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Community Hardship Fund

4 April 2024 路 Prue Luke 路 News

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for our exciting Family Season Launch event after all Round 1 games.

Join us at Domeney as we officially kick off Season 2024 with a bang, thanks to the generous support of Walshe & Whitelock.

馃搮 Date: Sunday, April 14th
馃搷 Location: Domeney
馃晹 Time: 5-8pm

Get ready for an evening of family fun featuring delicious food trucks, exciting inflatables, and plenty of fun for everyone.

It’s the perfect opportunity to celebrate the start of the season with the Sharks family and enjoy a fantastic night out.

We can’t wait to see you all there! 馃敶鈿笍鈿笍


Community Hardship Fund

4 April 2024 路 Prue Luke 路 News

In partnership with the Community Bank Warrandyte, our club has established a Community Hardship Fund to support Sharks families who are experiencing financial and personal hardship.

As a community sporting club, we have a strong focus on the welfare of our players and their families and believe that no child should miss out on playing junior football due to difficult circumstances.

Nominations can be made either directly or by someone close to the family by sending an email to All nominations are treated confidentially and support is determined by a trusted panel of 3 people and not shared any wider.

The Community Hardship Fund has already supported the Sharks community over the Summer. If you would like more information, please contact


Volunteering and Working With Children Checks

3 April 2024 路 Prue Luke 路 News

Enormous thanks to all volunteers and families who attended the practice matches before Easter. We all got an exciting taste of what鈥檚 to come ahead of Round 1 which kicks off on the 14th of April 鈥 less than 2 weeks away!

To help keep our children safe, all volunteers are asked to supply a Working With Children Check. YJFL is using a program called Ratify to capture information this year.

Of course, we can鈥檛 operate without the help of volunteers but spoiler alert .. this task is not the most fun part of volunteering. It is necessary though.

What to do:-

  1. If not yet done, volunteers to send their name, email address and the name of the team they鈥檙e helping to
  2. Follow the directions in the email you then receive from Ratifyme
  3. If you don鈥檛 already have a WWCC, allow a couple of weeks to receive it
  4. Look forward to Round 1 and let your kids know you鈥檙e doing your bit for their footy fun!

If you have any questions or need help navigating the software, please email (note: desktop or browser may be easier to navigate than the mobile app).

Lastly, don鈥檛 forget we have our Family Season Launch Event on the 14th of April at Domeney. This will run from 5pm until 8pm with fun planned for the whole family with inflatable rides, food vans booked and the bar open.

Kind Regards,

Sharks Committee


YJFL Blood Drive

2 April 2024 路 Prue Luke 路 News

A fantastic initiative to announce at this time of the year is YJFL鈥檚 Blood Drive which we鈥檒l be taking part in.

When we come together, we can make a real impact and by supporting this initiative we can also save lives.

YJFL will be sharing how we tally up against other clubs in the league in the weeks ahead.

To join the Sharks Lifeblood team, click

  Donate Blood 禄

Donors update 鈥楾eam Preferences鈥 when making appointments.
Our team name is Yarra Junior Football League (YJFL) Park Orchards JFC

Go Sharks!!! 鉂わ笍馃馃枻馃


2024 Club Captains

19 March 2024 路 Prue Luke 路 News

It is our pleasure to announce the following three young leaders as Club Captains for Season 2024.

Each brings a unique strength to the role 鈥 all of them are excellent football players.

ALLIE KING 鈥 a positive influence on all those around her both on and off the field.

ARCHIE LEONARD 鈥 an inclusive and selfless player with an inspiring journey of personal growth behind him

HENRY MILTON 鈥 a natural leader with an energy that encourages his teammates to stay fit and always play their best.

You can look forward to meeting your new captains at the Family Event on the 14th of April.

Congratulations to Allie, Archie & Henry. You have the full support of the committee and club behind you.


YJFL Recruiting Umpires

1 March 2024 路 Prue Luke 路 News

Dear Players & Parents,

The YJFL are seeking new umpires for the 2024 season including current players and their parents. There are currently only 4 from Park Orchards so more are needed!

Umpiring is a great way to:

  • Keep fit
  • Learn new skills
  • Meet new people
  • Develop your communication & management skills
  • Earn tax free money 鈥 BETWEEN $44 and $108 PER MATCH (depending on the age group)!!

All registered 2023 players, aged 14 (or turning 14 this year) & above, are eligible to apply for umpiring.聽

You can umpire before or after your football match and close to home. Some umpires umpire 2-3 games each Sunday to earn around $400 per month!

Training is provided by experienced umpire coaches each Monday during the entire season and an induction course is conducted for new umpires and parents.

  Register your interest here 禄

For any further questions please email Cameron Nash.


New Merch Online Store

17 February 2024 路 Emily Barwick 路 News

We鈥檙e really excited to launch the Sharks Online Merchandise Shop for you 馃捇馃煱馃摝馃煱馃榿

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!

馃泹锔 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 TODAY and get yourself Shark ready for the season ahead.

Happy shopping! 馃敶鈿笍鈿笍馃


Recycle and Donate to the Sharks

6 January 2024 路 Emily Barwick 路 News


With the festive season done and dusted, don鈥檛 forget that Sharks Junior Football Club (PONRPJFC) is a Community Donation Partner of Victoria鈥檚 Container Deposit Scheme.

鈾伙笍 Make a difference by donating your bottle refunds to our club:

1锔忊儯 Use Zone ID C2000007359 or the attached barcode in the above photo at any Visy refund collection point in Victoria.

2锔忊儯 Select our club as the payment method on your profile or at the collection point.

For more details on the Container Deposit Scheme, visit

Join us in this eco-friendly initiative and support our club while positively impacting the environment! 馃實鈾伙笍 馃敶鈿笍鈿笍馃