Women’s Football with Boronia Hawks in 2018

Boronia Hawks Football Netball Club is offering exciting opportunities to be involved in the explosion of interest in Women’s Footy.  Please contact our General Manager, Harry Burgess, to be part of this booming sport option for women.

 

Appointment of Board and Committees

Boronia Hawks Football Netball Club are pleased to announce the following appointments to the Board of Directors, Senior Committee and Junior Committee.

 

BHFNC 2018 Board Announcement
BHFNC 2018 Senior Committee Announcement
BHFNC 2018 Junior Committee Announcement

Matt Clark signs on as Boronia coach in the Eastern Football League

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.”

Link to Herald-Sun Local Footy article

2017 EFL B&F Votes

TeamFirst nameFamily NameTotal
SeniorsLukeHannon12
SeniorsRyanHenderson8
SeniorsJessBolton6
SeniorsJoshuaHannon6
SeniorsLachlanMcKernan6
SeniorsJaydenCollins5
SeniorsRyanWhite5
SeniorsBrentonMcAlpine3
SeniorsLachlanWatson3
SeniorsBrendenRapisarda2
SeniorsDamonFairchild1
SeniorsLukeLeeson1
SeniorsMatthewGeraghty1
ReservesJordanGranland16
ReservesChristopherMcDonald9
ReservesBrettCastersen8
ReservesTravisMurphy8
ReservesNicholasCarrodus5
ReservesJesseRosomacki3
ReservesJoshuaCollins3
ReservesMathewHeenan3
ReservesNicholasStamatakos3
ReservesRyanWarren3
ReservesToddKenny3
ReservesJacobReddaway2
ReservesMitchellAgars2
ReservesNathanWatson2
ReservesDamonWebb1
ReservesKaneMilde1
ReservesLachlanWatson1
ReservesMattLeeson1
ReservesScottNicholas1
U19'sDylanDower13
U19'sRhysMigues11
U19'sJaydenPurdon8
U19'sZackBrasher7
U19'sJackMueller5
U19'sSamuelFung5
U19'sZacharyDower5
U19'sMichaelSmith4
U19'sTylerSteele4
U19'sHarveyChinn3
U19'sKyleNotley2
U19'sBraydenWright1
U19'sFletcherDuke1
U19'sPatrickKinniff1
U19'sTylerDower1
VetsBradMills4
VetsLeighCook3
VetsKristanWood2
VetsMatthewJames2
Luke Hannon – Seniors

 

Jordan Granland – Reserves

 

Dylan Dower – U19’s

 

Brad Mills – Veterans

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.

Senior Coaching Appointments

The Chairman and Board of Boronia Hawks Football Netball Club are very pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew Clark as our new Senior Coach.  
 
Matthew has been the successful senior coach of Wantirna South Football Club for seven years, taking them to the Division 3 premiership in 2014.  Prior to that, he was the Devils’ senior assistant coach for seven years.  Matthew was awarded Senior Coach of the Year for the Eastern Region in 2013, and was named Senior Coach of the EFL Team of the Year for Division 3 in 2014.  Clarky’s strong coaching philosophy, together with his commitment and experience, ensures he is well-placed to take our young group forward.
 
Assisting Matthew will be Steve Teakel, who was Matt’s Assistant Coach at Wantirna South. Steve brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with him to the Hawks and is currently AFL Victoria’s Coaching Development Manager.
 
We believe both men bring exceptional knowledge and experience to our Club and are very well equipped to continually teach and develop our young playing group.
 
Rounding out the announcement, we are delighted that Drew O’Hare will be continuing with the Club as an Assistant Coach.  Drew’s long list of achievements are well known to all of us and we are thrilled that he will be continuing on with the group in 2018.
 
We are very pleased to welcome Matt and his wife Tina, and Steve and his wife Ellen, and their families to Tormore Reserve.  We all now need to get behind Clarky, Steve and Drew and work together to make 2018 a successful year for the Club.  Go Hawkers!
 
Kristan Wood
CHAIRMAN
BORONIA HAWKS FOOTBALL NETBALL CLUB
 
2018 Senior Coach – Matthew Clark
 

 

Assistant Coach – Steve Teakel
Assistant Coach – Drew O’Hare
 

Division 3 Team of the Year Nominees

Congratulations to our three nominees from Boronia Hawks for the EFL Division 3 Team of the Year.  Jess Bolton, Luke Hannon and Ryan Henderson have all been recognised for their consistent performances throughout the season by being named in the initial squad of thirty.  

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

2017 Division 3 Team of the Year Nominees
2017 Division 3 Team of the Year Nominees

Boronia Hawks are very grateful for the generous support of Knox Club.

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.