Team Selections for Round 15 – presented by Makesafe Traffic Management

Seniors Squad v Chirnside Park at 2:10pm at Tormore Reserve

7 C. Burgess 45 H. Burgess 60 J. Rutherford 14 J. Bolton 32 L. Johnson 11 J. Lake 5 S. Bell 12 N. Watson 17 L. McKernan 6 D. Fairchild 42 B. Rapisarda 52 B. Robertson 22 M. Geraghty 8 J. Hannon 30 J. Paterson 1 R. Henderson 2 L. Hannon 37 R. White 3 N. Allen 66 J. Collins 19 B. McAlpine 40 B. Wright.

IN: Harry Burgess, Jarrod Lake, Sean Bell.  OUT:  Tom Dodd, Luke Leeson, Lachlan Watson


Development Squad v Chirnside Park at 12:05pm at Tormore Reserve

54 L. Biddau 70 N. Carrodus 4 B. Castersen 68 J. Eccleston 43 C. Flanagan 49 M. Goldsack 26 S. Goldsack 9 J. Granland 21 L. Hare 53 M. Heenan 41 T. Kenny 55 M. Leeson 38 C. McDonald 57 K. Milde 33 R. Miller 2 T. Murphy 35 C. Murrihy 59 L. Palmer 31 D. Romano 15 D. Ruff 25 N. Stamatakos 62 J. Wade 24 R. Warren.

IN:  Luke Hare, Matt Heenan, Chris McDonald, Lindsay Palmer.       OUT:  Mitch Agars, Dean Black, Josh Collins, Damon Webb.


U19’s Squad v Chirnside Park at 10:00am at Tormore Reserve

13 A. Biddau 5 Z. Brasher 25 H. Clarke 11 D. Dower 26 T. Dower 17 Z. Dower 14 F. Duke 1 S. Fung 8 T. Griffiths 7 P. Kinniff 15 J. Lech 24 K. Lech 10 R. Migues 9 K. Notley 2 J. O’Neill 4 J. Purdon 6 M. Smith 30 J. Stamatakos 16 T. Steele 29 J. Whitmore 22 J. Zmood.

IN:  None  OUT:  Bailey Campbell, Harvey Chinn, Harry Fewson.


Veterans Squad to play Forest Hill at 2:30pm at Tormore Reserve on SUNDAY

70 C. Aaltonen 6 S. Beaton 25 S. Butler 41 M. Chawulak 24 L. Cook 52 B. Dahan 11 J. Davis 17 G. Hall 46 D. Hansby 35 M. James 36 S. Kavanagh 21 C. Krenn 25 G. Krenn 94 S. Lehman 26 S. Little 1 B. Mills 76 S. Mitchell 68 B. Notley 31 D. O’Reilly 28 S. O’Reilly C. Reid 42 M. Ryan B. Stewart 86 R. Weisz 48 R. Witte.


“Straight Outta Compo” at the Knox Club

Get your gang together for a fantastic comedy show coming up at the Knox Club on Saturday 23rd September.

“Straight Outta Compo” features some of Australia’s top entertainers. Award winning producer Joe Avati has put together another show starring the guys from Here Come The Habibs and Fat Pizza, plus George Kapiniaris and Tahir.  A hilarious show full of stand up, sketches, songs, video items and the usual surprises.

TO BOOK YOUR TICKETS PHONE Knox Club on 9801 6466
Tickets are $49.50; Doors Open at 7pm; Show Starts at 8pm.
 
STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPO

Team Selections for Round 14 – presented by Makesafe Traffic Management

Seniors Squad for Round 14 v The Basin at 2:10pm at Batterham Reserve 

66 J. Collins 30 J. Paterson 8 J. Hannon 6 D. Fairchild 52 B. Robertson 13 L. Watson 37 R. White 17 L. McKernan 40 B. Wright 14 J. Bolton 18 T. Dodd 32 L. Johnson 7 C. Burgess 60 J. Rutherford 27 L. Leeson 1 R. Henderson 2 L. Hannon 42 B. Rapisarda 3 N. Allen 22 M. Geraghty 19 B. McAlpine 12 N. Watson.

IN:  Luke Leeson OUT:  Harry Burgess


Development Squad for Round 14 v The Basin at 12:05pm at Batterham Reserve

46 M. Agars 5 S. Bell 54 L. Biddau 70 N. Carrodus 4 B. Castersen 61 J. Collins 68 J. Eccleston 43 C. Flanagan 49 M. Goldsack 26 S. Goldsack 9 J. Granland 21 L. Hare 41 T. Kenny 55 M. Leeson 57 K. Milde 33 R. Miller 2 T. Murphy 35 C. Murrihy 31 D. Romano 15 D. Ruff 25 N. Stamatakos 62 J. Wade 24 R. Warren 44 D. Webb.

IN:  Mitch Agars, Nick Carrodus, Jarrod Eccleston.  OUT:  Dean Black, Jesse Rosomacki, Jai Sartori.


U19’s Squad for Round 14 v The Basin at 10:00am at Batterham Reserve 

13 A. Biddau 5 Z. Brasher B. Campbell 3 H. Chinn 25 H. Clarke 11 D. Dower 26 T. Dower 17 Z. Dower 1 S. Fung 8 T. Griffiths 7 P. Kinniff 15 J. Lech 24 K. Lech 10 R. Migues 9 K. Notley 2 J. O’Neill 4 J. Purdon 6 M. Smith 30 J. Stamatakos 16 T. Steele 29 J. Whitmore 22 J. Zmood.

IN:  Tyler Steele, Bailey Campbell*.  OUT:  James Gardiner-Hoffman, Jack Mueller.

* Bailey Campbell from Boronia Junior Football Club is selected for his first game with the U19’s.


Drew O’Hare ~ Makesafe Traffic Management

Vale Garry Field

Boronia Football Club is saddened to hear of the passing of esteemed friend and life member, Garry Field.

Garry was a long time supporter of the footy club, filling many roles including that of bar manager, property steward and raffle ticket seller. He was a member of the club’s committee for more than 15 years and also took on the role of club president in 1995. Quiet and reserved by nature, Garry was a deep thinker who raised many ideas that he hoped would fulfil his passion to see Boronia Football Club become a powerhouse in eastern suburbs football.

With his respected position in both the football club and Boronia Cricket Club, one of Garry’s deepest desires was to see both clubs become a unified sporting club jointly sharing and managing one of Melbourne’s best local sporting venues.

The Boronia Football Club Board, Past Players’ Group and all members extend their heartfelt thoughts and condolences to Garry’s family and friends.

 

EFL Finals Venues Announced

The EFL has announced today that the Division 2 Finals will once again be hosted by @boroniahawks at Tormore Reserve. Congratulations to Boronia Football Club Chairman, Kristan Wood and our hard working Board and supporters for proving once again the club’s capability to provide a top notch finals venue.

Division 3 finals will be played at Central Park, Glen Waverley and at East Burwood Reserve.

 

 

Team Selections for Round 13 – presented by Makesafe Traffic

Seniors Squad to play FTG at 2:10pm at Tormore Reserve for the BEYOND BLUE CUP.

7 C. Burgess 60 J. Rutherford 45 H. Burgess 14 J. Bolton 18 T. Dodd 32 L. Johnson 37 R. White 17 L. McKernan 40 B. Wright 6 D. Fairchild 52 B. Robertson 13 L. Watson 66 J. Collins 30 J. Paterson 8 J. Hannon 1 R. Henderson 2 L. Hannon 42 B. Rapisarda 3 N. Allen 22 M. Geraghty 19 B. McAlpine 12 N. Watson.

IN:  Harry Burgess, Tom Dodd, Matt Geraghty, Josh Hannon.  OUT:  Brett Castersen, Jarrod Lake, Dane Romano, Ryan Warren.


Development Squad to play FTG at 12:05pm at Tormore Reserve

5 S. Bell 54 L. Biddau 4 B. Castersen 61 J. Collins 43 C. Flanagan 49 M. Goldsack 26 S. Goldsack 9 J. Granland 21 L. Hare 41 T. Kenny 55 M. Leeson 39 C. McDonald 57 K. Milde 33 R. Miller 2 T. Murphy 35 C. Murrihy 31 D. Romano 38 J. Rosomacki 15 D. Ruff 48 J. Sartori 25 N. Stamatakos 62 J. Wade 24 R. Warren 44 D. Webb.

IN:  Brett Castersen, Dane Romano, Justin Wade, Ryan Warren, Damon Webb.  OUT:  Dean Black, Jarrod Eccleston, Matt Geraghty.


U19’s Squad to play FTG at 10:00am at Tormore Reserve

13 A. Biddau 5 Z. Brasher 3 H. Chinn 25 H. Clarke J. Delrayne 11 D. Dower 26 T. Dower 17 Z. Dower H. Fewson 1 S. Fung J. Gardiner-Hoffman 8 T. Griffiths 7 P. Kinniff 15 J. Lech 24 K. Lech 10 R. Migues 27 J. Mueller 9 K. Notley 2 J. O’Neill 4 J. Purdon 6 M. Smith 30 J. Stamatakos 29 J. Whitmore 22 J. Zmood.

IN:  Jacob Delrayne, Tyler Dower, Harry Fewson, James Gardiner-Hoffman, Rhys Migues.  OUT:  n /a


Veterans Squad to play South Belgrave (away) at 2:30pm on SUNDAY 

70 C. Aaltonen 6 S. Beaton 25 S. Butler 41 M. Chawulak 24 L. Cook 52 B. Dahan 11 J. Davis 17 G. Hall 46 D. Hansby 35 M. James 36 S. Kavanagh 21 C. Krenn 25 G. Krenn 94 S. Lehman 26 S. Little 1 B. Mills 76 S. Mitchell 68 B. Notley 31 D. O’Reilly 28 S. O’Reilly C. Reid 42 M. Ryan B. Stewart 86 R. Weisz 48 R. Witte.


200 Draw – Saturday 22 July

One of the best nights on the Hawka Social Calendar, the 200 Draw features fantastic prizes, refreshing beverages, fabulous finger food and live music!

Contact Harry Burgess for your tickets on 0423 244 187 (or talk to Bill and Neil at the bar).

200 Draw

Beyond Blue Cup – Boronia v FTG on Saturday 15 July at Tormore Reserve

Boronia Football Club plays Ferntree Gully Football Club for the beyondblue Cup this Saturday at Tormore Reserve. This is one game that needs ALL @boroniahawks supporters to come along to support a worthy cause, with a special meaning for these two clubs.

EFL MARKS BEYONDBLUE ROUND
 
By: Tim Fitzsimons

It is beyondblue Round in the EFL as this weekend’s clash between Division 3 finals aspirants Boronia and Ferntree Gully carries extra significance with the sides competing for the fifth annual beyondblue Cup.  beyondblue aims to promote good mental health and improve the lives of individuals, families and communities affected by depression, anxiety and suicide.

The Boronia Football Club along with the Ferntree Gully Football Club have both been touched by great loss and tragedy in the past year relating to mental illness.  Both clubs will be doing their part to raise awareness of mental health by taking part in the beyondblue cup this Saturday at Tormore Reserve in what is set to be a significant day for both clubs, the EFL and the community as a whole.

The beyondblue Cup has been played annually in the EFL since the League successfully launched the initiative back in 2013 when the inaugural match was played between Balwyn and Noble Park  This was also the EFL’s first entire round dedicated to beyondblue.

Boronia president Kristan Wood spoke of this significance surrounding this match and the importance of raising awareness for mental health.  “It’s going to be a big day,” Wood said.  “Obviously there’s a lot of noise about mental health at the moment and I don’t think there’s been a lot of time put into mental health until recently.”

According to beyondblue, evidence suggests that three in four adult mental health conditions emerge by age 24.  As the majority of players at football clubs would be in the vicinity of this age, the importance of creating an environment where players can feel comfortable about opening up and reaching for help has never been stronger.

“We had SALT (Sport and Life Training) come out and talk about mental health and wellbeing and I think the biggest point was that we are an extended family, a football club and there’s always someone in the club you can talk to if you’ve got issues,” Wood said.  “A lot of players don’t feel comfortable talking to their own families so if there is someone at the club they can talk to then they’ve got an outlet.  “I think it lifts a weight off their shoulders if they do have someone to talk to and they’re not holding it in and trying to deal with it by themselves.”

The significance of events like this and the work beyondblue does cannot be underestimated.  Suicide is the biggest killer of young Australians and each year, approximately one in every five Australians will experience a mental illness.  It is important that awareness is continually raised and in the sporting landscape, the most awareness in the public forum comes at the professional level.

Mental health has been in the spotlight in the AFL world recently with a number of players including Western Bulldogs duo Tom Boyd and Travis Cloke along with Collingwood’s Alex Fasolo all publicly announcing they are dealing with mental health issues.  Hawthorn’s Josh Gibson also recently revealed he has received professional help for his battle with severe anxiety.  This comes after two high profile figures in the AFL industry in Lance Franklin and Garry Lyon both took an extended time away from playing and media roles respectively in the past couple of years.  It is becoming more and more common for players to publicly reveal they are struggling with mental health issues and they are encouraged to do so in order to get help and try to deal with their issues as best as they can.

The focus on mental health has never been stronger in the football world than it is right now and an advocator for this is North Melbourne premiership player and media personality Wayne Schwass.  Schwass dealt with clinical depression in a time where mental health wasn’t talked about openly as much as it is today.  He has since spoken openly in a video package ‘Wayne Schwass on Mental Illness – beyondblue’ which can be found on North Melbourne’s official YouTube account.

Schwass recounts the day-to-day struggle during his AFL career when he was at his lowest points.  “I was living a lie, spending all of my waking hours making sure that everybody else around me thought that I was okay,” Schwass told North Melbourne Football Club in 2014.  “I was scared to tell people, I was ashamed, I was embarrassed.”

Opening up and talking to people you trust is something that is important for people who are dealing with mental health issues and Schwass believes it was the stepping stone to turning his life around.  “The biggest thing that I ever did for myself was own up, become honest, accept the situation, bring those closest to me in to what I was dealing with and I got my life back,” he said.  “This is an incredibly difficult and insidious illness that you can deal with but at the same time if you get help and you ask for help earlier you can still have a very productive and enjoyable life.”

The football community is only a section of the entire population and the beyondblue Cup can help raise awareness for not just the clubs competing on Saturday, but also the entire community as a whole.  A mental health issue can affect anyone so it is essential that sporting clubs can help unite people and promote the importance of good mental health whilst creating an environment where people are comfortable talking about mental health and are able to ask for help when they are in need.

Boronia’s Club Chaplain, Rick Castricum is available any time for a chat.  Please contact Rick on 0418 375 377.

If you or someone you know needs help, please contact the beyondblue Support Service which provides advice and support via telephone 24/7 (1300 22 4636), daily web chat (between 3pm–12am) and email (with a response provided within 24 hours) or call Lifeline on 13 11 44.

Team Selections for Round 12 v Scoresby – presented by Makesafe Traffic Management

Seniors Squad v Scoresby at 2:10pm at Scoresby 

7 C. Burgess 31 D. Romano 60 J. Rutherford 14 J. Bolton 4 B. Castersen 11 J. Lake 37 R. White 40 B. Wright 17 L. McKernan D. Fairchild 13 L. Watson 66 J. Collins 30 J. Paterson 52 B. Robertson 8 J. Hannon 1 R. Henderson 19 B. McAlpine 2 L. Hannon 3 N. Allen 42 B. Rapisarda 24 R. Warren 12 N. Watson.

IN: Brett Castersen, Dane Romano, Brayden Wright.  OUT: Harry Burgess, Tom Dodd, Luke Leeson.


Development Squad v Scoresby at 12:05pm at Scoresby 

5 S. Bell 54 L. Biddau 56 D. Black 61 J. Collins 68 J. Eccleston 43 C. Flanagan 22 M. Geraghty 49 M. Goldsack 26 S. Goldsack 9 J. Granland 21 L. Hare 53 M. Heenan 32 L. Johnson 41 T. Kenny 55 M. Leeson 39 C. McDonald 57 K. Milde 33 R. Miller 2 T. Murphy 35 C. Murrihy 38 J. Rosomacki 15 D. Ruff 48 J. Sartori 25 N. Stamatakos.

IN:  Luke Biddau, Cam Flanagan, Sam Goldsack, Kane Milde, Jai Sartori.  OUT: Mitch Agars, Nick Carrodus, Brett Castersen, Dane Romano, Lindsay Palmer.


U19’s Squad v Scoresby at 10:00am at Scoresby

13 A. Biddau 5 Z. Brasher 3 H. Chinn 25 H. Clarke 11 D. Dower 17 Z. Dower 1 S. Fung 8 T. Griffiths 7 P. Kinniff 15 J. Lech 24 K. Lech 27 J. Mueller 9 K. Notley 2 J. O’Neill 4 J. Purdon 6 M. Smith 30 J. Stamatakos 29 J. Whitmore 22 J. Zmood.

IN: Khia Lech, James O’Neill, Michael Smith.  OUT: Tyler Dower, Fletcher Duke, Rhys Migues, Tyler Steele, Brayden Wright.