Luke Flanagan is Back to Boronia

Boronia Hawks are very excited to welcome LUKE FLANAGAN back to Boronia for the 2023 season.

Luke is coming back home to Boronia after playing his junior career with the Hawks through to 2019.

He played an exceptional 150 games for the club at junior level, and was named as 2019 Best Finals Player in his final season with the Under 17’s.

Luke spent 2021 and 2022 at UFTG, playing with mates. He won Upper’s 2021 Under 19’s B&F and was also named as their MVP. He debuted in the seniors in 2021, and then stepped up and played 12 games in a very solid season of Division 1 football in 2022. We are delighted to have Luke and his family back at the Club.

Many thanks to Repurpose It for their support of our 2023 Preseason.

Welcome to Max Brasher

Boronia Hawks are very excited to welcome MAX BRASHER to the Club for the 2023 season.

Max joins Boronia from UFTG to play footy with his brother Zack, who enjoyed a break out year in 2022 before injury ended his season. 

Max is a decorated junior player with two EFNL B&F’s and one runner-up.  He also represented the league in Under 14’s and Under 15’s.  Max has won four club B&F’s at junior level and was a premiership captain in Under 11’s and Under 14’s. 

He has made a successful transition to senior football in 2021 and 2022, coming fourth in the UFTG B&F in his first full year of senior footy. 

We look forward to Max enjoying his football career with Boronia and we have no doubt he will be a great addition to the team.  Please make him feel very welcome at Tormore Reserve.

Women’s Coaches Appointed for 2023

Boronia Hawks are very pleased to announce that Scott Nicholas and Candyce Wright have been reappointed as our Women’s Coaches for 2023. Scott will have his 6th season as Senior Coach and Candyce will have her 2nd season as Development Squad Coach.


  • Coach of Women’s Team from 2018 to 2023.
  • EFNL Senior Coach of the Year in 2021.
  • Finalist for AFL Victoria Senior Coach of the Year in 2021.
  • One Club Player from 2000 to 2022.
  • Reserves Premiership Player in 2019.
  • Club Chairman from 2019 to 2022
  • Triple Premiership President in 2018.
  • Senior President 2018 to 2019.
  • Reserves Assistant Coach in 2017.
  • Appointed Social Director in 2017.
  • Reserves Captain from 2014 to 2016.
  • Reserves Most Valuable Player Award in 2015.
  • 100th Senior game for Boronia in 2015.
  • Senior Vice-Captain in 2015.
  • Boronia Football Club Committee member from 2013 to 2019.Reserves Most Valuable Player Award in 2013.
  • Reserves Premiership Player in 2012.
  • Senior debut in Round 1 2009.
  • Under 18’s debut in 2006.
  • 100th game for Boronia Junior Football Club in 2006.
  • Joined Boronia Juniors in 2000.
  • Started with Boronia Auskick in 1995.


  • Women’s Development Squad Coach 2022 to 2023.
  • Women’s Development Squad Assistant Coach in 2021.
  • Developed the Juniors’ “Sound the Siren” Day in 2021 to reconnect players and families after COVID.
  • Senior Women’s Player from 2018 to 2022 with 34 games.
  • Established the role of Junior Female Football Co-ordinator from 2020 to 2021.
  • First Female Co-Coach in 2019 for Under 12 Girls.
  • Junior Team Manager Co-ordinator in 2018.
  • Junior Trainer in 2017.
  • Five years as Junior Team Manager.

A Message from Flash

The entire BHFNC should be mighty proud of its efforts over the past four weeks of hosting the Division One finals series.

The EFNL and competing clubs were lost for words in their gratitude for the organisation and efforts of our many, many volunteers over the month!

Headed up by Murra, our team worked cohesively and the many long days will now hold our club in greater financial strength as we move forward to our 2023 season.

To our early morning set up teams, to our bar teams, our burger teams, and canteen ladies, our traffic controllers, and our hlepers who kept carrying out stock to all the various tents, what an effort. In the coming few weeks we will be having a pleasant Sunday afternoon of thanks to all our helpers, I’ll get that date and time locked in ASAP.

Once all the bills are paid, we hope to announce our profit as it’s important all volunteers understand just how meaningful it is to the club to give so much of their time over the past four weekends.

Behind the scenes, we are working most nights to speak with potential recruits, plan our pre-season, reflect with trainers, and work diligently to ensure 2023 is an amazing year for the Hawka! Our coaches in all areas are now appointed and we hope you can all join us at one of our two presentation nights to properly give thanks and gratitude for this season.

Sincerely, thank you once again!!!

GREG HANNON, Senior President, BHFNC

Successful Finals Series at Tormore Reserve

Congratulations to East Ringwood Football Club and Wantirna South Senior Football Club on their wins in the Division 1 Grand Finals on Saturday.

Boronia Hawks would also like to thank all clubs, players and supporters on the day for their co-operation and conduct, and for looking after the change rooms.

A big thank you also to Eastern Football Netball League and Knox City Council for their support throughout a successful finals series at Tormore Reserve. Finally, many thanks to our Finals Partners at Paul’s IGA Ringwood EastMcDonald’sKnox ClubRepurpose ItDyson Currie Pty Ltd, Allstate Refrigeration Services and the Hawks Nest Coterie Group.

Jake Lock

The Boronia Hawks community has been shocked and saddened to learn of the recent passing of Jakeb Lock. Jake was a great supporter our women’s football program as the partner of Jess Buzinskas.

Go Fund Me page: In loving memory of Jakeb Lock.

Jake Lock

Jake has looked after the players’ children as part of our Little Hawka’s childcare for several years and over that time became a much loved part of the team. How lucky we were to find someone who loved our kids as much as the mums did and who gave the mums an opportunity to train and play footy because their kids were so well taken care of.

The Club’s players and supporters all express our deep sorrow and sympathy to Jess and her family and to Jake’s many family and friends. We also ask you to please consider a contribution to the Go Fund Me page, established by Candyce Wright and Erin Stanios, to assist Jess.

Go Fund Me page: In loving memory of Jakeb Lock.


Brock is back for 2023.

Boronia Hawks Football Netball Club is very proud to announce that CRAIG BROCKLEY will be coaching our Men’s Development Squad in 2023, his sixth year in this role.

Like Matt Clark, Brock has earned the absolute respect of all players and supporters in the club and we are very fortunate to have coaches of this calibre leading our teams. Please join us all in thanking Craig and congratulating him on his reappointment.