The Box Hill Hawks are pleased to announce the re-signing of young gun Nick Evans for 2017.
2016 was a great year for Evans, cementing his spot in the Hawks senior team. 2016 saw Evans play 11 Senior games whilst becoming a regular starter in coach Marco Bello’s 22.
Evans was also a key contributor to the Development team’s runaway premiership, being named amongst the best 6 players on the day.
Under new coach Chris Newman, Evans will be looking for further continuity and improvement in his game. “I’m just looking at becoming more consistent and giving myself the best opportunity to play Senior footy on a regular basis”.
Whilst not locking down a certain position on the ground, Evans feels being able to play a number of positions is one of his great strengths. “I don’t really have a specific favourite position on the ground, I will play anywhere.”
“I would like to improve my attack in 2017 and try and hit more of the scoreboard”.
As Pre-Season training has progressed since the start of November, the training regime has been tough but rewarding, and Evans has high praise for the incoming coach Chris Newman. “Newy (Chris Newman) has been great since taking over the role. He is an approachable coach and is great at sending the message across. He will be a great asset for the group”.
With the main group back into full training, Evans stated it was hard to identify a definite stand out. “All the boys have come back in great shape. Andrew Moore since signing has been one stand out. His fitness and knowledge of the game is great and is one who has caught the eye. He will be great to learn off next year”.
Evans stellar 2016 season was capped off at the Col Austen trophy night, being awarded the A.P. Dickenson Memorial Trophy as the Best Clubman.
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