This week Erin Nicholas lines up for her 50th game with the Hawka Women’s Squad with the same unwavering resilience and determination as she has done over the last 5 seasonS. 

Erin has been a part of our squad since the inception of the women’s program and her leadership qualities and exceptional character has set a remarkable example for others to follow. Her ability to overcome obstacles with grace and strength further solidifies her reputation as one of our most consistent players and leaders in the Development Team.

Congratulations Erin! 


Saturday also sees Ben Robertson’s 150th senior game for the Hawka. Robbo has been the Hawks goal kicking spearhead for the past few seasons, as a reliable scorer with a big, booming kick. 

Robbo has proven he is a great clubman having also helped coach our boys Under 19s squad.

Congratulations on your 150th game Robbo!


This weekend sees Lachie Watson play his 150th game of Senior football for the Hawka. Lachie also played 110 games across his junior and U18s career for Boronia. In that time Lachie has been a consistent scorer, notching up 214 senior goals to date.

Renowned for his amazing leaping prowess, we are super pleased to see Lachie reach this milestone after a number of injury setbacks over the years. Lachie has also contributed a significant amount of his time to the club as assistant coach to the Senior Women’s Squad over the past few seasons.

Congratulations on your 150th game Watto!


With the launch of our new hoodies this now completes an extensive project that we embarked on way back in August 2022 with our Brand Review survey. Information gained from this survey enabled us to take a closer look at our logo, colours and existing merch range.

A small team was formed soon after the survey and we went about establishing guidelines for our brand and conducting a complete review of potential suppliers of our merch. One supplier in particular stood out as they were professional and innovative from the outset and offered a service model that met our brief – they were ‘Your Clubroom’.

We officially engaged Your Clubroom in November last year to go about documenting our brand and to create options for us to consider for our new merch range. This included a review of colours, materials, and size fitment options – unisex and women. As a result, we have slowly rolled out a new range of beanies, scarfs, training shorts and singlets, polos, and last week, our new hoodies.

Today we are pleased to showcase our official documentation of this process – Boronia Hawks – Defining the Brand 2023. This has been a long journey, but I’d like to thank YOU, our passionate members for your feedback along the way. A special thanks to Jayden & Damon from Your Clubroom who supported our vision and guided us along the way. Lastly to Karen Butler and Maria Gagic who have been there from day one and will now manage selling our new range. Thank you for your patience and we hope you enjoy wearing our new merch!

View the Defining the Brand presentation here:

Defining the Brand 2023

Wayne Preston, Director of Revenue, BHFNC

Family Appreciation Day

Parents of our senior men’s players were invited in to the rooms before the games against East Burwood to acknowledge their support to the boys throughout their footy careers.

Prior to the Senior Game, Coach Matt Clark spoke first, followed by Frank Robertson and Karen Butler speaking from the parents’ perspective. Luke Hannon responded on behalf of the players.

In the Development Team, Coach Craig Brockley spoke on behalf of the club with parents Pip Allen and Stuart McDonald peaking about their experiences, with captain Nathan Allen rounding it off.

Thanks to all involved for supporting this inititative to bring the club families together in the Hawka community. Parents adjourned for drinks and nibbles in the social rooms before the main game.


This weekend we will celebrate NAIDOC week across all of our senior and junior games. This is a chance for us to recognise the culture and history of the beautiful land that we play our great sport on and to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples – in particular those of the Wurundjeri and Bunurong people of the Kulin nation, who are the traditional owners of the land where Tormore resides.

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia in the first week of July each year and is an opportunity for all Australians to learn about First Nations cultures and histories and participate in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth.

A very big thank you to Indigenous club member Chloe for her Acknowledgement of Country before each of the games; and to Samantha Dunkinson for arranging and leading each ceremony.


At home against East Burwood this Saturday, a true great of our club, Jess Bolton, will pull on his brown and gold jumper for his 200th senior game.

This is a tremendous feat and something that all players and supporters should acknowledge and celebrate! Jess is a senior premiership player, a dual Bob Henry Medalist, a well-respected and valued team mate and most importantly, he is an outstanding role model for our younger players.

Jess, on behalf of the members, supporters, and players of our club, we thank you for your outstanding contribution to the BHFNC and look forward to your ongoing involvement at our club into the future.

Greg ‘Flash’ Hannon – Senior Club President

? All by Dave Nicholas


The BHFNC sends its sincere condolences to Simon ‘Horse’ West on the passing of his much loved mother Sylvia. Sylvia West had a stroke recently and unfortunately did not recover. Sylvia, also Nana to Kristan Wood was the mother of 8 children and as such obviously lived a very full life.

We wish Simon, Kristan and all of their family members our best wishes during this difficult time.