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.
With the launch of our new hoodies this now completes an extensive project that we embarked on way back in August 2022 with our Brand Review survey. Information gained from this survey enabled us to take a closer look at our logo, colours and existing merch range.
A small team was formed soon after the survey and we went about establishing guidelines for our brand and conducting a complete review of potential suppliers of our merch. One supplier in particular stood out as they were professional and innovative from the outset and offered a service model that met our brief – they were ‘Your Clubroom’.
We officially engaged Your Clubroom in November last year to go about documenting our brand and to create options for us to consider for our new merch range. This included a review of colours, materials, and size fitment options – unisex and women. As a result, we have slowly rolled out a new range of beanies, scarfs, training shorts and singlets, polos, and last week, our new hoodies.
Today we are pleased to showcase our official documentation of this process – Boronia Hawks – Defining the Brand 2023. This has been a long journey, but I’d like to thank YOU, our passionate members for your feedback along the way. A special thanks to Jayden & Damon from Your Clubroom who supported our vision and guided us along the way. Lastly to Karen Butler and MariaGagic who have been there from day one and will now manage selling our new range. Thank you for your patience and we hope you enjoy wearing our new merch!
The Dower boys (triplets) have amassed 174 Senior games between them since finishing with our Juniors but had never played together in the same team due to injuries etc, until Round 10 against The Basin.
Great young men, who epitomise Hawka culture. Keep up the good work boys. #Respect
The entire BHFNC should be mighty proud of its efforts over the past four weeks of hosting the Division One finals series.
The EFNL and competing clubs were lost for words in their gratitude for the organisation and efforts of our many, many volunteers over the month!
Headed up by Murra, our team worked cohesively and the many long days will now hold our club in greater financial strength as we move forward to our 2023 season.
To our early morning set up teams, to our bar teams, our burger teams, and canteen ladies, our traffic controllers, and our hlepers who kept carrying out stock to all the various tents, what an effort. In the coming few weeks we will be having a pleasant Sunday afternoon of thanks to all our helpers, I’ll get that date and time locked in ASAP.
Once all the bills are paid, we hope to announce our profit as it’s important all volunteers understand just how meaningful it is to the club to give so much of their time over the past four weekends.
Behind the scenes, we are working most nights to speak with potential recruits, plan our pre-season, reflect with trainers, and work diligently to ensure 2023 is an amazing year for the Hawka! Our coaches in all areas are now appointed and we hope you can all join us at one of our two presentation nights to properly give thanks and gratitude for this season.
Boronia Hawks are very excited to announce the line-up for BORONIA HAWKS, who will play in the EFNL’s Premier Division Netball in 2021.
The team members are already proven performers in top level netball, with several of them playing in the 2019 Premier Division Premiership. We welcome them all to the Club and hope that they thoroughly enjoy their new home. Please make them feel very welcome!
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:
As we do our best to endure this rather ‘crap year’ for our club and society as a whole, it can also be a time to acknowledge and show gratitude to those at our club whose behaviours give us strength or even inspiration. So, in no particular order, I’d like to recognize a few club people that inspire me, and hopefully you.
Bomma Bomma AKA ( Robert Kimmit ) has been through an absolute rollercoaster of emotions as he supports his great mate, Collo, through his health battles. Bomma is there to support Amanda, he is there to update the ‘Hawka Community’ and he is literally sitting beside Collo as he does his best to fight for his life during this horrendous time. This is true mateship, this is true love for a friend and Bomma’s behaviours have made me feel really proud to be a part of our club. People like Bomma and Panda demonstrate the values of our club every day. A club that is built on friendship, inclusion and loyalty.
Amanda Collins What can I say. She has been resolute, determined and positive as her husband has fought and fought and fought. Her love for Dean and her family has known no bounds. She stays positive and regularly communicates with us all as we share his journey. A true hero!
Collo This bloke has been through hell now for over 14 weeks. He stays positive and hopeful that he can beat this. His emotions have been tested too many times. But he fights and he fights and he fights. An inspiration to us all!
Snicko and Dave The father son duo continue to make our club ‘cohesive’ during these terrible times. The facebook posts, the ‘Hawka Talks’ and the regular club updates keep us informed and together. The time these two men give to our club is extraordinary. We are most fortunate to have you both at our club!!!
Robbo, Ruthers, Shoey and Brett Smith Our boys in blue. These must be the most challenging times for our members in blue. You probably don’t get the thanks you deserve but we are proud of you guys!! Stay safe!!
Wayne and Sammy Even from Wayne’s hospital bed he is still planning and working on how we can make our club stronger off the field. Sammy is like a duracell battery, she just keeps going and giving. We are most fortunate to have these dynamic, loyal and dedicated volunteers at our club.
Ash and our Coaches Throughout this crisis, our coaches, with Ash, have worked to maintain our player unity. As a club, we are just so fortunate to have the quality of coaches we have at our club. Their dedication, their care for player wellbeing and their loyalty to our club has not gone unnoticed.
Stick This blokes capacity to keep the ‘vets’ together has been terrific to see. He has played cards with more or less the same blokes for close to 40 years. He invites his vets team to his home ( when allowed ) every Thursday, he organises the ‘footy trip’ esky and he inevitably gets the cards going at some stage. He brings unity, he brings enjoyment and he brings ‘groundhog day’ to our club. This is so important and this is what sets us apart from other clubs.
Hollywood I’ve been mates with this bloke for a long time. Being in the travel business is possibly the worst business to be involved in during a COVID lockdown. Does Hollywood sulk, or sook? No, he stays upbeat, he stays positive and he remains the same person we all love. We all look forward to using Greg and GK Travel when we are allowed to travel again.
Finally, just like society, our club will rebound from this crisis quickly. We are fortunate to be in a strong position in all departments and as soon as we are given the green light to start up operations we will muster the troops and get going again. Stay well, wear your mask and ‘Go Hawka!’
Boronia Hawks are very fortunate to have the loyal support of Bark King during these very difficult times. Bark King has been a GOLD SPONSOR for many years and we really appreciate their generous support when the whole community is doing it tough. A huge thank you to Stuart Johnston and Ash Johnston.
The Eastern Football Netball League has advised clubs that all club sanctioned training must be cancelled immediately, and indefinitely, due to the renewed lockdown restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne.
Although the Club is understandably disappointed, the Board and committees fully endorse the league’s decision. We are very disappointed for our many junior players who were only weeks away from a resumption in play. However, the health and safety of Club members is always our first priority.
Further advice will be communicated as it becomes available.
On behalf of the Board, David Nicholas Boronia Hawks Football Netball Club Inc.