Registration for Season 2024 is open!
2 November 2023 · Travis Rankin · News
Come and join the Sharks again for season 2024, let’s make this a year not to forget! Teams fill up so get in quickly and secure your spot now. Go Sharks!! ❤️🤍🖤🦈
New Merch Online Store
17 February 2024 · Emily Barwick · News
We’re really excited to launch the Sharks Online Merchandise Shop for you 💻📦😁
The merch team has done an awesome job creating new designs and products for the whole family to show off around the hood.
Look out for polos, tees, tracksuit pants, top quality water bottles, the works!
🛍️ Enjoy browsing through the site over the weekend.
Any purchases can be picked up at the Pop-Up Shops at Domeney or you can pay for home delivery instead.
Visit https://sharksjfc.shop TODAY and get yourself Shark ready for the season ahead.
Happy shopping! 🔴⚪️⚫️🦈
Recycle and Donate to the Sharks
6 January 2024 · Emily Barwick · News
📢 RECYCLE & DONATE $ TO THE SHARKS
With the festive season done and dusted, don’t forget that Sharks Junior Football Club (PONRPJFC) is a Community Donation Partner of Victoria’s Container Deposit Scheme.
♻️ Make a difference by donating your bottle refunds to our club:
1️⃣ Use Zone ID C2000007359 or the attached barcode in the above photo at any Visy refund collection point in Victoria.
2️⃣ Select our club as the payment method on your profile or at the collection point.
For more details on the Container Deposit Scheme, visit https://www.vic.gov.au/container-deposit-scheme.
Join us in this eco-friendly initiative and support our club while positively impacting the environment! 🌍♻️ 🔴⚪️⚫️🦈
President’s Report – November 2023
16 November 2023 · Travis Rankin · News
I’d firstly like to thank all returning committee members from 2023 and new members for 2024. It’s not lost on me the fantastic contribution you’re making to the Sharks community and I’m looking forward to building friendships and continuous improvement to the club in the future.
As president my focus will be on three things: Community, Development and enabling our kids and members of the club to Thrive. There are many initiatives that are being discussed to support all three.
Some current key initiatives being scoped and planned are:
- 2024 season launch showcasing sponsors, club leaders and talent
- Coaching capability program with a supporting age specific playbook including coaching goals, skill and game development, supporting training drills, one on one support with an elite coach and a relaunched WhatsApp coaching community.
- Clarity for how the club best elevates our talent into pathway programs such as the Eastern Ranges
- Several thrive nights centred around wellbeing, career and nutrition
The expectations for our committee meetings are that they are not a ‘show and tell’. I appreciate everyone does a lot of ‘one percenters’ but we don’t have time to cover. Please preread the reports and bring to the committee any high level relevant information, actions or decisions that need to be made.
Go Sharks!! ❤️🤍🖤🦈
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Calling Coaches in 2024
1 September 2023 · Ingrid Ross · News
Interested in coaching a Sharks team in Season 2024? Please click below to download the form, complete, and return by email to our Registrar.
Ash Firebrace – Indigenous artist of the Sharks Junior Training Top
The Sharks Junior Football Club has been lucky enough to work with Yorta Yorta/Wurundjeri artist Ash Firebrace to create the indigenous artwork on our new training tops.
Ash Firebrace is a Melbourne based artist whose painting journey began at the age of 10. Ash describes the Firebrace family as having a passion for art and painting that extends through the generations. Although his talent was discovered early on, Ash really found his love of art when he started further studies in Learning Pathways for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.
He finds his source of creative ideas in the bush and can draw from a rich heritage and experience to create stunning and meaningful artworks.
He spends a few days a week working with a heritage and land management team, spending time in the bush. Ash’s favourite place and special space being the water creeks. He finds it a great healer for his mental health and has used the bush especially over the last 2 years.
In 2007, Ash received the Lin Onus Award at the Victorian Indigenous Art Awards for a portrait of the Wurundjeri leader and artist William Barak. Ash’s art can also be seen at the underpass that links the Main Yarra Trail from east to west on the Eastern Freeway (south) side of the Yarra River. The underpass features a painted 60-metre-long mural, celebrating the cultural heritage of the area. The mural was designed and painted in 2019 by Ash Firebrace and Tom Civil and is inspired by the story of how the Yarra River was formed (as told by respected elder Barak).
Ash kindly took on our Sharks training tops as a project.
The artwork represents how the Wurundjeri tribe use to occupy the area and would travel & camp along the Yarra River, living with and respecting the environment.
Grab yours today in our Merchandise Store!
Special thank you to our sponsors, whose generosity has allowed us to engage the artist and also keep the price affordable.