Dear Players, Members and Supporters,
Well, the 2019 season is now upon us! The behind the scenes planning from our committees and coaching staff will now get tested and as far as we are all concerned, let’s bring it on!
The atmosphere around our club at the moment is just terrific, and so it should be after the success of 2018. We have strategically recruited, having faith in the youthful list of 2018, to ensure we can continue to approach each game with confidence. I welcome all new players to the ‘Hawka!
Our women’s team has gone from strength to strength under the coaching of Ray and “The “Chairman”! Fletch and Cat’s have been incredible in getting really solid lists in our 17’s and 19’s and to have Clarky and his team steering our senior ship just puts us in good stead to have another real crack at finals glory once again. I’m not allowed to mention ‘back to back’ so I won’t!
Since I took on this role I’ve been staggered by the commitment of our band of dedicated volunteers. These people are the backbone of our club and we just can’t function without them. We have too many to mention for the fear of leaving someone out would be grossly unfair, but to all our volunteers, I sincerely thank you!!
This Thursday evening we have our ‘Season Opener’ event which is an opportunity to thank and acknowledge our sponsors and volunteers. We then have our first selection evening following this event. I look forward to welcoming everyone into the ‘Hawka’ this Thursday night. It will be pumping!
Our major raffle tickets will go out this week and I really wish to thank our sponsors for supporting our raffle and particularly, club great, Greg “Hollywood” Krenn for donating the $5,000 return tickets to Europe once again!
I will also begin advertising our first Chairman’s Luncheon for this year on May 4. David “Murra” Murrihy will be interviewing Senior Federal Government Minister, and our number one ticket holder, Alan Tudge MP, a couple of weeks before a Federal Election and I’ll have a crack at interviewing two up and coming local Essendon stars in Josh Begley and Dylan Clarke. We have incredible new caterers for this event and for $70 a seat, they will sell out quickly! Check out our facebook page later on in the week to book tickets. I wish to take this opportunity to wish all our players and coaches good luck for season 2019. The entire Boronia Hawks Football Netball Club is behind you and even though Clarky won’t let me mention ‘back to back’, I don’t think our club has ever done this before so let’s make the big dance again and bring home the bacon!
See you all Thursday night!