Tony Leonard came down to Box Hill North in 1984 (1 year after club inception) and played 4 seasons. Subsequently Tony took over the role of Team Manager.

Tony has been team manager for over 500 games and has does a remarkable job organizing volunteers each week for duties such as goal umpiring, time keeper, interchange stewards and water runners.

Tony is a life member, legend of the club and is respected by all.




  • Justin Mckenzie says,

    "My first memories of Tony are in 2013 when I came to the club unlocking the club room doors as I turned up to training early and he was already there getting set up for Saturday. His passion for not just the club, however the sport and the community in general is evident to hear just by talking to him. In 2014 with our association with AFL Japan, he joined the club in Japan and helped run Auskick clinics in local schools and guided the majority of us boys in the right direction whilst over there. With Tony actions speak louder than words and he is by far the best on ground for our club."

  • Anthony Blake says,

    "Tony has not only served Box Hill North AFC for many years, he has done so with a massive smile and warm heart! His dedication is beyond compare, and would certainly make football at Box Hill AFC hard. He makes playing enjoyable, and is the reason a lot of people continue to come back. Plus, he's a ripper bloke too!"

  • Ray Johns says,

    "He is the pulse of the club doing the jobs to make the club run smoothly on game day. Absolute treasure"

  • John says,

    "Champion bloke - enormous servant to the Club..."

  • Bradley Watt says,

    "I came down to the club in 2011 via a mate who was already playing with the club. Tony would always greet you with a friendly smile, warm handshake which is always good for a new bloke getting acquainted with a new club. Through my first season Tony rode the up's and downs with us and would always give you a pat on the back after a hard slog. Tony's commitment to the club and his role as team manager is something we should all strive towards. Alot of us tend to take from the game but there are very few who give their heart and soul to volunteering for their club post playing days. I really hope you are rewarded for your efforts Tony. You're a club legend."

  • Joan says,

    "Tony is a quiet achiever. Always a gentleman & he has had the club @ heart from the moment he walked through our doors"

  • Tony Manno says,

    "An absolute gentleman off the field and an amazing organiser on game day and on Thursday nights. Arguably the most selfless person you will ever find at a local football club and the work that he does is truly invaluable and does not go unnoticed. This recognition is sorely befitting a person who's held in such high esteem by his colleagues!"

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