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!
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.
The Club has been very fortunate to have vital financial support from the Victorian Government during the Covid-19 pandemic. We once again express our gratitude to Jackson Taylor MP for supporting community sporting clubs as we acknowledge this latest grant of $1,500, for a total of $4,000 received over the last two years.
Our canteen is very important to both the Boronia Hawks Football Netball Club and Boronia Cricket Club for providing food at training nights, game day and for catering events that connect and celebrate our club communities.
We are very grateful to be awarded $1,000 by Energy Safe Victoria from the Safer Canteen Grants Program, which will be used towards the replacement of old and potentially unsafe electrical appliances.
Thank you to Ellen and all of our wonderful canteen volunteers who work tirelessly to prepare and serve food from a canteen that is well overdue for an upgrade. Thanks also to Kerryn Westcott and Karen Little for their enormous contribution to the Club by identifying and applying for grants.
In the event of a cardiac arrest, early access to a working defibrillator significantly increases the chance of survival, with the likelihood of a positive outcome reduced by 7-10% every minute defibrillation is delayed.
The defibrillator at Millers was no longer serviceable and in no condition to save lives. We gratefully acknowledge Knox City Council for a grant from the Minor Grant Program that has allowed the purchase of a new unit. Thank you to Tanya Parkins and Kristan Wood who identified this need and are still keeping a check on our facilities even when we’re not able to play football.
Thanks also to Karen Little and Kerryn Westcott for always assisting the Club with our Grants Program.
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.
The Club’s Grants Program has had another successful application. We have just been granted funding of $2,960 for a program to support Leadership for Young Women in Football.
The Victorian Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions offered this grant opportunity under the 2019/20 Community Activation Grants Program. We are very grateful for the government’s continued encouragement of community sport, particularly by backing clubs with the booming popularity of football for women and girls. Special thanks go to Claire Dyson from the Office for Women in Sport & Recreation and to Jackson Taylor MP.
As we grow our Women’s Football Program we have identified a number of young players who will benefit enormously from this opportunity to develop their leadership skills through this structured learning aimed specifically at their age group.
Although the leadership development program has been delayed for this season due to the COVID-19 lockdown, funding has been provided so that we can proceed with the training in 2021.
Once again the Club can thank Kerryn Westcott, our Grants Co-ordinator, and Karen Little, Director of Community and Inclusion, for their work in submitting a successful application for the grant. The Club’s Grants Program continues to provide an outstanding benefit in the enhancement of our facilities and membership support programs. Recent grants include:
- Millers Scoreboard;
- Tormore Scoreboard;
- Uniforms for U17’s team;
- Tormore Lights;
- Millers Kitchen Upgrade;
- Female Coaching and Development;
- Mental Health Support for senior players;
- COVID survival package;
- Leadership for Young Women in Football.
Thanks once again to Jackson Taylor MP for his great support of our Club through the COVID-19 support package for community sport and recreation bodies.
It is a tough time for all community clubs, and our footy and netball players and supporters are naturally disappointed, but understanding of the cancellation of our senior seasons. It is good to know that you and Dan Andrews are looking out for the grassroots sporting clubs that are so important to suburban and country Victoria.
Thank you also to our Special K Team, Karen Little and Kerryn Westcott who are doing a brilliant job in seeking grants for the Club to support our programs. We are very grateful to these two ladies who put in the time and effort to work through complicated grants applications for the benefit of all club members.