Retirement of Jess Bolton

Boronia Hawks champion, Jess Bolton, announced his retirement to coaches, players and supporters at Tormore Reserve last night. Jess will play his final game for the Club on Saturday 1 June at Tormore Reserve against Mulgrave.

As many will know, Jess is part of a very successful real estate agency with his cousin and former Hawk, Dan Bolton at Fletchers Mooroolbark. The increasing demands of his work have seen Jess miss a few games already this season. In typically selfless fashion, Jess said that he didn’t want to be taking a spot from one of our young players who are well and truly ready for senior football.

Dan and Jess Bolton lay a tackle in Jess’ senior debut for Boronia in Round 1 2009.

Senior Coach Matt Clark paid tribute to Jess as an outstanding person, footballer and contributor to the Club over many years, highlighting that opposition coaches would always need to plan for Bolts as a key player for the Hawks.

Jess is a true champion of the Club and two-time Bob Henry Medallist.

He was originally a Boronia Junior but left for East Burwood to play 74 games between 2005 and 2007 including 20 games in Division 1 Seniors. Bolts came back to Boronia in 2009 to make his senior debut for the Hawka. He also played 19 VFL games for Casey Scorpions / Demons between 2009 and 2012 before committing 100% to Boronia in 2013.

Jess is one of our most decorated players of any era in the Club’s history. His record includes:

  • Boronia U15’s B&F in 2003;
  • Bob Henry Medallist for Senior Best & Fairest in 2012 and 2014;
  • 2013 and 2017 Senior Runners Up B&F;
  • Senior Captain in 2014;
  • 2016 Seniors Best Team Player;
  • 100th Game Medal in 2015;
  • EFL Division 3 Team of the Year in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016 & 2017;
  • Under 19’s Assistant Coach 2016-17;
  • 150th Game Trophy in 2018.
  • Senior Premiership player in 2018.

Please join us all is congratulating Jess on his fantastic career with Boronia Hawks Football Netball Club.

Thanks to Millsy and Wrighty

Boronia Hawks Football Netball Club would like to thank Rick Mills and Andrew Wright for their service to the Club after they have both stepped down from key coaching positions.

Rick has coached the Development Squad in the EFL Reserves competition in 2016 and 2017.  The boys made finals in both years under Millsy’s guidance but were unable to continue their strong early season form as injuries to key players took their toll.  Rick fully embraced the development aspect of his role and pushed hard for his boys to be rewarded with senior selection.  The depth of the Club’s playing stocks has been clearly enhanced by Rick’s approach to coaching.

Wrighty took on the critical role as our U19’s coach when Andrew Catley stepped down due to work commitments.  Wrighty tackled the role with huge enthusiasm and got the boys through to the Preliminary Final.  Numbers were an issue throughout the year, but this gave Wrighty the opportunity to develop the leadership and versatility of the top age players.  Just as importantly, half a dozen U17’s were blooded in the U19’s during the year which is a great example of our “One Club” approach that will benefit the Hawks for years to come.  Wrighty also filled the role of senior runner throughout the season, which again demonstrates his commitment and enthusiasm.

Many thanks to both Millsy and Wrighty for their work.  We really appreciate their contribution to the Club and hope to see them around in future.

Rick Mills
Rick Mills

Andrew Wright
Andrew Wright

 

Premier Division Netball Team of the Year

Congratulations to our four nominees from Boronia Hawks for the EFL Netball Premier Division 2017 Team of the Year.  Nikki Phillips, Melissa Martinov, Petra Keogh and Bec Allen have all been recognised for their outstanding performances in a premiership season by being named in the initial squad of fifteen.  

Boronia, Fairpark and Wantirna South each have four players named in the initial squad, along with Blackburn (one) and Montrose (two).

The final team of 10 will be announced on Wednesday, September 20 at the Eastern Football League’s Chandler Medal.  

Nominees for Netball 2017 Team of the Year
Nominees for Netball 2017 Team of the Year

 

Boronia Hawks Netball is always grateful for the generous support of BusyBodies Health and Fitness.

 

 

100 Games for Ryan Henderson

Congratulations to Ryan Henderson who will play his 100th game for @boroniahawks in Round 6 at Tormore Reserve.  The big hearted follower came to Boronia from Vermont in 2012 and has been a rock solid contributor 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.  Well done Hendo, we love your work!

 

100 GAMES FOR RYAN HENDERSON – Round 6 2017

 

Thank You to Mr John McLeod

Boronia Football Club would like to express our appreciation to Mr John McLeod for leading our ANZAC remembrance ceremony at Tormore Reserve on Sunday.

John is a distinguished member of the Boronia community having spent over 60 years with the Boronia Fire Brigade. He also has a longstanding involvement with Boronia RSL and is a keen supporter of the Boronia Football Club.

John McLeod and Boronia Football Club Chairman Kristan Wood.

2017 Preseason Training

The Boronia Football Club training sessions held prior to the Xmas break were extremely successful.

Senior Coach, Peter Brown, was very happy with the number of players who attended training and with the overall attitude from the boys.  Pete was also very pleased with the way the new recruits settled in with their new team mates and familiarised themselves with our training methods.  

Training for 2017 resumes on Monday 30 January.

 

Preseason Training Squad on Facebook