Support for Junior Teams from Knox City Council!

Boronia Hawks would like to thank Knox City Council for awarding the Club $2,760 under the Community Development Fund to cover the costs of Sport Trainer and First Aid/CPR training to support our Junior teams in season 2022.

Completion of these courses by team volunteers is mandatory and essential for the physical wellbeing of our players. The cost of these courses is the responsibility of the Club and so we are very appreciative that it will be covered in 2022 through the Council’s generous support.

Many thanks to our two fantastic volunteers for their work in gaining this funding for the Club: KAREN LITTLE (Director, Community & Inclusion) and KERRYN WESTCOTT (Grants Program Co-ordinator). These two ladies work very hard to gain extra funding for the Club’s activities through our grants programs.


Introducing the BHFNC Youth Mental Health First Aid Team

Thank you to the volunteers from our Committees, Coaching Team, Playing Groups and Trainer Team who successfully completed a Youth Mental Health First Aid course with Mental Health First Aid Australia.

The course covered how to assist adolescents who are developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis; where and how to get help; and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation.

With a focus on adolescents, our volunteer team members are available to assist anyone in our Club community including coaches, team managers, parents and players. If you would like to make contact please do so directly or through Kristan Wood (Woody), our Junior President on 0411 605 203 or via email kristan@allstaterefrigeration.com.au

  • Chloe Timms (Women’s Football Squad)
  • Danny Weston (Junior Coach and Junior Committee Member)
  • Gen Lyons (Women’s Football Squad)
  • Julie Allen (Player parent, U15 boys)
  • Lauren Porter (Auskick Assistant Co-ordinator and U9’s Team Manager)
  • Kate Vangeninden (Head Trainer)
  • Rhiannon Crompton (Women’s Football Squad)
  • Sam Dunkinson (Junior Vice President, Auskick Co-ordinator and Fundraising Committee Member)
  • Stephen Little (Trainer)

We are very appreciative to the Knox City Council for the Community Development Fund 2020/2021 which funded this training and their ongoing provision of grants to support our Club community.

Thank you to Samantha Dunkinson for coordinating the training dates and requirements with the course provider. Thank you also to Karen Little, our Director, Community and Inclusion for her incredible work as our champion of mental health support within the Club.


Hawks Nest Coterie Newsletter

A little update as we head into our first home game at Tormore Reserve for Round 2 against Mulgrave, after a successful Round 1outing for all Senior Men’s football teams at Knox.

Membership Cards and Stubby Holders are available from Leanne and Bomma tomorrow night at Tormore – please say hello and collect these from us. You will need your Membership Card for free entry to Tormore on Saturday!

Coterie Puma Jackets are available to be ordered ($110.00) for members that would like one however the jacket is not part of their membership package. Best to email Bomma at robert@sbaamal.com.au. Below is an image of the jacket which will be embroidered with our new 10 year anniversary logo.

Bob Henry Memorial Friday 23rd April 6.30pm-7.30pm Tormore Reserve, please RSVP to David Murrihy by Monday 19th April 0418 542 337.

President’s Lunch save the date for Saturday 8th May (Round 5 -v- The Basin) when Flash will host the first 2021 President’s Launch featuring Warwick Capper!

Welcome to Coterie to Shane Bishop (senior player Brad’s Dad and former Junior Club president) of Shane Bishop Electrical, and, Joe and Jane Babanti of Marty’s Automotive located at 973 Mountain Highway, Boronia. Great to have you on board Coterie guys and thank you for your support.

We will look forward to seeing lots of you on Thursday night as well. Saturday promises to be a big day at the Hawka as we come together to celebrate past successes:

  • 2000 Senior Men’s Premiership – 21 years;
  • 2011 Veterans Premiership – 10 years;
  • 2011 Reserves Premiership – 10 years.

Finally, big thanks for your support of Coterie in 2021, it’s going to be a fab season down at the Hawks Nest! Thank you to the members who have paid their fees, this is most appreciated. Other members please give your attention to your Invoice, please!

Best regards

Robert Kimmitt
Hawks Nest Coterie Group


Knox City Council Supports Boronia Hawks


Boronia Hawks welcome the tremendous news that Knox City Council has voted on Monday night to waive annual fees for all not-for-profit community organisation for 2021. In short, we won’t pay for the use of our two grounds and pavilions again in 2021.


Council has provided enormous support to Boronia Hawks and similar sporting clubs through their COVID-19 Community and Business Support packages over the last two years. Such support is incredibly valuable as the local community emerges from the wellbeing and mental health impact of lockdown.


Local sporting clubs are important community hubs and we extend our gratitude to Yvonne Allred – Councillor for Baird Ward and Mayor Lisa Cooper – Knox City Council for their generous support in helping us to do what we do best – bring people together for health, friendship and wellbeing.

Scott Nicholas
CHAIRPERSON, BHFNC


Appointment of Under 19’s Coaches

Boronia Hawks Football Netball Club Inc. is proud to announce the appointment of Pierre Schumann to the role of Under 19’s Coach for season 2021.

We are also delighted to announce that Pierre will be joined by senior players Ben Robertson and Sean Young as Assistant Coaches. Robbo has been involved with the Under 19’s for several years while Youngy joins the panel in his first year at Boronia. We expect a couple more announcements in the very near future.

Pierre is a former junior and senior premiership player of our Club and brings with him a wealth of coaching experience to our Under 19 player cohort. I was fortunate to have Pierre as my development coach in a ‘previous life’ at another club and I can guarantee you our players will get a passionate, caring, and knowledgeable coach who drives high standards and behaviours that mirror the culture and values of our senior club.

Pierre’s record as a local coach in relation to premiership success is second to none.  Having coached 6 teams to premierships, Pierre has an intricate understanding on what is required to create sustained team success.

Shoey, it is fantastic to have you back at ‘The Hawka’ and we look forward to watching you prepare and develop our senior players of the future!

Greg Hannon

Senior President, Boronia Hawks

AGM: Election of Board and Committees

Boronia Hawks Football Netball Club Inc. is very pleased to announce the Board, Junior Committee and Senior Committee for 2021 as elected at our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 28 October 2020.

Board of Directors

  • Chairperson Scott Nicholas
  • Director of Administration Tanya Parkins
  • Director of Community & Inclusion Karen Little
  • Director of Finance David Nicholas
  • Director of Insights & Innovation Kathleen McMahon
  • Director of Revenue Wayne Preston
  • Director of Strategic Projects Ashley Johnston
  • Junior President Kristan Wood
  • Senior President Greg Hannon

Senior Committee

  • Senior President Greg Hannon
  • Senior Vice-President Wayne Preston
  • Senior Vice-President Nathan Allen
  • Senior Secretary Grant Bertram
  • Senior Treasurer Andrea Lemarquand
  • Netball Operations Manager Tessa Evans
  • Football Operations Manager (Women’s) Nathan Allen
  • Football Operations Manager (Men’s) Ash Johnston
  • Female Football Co-ordinator Ye Jeffries
  • General Committee Member Tim Currie
  • General Committee Member Jason Davis
  • General Committee Member Phil Vanderdrift

Junior Committee

  • Junior President Kristan Wood
  • Junior Vice-President Samantha Dunkinson
  • Junior Secretary Carolyn Wood
  • Junior Treasurer Lauren Keelan
  • Registrar Stacey Peril
  • Female Football Coordinator Candyce Wright
  • General Committee Member Michael Allen
  • General Committee Member Victoria Butler
  • General Committee Member Danny Weston

Community Bank Wantirna October Newsletter – featuring our Women’s Team!

Boronia Hawks have entered in to a great new partnership with our long-time bankers at Community Bank Wantirna, associated with Bendigo Bank. As part of this partnership, we are very proud that the Bank will be the jumper sponsors for our two Women’s Teams in 2021.

It is terrific to see this support for community sport and recreation and particularly in the booming growth of women’s footy. Thanks again to John and the team at Community Bank Wantirna!

Check out the full newsletter here!

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