Boronia Hawks are delighted to announce that Stacey Peril has been reappointed as Masters Coach for the 2024 season.

Stacey was our inaugural coach in 2023 and lead the team through their first season as the player numbers grew along with the team development and enjoyment. Stacey has played with Boronia since 2018 and in 2023 she played her 50th game and also represented Vic Country in Masters Football. She has been actively involved with the Hawks as a junior mum, committee member, junior coach, senior player and now continues as Masters Coach.

Please join us all in thanking Stacey for her loyalty and commitment to the Hawks.


Boronia Hawks are very excited to announce that the full coaching panel for the men’s senior teams is now complete with the appointment of Jess Bolton as Men’s Development Squad Coach for 2024.

Jess is without doubt one of our finest and most decorated players over the past twenty years. He will bring a very strong game sense and enormous experience to the role as a playing coach.

Bolts will be joined by two great Hawks in their own right – Brocky and Cats.

Please join us all in thanking Jess Bolton, Craig Brockley and Andrew Catley for their loyalty and commitment to the Hawks.


Boronia Hawks are very pleased to announce that following the announcement in August that Matt Clark has signed as Senior Coach for 2024, the full coaching panel for the men’s senior team has also recommitted for the coming season. We are grateful to have this strong group of experienced coaches who are able to develop the team as both people and as players. Please join us in thanking Matt Clark, Steve Teakel, Drew O’Hare, Luke Hannon and Dale Hudson for their loyalty and commitment to the Hawks.

Boronia Hawks are very pleased to announce that former senior player, Mark ‘Owie’ O’Neil has been appointed Veterans Coach for the 2024 season.

Owie has had a long association with the Vets, and has been Greg Joseph’s right hand man in previous seasons. We wish Owie the very best in his new role. He has big shoes to fill but Mark has a great footy pedigree.

Boronia Vets are grateful to Awesome Conveyancing and GK Travel & Cruise for their loyal support.


Boronia Hawks are excited to announce the appointment of Candyce Harris and Jordan Granland as Co-Coaches of the Boronia Women’s Development Team for the 2024 season.

Candyce has been a part of the club’s women’s program since 2018, initially as a player before transitioning into coaching, now entering her fourth season coaching within the Development Squad. Candyce brings to the squad a passion and commitment for women’s sport and will continue to give players a welcoming and supportive environment for their football.

Elevated into the position of co-coach is Jordan Granland, who will continue to bring a wealth of football knowledge and coaching experience to the Development Squad after initially joining as an Assistant Coach in 2023. Jordy is a former senior player with Boronia and has coached seven years of junior football at Boronia and other clubs including four Grand Final appearances!

Announcement | 2024 Senior Women’s Coaches

Boronia Hawks are excited to announce the Senior Women’s Coaching panel for the 2024 season. The coaches who took the team through the finals to win the Division 1 premiership have all been re-appointed.

Please join us all in congratulating Scott Nicholas as head coach and assistants Nicole Guy and Lachie Watson, while Brad Slater is appointed in a new role as Senior Women’s Performance Manager.

We are fortunate to have these four coaches with strong experience with women’s football programs. They have been instrumental in developing our team culture, values and game plans and empowering our players to take on their own leadership within the squad. We look forward to the coaches and players continuing their development pathways and to achieving successful outcomes again in the coming season.

Scott Nicholas has been appointed to coach our Senior Women’s Team for the sixth season following the 2023 Division 1 premiership. Scott is now widely recognised as a leading Women’s coach in the EFNL and was the league’s Senior Coach of the Year, across men and women’s football, in 2021. He was also named as Coach of the 2023 Division 1 Team of the Year.

Nicole Guy was welcomed to the Hawks’ coaching panel during the 2023 season, coming over from Ferntree Gully. She won one B&F with FTG and was also runner up B&F, despite suffering two severe knee injuries in each of her two seasons. The injuries curtailed her playing career, so she began coaching, including the 2022 season in Premier Division alongside Tim Cavanagh. Nicole very quickly became a valued part of the Boronia coaching team and played a key role in the latter part of the season.

Lachie Watson will continue in his role as Senior Assistant Coach, having been with the team from the first season in 2018. Lachie is well known to all Hawks supporters for his explosive football skills since he came up from the juniors. He now applies his excellent football brain and teaching skills to our Women’s Program again in 2024.

Brad Slater will take up a new role as Senior Women’s Performance Manager in 2024. He has been part of Boronia’s coaching team for two years and brings enormous experience to the squad. He played over 200 games at Mitcham in Division 1 before an extensive coaching career, most recently with St. Simons and Rowville Knights where he coached Under 15, Under 16 and Under 18 girls from 2016-2020.

Coaching Positions | Boronia

Boronia Hawks Football Netball Club is seeking applications for the following football department positions within the club for the 2024 season.

  • Development Squad (Reserves) Coach
  • Men’s Veterans Coach
  • Club Head Trainer

The successful candidates will become valued and integral members of the Club’s Coaching Group and Football Department and will help drive the development of our playing group for the upcoming 2024 season.

Detailed position descriptions and selection criteria are available for these positions and can be obtained by contacting the Club’s Director of Football – Wayne Judge – either by email – wayne.judge@education.vic.gov.au or telephone – 0400 951 867

Applications for both positions addressing the selection criteria should be forwarded to Wayne Judge and received no later than Friday 13th October 2023.


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 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.