Senior Men's & Women's Football and Netball, Junior Boys & Girls Football, Auskick and over 35's Veterans and Masters Football. Affiliated with EFNL. We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional custodians of the land in Boronia.
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 MPand 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 Clubwill soon have one of the finest pavilions in the Eastern Suburbs thanks to the incredible support of both Jackson and Alan.
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.
$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.
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 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 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.
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.
The Lights were officially switched on by Club great Kristan Wood, accompanied by three other former Club Presidents, at a ceremony on 29 August.
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.
Boronia Hawks would like to thank Kerryn Westcott, mum of Chris, for her terrific work in submitting the formal application for the funding of the new lights at Tormore Reserve.
The funding was recently announced by our Federal Member for Aston, Alan Tudge MPand we are now pushing forward to have the lights up and shining during the 2019 season. Thanks again to Kerryn and Alan!
This will be a huge boost for the Club in allowing more flexibility in the scheduling of matches at twilight and early evening. It will also bring our training conditions up to date, with the existing lights being below the required standard.
A huge thank you also to Kerryn Westcott who prepared an outstanding submission for the grant.
As our Club Vision Statement says: “The Boronia Hawks Football Netball Club is One Club working together for success on and off the field”.
I’m seeking your support for a significant community event coming up in Knox. I’m proud to be Patron of the event and I am encouraging the local community to get behind the volunteer committee and get involved.
Knox Relay for Life supports the Cancer Council of Victoria. Relay for Life has been running in communities across Australia for 17 years and this will be the seventh anniversary of the Knox Relay for Life.
Knox Relay for Life consists of teams who walk, jog or run for 18 hours around the Knox Athletics Track. Rest assured, you don’t have to do the whole 18 hours yourself (although some people do!). Rather, your team has to ensure that your team’s baton is being carried for the entire duration. Teams gather sponsors and/or raise money for participating. The Relay is also a time to remember those who have been lost to cancer or are in the process of having treatment or to celebrate with those who have beaten cancer.
The Relay for Life this year is again occurring at Knox Athletics Track on Saturday 21 April 2018, starting at 4pm for the official opening and finishing on Sunday 22 April 2018 at 10am. The committee would like to see a record number of teams and participants for their seventh year as do I.
Please consider registering a team from your Community to participate in the event. Alternatively, you and your members would be very welcome to join TeamTudgeor just come down to the event for part of the time and possibly throw in a few dollars.