Box Hill Hawks would like to thank longstanding President Tony Pinwill for his outstanding contribution to the club, following his retirement from the club’s Board.
A Director of Box Hill Football Club from 1998 to 1999, Pinwill became the inaugural President of the Box Hill Hawks Football Club from 2000 to 2002, guiding them to the 2001 VFL premiership.
Pinwill was reappointed to the Box Hill Hawks’ Board of Directors in 2010 and commenced his second term as President of the club. Throughout Pinwill’s distinguished second term as President he led the club to a further two premierships; 2013 and last year’s, 2018 triumph.
He was inducted as a VFL life member in 2018, honouring his outstanding contribution to not only Box Hill, but the entire league.
Following Pinwill’s retirement, Box Hill has appointed Director Ed Sill to the position of President-elect, to be confirmed at the Club’s AGM in February.
Sill has been a director on the Box Hill Board for 9 years and was Vice-President of the club between 2011 and 2017.
In stepping into his new role, Sill thanked Pinwill for his long-standing service to Box Hill and expressed his excitement at the opportunity to lead a club with such rich history.
“It truly is an honour to become president of the Box Hill Hawks, especially on the back of such a successful period under Tony,” said Sill.
“Tony has done a fantastic job of setting our club up for future success and I cannot thank him enough for his dedication and contribution.
“I am humbled to step in as President-elect for a club that boasts a rich history and the strongest VFL/AFL alignment in the competition.
“I have been a part of the Box Hill Hawks for a significant period of time now and I am humbled by the opportunity to continue to drive this club forward.
“In 2019 will continue to focus on achieving sustained on-field success. We are thrilled to have new senior coach, Max Bailey, onboard and look forward to what we can achieve together over the journey.
“As always, we will invest heavily in the development of our players, with the hope that they can realise their ultimate dream of one day being drafted to an AFL club.”
Off the field, Sill will be focused on redevelopment plans for Box Hill Hawks’ home ground and extending the alignment agreement with Hawthorn.
“We are looking forward to revamping City Oval, so we can bring our facilities up to the highest standard,” said Sill.
“Another key focus will be ensuring our relationship with the Hawthorn Football Club continues for many years to come. The partnership, which is arguably the most successful in the VFL/AFL, has been running since 2000 and has helped our club enjoy increased success as a result.”
Ed Sill is currently Vice President and General Manager Asia Pacific for Valmont Industries, a publicly listed US company, headquartered out of Omaha, Nebraska.