After claiming three of the first five Ongerup Football Association premierships The Hassels Football Club elected to split into two separate clubs. These two clubs, Boxwood Hill and Jerramungup, made their OnFA debuts in 1968, and have since gone on to achieve considerable success.
Boxwood Hill won its first flag in 1970, and later in the decade added two more. However, the bulk of the club’s success has come since the turn of the century, with its feat in winning five successive premierships between 2002 and 2006 unrivalled in the competition’s history. Indeed, in the eight year period from 2000 to 2007 the Bombers contested every senior grade grand final, losing only in 2001 and 2007. For much of the ensuing decade, the Bombers struggled, even slumping to a wooden spoon in 2014. The 2017 season brought a dramatic upturn in fortunes as the Bombers qualified for the finals in second place which was where they ultimately finished after getting through to the grand final only to lose to Gnowangerup. Then, in 2018 the club's twelve year premiership drought was brought to an end in impressive and emphatic fashion. Second on the ladder after the home and away series the Bombers scored slashing wins over Gnowangerup in both the second semi final (by 72 points) and grand final (by 68 points), thereby procuring their tenth senior grade flag. Flag number 11 was not long in arriving as the Bombers topped the ladder in 2019 ahead of a highly impressive finals campaign which featured conclusive wins over Lake Grace-Pingrup in both the second semi final and grand final. The 2020 season brought another grand final appearance but on this occasion Gnowangerup proved to have the Bombers' measure.
John Devaney - Full Points Publications