Affiliated with EFNL. Seniors, Reserves, U19's, Junior Boys & Girls Teams, two Women's Teams, Veterans Football & Women’s Netball. We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional custodians of the land in Boronia.
I am very pleased to report a remarkably successful year for the Club in financial terms. We have recorded a modest net profit and continued growth in our asset base.This has been achieved in a restricted season that saw the cancellation of many game days and several major social events.
Our financial position is attributable to the hard work of our volunteers. These include the sponsorship and raffle committee (Flash, Wayne, Grant and Sam); our bar staff (Bill and Jason); canteen, BBQ and meals by Ellen and her many helpers; and our merchandise and uniform team (Tanya, Kat and Maria).
The profit derived from these revenue streams offset the operational cost of our core activities – football and netball. Further non-operating funding was gained by the expert work of our Grants team (Karen and Kerryn), before we deduct depreciation on our fixed assets.
We are very grateful to Knox City Council for the waiving of the annual fees for ground occupancy for the second year in a row. We also thank the Council, the Victorian Government and Jackson Taylor MP for the availability of grant funding to offset the impact of COVID-19 on community clubs.
We still have a healthy bank balance despite a negative cash flow for the year. We have a full inventory of merchandise and uniforms on hand and ready for sale in the new season. We also have an excellent asset base including our ground facilities, IT equipment and gym equipment.
The Club is in a very sound financial position due to the generous support of our valued sponsors, including the Hawks Nest Coterie Group; our loyal players, members and supporters; and the hard-working volunteers. A huge personal thank you from me to Andrea Le Marquand and Lauren Keelan, our two terrific treasurers.
2021 saw us complete our roll-out of Square, which is our new point of sale and online store technology.
The club saw an enormous uptake in card payments and received positive feedback from customers and users. We processed 10,000 transactions around the club this year with majority paid via card. We expect to see significant growth in transactions next year when we have a full season plus hosting EFNL finals.
This new technology has also meant additional operational features including connecting to NBN internet at Tormore which will have a number of benefits in years to come. This in addition to adding mobile data to our Square devices which allows us to operate seamlessly across the Tormore and Millers grounds, inside and outside the clubrooms.
Next steps for Square will be becoming a truly cashless club, until then we are finishing the final tweaks to thesystem before we kick off our 2022 campaign.
Our relationship with Knox City Council has stayed strong though out 2021 despite our interrupted season. Their continued support through their weekly newsletters, emails & phone conversations to keep us connected to our local community is always received well.
We were able to navigate our way through the restrictions outlined with Council and EFNL with greater ease this season; so that made our volunteers, players & community feel safe when around our grounds and facilities. Council has always been a big supporter of our club and all that we are striving to achieve.
Unfortunately, we were not able to make it through the whole 2021 season but we hope to begin arrangements for ground use shortly to kick start our pre-season training and, fingers crossed, 2022 will be a complete season.
BRING YOUR PLASTIC CARDS PLEASE! Boronia Hawks BHFNC is moving towards a cashless system in 2021.
To help reduce the health and safety risk for our volunteers, Boronia Hawks FNC will accept plastic cards or phone payments in place of cash for most of our face-to-face sales. We will offer EFT or EFTPOS payments for Club memberships, uniforms, merchandise, social events, bar and canteen. We will continue to accept cash at the canteen, but with a strong preference for “tap and go” payments. We can still accept cash for larger payments for now, if necessary, but are moving to be a cash-free club for the season.
We hope that you all understand that this change is necessary as part of our COVID-19 protocols as we move into the new season. But it also helps us to reduce the administrative burden and personal risk for our volunteers who are responsible for the handling and banking of cash. People are used to swiping or tapping a card for food, entertainment and services nowadays and we ask for your support as we respond to community expectations.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Thank you.
David Nicholas FINANCE DIRECTOR, BHFNC 0430 223 477 email@example.com
The Club’s Board of Directors got together on Sunday morning to develop our strategic action plan as we move towards the resumption of competition in 2021.
There was lots of ideas as we went through many important initiatives including junior development, child safety regulations, facilities plans for Tormore & Millers, memberships, website upgrade, merchandising, events and budgets!
Great work team! Thanks to the Knox Club for hosting us for the day.
Please join us for the 2020 AGM including the election of office bearers for 2020/21.
As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic the 2020 BFNC Annual General Meeting will be held online for the first time in the Club’s history. Due to the nature of this change, the Club will be providing information in the lead-up to the AGM on how members can register to attend, and how the meeting will run.
In addition to the AGM, a Special General Meeting will also be held prior to the AGM to vote on minor changes to the Club’s Constitution to reflect the growth since our One Club implementation in 2017.
Only financial members are eligible to vote or to nominate for election. Eligible memberships include all senior players, all coaches, social members, Hawks Nest members and one parent / guardian of each registered junior player.
The Board and Committees welcome nominations for all Board and Committee roles. If you are interested in finding out additional information or nominating for a role it is recommended you speak with the appropriate contact prior to submitting a nomination.