2015 Season Launch recap

On Tuesday night, the Box Hill Hawks celebrated the launch of another season with the awarding of two life memberships, being audience to guest speakers Jarryd Roughead, Jordan Lewis, Chris Connolly and Matt Brewer, announcement of the 2015 leadership group and the presentation of playing guernseys to the 2015 playing list.

Take a look back through the evening as it unfolded.

Awarding Karen Lowery as a life member to the Box Hill Hawks #ourtime #seasonlaunch

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Since 2000, Karen has offered outstanding service to the club as Gate Attendant (amongst other roles) on match-days at City Oval, which has been immensely appreciated on all levels and in doing so, she is recognised with Life Membership accordingly.

Karen was nominated under the provisions of life membership Criteria 2(ii) as adopted by the Board “For a person filling an official role with the Club other than a player, e.g. Director, Committee, Administrator, Match Day Official or Coach: 10 years of service.”

For over 27 years, Paul has made an enormous personal and commercial contribution to the Box Hill Mustangs/Hawks Football Club, which is revered by the entire Box Hill Board, Staff, Playing Group & wider community.

Nominated in recognition of his incredible service under the following criteria:
Criteria 2(ii) as adopted by the Board “For a person filling an official role with the Club other than a player, e.g. Director, Committee, Administrator, Match Day Official or Coach: 10 years of service.”

After the awarding of the two Life Memberships, it was time to announce the Captain and Vice-Captains for the 2015 season.

At this point, it was time for a delicious entree. When service resumed, it was Jarryd Roughead’s turn to take the stage who delighted the crowd with his humour and insights.

And with that, it was time to say goodbye to Roughead and welcome Chris Connolly to the stage, who provided what could only be described as a rousing speech.

"It's all about training! It's all about how you improve yourself" – Chris Connolly

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Connolly then proceeded to recall a young Sam Mitchell slogging away with little-to-no fanfare…

With that, it was time to hear from the coaches and first up was Development Coach Matt Adolph.

Adolph was followed by Senior Coach Marco Bello.

After hearing from Bello, it was time to enjoy the Mains, with fans across the world curious to see what the audience would be about to enjoy.

Once the meals were enjoyed by all, it was time for Jordan Lewis to front the audience fresh from his appearance on AFL 360, who talked about being a leader and backing up from Grand Finals.

After Lewis’ charismatic segment, it was on to the final speaker for the night and presenter of the 2015 guernseys, 2001 premiership captain Matt Brewer.

Before the jumper ceremony begun, Butler and the audience took the time to highlight the work of Club Photographer Jenny Owens and continued outstanding contributions to the club.

After every player received their guernsey, it was time to bid farewell as an outstanding evening came to an end.

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