JACKSON TAYLOR MP | THANKS AGAIN!

We are excited to announce that Jackson Taylor MP is on board again as a loyal sponsor of Boronia Hawks Football Netball Club!

We’re glad to have Jackson on board for another season. As we all know, Jackson is a strong supporter of Boronia Hawks, helping to secure $1.2 million from the State Labor Government for the new Tormore Reserve Pavilion.

Jackson knows the difference that a club like Boronia can make in the lives of our community, and we’re very much looking forward to working with him. Make sure to get around Jackson and say hello next time we see him at Tormore Reserve!


$1.2M for the new Clubrooms

From our great supporter, Jackson Taylor MP: “$1.2 million to help deliver a new pavilion at Tormore Reserve in Boronia is now fully funded. In other words – you beauty!”

It was a four year journey for me since elected in 2018 to get to the commitment of $1.2 million to deliver new facilities for Boronia Hawks Football Netball Club and Boronia Cricket Club, but it’s been an even longer journey for them.

So this is an exciting moment. With funding now in the budget that means we can move a step closer to delivering the facilities these legends and the broader community deserve.

$1 million will go towards delivering the new pavilion and $200,000 will go to helping the clubs fit-out the rooms – which means a lot of the stress that usually comes with a new home.

It’s no secret. I’m a massive supporter of grassroots sports and unashamedly so. I believe in it’s power to change lives.

And with these new facilities – it’ll make that job even easier and encourage more people to get involved, particularly girls and women who maybe couldn’t have due to the dated facilities not being fit for purpose.

This will change all that. Now, let’s get on with it!

Jackson Taylor MP


New Club Rooms Funding Locked In

Congratulations Jackson Taylor MP in retaining the seat of Bayswater. With the results of yesterday’s election the Boronia Hawks Football Netball Club, Boronia Hawks Football Netball Club – Junior and Boronia Cricket Club have now secured the unprecedented amount of $6.2 million for our new facility. The next 24 months will see a lot of work being done in the planning and building of our new rooms! Go Hawka!

Jackson Taylor MP with Wayne Preston and Samantha Dunkinson

Huge Announcement at Tormore Today!

Boronia Hawks FNC is absolutely delighted to announce the pledge of $1.2M dollars to go towards our new pavilion from @jacksontaylormp and the Andrews Labor Government.

Click here for the announcement: https://youtu.be/Ar25geyjWVY

Jackson’s ongoing support of our Club has been nothing short of remarkable since he was elected as our local member. His tireless energy and capacity to always engage in our club community have been astounding and it is very much appreciated from a club level. Jackson, we thank you sincerely!!

Upon re-election, the Andrews Government has most generously pledged the sum of $1.0M towards our new pavilion and $0.2M towards the fit-out of the new pavilion and social rooms. The $0.2M will enable us to purchase quality appliances and furniture and should set our club up for many years to come!

With the pledge of $5.0M from Alan Tudge MP and the Federal Government, this now amounts to $6.0M towards our badly needed new pavilion. The players, supporters, and members of the Boronia Hawks Football Netball Club and Boronia Cricket Club will soon have one of the finest pavilions in the Eastern Suburbs thanks to the incredible support of both Jackson and Alan.


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!


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.

$5 MILLION FOR A NEW PAVILION AT TORMORE RESERVE, BORONIA ?

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.

Tormore-Reserve-New-Clubrooms-Committee-Overview


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


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!

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Knox City Council Supports Boronia Hawks


Boronia Hawks welcome the tremendous news that Knox City Council has voted on Monday night to waive annual fees for all not-for-profit community organisation for 2021. In short, we won’t pay for the use of our two grounds and pavilions again in 2021.


Council has provided enormous support to Boronia Hawks and similar sporting clubs through their COVID-19 Community and Business Support packages over the last two years. Such support is incredibly valuable as the local community emerges from the wellbeing and mental health impact of lockdown.


Local sporting clubs are important community hubs and we extend our gratitude to Yvonne Allred – Councillor for Baird Ward and Mayor Lisa Cooper – Knox City Council for their generous support in helping us to do what we do best – bring people together for health, friendship and wellbeing.

Scott Nicholas
CHAIRPERSON, BHFNC


Knox City Council Grant to Support Boronia Hawks

Boronia Hawks appreciates the generous support from Knox City Council and Cr Peter Lockwood during the Covid-19 pandemic. We have just received a $1,000 contribution to assist with our facility operating costs as part of Council’s COVID-19 Community and Business Support Package.

The Council has already waived all tenancy fees for the use of the facilities at Tormore and Millers, but we still have ongoing costs for our electricity and gas connections. This funding will assist the Club to manage our costs and remain in a sound financial position going in to 2021.


New Sporting Lights at Tormore Reserve

Tormore Reserve is a leading community facility and the addition of new sporting lights through the great support of Alan Tudge MP, AFL Victoria and Knox Council will ensure that reputation is maintained for many years to come.

The new lights provide an outstanding solution for training and matches.

The four 28 metre high poles, with six lights on each, will give our players the opportunity to train on a top-quality oval with state of the art LED lighting for many years to come. The Club’s vision is to always strive to innovate and improve across all aspects of operations, both on and off the field. These new lights will give us tremendous flexibility in relation to the fixturing of matches for our men’s and women’s football teams.

The previous lights had deteriorated rapidly and were inadequate for training.

Planning for the new lights started in 2018 as the old lights were no longer at the required levels for training, let alone night football. With the support of Knox City Council and Alan Tudge MP, the Club lodged a submission for Federal Government funding under the Australian Sports Commission’s Community Sport Infrastructure Program.

It was a great day for the Club when Alan Tudge announced the ASC’s approval of our application for $190,000 to fund the project. The successful application for further funding of $24,000 from AFL Victoria under the Facility Development Program ensured that the Club’s own contribution to the project was manageable, while still significant.

Alan Tudge MP, Federal Member for Aston, with Boronia players.

The Lights were officially switched on by Club great Kristan Wood, accompanied by three other former Club Presidents, at a ceremony on 29 August.

Former Club Presidents: Kristan Wood, Tim Currie, Frank Carroll and Scott Nicholas.
The end of an era as the old lights are taken down and removed. Photo by Kay Kimmitt.

The Club would like to express out gratitude and appreciation to the following people and organisations for their significant contribution to the successful completion of this project.

  • Alan Tudge MP who was the Club’s supporter in our application for Federal Funding through the ASC;
  • Sue McGill, Director, Community Sport & Infrastructure with Sports Australia;
  • Jessie Doull, Facilities and Planning Manager at AFL Victoria;
  • Jake Keogh, the Mayor of Knox;
  • Councillors Peter Lockwood and John Mortimore;
  • Daniel Clarke and the Leisure Development team at Knox City Council;
  • Tim Gates, Managing Director of Wallgates Electrical Services;
  • Stuart McDonald from Nuvo Group;
  • Kerryn Westcott, the Club’s Grants Manager;
  • Kristan Wood, the Club’s Project Manager;
  • David Nicholas; the Club’s Finance Director;
  • Greg Hannon, Senior Club President;
  • Scott Nicholas, Chair of the Club’s Board of Directors.