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 announced the ASC’s approval of our application 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 supporter in our application for Federal Funding through the ASC;
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
The votes for the 2019 Boronia Hawks Senior B&F’s have been counted and the current leaders were announced at the Vote Count Night last Saturday. Here are the current leaders across all of our senior teams, with the actual winners to be announced at the Senior Awards Night on 4 October at the Knox Club!
Bob Henry Medal for Senior Men’s Best & Fairest – up to round 14 of 18
Ryan White 184 – winner in 2016
Corey Burgess 131
Lachie McKernan 127
Jarrod Lake 111
Jack Hare 108
Jake Godwin / Jayden Collins 95
Jake Millen 89
Brenton McAlpine 56
Luke Hannon 52 – winner in 2017 / 2018
Ellen Johnson Medal for Senior Women’s Best & Fairest – up to Round 10 of 15
Amanda Cellante 88 – runner up in 2018
Tegan Doran 77
Briar Forrer-Lacey 62
Sam Mellis 57
Julia Bortoli / Rhiannon Crompton 55
Kat McMahon 48
Demi Thomas 43
Jess Buzinskas 41
Dee Caiafa 26
Kellie Newton Medal for Netball Best & Fairest – up to Round 9 of 14
Madison Barrie 11 – winner in 2018
Kellie Newton 8 – this could be interesting!
Mandy Bell / Rhiannon Crompton / Rebecca Mills 6
Georgia Himmelreich 5
Ally Forrest 4
Leanne Fredericks 2
Alex McKaige 14 – winner in 2018
Ebony Williams 10
Dani Kemp 8
Lizzie Akesson 7
Alisha Clark / Bree Martin 5
Tessa Evans 3
Courtney Krenn 2
Ian McKenzie Medal for Reserves Men Best & Fairest – up to Round 14 of 18
Nathan Allen 141
Luke Leeson 121
Matt Geraghty 91
Jordan Granland 88 – 2017 winner
Brayden Wright 83
Patrick Kinniff 71
Brayden Bowes 68
Jeremy Mason 66
Sean Bell 62
Zack Brasher 51
David Murrihy Medal for Under 19’s Men Best & Fairest – up to Round 14 of 18
Jacob Delrayne 156
Mason Storr 147
Nathan Hare 118
Jordan Price 99
Trent Mellis 89
Harry Fewson 72
James Hoffman / Liam Parkins 51
Hayden Morris 41
Will Morrison 29
The “Who Could it Be” Medal for Veterans Best & Fairest – up to Round 6 of 9
Boronia Hawks Senior Men’s Squad v Ringwood at 2:10pm at Jubilee Park – presented by Knox Club
21 N. Hare 19 B. McAlpine 13 J. Mellis 17 L. McKernan 1 R.Henderson 11 J. Lake 8 J. Hannon 2 L. Hannon 24 J. Hare 15 H. Chinn 39 Z. Robinson 29 J. Godwin 38 F. Duke 23 J. Collins 12 D. Fairchild 34 J. Millen 42 B. Rapisarda 16 M. Buzinskas 36 J. Rutherford 47 T. Steele 59 L. Watson 37 R. White
41 K. Milde 31 D. Romano 40 B. Wright 9 J. Granland 10 C. McDonald 27 L. Leeson 53 T. Dower 68 C. Dunster 62 T. Dodd 3 N. Allen 74 Z. Brasher 44 B. Bishop 78 S. Bramstedt 4 B. Castersen 33 J. Mason 73 R. Migues 58 J. Purdon 5 S. Bell 64 D. Dower 51 Z. Dower 22 M. Geraghty 18 L. Hare 28 J. Rambaldo 32 N. Watson
Boronia Hawks Under 19’s Squad v East Burwood at 10:00am at Jubilee Park – presented by Choices Flooring
9 J. Price 29 H. Rouse 31 Z. Prizmic 16 W. Morrison 7 L. Parkins 30 J. O’Neill 5 H. Fewson 14 J. Gardiner-Hoffman 26 M. Green 19 H. Coles 18 J. Delrayne 13 C. Dunkinson 1 B. Campbell 3 B. Aughterson 33 M. Cavicchia 12 T. Mellis C. Moon 22 H. Morris 8 J. Rule 27 K. Schmidtke 10 N. Smith C. Westcott 2 R. Williams
Could Boronia coach Matt Clark cross paths with former club Wantirna South?
It’s a possibility.Clark has recommitted to the Hawks for a further two years after signing a contract extension until the end of 2021.
He coached Wantirna South to a flag in 2014 and joined Boronia ahead of the 2018 season. A premiership this year would take Boronia up to EFL Division 1, where the Hawks would meet the Devils in 2020.
“Hopefully that’s on the agenda,” Clark said.
“Ultimately our goal is to be playing against them next year.”
Clark said it was a logical decision to extend his stay at Tormore Reserve.
“They’re a good club with a really young list and I’m super happy where they’re at and they’re comfortable where I’m at, too,” he said.
“I really enjoy working with the guys. It’s a fun place to be at the moment.”
Clark guided Boronia to a premiership in his first season but the Hawks were not promoted as part of the competition restructure.Boronia will enter this year’s finals series on a 10-game winning streak if it defeats Ringwood on Saturday in a top-of-the-table clash.It has already secured the double chance, but has flag rivals in Ringwood, Mitcham, Heathmont and Templestowe in an open premiership race.
Clark said he wanted to take Boronia to Division 1.
“We’re trying to make it a destination club and I think we’re doing a pretty good job of that at the moment,” he said.
“The players are hungry so my job is to obviously steer them in that direction. There’s no guarantee we can get there but we certainly think we’ve got a good formula to be competitive enough and be in the mix to get there.”
Clark said the Hawks would be at near full strength for a tilt at back-to-back flags.
“We’re very happy with who we’re putting out there,” he said.
“We’ve played a couple of guys, like Lachie Watson and Brayden Bowes, in the development team for the last four, five weeks.
“The hard thing — and the good thing — is we’ve got so many guys playing good footy in the seniors at the moment that some of these blokes are just finding it hard to get into the side.
“Internal pressure is driving really good training standards and game-day performance.”