Boronia Hawks Football Netball Club has been in a great partnership with the Knox Club over many years. A valued sponsor, they have welcomed us for post game day award ceremonies and hosted dozens of fantastic events from balls to presentation nights. We are very proud to have the Knox Club as our Platinum Sponsor.
All BHFNC players are members of the Knox Club and enjoy the great benefits that come with it. If you’d like learn to learn more about a membership or any of their offerings, please visit the Knox Club website.
Boronia Hawks hosted Jessie Doull from AFL Victoria and Troy Swainston from Eastern Football League last night for the presentation of AFL funding for the outstanding new sports light installation at Tormore Reserve.
Jessie is AFL Victoria’s Facilities and Planning Manager and was instrumental in the success of our submission for funding under the AFL’s Facilities Development Reserve. This funding was in addition to the federal funding from the Australian Sports Commission with the great support of Alan Tudge MP.
Club Chairman, Scott Nicholas said “Thanks to everyone at the Club for your contributions to this project, large or small. It was a great example of a number of people across the Club coming together to make it happen!”
“Particular thanks to Kerryn Westcott for the initial application, David Nicholas for his assistance in crunching the numbers and making the financials work, and Kristan Wood for his work in managing the project. Finally Greg “Flash” Hannon for his work behind the scenes to bring this all together!”
“Great work team, with an outcome that will benefit the club for many years to come!”
Boronia Hawks Development Squad for the GRAND FINAL v Mitcham at 11:55am on SUNDAY at East Burwood – presented by Knox Club GO HAWKA!!!
3 Nathan Allen 4 Brett Castersen 5 Sean Bell 9 Jordan Granland
10 Chris McDonald 18 Luke Hare 20 Scott Nicholas 21 Tom Dodd 22 Matt Geraghty 25 Brayden Bowes 27 Luke Leeson 28 Julian Rambaldo 31 Dane Romano 32 Nathan Watson 33 Jeremy Mason 40 Brayden Wright 41 Kane Milde 53 Tyler Dower 58 Jayden Purdon 59 Lachie Watson 64 Dylan Dower 73 Rhys Migues 74 Zack Brasher 78 Sean Bramstedt Runner: Michael Goldsack Head Trainer: Kate Vangeninden Team Manager: Stuart McDonald Assistant Coach: James Krenn Assistant Coach: Greg Granland Coach: Craig Brockley.
Congratulations to Ryan Henderson who will play his 150th game for Boronia in today’s Preliminary Final at East Burwood.
The big hearted follower came to the Hawks in 2012 and has been a magnificent competitor ever since. Ryan has taken on the biggest (and ugliest) blokes the opposition can throw at him in the ruck, and loves to slip forward for a big mark and goal.
Tormore Reserve is a leading community facility and the addition of new sporting lights through the great support of Alan Tudge MP, AFL Victoria and Knox Council will ensure that reputation is maintained for many years to come.
The four 28 metre high poles, with six lights on each, will give our players the opportunity to train on a top-quality oval with state of the art LED lighting for many years to come. The Club’s vision is to always strive to innovate and improve across all aspects of operations, both on and off the field. These new lights will give us tremendous flexibility in relation to the fixturing of matches for our men’s and women’s football teams.
Planning for the new lights started in 2018 as the old lights were no longer at the required levels for training, let alone night football. With the support of Knox City Council and Alan Tudge MP, the Club lodged a submission for Federal Government funding under the Australian Sports Commission’s Community Sport Infrastructure Program.
It was a great day for the Club when Alan Tudge presented a cheque for $190,000 to fund the project. The successful application for further funding of $24,000 from AFL Victoria under the Facility Development Program ensured that the Club’s own contribution to the project was manageable, while still significant.
The Lights were officially switched on by Club great Kristan Wood, accompanied by three other former Club Presidents, at a ceremony on 29 August.
The Club would like to express out gratitude and appreciation to the following people and organisations for their significant contribution to the successful completion of this project.
Alan Tudge MP who was the Club’s champion in our application for Federal Funding;
Sue McGill, Director, Community Sport & Infrastructure with Sports Australia;
Jessie Doull, Facilities and Planning Manager at AFL Victoria;
Jake Keogh, the Mayor of Knox;
Councillors Peter Lockwood and John Mortimore;
Daniel Clarke and the Leisure Development team at Knox City Council;
Tim Gates, Managing Director of Wallgates Electrical Services;
Stuart McDonald from Nuvo Group;
Kerryn Westcott, the Club’s Grants Manager;
Kristan Wood, the Club’s Project Manager;
David Nicholas; the Club’s Finance Director;
Greg Hannon, Senior Club President;
Scott Nicholas, Chair of the Club’s Board of Directors.
Boronia Hawks Senior Men’s Squad v Mitcham in the Preliminary Final at 2:10pm SATURDAY at East Burwood – presented by Boronia Dentist
1 R. Henderson 2 L. Hannon 8 J. Hannon 11 J. Lake 12 D. Fairchild 13 J. Mellis 15 H. Chinn 16 M. Buzinskas 17 L. McKernan 19 B. McAlpine 23 J. Collins 24 J. Hare 29 J. Godwin 34 J. Millen 36 J. Rutherford 37 R. White 38 F. Duke 39 Z. Robinson 42 B. Rapisarda 47 T. Steele 52 B. Robertson 59 L. Watson
Building on the success from 2018 and 2019 seasons, Boronia Hawks intends to expand our program to have Senior Womens and Development teams in 2020. Come and have a kick at our Come and Try Night, meet some of the players and learn more about the 2020 season;
Thursday 19 September, 6pm to 7:30pm
Tormore Reserve, Tormore Road, Boronia.
Boronia is a perfect destination club: • If you’ve previously played football or other sports and want to develop your football skills, knowledge fitness and take your game to another level • If you’re new to the game and are looking to learn new skills, get active, meet new friends and be part of a team.
All ages and abilities welcome (16+), no prior football or sporting experience is required.
Come and be part of a fun, welcoming and inclusive club where men’s and women’s programs are embedded into the club.
Coaching and volunteer positions also available. Female applicants are encouraged to apply, support is also available to undertake training or coaching accreditation.
For more information please contact:
Coaches: Ray Lacey 0429 511 509 Scott Nicholas 0403 238 494
Stephen Holding, brother of Michael ( aka Plugga, a former player and Hawks Nest Coterie Director) and son of Barry ( former Club trainer and Club Treasurer ) passed away tragically ten days ago in Brisbane after an accident.
Stephen played a great deal of junior football at the Hawka and was a much-loved team member in the early 80’s. He never took a backward step and had every team mates’ back when required!
We wish the Holding family our condolences during this most difficult time.
“Over the weekend I was fortunate to attend the Knox Club for my first-ever Ray Lacey Medal Night in my role as Senior President.
I sat back as Fletch spoke about each of his players and I thought just how fortunate each Under 17 player is to have a coach, a mentor, a friend and role model like Fletch. It was evident to everyone in the room how much respect each individual player had for their coach and the esteem they hold him in!
Then yesterday, Fletch took his Under 19’s team to one point off another Preliminary Final. It was an incredible effort from every player in that team and full credit to Fletch, Cats, and Robbo for getting those boys to play such an exciting brand of football.
Coaching is a tough gig! You upset parents; you challenge players; you walk a tightrope at times! All I can say as President of the Club that we are a far better off club having Craig Mc Kenzie working for us than coaching against us! Fletch makes young boys grow as footballers, but much more importantly, he makes them flourish as young men!
Fletch, our Club thanks you for another fine year”!
Greg Hannon, Senior President, Boronia Hawks Football Netball Club