Affiliated with EFNL. Seniors, Reserves, U19's, Junior Boys & Girls Teams, two Women's Teams, Veterans Football & Women’s Netball. We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional custodians of the land in Boronia.
This is a new role at our Club and it is centered around ensuring our coaches across all year levels and genders receive the appropriate support, guidance, and development so that they can continue to grow and develop and give our playing groups the very best coaching available.
Wayne will also be used to strategically analyse our player lists, develop pathways for junior players, and support our Football Operations across mens and women’s programs.
Wayne comes to our Club after fulfilling a very similar role at the Heathmont Football Club over the past 5 years. A former senior coach of both Ringwood and Forest Hill and a current interleague coach of the EFNL, Wayne’s knowledge and experience will be invaluable as we strive to keep growing our Club and giving all players opportunities to play football at as high a level as possible.
Wayne will work closely with all coaches and directly report to the presidents of the junior and senior clubs.Please join us all in welcoming Wayne and his family to ‘The Hawka!’
Kristan Wood & Greg Hannon – JUNIOR and SENIOR PRESIDENTS
Firstly, on a sad note, I learnt today of the passing of Donna Krenn’s mother, Mary Nicol. We send our condolences to the entire Krenn family.
I thought it prudent to give you all a quick update on the senior club happenings as although our season concluded prematurely, rest assured, behind the scenes the club has been working hard to ensure we give our players every opportunity to play at their best and experience finals glory!
We have reappointed our coaches. Matthew Clark, Craig Brockley, Pierre Schumann, Greg Joseph, Scott Nicholas, Candyce Wright and RayLacey will lead our teams in their various levels. Without giving too much away, Joey was the most difficult to sign due to his demands of a 100% pay increase. But we got there in the end and Joey will once again lead our Vets to beers and wins!
Ash Johnston, our football manager has re-signed our playing list which is one hell of an achievement. Ash is an incredible asset for our club and with the support now of AndrewWright, I have no doubt the work load for Ash will reduce and Wrighty will bring a unique enthusiasm to this role and support Ash with all footy ops matters.
Ash has managed to sign Mitch Mellis. This is a huge acquisition for our club. Make no mistake, Mitch is a seriously good footballer and we now have a young list that we believe can compete for many years to come. Maintaining this list is not easy as other clubs love our younger players but they wish to stay with us as our club culture is so strong at the moment. We all know this can change quickly so we all have a responsibility to maintain and grow our positive culture. Easier said than done but we never stop trying!
Our Recruiting Committee of Matt Clark, Wayne Preston, Tim Currie, Dean Collins, Ash Johnston, Andrew Wright and Cam Mellis may not be able to pick many winners on a Saturday, but they can locate many a footballer worth talking to! Great work so far lads!!
Wayne Preston was awarded our club person of the year. It is now called the Mick Kimmitt Club Person of the Year and Wayne was a much deserved winner. We couldn’t think of a better way to recognise Mick’s 50 years of volunteer service to our club.
Our club has grown into a big club now. No longer are we just a 19’s, reserves and seniors like in my playing days. We now have two female teams and four netball teams under our banner. This growth is a sensational development for our club, but it also creates more work for our volunteers, committee and Board. I thank every volunteer for their efforts. Without you guys, we just would not have a club. Interestingly, not one person has said “no” to me in the past four years when I have asked them to manage something for the club. That support is heartfelt and so appreciated!!
You don’t need to be a brain surgeon to know the past two years has been a huge challenge for our club. Every function we planned for has been cancelled due to COVID yet bills still flow in. Our sponsors have been so loyal and generous, even when we know their businesses have struggled during these times. Past players and supporters such as Glenn Milne at Glenbrae, Ash Johnston at Bark King, Timmy Currie at Dyson Currie, Kristan Wood at Allstate Refrigeration, Brendan Lee at John Alan Betta Home Living, Adam Maloney at Pro Finish Roof Plumbing, Craig Kenny at Your Local Telecom, Knox Club,you guys have been sensational. We will also continue to support GK Travelas they have had tougher times than any business could expect! Hollywood will bounce back and we intend to help him do just that!
Robert “Bomma” Kimmitt, Leanne Rech and the Hawks Nest Coterie Group are now our largest sponsor. The Coterie is an amazing initiative that will become our club backbone for many years to come.
Leanne and Bomma will help the club project manage our clubs 90th birthday Gala Dinner next year. With David Murrihy, Karen Little, Greg “Stick” Krenn and Grant Bertram working with Bomma and Leanne, I can absolutely promise you our birthday dinner spectacular will be one hell of a night next year. I’ll keep you posted on dates when they are locked in! Spread the word on this, we are planning an amazing night!
We will be running our GOLF DAY once again in 2022. This was a huge success and we look to move to Eastwood GC next year and build on what was already a great day out for everyone. Date for this event will be posted soon.
Finally, with Scott Nicholas as Chairperson and Kristan Wood running our juniors, our club is in great hands. I have great support on our senior committee and will always appreciate more volunteers to get involved. It’s actually a real honour to be president of such a great club. Our club is full of great people and makes being involved on the club a joy!
We still have aspirations to update our club and social rooms, this is proving a real challenge but we won’t give in! We have a new net being installed shortly behind our club room goals and we intend to update our kitchen appliances and a new ice machine will be installed shortly. Lots going on as the ‘off season’, strangely, is often busier than the playing season.
Boronia Hawks is very pleased to announce our BORONIA AUSKICK team for 2022! Please join us in congratulating these great people who volunteer to help introduce boys and girls to the Great Australian Game!
Boronia Hawks is very pleased to announce our fantastic line up of junior coaches for the 2022 footy season! Please join us all in congratulating them for stepping up to give the kids a great footy experience with Boronia Hawks.
Boronia Hawks are very pleased to announce the Coaches for our Women’s Football teams for the 2022 season. Please join us in congratulating them all on their appointment and thanking them for their commitment to the Hawks and Women’s Football.
Senior Coach: Scott Nicholas
Senior Assistant Coach: Lachlan Watson
Co-Coaches – Development Squad: Candyce Wright & Ray Lacey.
Message from Snicko: “Looking forward, we’re pleased and grateful to announce that all four coaches have been appointed to lead our squad for next season! Ray and Candyce will be Co-Coaches of the Development team, while Scott (Senior Coach) and Lach (Senior Assistant) will coach the Senior team. We’ll announce our Specialist Coaches and additional support staff as we get closer to next year. We can’t wait to get started, and continue to build on our success from 2021”.
Boronia Hawks Football Netball Club is very excited to announce that Mitch Mellis has signed with the Club and will be back to Boronia for the 2022 season.
Mitch is without doubt one the finest junior players in our Club’s history and now returns to Tormore Reserve with an outstanding football CV since he left our junior ranks. After spending the last couple of “covid” seasons with VFL club Williamstown and EFNL club Vermont, he will be back playing with his brother Jake and many old team mates and will provide a huge boost to our mid-field for years to come.
Mitch has represented Victoria in both football and basketball, an outstanding achievement in itself. He won three League B&F’s with Boronia Juniors and six Boronia B&F’s including the Ray Lacey Medal for Under 17’s Best and Fairest in 2017.
He had an excellent career with Eastern Ranges, playing 33 games from 2017 to 2019. Mitch won the Pennington Medal for Eastern Ranges TAC Cup Best and Fairest in 2018. He won selection in the 2019 NAB League Team of the Year and gained third place in the 2019 Morrish Medal for the NAB League Best and Fairest. This resulted in his recruitment to Williamstown.
Please take a moment to read a brief summary of Mitch’s career:
Returns to Boronia Hawks in 2021.
Played 4 VFL Games for Williamstown in 2021.
Played 5 Premier Division games for Vermont in 2021.
Signed to Williamstown Football Club in 2019.
Played 3 games for Victoria Metro in 2019.
Runner-up in Pennington Medal for Eastern Ranges TAC Cup Best and Fairest in 2019.
Played 13 TAC Cup games for Eastern Ranges in 2019.
Pennington Medal for Eastern Ranges TAC Cup Best and Fairest in 2018.
Played 17 TAC Cup games for Eastern Ranges in 2018.
Under 19’s debut for Boronia in Round 2 2018.
Played 3 TAC Cup games for Eastern Ranges in 2017.
Boronia Past Players & Supporters Group Player Most Likely Award in 2017.
Ray Lacey Medal for Boronia Under 17’s Best and Fairest in 2017.
100th game for Boronia Juniors in 2017.
Played 3 TAC Cup games for Eastern Ranges in 2017.
Returned to Boronia after two junior seasons with Vermont in 2017.
Represented Victoria in the Australian Under 16 Basketball Championships.
EFNL U15’s Inter-League representative in 2016.
EFNL U14’s Inter-League representative in 2015.
Boronia Past Players & Supporters Group Young Gun Award in 2014.
EFNL Under 13B Best and Fairest in 2014.
Boronia Under 13’s Best and Fairest in 2014.
EFNL Under 12B Best and Fairest in 2013.
Boronia Under 12’s Best and Fairest in 2013.
EFNL Under 11B Best and Fairest in 2012.
Boronia Under 11’s Best and Fairest in 2012.
Boronia Under 11’s Best and Fairest in 2011.
Boronia Under 9’s Best and Fairest in 2009.
Joined Boronia Juniors in 2009.
Son of former player and coach Cam Mellis.
Boronia Hawks are absolutely delighted to welcome Mitch back to Boronia, where the Mellis name already stands tall in our Club’s history and culture. Please join us all in welcoming Mitch, while also congratulating Ash Johnston and Matt Clark in bringing home one of our favourite sons.
Another another tumultuous year done, we hope to be back to normality next year!!! With the season now effectively over, the Club is now in full planning mode for 2022. We have a number of items still very much front and center to sign off on and then our entire energy will be spent on planning for a fantastic return to local community sport in 2022!
Our new toilet block is now installed at the club close to our new playground. Many thanks to Knox City Council for this essential facility.
A new net is to be installed behind the goals at the Clubroom end of the ground over summer. Thanks again to Knox City Council.
We will offer refunds on all ticket sales for the Ladies High Tea and the 200 Draw later today.
We are still planning our Awards Nights, which are now likely to be on-line events that will be held over the next few weeks.
Our intention is to draw the Major Raffle on the evening of the Men’s Awards Night. The date and method are still to be confirmed this week after ‘Dan’s’ statement on moving out of lockdown is announced.
Behind the scenes, our Recruiting Committee is working at full steam ahead.
Wayne and Grant, supported by Jason and Bill, have our rejigged Growler initiative growing in sales.
We will soon hand over the rooms to the Boronia Cricket Club once we are permitted to enter the rooms for the annual clean up day.