Box Hill Hawks play their role for Good Friday Appeal

The Box Hill Hawks played in the first ever competitive VFL match on Good Friday, defeating reigning premier Footscray by 2-points.

However, the Hawks were not just playing for premiership points on the day, they were also playing their role for the Good Friday Appeal and the Royal Children’s Hospital.

Lead emphatically by former Box Hill captain and life member David Banfield, the Box Hill playing group dug deep to raise much needed funds for the Royal Children’s Hospital.

As part of the Box Hill Flying Hawks program, the boys were encouraged to be good footballers and even better people. The fundraising was also supported by Mount Lilydale College as well as members from the Vermont Junior Football Club.

It was a great effort by all players, coaches involved at the club, as a grand total of $410.70 was raised, and donated to the Royal Children’s Hospital.

The pillars are now set in stone to reach a bigger target in 2018.

David Banfield in 1993 at the Royal Children’s Hospital

David Banfield Handing in the tins at the Melbourne Convention Centre 2017

Players Xavier Dimasi & Jack Codd-Miller rattling tins post game during the 2017 Pre-Season

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