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.

New Lights at Tormore!

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 MP and we are now pushing forward to have the lights up and shining during the 2019 season. Thanks again to Kerryn and Alan!


New Lights for Tormore Reserve

A massive thank you to Alan Tudge MP, our Federal Member for Aston, who has assisted the Boronia Hawks Football Netball Club in receiving a Federal Grant for the installation of new lights for the ground at Tormore Reserve.

Alan Tudge_Lights Announcement

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”.


Knox Relay for Life – a message from Hon. Alan Tudge M.P.









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 TeamTudge or just come down to the event for part of the time and possibly throw in a few dollars.

You can find more detailed information and how to register at Knox Relay for Life.

Thanks for considering my request.

Kind regards,