Hawks Appoint 2018 Development Coach

Boronia Hawks Football Netball Club is delighted to announce the appointment of Craig Brockley to the role of Development Coach for the 2018 season.  Craig’s strengths are his communication skills; his capacity to form positive relationships with his players; and his capacity to keep his game plans simple and his teams goals achievable.

Craig’s coaching experience is as follows:

  • Under 18 coach of the Upwey-Tecoma Football Club
  • Reserves coach of the Upwey-Tecoma Football Club
  • Reserves coach of Old Haileybury Football Club
  • Senior assistant coach of the Old Haileybury Football Club

Craig is really looking forward to working with our young playing list and developing relationships with all stakeholders of the Boronia Football Netball Club. Craig has an incredible passion for football which will be evident for all players when they start working with him. He is looking forward to working closely with Matt, Steve, Drew and Fletch and we are hopeful of announcing Craig’s support in the coming days.


Are you Interested in Playing Netball with Boronia Hawks in 2018?

Boronia Hawks Football Netball club is now looking for netballers who are interested in joining the club for the 2018 Eastern Football League Netball Season.
In the 2017 season the club fielded three successful teams in Premier Division (Premiers), Division 1 (4th) and Division 4 (runners-up).  Any new players would be very welcome to express their interest in joining us for the new season.
A registration form can be found by following this link:  Netball-New-Player-Form
If anyone has any queries please contact our Netball Manager, Sherridan Martin on sherridanm@gmail.com or send a message to our Facebook page.


Boronia Hawks were 2017 Premiers in EFL Premier Division!
Awards Night: Katy Harper, Mandy Bell and Rhiannon Crompton from Boronia Gold.
Boronia Brown with their Grand Final medals

Preseason Training Kicks Off on 20 November

Preseason training for all U17’s, U19’s, Development & Senior players commences on Monday 20 November 2017 at 6:00pm sharp and will run each Monday and Wednesday up to 20 December 2017.

Venue is St Joseph’s Primary School on Boronia  Road.  Strictly runners only please – no footy boots.

2018 Preseason Training


Paul Cisek Family Fund

Boronia Hawks were very saddened to learn of the passing of former player Paul Cisek. Chissa had a terrific junior career with the Hawks, playing over 100 games. He won four junior Best and Fairest Awards between 1994 and 2000 – an outstanding record for a very talented footballer. Our thoughts and sympathy are with his family and many friends at this sad time. 

Your support for the young family of Paul Cisek and Kat Buzinskas would be greatly appreciated.  Former Hawks captain Pat Garrity was a close mate of Paul and has opened a “Go Fund Me” appeal to help Kat, Mason and Riley.  Donations can be made by through the following link to the Family Fund. Thank you.

Paul (Chissa) Cisek Family Fund   

Knox Leader article by Toby Prime: Boronia rallies around family of Paul Cisek following death of former star junior footballer

Boronia Hawks Club Chaplain: Rick Castricum



Paul Cisek and family


Junior Star comes Home to the Hawks

Boronia Football Netball Club is excited to announce the signing of Brayden Bowes from Silvan.

Brayden was a Boronia junior who won the U13 B&F in 2010 and then left the Club to play senior football at the age of 16.   He stands at 6′ 4″ (193cm) and has a strong resume including a Division 4 Senior premiership at the age of 17.   Brayden won two U19’s B&F’s while also backing up playing Seniors in each year.   He won the Senior B&F at Silvan in 2016 and was also selected as an EFL Inter league Squad member that year.

Brayden is excited to put the in the hard work required to help us achieve our goals in 2018 

Welcome home Brayden Bowes!

Brayden Bowes
Brayden Bowes

Meet the Coach Day

Boronia Hawks Football Netball Club is hosting a “Meet the Coach Day” to welcome Matt Clark and Steve Teakel to the Hawks.  Please join us at 1:00pm on Sunday Oct 29th at Tormore Reserve.

Ellen will organise finger food and the bar will be open for refreshments.  We look forward to seeing all players and our loyal supporters there to set the scene for a huge 2018.

Steve Teakel and Matt Clark
Steve Teakel and Matt Clark


2017 Netball Awards

Congratulations to all our netballers on another successful season, with all teams making finals and Boronia Hawks winning the Premier Division flag.


Premier Division – Boronia Hawks

Melissa Martinov – Best & Fairest
Petra Keogh – Runner Up
Nikki Phillips – Best Finals Player
Melissa Martinov
Melissa Martinov

Division 1 – Boronia Gold

Mandy Bell – Best & Fairest
Rhiannon Crompton and Katy Harper – Runners Up

Hannah Urquart – Best Finals Player

Katy Harper, Mandy Bell and Rhiannon Crompton

Division 4 – Boronia Brown

Mollie McMahon – Best & Fairest
Alex McKaige – Runner Up

Alex McKaige – Best Finals Player

Alex McKaige and Allan Dowdell (Coach)

2017 Bob Henry Medal Night

Congratulations to all the players who were recognised for their success in season 2017 at the Bob Henry Medal Night.


Luke Hannon – Bob Henry Medal for Seniors Best & Fairest.
Jess Bolton – Runner Up in the Seniors Best & Fairest.
Jarrod Lake – Most Courageous Player
Lachie McKernan – Most Consistent Player
Tom Dodd – Most Determined Player
Luke Hannon, Tom Dodd, Jess Bolton, Bob Henry, Jarrod Lake, Lachie McKernan.
Luke Hannon, Tom Dodd, Jess Bolton, Bob Henry, Jarrod Lake, Lachie McKernan.

Development Squad

Jordan Granland – Ian McKenzie Medal for Reserves Best & Fairest
Jarrod Eccleston – Runner Up in the Best & Fairest
Dane Romano – Most Courageous Player
Ryan Warren – Most Consistent Player
Nick Carrodus – Most Determined Player
Nick Carrodus – Best Finals Player
Ryan Warren, Dane Romano, Jarrod Eccleston, Jordan Granland.
Ryan Warren, Dane Romano, Jarrod Eccleston, Jordan Granland.


Dylan Dower – David Murrihy Medal for U19’s Best & Fairest
Jayden Purdon – Runner Up in the Best & Fairest
Rhys Migues – Most Courageous Player
Fletcher Duke – Most Consistent Player
Michael Smith – Most Determined Player
Anthony Biddau – Best Finals Player
Michael Smith, Fletcher Duke, Rhys Migues, Anthony Biddau, Jayden Purdon, Dylan Dower, Andrew Wright.


Steven O’Reilly – Veterans Best & Fairest
Brad Mills – Runner Up in the Best & Fairest
Greg Joseph (Coach) and Steven O’Reilly.


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


EFL Chandler Medal Night

Boronia Hawks Football Netball Club was well represented at the 2017 EFL Chandler Medal Night across both football and netball.

Congratulations to Melissa Martinov from Boronia Hawks who was the Leading Goal Shooter in Premier Division with an incredible 432 goals.  Congratulations also to Leanne Fredricks from Boronia Gold who was the Leading Goal Shooter in Division 1 with 257 goals.


Congratulations to Mollie McMahon from Boronia Brown who was runner-up in the Division 4 Best and Fairest.

A sensational result for Boronia Hawks Netball to have four members of our premiership team named in the #EFL Premier Division Team of the Year! Congratulations to Petra Keogh, Mel Martinov, Bec Allen and Nikki Phillips!

Congratulations to Jess Bolton on being named in the #EFL Div 3 Team of the Year for the 5th time.