Boronia Hawks were recognised for a very successful year with several awards at the EFNL’s Chandler Medal Night.

Club representatives at the Chandler Medal Night.
Ellen Johnson – 2023 Volunteer of the Year
Mitch Mellis – Paul Edie Medal
Dean Grice – Division 2 Reserves Best and Fairest
BHFNC – Champion Club Division 2

Minor Placings


Congratulations to all the Boronia players selected in the EFNL Teams of the Year for Division 1 Women and Division 2 Men. In particular, we can be very proud that our two Premiership Coaches, Scott Nicholas and Matt Clark, have been recognised as coaches of these 2023 Teams of the Year.


We have the double with both Senior Men and Women in 2023! Boronia 15.8 98 d Heathmont 9.12 66 by 32 points after an outstanding second half.

Goal Kickers: Ben Robertson 4, Josh Begley 3, Luke Hannon 2, Kieran Edwards 2, Damon Fairchild 2, Mitch Jelo 1.

2023 Blue Ribbon Medallist for Best on Ground: DAMON FAIRCHILD!


BHFNC are delighted to announce the re-signing of Max Brasher, Luke Flanagan, Mitch Jelo and Jake Mellis.

Max Brasher was recruited to the Hawka this year and has not put a foot wrong. He’s a skillful, fit player and a natural runner. Max adds depth and class to our midfield and we are absolutely stoked to have Max sign on for another year at Boronia and we all hope he becomes a 200-game player for our club.

Luke Flanagan has not put in a bad performance across half-back all year and gives our defence run and consistency of effort. This kid can play! He comes from a ripping family and just belongs at our club.

Mitch Jelo was also recruited this season, across from Noble Park. He arrived not knowing anyone but we soon got to know his tough, uncompromising, old style, and his dangerous nature around goals. Mitch’s re-signing is a real boost for our club!

Jake Mellis is our most talented utility player and has really stamped his authority this season, making himself a respected and highly regarded senior player. Coming from a great Hawka family where his father and uncle played many games in the brown and gold, and having a mother who has been on various junior committee and senior committee roles to now senior team manager, Jake is continuing and maintaining the Mellis family tradition. Jake is a most talented player and brings with him team enthusiasm and culture that we would love to be able to bottle! We love Jake being at our club! A top bloke, a real team player and a bloody good old-fashioned player!!!


Congratulations to Sean Bell who runs out for his 150th senior game with the Boronia Hawks, this Sunday at Mitcham in the Preliminary Final against East Burwood.

Sean is a dour defender, who has consistently demonstrated his coolness under pressure, making him an invaluable asset to our team over the years. He possesses a wealth of senior experience in the backline, where he has time and time again proven his mettle against the best opposition forwards and it’s safe to say that he is rarely, if ever, beaten. He thrives in the heart of the action, yet he remains a no-fuss footballer. One of Sean’s standout qualities is his ability to read the play with precision and make sound decisions in the heat of the moment. He is also a great club person who is always willing to help out when asked.

Congratulations Sean, on this great milestone! Here’s to many more games and success in the Brown and Gold!