Cayden Wood has now joined Mitch Mellis in winning a third League Best and Fairest for Boronia Juniors.

Cayden has now won the EFNL Best and Fairest in three consecutive seasons: Under 13’s in 2021, Under 14’s in 2022 and Under 15’s in 2023. This matches the career of Mitch Mellis who won the medals in Under 11’s in 2012, Under 12’s in 2013 and Under 13’s in 2014.

Juniors who have won two League B&F’s are also some of the club’s most outstanding young players: Craig Folino in 13’s and 14’s in 1991 and 1992; Patrick Garrity in 12’s and 13’s in 1996 and 1997; and Alex Fiore in 12’s and 14’s in 2001 and 2003 (Alex was also runner-up by one vote in 2002 and won a 3rd medal at Knox in 2005).


The Committee of the BHFNC is absolutely delighted to announce the re-appointment of Matt Clark as our Senior Men’s Coach for next season.

Matt, our senior coach since 2018, has driven standards; has supported the growth of our talented list; has supported the development of our aspiring leaders; has assisted in the continued development of our strong club culture; and has given our club stability and respect amongst our peers.

Matt’s capacity to build positive relationships with all club stakeholders holds in him great esteem. We are most fortunate to have Matt as our senior coach and we look forward to working alongside him once again in season 2024 to continue his great legacy!

Go Hawka!


Congratulations to all of our juniors who enjoyed themselves and played some great footy throughout the year. It was a very successful year on and off the field, with three teams making grand finals and the Under 14 Boys and Under 16 girls winning premierships.

We would like to recognise the club award winners, while remembering that their teammates, coaches and volunteers all contributed to the overall success of the Junior Hawks in 2023.


Congratulations to the Coaching Team for our Women’s Squad at Boronia Hawks who have all contributed so much to the 2023 Division 1 Premiership.

They have created a close-knit environment for our players to develop their footy, fitness and friendships.

A special shoutout to Ray Lacey and Scott Nicholas who have been leading the team since our startup in late 2017, preparing for our first season in 2018. Who would have thought a premiership would result only a few years later when it took half a season to score the first goal!

Congratulations and thank you to Coach Scott Nicholas and assistants Ray Lacey, Brad Slater, Candyce Wright, Erin Stanios, Jordan Granland, Lachy Watson, Nicole Guy and Tim Cavanagh.


Congratulations to Rachel Slater for being awarded the Blue Ribbon Medal for her outstanding Best on Ground performance in the Division 1 Grand Final.

Despite a heavy tag, Rachael’s performance proved to be decisive in a tight contest. According to Premier Data she had 24 disposals, 16 contested possessions, 6 marks (inc. 5 intercept marks), 4 clearances, 11 inside 50s, 7 tackles, 1 gamebreaking goal and 163 Ranking Points.

Congratulations Rachael on a great game to cap off your season!


Boronia Hawks Senior Men had a convincing win against Templestowe to book their place in the Division 2 Grand Final.

Boronia 17.11 113 d Templestowe 7.6 48

Goals: Josh Begley 4, Luke Hannon 3, Dean Grice 2, Mitch Jelo 2, Nathan Hare 2, Mitch Mellis 1, Kieran Edwards 1, Jake Mellis 1, Jayden Collins 1.

Best Players: Jayden Collins , Damon Fairchild, Luke Hannon, Josh Begley, Jarrod Lake, Kieran Edwards.

Boronia’s Development Team have some work in the Preliminary Final after a disappointing loss to Templestowe.

Templestowe 10.11 71 d Boronia 6.6 42

Goals: Tyson Henry 1, Sam Collins 1, Jeremy Mason 1, Sean Bramstedt 1, Caelan Murrihy 1, Corey Burgess 1. Best Players: Jeremy Mason, Sean Bell, Dylan Dower, Tom Long, Ryan Miller, Corey Burgess.


Congratulations to Luke Hannon who plays his 100th game of senior football for the Hawka in this weekend’s semi-final.

A former Eastern Ranges premiership player, captain and best and fairest winner, Luke has also had a similar impact at Boronia.

A senior premiership player in 2018, a two time Bob Henry Medalist and current vice captain and assistant coach, his impact has been profound!

Well done Luke and all the very best in your next 100 games for our club!