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President’s Letter: Season 2020 Cancellation

Hi All Sharks,

Thank you for your support, patience and assistance during this on and off season of 2020. With the YJFL officially cancelling the season on the 7th August, we have been involved in numerous meetings since. Last Tuesday’s Presidents and Secretary meeting focused on the League’s accountability of expenses incurred during the year and potential reimbursement / credit amounts. The League have undertaken to extend the insurance coverage for Players until the end of the year in case any members are able to enjoy “pre-season” training prior to Christmas. Subject to Government, the Heath Department and Council restrictions.
We will have final calculations from the League of refund or credit amounts within the next 14 days. At this time we shall revert to all, the moment we know.

Thank you for your understanding and backing during this process. On behalf of our Committee, a massive thank you to all our Club Members, Officials, Players, Volunteers, Family members and Sponsors for your hard work and diligence in coming to grips with this most unusual year. Whilst having spoken of the word “UNKNOWN” during the last six months, “inconvenience” must also now be added. It has been the most challenging of years for our Committee, Coaches and Support Crews. Thanks for your hard work, flexibility, resilience and unswerving commitment.

Coaches and Team Managers will be in touch regarding jumpers and equipment once restrictions are lifted. Our Committee will be in contact regarding further news, details on the commencement of social and change rooms upgrade. Our Annual General Meeting date for October will be confirmed late September.

Please note, registrations for Season 2021 open November 1st.

We look forward to our boys and girls having football as a part of their life again next year.

Go Sharks!!

Ritchie Appleby
President, Sharks JFC
0408 367 444

Season 2020 Update

To all our Sharks families,

Stage 4 Restrictions has kept our beloved Shark Tank empty to ensure the safety of our community. We hope you are all safe, healthy, and masking up.

We have received notification tonight from the YJFL that season 2020 is officially cancelled

We have all missed our footy this year, our club Captains, our new families and players and those putting on the footy boots for the first time to play junior football – it is not the season we had planned for you.

Although our players haven’t hit the fields – the Sharks community is strong and we love seeing you all wearing the Sharks gear when out and about.

The Committee are in constant communication with the YJFL and associated clubs.

At this stage we are waiting for the YJFL to advise their position on refunds. The PONRPJFC Committee have however decided to refund all players 100% of the Sharks CLUB component of the season fees.

We will be emailing out an online form to please complete as soon as possible.

There will 2 options:

  • Full refund into the bank account you paid your fees with (unless you advise us)
  • Donate this portion to PONRPJFC

We will communicate more details when they come to hand

The committee would like to thank our coaches and TMs for the work they did early on to get kids training under extremely different and at time frustrating circumstances.

Thank you families for sticking with us during this time.