BHFNC are delighted to announce the re-signing of Max Brasher, Luke Flanagan, Mitch Jelo and Jake Mellis.

Max Brasher was recruited to the Hawka this year and has not put a foot wrong. He’s a skillful, fit player and a natural runner. Max adds depth and class to our midfield and we are absolutely stoked to have Max sign on for another year at Boronia and we all hope he becomes a 200-game player for our club.

Luke Flanagan has not put in a bad performance across half-back all year and gives our defence run and consistency of effort. This kid can play! He comes from a ripping family and just belongs at our club.

Mitch Jelo was also recruited this season, across from Noble Park. He arrived not knowing anyone but we soon got to know his tough, uncompromising, old style, and his dangerous nature around goals. Mitch’s re-signing is a real boost for our club!

Jake Mellis is our most talented utility player and has really stamped his authority this season, making himself a respected and highly regarded senior player. Coming from a great Hawka family where his father and uncle played many games in the brown and gold, and having a mother who has been on various junior committee and senior committee roles to now senior team manager, Jake is continuing and maintaining the Mellis family tradition. Jake is a most talented player and brings with him team enthusiasm and culture that we would love to be able to bottle! We love Jake being at our club! A top bloke, a real team player and a bloody good old-fashioned player!!!

Big Name Recruits across the League – especially at Boronia Hawks

“Plenty of off-season movement for the Hawks as they increase their depth at the club with multiple star players.

Former Essendon and Frankston midfielder Josh Begley is among those significant signings for the club, opening the premiership window up for the Hawks. Begley brings a combination of leadership, experience and talent with the ability to take the side to another level. He’ll be joined by Jethro Von Hesse who spent the last five seasons at Upwey-Tecoma, the two already have a solid connection with one another. Both are versatile quick big-bodied players with exceptional skills.

The club have also continued to develop their midfield depth and versatility with the additions of young stars, Max Brasher, Luke Flanagan, Haydn Stanley and Lachie Wright.

Both Brasher and Flanagan arrive from Upper Ferntree Gully with experience at senior-level footy in Division One. After two EFNL Best and Fairest awards in his junior career, Brasher has transitioned into senior footy well, placing in the top four of the club’s best and fairest in his first year of senior football. Flanagan has also transitioned into senior footy after winning the 2021 Under 19’s Best and Fairest”.

Welcome to Max Brasher

Boronia Hawks are very excited to welcome MAX BRASHER to the Club for the 2023 season.

Max joins Boronia from UFTG to play footy with his brother Zack, who enjoyed a break out year in 2022 before injury ended his season. 

Max is a decorated junior player with two EFNL B&F’s and one runner-up.  He also represented the league in Under 14’s and Under 15’s.  Max has won four club B&F’s at junior level and was a premiership captain in Under 11’s and Under 14’s. 

He has made a successful transition to senior football in 2021 and 2022, coming fourth in the UFTG B&F in his first full year of senior footy. 

We look forward to Max enjoying his football career with Boronia and we have no doubt he will be a great addition to the team.  Please make him feel very welcome at Tormore Reserve.