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.


Team Selections for 28th & 29th June

EFL Netball: Boronia Brown v Knox Red at 6.30pm FRIDAY at HE Parker Court 2 – presented by G.J. Gardner Homes Australia

Alex McKaige, Courtney Krenn, Alisha Clark, Eliza Stafford, Tessa Evans, Lizzie Akesson, Ebony Williams and Sam Mellis.

Boronia Hawks have a bye in Premier Division.

Boronia Hawks Senior Women’s Squad v Blackburn at 8:20am Saturday at Tormore Reserve – presented by Boronia Dentist

40 J. Bortoli 15 K. Buzinskas 17 D. Caiafa 2 A. Cellante 37 S. Coates 24 R. Crompton 4 T. Doran 29 T. Evans 14 S. Faull 42 B. Forrer-Lacey 5 B. Kinniff 6 P. Lacey 28 D. Langford 26 K. Little 18 Y. Mau 11 K. McMahon 20 S. Mellis 22 D. Millott 32 E. Nicholas 7 A. Penny 16 S. Peril 35 S. Ponton 8 D. Thomas 55 C. Timms 38 C. Wright.

Boronia Hawks Under 19’s Squad v East Burwood at 10.10am Saturday at Tormore Reserve – presented by Glenbrae Signs

3 B. Aughterson 14 J. Gardiner-Hoffman 33 M. Cavicchia 1 L. Flanagan 10 N. Smith 16 W. Morrison L. McKinnon 18 J. Delrayne 2 R. Williams 12 T. Mellis 22 H. Morris 17 C. Ng 26 M. Green 8 J. Rule 24 L. Wright 28 L. Pickard 5 H. Fewson 31 Z. Prizmic 3 L. Armstrong 19 H. Coles 30 J. O’Neill 9 J. Price 29 H. Rouse C Westcott

Boronia Hawks Development Squad v Ringwood at 12:20pm Saturday at Tormore Reserve – presented by Dyson Currie Pty Ltd

76 K. Notley 28 J. Rambaldo 56 R. Kennedy 9 J. Granland 71 P. Kinniff 74 Z. Brasher 44 B. Bishop 41 K. Milde 3 N. Allen 73 R. Migues 8 J. Neville 33 J. Mason 4 B. Castersen 51 Z. Dower 18 T. Dodd 42 S. Yule 78 S. Bramstedt 64 D. Dower 35 H. Betts 88 D. Collins 49 M. Goldsack 10 C. McDonald 50 J. Mueller 58 J. Purdon

Boronia Hawks Senior Men’s Squad v Ringwood at 2:20pm Saturday at Tormore Reserve – presented by Ferntree Gully Nissan

19 B. McAlpine 7 C. Burgess 13 J. Mellis 5 S. Bell 38 F. Duke 29 J. Godwin 15 H. Chinn 12 D. Fairchild 24 J. Hare 21 N. Hare 39 Z. Robinson 42 B. Rapisarda 8 J. Hannon 2 L. Hannon 11 J. Lake 47 T. Steele 37 R. White 16 M. Buzinskas 22 M. Geraghty 27 L. Leeson 6 M. Storr 40 B. Wright

Senior Debut: Congratulations to Mason Storr.


Team Selections for 10th to 12th May

Boronia Hawks is promoting awareness of Mental Health in the community over this weekend.  We are supporting LOVE ME LOVE YOU, a non-profit organisation that strives to empower and build resilience in young adults so that they may overcome the stigma surrounding mental health and other life hardships.


EFL Netball ROUND 2 FRIDAY NIGHT presented by G.J. Gardner Homes Australia

Premier Division – Boronia Hawks v Heathmont Jets 7.40pm at Knox Regional: Carla Alexander, Madison Barrie, Mandy Bell, Ally Forrest, Leanne Fredericks, Georgia Himmelreich, Bec Mills.

Division 4 – Boronia Brown v Mitcham Yellow 8.20pm at Gloria Pyke, Dandenong: Amanda Cellante, Dani Kemp, Courtney Krenn, Bree Martin, Chloe Timms, Ebony Williams, Tessa Evans.

Boronia Hawks Under 19’s Squad v Scoresby at 10:00am Saturday at Scoresby Reserve – Presented by Lipari Pizza

1 B. Campbell 2 R. Williams 3 B. Aughterson 5 H. Fewson 6 M. Storr 7 L. Parkins 8 J. Rule 9 H. Morris 10 N. Smith 11 J. Price 12 T. Mellis 16 W. Morrison 17 C. Ng 18 J. Delrayne 19 M. Cavicchia 21 N. Hare 22 Z. Prizmic 24 L. Wright 26 M. Green 28 L. Pickard 29 H. Rouse 30 J. O’Neill.

Boronia Hawks Development Squad v Scoresby at 12:00pm Saturday at Scoresby Reserve – Presented by McDonald’s

3 N. Allen 4 B. Castersen 5 S. Bell 9 J. Granland 10 C. McDonald 18 L. Hare 22 M. Geraghty 27 L. Leeson 30 J. Neville 31 D. Romano 32 N. Watson 33 J. Mason 36 J. Rutherford 40 B. Wright 41 K. Milde 50 J. Mueller 51 Z. Dower 58 J. Purdon 64 D. Dower 71 P. Kinniff 73 R. Migues 74 Z. Brasher 76 K. Notley C. Dunster

Club Debut: a big welcome to Connor Dunster who joins the Hawks from Berwick.

IN: Rutherford, Milde, Z Dower, D Dower, Kinniff, Migues, Mueller, Notley, Dunster.

OUT: Bishop, Bolton, Goldsack, Kennedy, Nicholas, Rambaldo, Steele, L Watson, Yule.

Boronia Hawks Senior Men’s Squad v Scoresby at 2:10pm Saturday at Scoresby Reserve – Presented by Knox Club

1 R. Henderson 2 L. Hannon 8 J. Hannon 11 J. Lake 12 D. Fairchild 14 J. Bolton 15 H. Chinn 16 M. Buzinskas 17 L. McKernan 19 B. McAlpine 23 J. Collins 24 J. Hare 25 B. Bowes 29 J. Godwin 34 J. Millen 37 R. White 39 Z. Robinson 42 B. Rapisarda 47 T. Steele 52 B. Robertson 59 L. Watson 62 J. Mellis

IN: Bolton, Millen, Steele, L Watson.
OUT: D. Dower, Z Dower, Milde, Rutherford.

Boronia Hawks Senior Women’s Squad to play Ferntree Gully for the LOVE ME LOVE YOU CUP at 6:00pm on SATURDAY NIGHT at Wally Tew Reserve – presented by Love Me Love You

1 J. Buzinskas 4 T. Doran 5 B. Kinniff 6 P. Lacey 8 D. Thomas 9 J. Lacey 11 K. McMahon 12 C. Fay 14 S. Faull 15 K. Buzinskas 16 S. Peril 18 Y. Mau 19 C. Storen 22 D. Millott 23 A. Davidson 24 R. Crompton 26 K. Little 27 L. Kabris 28 D. Langford 29 T. Evans 35 S. Ponton 39 J. Phillips 37 S. Coates 40 J. Bortoli 55 C. Timms

IN: Evans, Faull, Fay, P. Lacey, Peril, Phillips, Timms.
OUT: Caiafa, Cellante, Forrer-Lacey, Mellis, Nicholas, Penny, Wright.


Veterans Squad to play Forest Hill at 2:45 Sunday at Forest Hill – presented by GK Travel & Cruise

21 C. Aaltonen 14 J. Bamford 6 S. Beaton 18 G. Bell 13 R. Bell 66 L. Burnett 2 M. Clinton 24 L. Cook 22 J. Cranfield 11 J. Davis 9 S. Fischer 5 D. Hanrahan 10 D. Hansby 7 M. James 16 C. Joy 15 C. Krenn 25 G. Krenn 20 S. Lehman 27 B. Notley 28 S. O’Reilly 4 C. Reid 42 M. Ryan 23 B. Stewart 12 B. Wiesner 34 K. Wood



Boronia Hawks support Mental Health Awareness

Boronia Hawks Football Netball Club is very conscious of our role as an important community hub, with a large number of players, members, families and friends.  The diversity of any community group invariably means that mental health is something that touches us all in some way.

The AFL has recently announced that it will be creating a new role of head of mental health to oversee the rising number of elite footballers experiencing difficulty with anxiety, stress and depression and to promote a greater awareness of wellbeing amongst the Clubs.  This article from The Guardian Australia provides an insight to the nature of this issue in AFL ranks.  Click here.  Alternately, you can click here to read the about the AFL’s approach to Mental Health.

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Love Me Love You – our focus of support for this weekend

Boronia Hawks will contribute to the conversation about Mental Health Awareness within the Club by supporting “Love Me Love You“, a non-profit charity designed to help young people navigate the challenges of mental health. This organisation was founded by former Hawthorn player Lance Picioane, as a result of his own struggles during and after his football career.

Lance Picioane, founder of “Love Me Love You

This year alone the group has presented to 4000 young people through schools, football clubs and professional organisations. Picioane’s team include people with first hand experience on drug and alcohol abuse, eating disorders and depression.

The Club has chosen to support this particular cause because of the enormous support provided by “Love Me Love You” to one of our own at a time of tragic loss.

As a result, we ask you all to take the time to think about Mental Health Awareness over the weekend of the 10th to 12th of May.  The AFL is recognising the issue with the Beyond Blue Round, and Boronia Hawks has also registered to support that cause, along with the Fight Motor Neurone Disease round in early June.

“Love Me Love You Cup” Match this Saturday Night

Boronia Hawks Senior Women’s Team will play Ferntree Gully this coming Saturday night at 6:00pm for the “Love Me Love You” Cup.  Both Clubs have been touched by  tragedy in recent years and we come together now, and in the future, to help young people to know that they are never alone.

Our senior teams will be wearing the light blue arm bands as a demonstration of the Club’s commitment to creating awareness of mental health problems in our community.

We will also welcome your gold coin donations to the cause at our home games over the next few weeks.



If you have any questions or suggestions on how Boronia Hawks is approaching the awareness of Mental Health, please speak to Karen Little ( our Director of Community & Inclusion) or Scott Nicholas (Chairman, Boronia Hawks FNC).


Boronia Hawks Club Chaplain: Rick Castricum on 0418 375 377

Lifeline Phone 13 11 14 Visit www.lifeline.org.au

Kids Help Line Phone 1800 55 1800 Visit www.kidshelp.com.au

Beyond Blue Phone 1300 22 4636 Visit www.beyondblue.org.au


Preseason Training
Rick Castricum with Craig McKenzie.

Boronia Hawks announce Senior Women’s Captain

Congratulations to Amanda Cellante on being named Captain of our Senior Women’s Team for 2019!  Amanda was runner-up in last year’s Best & Fairest Award and is also our games record holder for Boronia Netball.  Congratulations also to Vice-Captains Dee Caiafa and Sam Mellis!

Amanda Cellante: 2019 Captain


Dee Caiafa: 2019 Vice-Captain

Samantha Mellis: 2019 Vice-Captain


Senior Team Managers for 2019

Boronia Hawks is very fortunate to have some fantastic volunteers.  Some of the most crucial roles that needs to be filled each year are the Team Manager, so we are very pleased to announce the appointments of these fantastic people as Team Managers for our Senior Teams for 2019.

  • Rob Bell – Senior Men’s Team
  • Dane Kinniff – Senior Women’s Team
  • Stuart McDonald – Development Squad
  • Nicole Fewson – Men’s Under 19’s Team
  • Jason Davis – Veteran Men’s Team


Rob Bell


A special thank you to Mark McAlpine, our former Senior Men’s Team Manager who is stepping down to enjoy some relaxing Saturday afternoons watching Hammer in action.

Mark McAlpine

EFL Club Development Day

Many thanks to our Club members who who attended last Sunday’s EFL Development Day at Deakin University.  In particular, we would like to express our thanks, and admiration, to our very own Elle Dow, the AFL Victoria Development Manager for Eastern Region, who organised the event.

Elle Dow from Boronia Hawks Women's Football.
Elle Dow from Boronia Hawks Women’s Football.


Karen Little, our Director of Community & Inclusion  was very impressed with the day.  Here are some of her thoughts. “The EFL Club Development morning was a great opportunity to network and learn. With three parallel sessions there were a diverse range of speakers and topics including finance, conflict resolution, applying for grants and how to manage Team App. For me, the highlight of the day was a presentation by Jackson Taylor from AFL Victoria on engaging diversity in our community. Goy Lok spoke about the barriers and challenges of joining a local footy club after arriving in Australia as a refugee and his successes to date. A reminder that a football club is so much more than the game of football. Congratulations to Elle Dow and team for organising such a great program”.

Karen Little from Boronia Hawks Women's Football.
Karen Little from Boronia Hawks Women’s Football.


It was a great sign for Boronia Hawks that four of our women’s footballers attended this afternoon’s EFL Female Development Day, also organised by Elle.  Here are Candyce Wright’s thoughts on the success of the day. “This afternoon showed me the importance of having powerful and inspiring women as a part of a sporting community!  It doesn’t matter your background or skill; it’s the heart and soft touches that we bring to the Club that will encourage people from different cultures, diversity and limitations to come and feel the support we all feel, on and off the field”.  Terrific words Candyce!  Thank you to Elle, Candyce, Karen, Dee and Kat for attending today.

Elle Dow, Candyce Wright, Karen Little, Dee Caifa and Kat Buzinskas from Boronia Hawks Womens Football.
Elle Dow, Candyce Wright, Karen Little, Dee Caifa and Kat Buzinskas from Boronia Hawks Womens Football.

New Lights for Tormore Reserve

A massive thank you to Alan Tudge MP, our Federal Member for Aston, who has assisted the Boronia Hawks Football Netball Club in receiving a Federal Grant for the installation of new lights for the ground at Tormore Reserve.

Alan Tudge_Lights Announcement

This will be a huge boost for the Club in allowing more flexibility in the scheduling of matches at twilight and early evening. It will also bring our training conditions up to date, with the existing lights being below the required standard.

A huge thank you also to Kerryn Westcott who prepared an outstanding submission for the grant.

As our Club Vision Statement says: “The Boronia Hawks Football Netball Club is One Club working together for success on and off the field”.


Pre-Xmas Training for Women’s Footy

Boronia Hawks Womens Football Team will commence pre-Xmas training in the week starting Monday 3rd December. More details of day, time and place will be confirmed ASAP.

All skills and abilities are very welcome – only a couple of our girls had ever played footy before last season!

If you are interested in trying it out or joining us for 2019, please contact our coach Scott Nicholas via sdnic@live.com.au or send a message to this Facebook page.  Don’t be shy – you will love it!