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BOX HILL CITY OVAL

Main Entrance

Main Entrance

The Main Entrance Gates at Box Hill City Oval were unveiled at the annual ANZAC Day match between the Box Hill Hawks and Coburg on 25th April 2007. Named after Ron and Barbara Gibbs, the gates have become one of City Oval’s features. The official opening of the main entrance was attended by the City of Whitehorse Mayor, Councillor John Koutras and Box Hill Hawks President, Mr. John Ure.

Ron and Barbara Gibbs have made a remarkable contribution to the Box Hill Hawks and to the local Whitehorse Community. Their combined committee service totals an astonishing 122 years.

This figure alone indicates the standing with which Barbara and Ron have at Box Hill. The legacy left by the pair is one of selfless volunteer service in many areas of the clubs operations. The Box Hill Hawks are delighted to acknowledge their contribution and honour them by naming the gates ‘The Ron and Barbara Gibbs Entrance.’

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South Pavilion

Grandstand

Grandstand

The City of Box Hill officially unveiled the City Oval Grandstand to the public on 27th November 1937. Mayor of Box Hill, Councillor John Keith Archer laid the commemorative stone.

The Grandstand is one of the few undercover areas at Box Hill City Oval. The stand also encompasses the umpires’ room as well as the visitor’s rooms.

The visitor’s rooms were previously divided into two rooms which housed both the home and away teams on match days In 1976, the Grandstand capacity was reduced for the building of the social club.

The social club is located at the back of the Grandstand, with a viewing area from inside the pavilion.

Federation Gates

Federation Gates

City Oval’s Federation Gates were officially opened on Saturday, 28th July 2001, by City of Whitehorse Mayor, Councillor Bill Bowie. The gates were designed and built to commemorate 100 years of Australian Federation.

Consisting of rock, red brick and polished stainless steel, the materials are designed to represent various building products used in local housing at different times over the 100 year period.

The red brick has particular significance with the Box Hill Brick Company, an important part of history in the local area. Whilst visually impressive, the gates are unfortunately under utilised on match-days and only used as access points for council and emergency vehicles.

Scoreboard

Scoreboard

The Scoreboard at Box Hill City Oval is located at the South-Eastern corner of the ground near the Federation Gates. Situated in a prominent position, it is visible to all who attend Box Hill Hawks matches.

The Scoreboard is named in honour of Andrew Jackson, a former Mayor and Councillor of the Box Hill City Council and past Chief Executive Officer at Box Hill Institute of TAFE. Andrew through his involvement at Whitehorse City Council (following the amalgamation of Box Hill Council with Nunawading Council), developed a keen interest in the football club and fought to support its welfare and improvement at Council level. Andrew served as a Director of the Box Hill Football Club from 1996 to 1998.

He was instrumental in the achievement of several major improvements at City Oval in the late 1990s, including Council’s purchase of the final 3 residential houses adjoining the ground and turning this land into public car parks. Following Andrew’s passing in 1999, the Club named the scoreboard the ‘Andrew Jackson Scoreboard’

 

GETTING TO BOX HILL CITY OVAL

By Car

From South Eastern Suburbs: Find your way to Maroondah Highway (this turns into Whitehorse Road).Follow Maroondah Highway until the Middleborough Road intersection.

From Northern Suburbs: Find your way to Greensborough Highway, follow it all the way to the end and turn left at Lower Plenty Road. (Lower Plenty Road becomes Main Road) At Fitzsimons Road turn right at the large round-a-bout. Continue along Fitzsimons Road and turn left at the King Street intersection. Then turn right onto Victoria Street and follow this road all the way until Whitehorse Road.

If coming from the North-West, find your way to the Western Ring Road and turn right at the Greensborough Bypass. Then follow the directions above.

From Southern Suburbs: Find your way to Springvale Road and follow it until Whitehorse Road. Turn left at the intersection and travel along Whitehorse Road until Middleborough Road.

Alternatively take the Monash Freeway, exit at Foster Road and turn right. Continue along until the Waverley Road intersection. Turn left to get onto Waverley Road and then turn right at Stephensons Road. (Stephensons Road becomes Middleborough Road) At the Whitehorse Road intersection, turn left.

From Western Suburbs: Find your way to the City either via the Western Highway or Westgate Freeway. Then take the most direct route to the Eastern Freeway. (The freeway can be accessed via Hoddle Street or Alexander Parade) Take the Middleborough Road exit and turn right. Travel along Middleborough Road until the Whitehorse Road intersection.

From City Suburbs: Find your way to the Eastern Freeway either via Alexandra Parade or Hoddle Street. Take the Middleborough Road exit off the Eastern Freeway and turn right. Travel along Middleborough Road until the Whitehorse Road intersection
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By Train

Box Hill City Oval is located just 430 metres North-West from Laburnam Railway Station via the Lilydale or Belgrave Railway Line.

By Tram

Tram route 109 from Port Melbourne/City terminates at Centro Box Hill Shopping Centre. This tram also passes Southern Cross Station via Spencer Street. From Centro Box Hill, take Bus 279 Doncaster from tram terminus. This will take you to the corner of Middleborough and Whitehorse Roads.

Alternatively, Box Hill Railway Station is located in close proximity to Centro Box Hill. Catch the Lilydale bound train to Laburnam station.

Tram route 75 to Vermont South from Spencer Street stops at the Burwood Highway and Middleborough Road intersection. Bus 733 to Box Hill will take you from Middleborough Road to the Bus Station at Centro Box Hill.

From here you can catch Bus Route 279 to Doncaster and get off at the Middleborough Road and Davey Street stop or catch the Lilydale line trainto Laburnam from Box Hill Railway Station.

By Bus

Various bus routes run along Middleborough and Whitehorse Roads.
Bus 286 runs along Maroondah Highway/Whitehorse Road.
Bus 279 runs along Middleborough Road from Doncaster/Templestowe.
Bus 733 runs along Middleborough Road from Oakleigh to Box Hill Central.

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