda. OUT: B. Bowes, L. Watson, B. McAlpine, F. Duke, L. Leeson.
Boronia Hawks Veterans Squad v Coldstream at 2:30pm SUNDAY at Chandler Park – presented by Allstate Refrigeration Services
21 C. Aaltonen 8 M. Adrian 14 J. Bamford 6 S. Beaton 18 G. Bell 13 R. Bell G. Bertram 22 N. Blomfield 2 M. Clinton 24 L. Cook 45 S. Fischer 5 D. Hanrahan 7 M. James 16 C. Joy 15 C. Krenn 25 G. Krenn 20 S. Lehman M. Papworth 4 C. Reid 19 A. Rickerby 1 A. Rook 42 M. Ryan 17 D. Spence 23 B. Stewart 3 T. Vining 34 K. Wood.
15 K. Buzinskas 17 D. Caiafa 2 A. Cellante 37 S. Coates 24 R. Crompton 23 A. Davidson 4 T. Doran 29 T. Evans 14 S. Faull 12 C. Fay 42 B. Forrer-Lacey 27 L. Kabris 5 B. Kinniff 9 J. Lacey 28 D. Langford 18 Y. Mau 11 K. McMahon 20 S. Mellis 32 E. Nicholas 7 A. Penny 16 S. Peril 39 J. Phillips 8 D. Thomas