Congratulations to all the Boronia players selected in the EFNL Teams of the Year for Division 1 Women and Division 2 Men. In particular, we can be very proud that our two Premiership Coaches, Scott Nicholas and Matt Clark, have been recognised as coaches of these 2023 Teams of the Year.
EFL Netball: Boronia Brown v Knox Red at 6.30pm FRIDAY at HE Parker Court 2 – presented by G.J. Gardner Homes Australia
Alex McKaige, Courtney Krenn, Alisha Clark, Eliza Stafford, Tessa Evans, Lizzie Akesson, Ebony Williams and Sam Mellis.
Boronia Hawks have a bye in Premier Division.
Boronia Hawks Senior Women’s Squad v Blackburn at 8:20am Saturday at Tormore Reserve – presented by Boronia Dentist
40 J. Bortoli 15 K. Buzinskas 17 D. Caiafa 2 A. Cellante 37 S. Coates 24 R. Crompton 4 T. Doran 29 T. Evans 14 S. Faull 42 B. Forrer-Lacey 5 B. Kinniff 6 P. Lacey 28 D. Langford 26 K. Little 18 Y. Mau 11 K. McMahon 20 S. Mellis 22 D. Millott 32 E. Nicholas 7 A. Penny 16 S. Peril 35 S. Ponton 8 D. Thomas 55 C. Timms 38 C. Wright.
Boronia Hawks Under 19’s Squad v East Burwood at 10.10am Saturday at Tormore Reserve – presented by Glenbrae Signs
3 B. Aughterson 14 J. Gardiner-Hoffman 33 M. Cavicchia 1 L. Flanagan 10 N. Smith 16 W. Morrison L. McKinnon 18 J. Delrayne 2 R. Williams 12 T. Mellis 22 H. Morris 17 C. Ng 26 M. Green 8 J. Rule 24 L. Wright 28 L. Pickard 5 H. Fewson 31 Z. Prizmic 3 L. Armstrong 19 H. Coles 30 J. O’Neill 9 J. Price 29 H. Rouse C Westcott
Boronia Hawks Development Squad v Ringwood at 12:20pm Saturday at Tormore Reserve – presented by Dyson Currie Pty Ltd
76 K. Notley 28 J. Rambaldo 56 R. Kennedy 9 J. Granland 71 P. Kinniff 74 Z. Brasher 44 B. Bishop 41 K. Milde 3 N. Allen 73 R. Migues 8 J. Neville 33 J. Mason 4 B. Castersen 51 Z. Dower 18 T. Dodd 42 S. Yule 78 S. Bramstedt 64 D. Dower 35 H. Betts 88 D. Collins 49 M. Goldsack 10 C. McDonald 50 J. Mueller 58 J. Purdon
Boronia Hawks Senior Men’s Squad v Ringwood at 2:20pm Saturday at Tormore Reserve – presented by Ferntree Gully Nissan
19 B. McAlpine 7 C. Burgess 13 J. Mellis 5 S. Bell 38 F. Duke 29 J. Godwin 15 H. Chinn 12 D. Fairchild 24 J. Hare 21 N. Hare 39 Z. Robinson 42 B. Rapisarda 8 J. Hannon 2 L. Hannon 11 J. Lake 47 T. Steele 37 R. White 16 M. Buzinskas 22 M. Geraghty 27 L. Leeson 6 M. Storr 40 B. Wright
Senior Debut: Congratulations to Mason Storr.
Congratulations to Amanda Cellante on being named Captain of our Senior Women’s Team for 2019! Amanda was runner-up in last year’s Best & Fairest Award and is also our games record holder for Boronia Netball. Congratulations also to Vice-Captains Dee Caiafa and Sam Mellis!
Many thanks to our Club members who who attended last Sunday’s EFL Development Day at Deakin University. In particular, we would like to express our thanks, and admiration, to our very own Elle Dow, the AFL Victoria Development Manager for Eastern Region, who organised the event.
Karen Little, our Director of Community & Inclusion was very impressed with the day. Here are some of her thoughts. “The EFL Club Development morning was a great opportunity to network and learn. With three parallel sessions there were a diverse range of speakers and topics including finance, conflict resolution, applying for grants and how to manage Team App. For me, the highlight of the day was a presentation by Jackson Taylor from AFL Victoria on engaging diversity in our community. Goy Lok spoke about the barriers and challenges of joining a local footy club after arriving in Australia as a refugee and his successes to date. A reminder that a football club is so much more than the game of football. Congratulations to Elle Dow and team for organising such a great program”.
It was a great sign for Boronia Hawks that four of our women’s footballers attended this afternoon’s EFL Female Development Day, also organised by Elle. Here are Candyce Wright’s thoughts on the success of the day. “This afternoon showed me the importance of having powerful and inspiring women as a part of a sporting community! It doesn’t matter your background or skill; it’s the heart and soft touches that we bring to the Club that will encourage people from different cultures, diversity and limitations to come and feel the support we all feel, on and off the field”. Terrific words Candyce! Thank you to Elle, Candyce, Karen, Dee and Kat for attending today.
Our Boronia Hawks Women’s Team thoroughly enjoyed their recent training session with Malcolm Bangs, a specialist tackling coach! Malcom runs a Tackles and Takedowns program that combines AFL tackling with judo principles and balance techniques. We were very fortunate to have Malcolm come down to work with the girls, and we are very grateful for his time. The feedback from the girls was very positive, and they continue to enjoy all their skills sessions with Senior Womens Coach, Ray Lacey.
Malcolm has extensive experience including clients such as Geelong FC (AFL), Carlton FC (AFLW), Werribee FC (VFL), Melbourne Uni WFC (VFLW), Calder Cannons FC, Eastern Ranges FC (TAC Cup / TAC Cup YG). He can now add the mighty Hawks to his resume! Be sure to check out Malcolm’s feeds on Twitter and Instagram at @malcolmbangsTT
All prospective players, regardless of footy experience, are very welcome to join us on Monday and Wednesday nights at Miller Park on Mountain Highway, Boronia. It’s all about Fun, Friends, Fitness and Footy. Please contact our Senior President Scott Nicholas on 0403 238 494 for any enquiries.
safe contact and tackling