Miah’s Indigenous Designs

Miah from our Under 16 Girls team has discovered a passion for painting footy boots with traditional indigenous art.

Miah has been busy painting the boots of her team mates with meaningful symbols that relate to community, gathering and running on the field. She is currently perfecting her craft to ensure the longevity of her designs.

The Under 16 Girls had a bye today but celebrated NAIDOC Week last Sunday. Miah and her sister Zoe, who also plays in the Under 16’s team, wrote their thoughts on what NAIDOC Week means to them as young indigenous people.

“NAIDOC Week makes me feel inspired. It makes me feel more connected to my community and my people that I have in my life and grateful for everything I have.” – Zoe

“NAIDOC week means to me being able to connect to my community across Australia. Remember and recognise and commemorate all the achievements and history our first nations people have endured and created.” – Miah

We love your designs Miah and can’t wait to see more of what you create!

Keep Off the (Artificial) Grass!

Work is now underway at Tormore Reserve on the installation of artificial turf in front of the benches.

Thanks to Knox City Council for getting this done as part of the continual improvement of our Club facilities. Millers will also receive the same upgrade, with work expected to be completed this week – weather permitting!

Please keep off the works areas until work is completed. Thanks to Phil Watson for the photos!

Liam Shiels takes Under 14’s Training!

On Tuesday night our Under 14 Boys were surprised by Hawthorn triple Premiership player & this years’ Number 1 Ticket Holder, Liam Shiels!! Liam took the boys’ training session, answered questions and signed some autographs.

Many thanks to Liam who has always been willing to make time to support the Boronia Hawks juniors.

Fun Fact: Liam Shiels transferred to play with Boronia in Under 18’s but spent all year with Eastern Ranges before being selected by Hawthorn at pick 8 in the 2008 National Draft. We still hope to get him back one day for a kick with the Hawka!

Update on Development of New Clubrooms

What a moment it was when Alan Tudge MP, the federal Member for Aston, announced at our Presidents Lunch on 9 April the funding of $5M for the development and construction of a new pavilion at Tormore Reserve.

Alan followed up with this announcement on his Facebook page.

Greg Hannon, Alan Tudge MP and Wayne Preston.


For over ten years, the leaders of Boronia Hawks Football Netball Club and Boronia Cricket Club have been pressing for an upgraded pavilion to replace the 40 year old club rooms. Today, I announced $5 million of federal funds to make this happen. Congratulations to all of those who persisted to make this happen. It will be a great result for the entire Boronia community.

Now What?

The Club is now working hard to move quickly from the announcement towards a framework that will deliver the fulfilment of our needs as a modern, inclusive community club with strong growth, particularly in female participation. We are working closely with our co-tenants from Boronia Cricket Club, who are an essential partner for all development of facilities at Tormore Reserve.

We are now proud to announce the formation of the Steering Committee that will be pivotal to the success of the development project. The committee will be chaired by Wayne Preston, who has already played a huge role in getting us to this point. This is a strong group of volunteers with the skills and knowledge necessary for such a task and who are all passionate and committed to their clubs and community.

  • Wayne Preston – Senior Vice President, BHFNC;
  • Scott Nicholas – Chair, Board of Directors, BHFNC;
  • Karen Little – Women’s Football Operations Manager, BHFNC;
  • David Murrihy – former Club Secretary and Life Member, BHFNC;
  • Paul Noone – President, BCC;
  • Matt Smythe – Vice-President, BCC;
  • Leigh Blennerhasset – Secretary, BCC;
  • Melanie Kogelman – Treasurer, BCC.

All members and supporters of our club are welcome to read the overview of the Steering Committee’s role and responsibilities, which has been shared with, and welcomed by, our community representatives Alan Tudge MP, Jackson Taylor MP and Cr Yvonne Allred.


We look forward to providing regular updates as we move forward with this very exciting initiative for the sporting community of Boronia.

Special Guest Speaker for Ladies High Tea

We are excited to announce our special guest speaker for the 2022 Hawka High Tea, Jenna O’Hea!

Jenna very recently retired from professional basketball after an extremely illustrious career:

  • Captain of the Australian Opals at 2020 Tokyo Olympics
  • Gold Medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games
  • Bronze Medal 2012 Olympic Games
  • x3 WNBL Champion
  • x6 Time All-WNBL team.

Get your girls together and have an afternoon of food, drinks & laughs. No allocated seating, cocktail style!

  • Saturday 4th June | 1:30pm – 4:30pm at Tormore Reserve, Boronia.
  • Tickets: $40 – Alcohol Not Included and $65 – Alcohol Included: Wine, Sparkling, Beer & Cocktail Tasting Board.
  • Grazing Table & Desserts Cocktails also available for $5
  • Australian Sportswoman guest speaker – Jenna O’Hea
  • Games, Raffles & Amazing Prizes
  • Live music & drinks at bar prices from 5pm
  • Kick off the day with some quality women’s footy against The Basin! Development Squad 8:50am and Senior Women at 10:40am

Click here to book your tickets via our Hawka Store powered by Square:

New Nets at Tormore Reserve

The poles have arrived for the new nets behind the goals at the scoreboard end of Tormore Reserve!

A very big thank you to Knox City Council for the installation of nets at both ends of the ground over the past two years. These new nets will protect the neighbours and will save on lost footies for the Club.

Thanks to our roving reporter Phil Watson who always keeps a very close eye on all developments in the surrounds at Tormore Reserve, Home of the HAWKA!

GK Travel & Cruise and Ready 4 The Road Driving School

Brighter Lights at Millers

HUGE thank you to BILL NOTLEY, IVAN GAGIC and OZ EQUIPMENT HIRE for all your help in replacing the light globes at Millers !

It’s not an easy job to replace these globes, but thanks to these legends it’s done!! Training sessions are now a lot brighter!

GK TRAVEL is now back in business!!!

One of our club’s longest-ever sponsors, GK Travel & Cruise is now back in full operational mode with local, national, and international travel in full swing.

If you plan on traveling soon or your friends or family have that intention, please make sure they contact Greg ‘Hollywood’ Krenn for the best advice and price available!!

Boronia Hawks Saturday Scoreboard

Presented by Hawks Nest Coterie

Senior Men.

Boronia 10.7 67 drew with The Basin 9.13 67. Goals: Nathan Hare 4, Damon Fairchild 2, Ben Robertson 2, Sam Collins, Fletcher Duke. Best Players: Nathan Hare, Damon Fairchild, Harry Burgess, Ben Robertson, Ryan White, Nick Knoops.

Dev Squad Men.

The Basin 11.7 73 d Boronia 11.3 69. Goals: Sean Bramstedt 4, Matt Geraghty 2, Luca Virgona 1, Brayden Wright 1, Chris McDonald 1, Caelan Murrihy 1, Tyler Steele 1. Best Players: Brayden Wright, Tyson Henry, Sean Bramstedt, Matt Geraghty, Nathan Allen, Jeremy Mason.

Senior Women.

Boronia 9.7 61 d The Basin 8.5 53. Goals: Bec Allen 2, Rachael Slater 2, Amanda Davidson 2, Meg McKernan 1, Alex Kufel, 1, Chloe Timms 1. Best Players: Alex Kufel, Chloe Timms, Amanda Davidson, April Glare, Meg McKernan, Steph Phillips.

Dev Squad Women.

The Basin 18.16 124 d Boronia 2.3 15. Goals: Tessa Evans 1, Mel Carpenter. Best Players: Mel Carpenter, Erin Stanios, Gen Lyons, Christina Lange Portelli.

Boronia Gold Netball:

Boronia Gold 25 d Heathmont White 10. Goals: Zoe McQuillen 17, Emily Cahill 8.

Boronia Brown Netball:

Boronia Brown 24 drew with Mitcham Black 24. Goals: Elle Serong 14, Ebony Williams 10.