Appointment of Women’s Football Coaches

Boronia Hawks are very pleased to announce the Coaches for our Women’s Football teams for the 2022 season. Please join us in congratulating them all on their appointment and thanking them for their commitment to the Hawks and Women’s Football.

  • Senior Coach: Scott Nicholas
  • Senior Assistant Coach: Lachlan Watson
  • Co-Coaches – Development Squad: Candyce Wright & Ray Lacey.

Message from Snicko: “Looking forward, we’re pleased and grateful to announce that all four coaches have been appointed to lead our squad for next season! Ray and Candyce will be Co-Coaches of the Development team, while Scott (Senior Coach) and Lach (Senior Assistant) will coach the Senior team. We’ll announce our Specialist Coaches and additional support staff as we get closer to next year. We can’t wait to get started, and continue to build on our success from 2021”.

Mitch Mellis returns to Boronia

Boronia Hawks Football Netball Club is very excited to announce that Mitch Mellis has signed with the Club and will be back to Boronia for the 2022 season.

Mitch is without doubt one the finest junior players in our Club’s history and now returns to Tormore Reserve with an outstanding football CV since he left our junior ranks. After spending the last couple of “covid” seasons with VFL club Williamstown and EFNL club Vermont, he will be back playing with his brother Jake and many old team mates and will provide a huge boost to our mid-field for years to come.

Mitch has represented Victoria in both football and basketball, an outstanding achievement in itself. He won three League B&F’s with Boronia Juniors and six Boronia B&F’s including the Ray Lacey Medal for Under 17’s Best and Fairest in 2017.

He had an excellent career with Eastern Ranges, playing 33 games from 2017 to 2019. Mitch won the Pennington Medal for Eastern Ranges TAC Cup Best and Fairest in 2018. He won selection in the 2019 NAB League Team of the Year and gained third place in the 2019 Morrish Medal for the NAB League Best and Fairest. This resulted in his recruitment to Williamstown.

Please take a moment to read a brief summary of Mitch’s career:

  • Returns to Boronia Hawks in 2021.
  • Played 4 VFL Games for Williamstown in 2021.
  • Played 5 Premier Division games for Vermont in 2021.
  • Signed to Williamstown Football Club in 2019.
  • Played 3 games for Victoria Metro in 2019.
  • Runner-up in Pennington Medal for Eastern Ranges TAC Cup Best and Fairest in 2019.
  • Played 13 TAC Cup games for Eastern Ranges in 2019.
  • Pennington Medal for Eastern Ranges TAC Cup Best and Fairest in 2018.
  • Played 17 TAC Cup games for Eastern Ranges in 2018.
  • Under 19’s debut for Boronia in Round 2 2018.
  • Played 3 TAC Cup games for Eastern Ranges in 2017.
  • Boronia Past Players & Supporters Group Player Most Likely Award in 2017.
  • Ray Lacey Medal for Boronia Under 17’s Best and Fairest in 2017.
  • 100th game for Boronia Juniors in 2017.
  • Played 3 TAC Cup games for Eastern Ranges in 2017.
  • Returned to Boronia after two junior seasons with Vermont in 2017.
  • Represented Victoria in the Australian Under 16 Basketball Championships.
  • EFNL U15’s Inter-League representative in 2016.
  • EFNL U14’s Inter-League representative in 2015.
  • Boronia Past Players & Supporters Group Young Gun Award in 2014.
  • EFNL Under 13B Best and Fairest in 2014.
  • Boronia Under 13’s Best and Fairest in 2014.
  • EFNL Under 12B Best and Fairest in 2013.
  • Boronia Under 12’s Best and Fairest in 2013.
  • EFNL Under 11B Best and Fairest in 2012.
  • Boronia Under 11’s Best and Fairest in 2012.
  • Boronia Under 11’s Best and Fairest in 2011.
  • Boronia Under 9’s Best and Fairest in 2009.
  • Joined Boronia Juniors in 2009.
  • Son of former player and coach Cam Mellis.

Boronia Hawks are absolutely delighted to welcome Mitch back to Boronia, where the Mellis name already stands tall in our Club’s history and culture. Please join us all in welcoming Mitch, while also congratulating Ash Johnston and Matt Clark in bringing home one of our favourite sons.

Boronia Hawks Senior Update

Another another tumultuous year done, we hope to be back to normality next year!!! With the season now effectively over, the Club is now in full planning mode for 2022. We have a number of items still very much front and center to sign off on and then our entire energy will be spent on planning for a fantastic return to local community sport in 2022!

Tormore Clubrooms
  • Our new toilet block is now installed at the club close to our new playground. Many thanks to Knox City Council for this essential facility.
  • A new net is to be installed behind the goals at the Clubroom end of the ground over summer. Thanks again to Knox City Council.
  • We will offer refunds on all ticket sales for the Ladies High Tea and the 200 Draw later today.
  • We are still planning our Awards Nights, which are now likely to be on-line events that will be held over the next few weeks.
  • Our intention is to draw the Major Raffle on the evening of the Men’s Awards Night. The date and method are still to be confirmed this week after ‘Dan’s’ statement on moving out of lockdown is announced.
  • Behind the scenes, our Recruiting Committee is working at full steam ahead.
  • Wayne and Grant, supported by Jason and Bill, have our rejigged Growler initiative growing in sales.
  • We will soon hand over the rooms to the Boronia Cricket Club once we are permitted to enter the rooms for the annual clean up day.

Stay well!

Greg Hannon, Senior President BHFNC

Energy Safe Victoria Grant

Our canteen is very important to both the Boronia Hawks Football Netball Club and Boronia Cricket Club for providing food at training nights, game day and for catering events that connect and celebrate our club communities.

We are very grateful to be awarded $1,000 by Energy Safe Victoria from the Safer Canteen Grants Program, which will be used towards the replacement of old and potentially unsafe electrical appliances.

Thank you to Ellen and all of our wonderful canteen volunteers who work tirelessly to prepare and serve food from a canteen that is well overdue for an upgrade. Thanks also to Kerryn Westcott and Karen Little for their enormous contribution to the Club by identifying and applying for grants.…/grants-improve-energy-safety…/

EFNL Season Update

The EFNL, EDFL, NFNL, RDFNL, SFNL, SMJFL, VAFA and WRFL collectively wish to issue a statement regarding the 2021 season.

Following yesterday’s State Government announcement of an extension to lockdown in metropolitan Melbourne until at least September 23, all leagues have mutually decided to cancel all competitions for the 2021 season.

This announcement does not apply to Auskick.

AFL Victoria will provide an update on Auskick in due course.

This decision is an extremely difficult one and has not been made lightly. All leagues have been working diligently in the hope of enabling the remaining games in the 2021 season to be played. However, it is now apparent this will not be possible in the current environment.

All leagues are committed to working closely with their member clubs, AFL Victoria and Netball Victoria to manage the associated issues related to the cancellation of all 2021 competitions and working towards a return to play next season.

We wish to take this opportunity to thank all clubs, players, parents, volunteers, officials, umpires and league partners for your patience, support and cooperation throughout the 2021 season.

We urge all associated with our respective communities to heed the advice and regulations in place by order of the State Government.

We all have a role to play in ensuring our community remains safe and healthy so we can all return to football and netball next season.

Further updates regarding the operational aspects of this decision will be provided in due course via each respective league.

All leagues look forward to returning to competition bigger and better in 2022