Boronia Hawks Football Netball Club are pleased to announce the following appointments to the Board of Directors, Senior Committee and Junior Committee.
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:
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.
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.
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!
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.
All members and supporters of Boronia Football Club and the Boronia Junior Football Club are cordially invited to the inaugural Annual General Meeting of Boronia Hawks Football Netball Club.
When: Monday 30th October
Where: Knox Club Function Room
Time: 7:00pm onwards
Congratulations to Craig McKenzie from @boroniahawks who was again a nominee for Youth Coach of the Year at the Eastern Region Coaches Association Awards. Fletch is a previous winner of this award.
The Hawks are very fortunate to have such a talented coach developing our young players. Fletch was recently announced as the coach of both the Boronia U17’s and U19’s, a great move by the Club to develop the strong junior talent coming through the junior ranks.
NB: Craig is more commonly known as “Fletch” because his playing style was so reminiscent of Essendon great Dustin Fletcher, a fellow full back.
Toby Prime, Knox Leader
NEW Boronia mentor Matt Clark says the club’s exciting young list convinced him to continue his coaching career after departing neighbouring Wantirna South. Clark said he intended to have a year away from coaching in 2018 after a seven-year stint at Walker Reserve. But the prospect of developing Boronia’s emerging players proved too good an opportunity to turn down. Clark replaces Peter Brown, whose contract was not renewed after the Hawks missed finals this year despite recording more wins than 2016.
“That was probably my mindset the whole way through to take a year off, but it was such an attractive club that the way they presented, it talked me out of that,” Clark said. “The whole way along I was leaning towards, strongly leaning towards, taking a year off just to reset but when Boronia’s job became available I think it was probably too good (an opportunity) to not take.”
Clark said the prospect of working with Boronia’s young talent, which includes a host of former TAC Cup players, enticed him to take the top job. “I’ve admired them from afar, just how impressive their whole off-field set up has been and they’ve blooded a lot of kids so credit to the previous coach,” he said. “I think they’ve got a bit of work to do but they’ve got the potential to get improvement.”
Clark, who will be joined by former Devils assistant coach Steve Teakel, took Wantirna South from Division 3 to Division 2 after winning the 2014 premiership and steered it to last year’s second-tier decider. He said he was hopeful of achieving similar success at Boronia.
“I’m confident that what I can bring and support I’ll bring, if matched by their enthusiasm, we’ll get improvement but where that improvement takes us is hard because I don’t know the players,” Clark said. “I’ve spoken to a few of them on the phone already and I’ve been absolutely impressed with their attitude and willingness to want to go places.”