Boronia Hawks are very excited to announce that the full coaching panel for the men’s senior teams is now complete with the appointment of Jess Bolton as Men’s Development Squad Coach for 2024.

Jess is without doubt one of our finest and most decorated players over the past twenty years. He will bring a very strong game sense and enormous experience to the role as a playing coach.

Bolts will be joined by two great Hawks in their own right – Brocky and Cats.

Please join us all in thanking Jess Bolton, Craig Brockley and Andrew Catley for their loyalty and commitment to the Hawks.


At home against East Burwood this Saturday, a true great of our club, Jess Bolton, will pull on his brown and gold jumper for his 200th senior game.

This is a tremendous feat and something that all players and supporters should acknowledge and celebrate! Jess is a senior premiership player, a dual Bob Henry Medalist, a well-respected and valued team mate and most importantly, he is an outstanding role model for our younger players.

Jess, on behalf of the members, supporters, and players of our club, we thank you for your outstanding contribution to the BHFNC and look forward to your ongoing involvement at our club into the future.

Greg ‘Flash’ Hannon – Senior Club President

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Success at Seaford

Final Scores for today’s Senior Men’s practice matches at Seaford.

In the main game this afternoon Boronia 8.5 53 d Seaford 7.9 51 by 2 points. Some good signs with the younger brigade stepping up and Jess Bolton winding back the clock. It was a good result for the Hawks after being cleaned up by Seaford last year.

14 JESS BOLTON: Two-time Bob Henry Medallist. U19’s Assistant Coach 2016-17. Recruited from East Burwood, ex Boronia Juniors. Senior debut in 2011. Senior captain in 2014. Bob Henry Medallist for Senior Best & Fairest in 2012 and 2014. 2016 Seniors Best Team Player. 2013 Senior Runners Up B&F. 100th Game Medal in 2015. EFL Division 3 Team of the Year in 2012, 2013 & 2014, 2016.

Earlier in the day, the Boronia Dev Squad defeated Seaford by 4 points in another very tight encounter. Final scores were Boronia 62 d Seaford 58.

Jess Bolton: Back to Boronia in 2021

Boronia Hawks are very excited to announce that one of the Club’s greats, Jess Bolton, has come out of retirement and has re-signed for 2021.

Jess is a true champion of the Club and two-time Bob Henry Medallist. 

He was originally a Boronia Junior but left for East Burwood to play 74 games between 2005 and 2007 including 20 games in Division 1 Seniors. Bolts came back to Boronia in 2009 to make his senior debut for the Hawka. He also played 19 VFL games for Casey Scorpions / Demons between 2009 and 2012 before committing 100% to Boronia in 2013.

Jess is one of our most decorated players of any era in the Club’s history. His record includes: 

  • Boronia U15’s B&F in 2003; 
  • Bob Henry Medallist for Senior Best & Fairest in 2012 and 2014; 
  • 2013 and 2017 Senior Runners Up B&F; 
  • Senior Captain in 2014; 
  • 2016 Seniors Best Team Player;
  • 100th Game Medal in 2015; 
  • EFL Division 3 Team of the Year in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016 & 2017;
  • Under 19’s Assistant Coach 2016-17;
  • 150th Game Trophy in 2018.
  • Senior Premiership player in 2018.