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.
Boronia Hawks’ Community Programs have received a very generous boost from Knox City Council’s fund for Community Development Grants.
The Club successfully applied for a grant to assist with the funding of programs to support our juniors in the important area of mental health.
Program 1 is to be provided for Junior players by our partners at Outside the Locker Room. Two sessions will be conducted with the first covering Mental Health and the second covering Social Media and Cyberbullying.
Program 2 will be provided by St John Ambulance for our Junior Committee and /or coaches and will cover the essential skills and confidence to recognise and support people with a range of mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, suicide and addiction.
Once again the extraordinary skills of Kerryn Westcott in writing a professional grant application have benefitted the Club in funding these two programs. We are very grateful to Kerryn and of course Karen Little, our Director of Community & Inclusion, for their teamwork in developing our Grants Program to support our young players.
Kristan Wood, Junior President, BHFNC