Monthly Archives: July 2021

President’s Letter: Round 10 2021

Hi all Sharks!

I trust all Players, Mums and Dads enjoyed their break over the school holidays. I know the committee welcomed the chance to charge their batteries and put their feet up for a few days. Well, hasn’t time flown, we are into our last month of home and away games before the finals commence on the 22nd of August. So much to do, so little time!

From our committee’s point of view, we know the season is fast coming to an end. During the next few weeks, we have our Youth Girls/Colts, Life Members Dinner, Team Managers wrap up, Coaches meeting, YJFL Directors/President’s meeting and Committee meetings and then finals – Phew!

The last round on 15th August, we look forward to seeing you at our burger night afterwards at Domeney Reserve from 5pm onwards.

During the last month it has been great to see the PONRPJFC represented by Players in the YJFL selected teams taking on other leagues. Well done to our Rep Players who participated in and enjoyed stepping up to a new level.

Sunday was the perfect winter footy day. The air had a chill, but the grounds were dry, and a lovely amount of sun was shining. Yes, it was a weak winter sun, however the input by out Sharks was strong. Players turned up with renewed vigour not to mention the well soaked bright white shorts. Thanks mums, well done. Whilst the scores can be unfair on teams during the year, it’s great to see the ticker shown from the players. Use the rest of the year as a learning curve if the results aren’t going your way and let’s show a united front in 2022. Focus on your coaches’ instructions, pick up new skills and enjoy being with your teammates. Thank you all parents for the support roles you’re involved in, particularly Team Managers – you are magnificent.

Representative Acknowledgement

Once again, we are honoured to have an extensive list of our players selected to represent the Sharks across a range of high-level competitions. It is an outstanding recognition of a player’s skill, their embodiment of our club’s culture and their potential in the wider football community. Well done to all players who have been selected and we look forward to hearing about your success in these exciting new opportunities.




  • Logan Hamilton
  • Daniel Nielsen
  • Logan Ross
  • Logan Sonderhof
  • Isaiah Thomas


  • Mia Bosna
  • Emily Rankin


  • Felix Kilworth


  • Grace Bettiol
  • Allie King
  • Scarlett McInerney
  • Mia Spencer-Jones


  • Josh Galstians
  • Oliver Nitz
  • Josh Smillie


  • Hannah Taylor
  • Zoe Miriklis
  • Mia Servinis
  • Remy Archer


  • Will Sonderhof


  • Petra Edwards


  • Jorja Livingstone
  • Jade Hutchinson

New Date For Club Photo’s – Now Friday 30 July And Sunday 1 August

Please see schedule below for your time

Please arrive 15 minutes early to Domeney Reserve


Colts, U18 Youth Girls & Life Members Dinner

Tuesday 3rd August – 6.30pm at Club Kilsyth (Cnr Canterbury and Colchester Roads)

Normally, the transition dinner is for players in Colts and Youth Girls who are playing their final year in Juniors. However, due to COVID and the league introducing an U18 Youth Boys division this year, the format will change for Season 2021 and all our Colts and Youth Girls are invited to attend. The Sharks look forward to welcoming our Life Members along for the evening as well.

The Club will pay for the Players, Life Members and Guests meals and drinks on the night. Parents are encouraged to attend and will need to pay $30 for a 2-3 course meal. Drinks at bar prices. Our special guest speaker for the evening will challenge, interact and create perceptive insights for today and our future. 

Please RSVP your attendance by Sunday 1st August

Final Round Burger Night – Sunday 15th August – Sponsors Night

Our final round night for end of home and away season. A great opportunity to thank all who have helped out and wish those in the finals all the best. A great way for our club to thank all our Sponsors for 2021. 

The club will provide complimentary food and a drink or two as a way of saying thanks and there will be plenty of activities on the night.

AGM & Presentation Sunday 19th September

Under our constitution, all members are encouraged to attend the short formalities which will be conducted midway through the presentation. More on the timetable over the coming weeks.

Park Orchards Cricket Club

POCC look forward to welcoming many of the Sharks players and their families back to Domeney Reserve for the Summer. Registrations open 30th July and the club is fielding U12, U14, U16 and hopefully an U18 team this season playing mostly on Friday nights.

POCC is also fielding at least 3 Senior teams across 2 and 1 day games, as well as a Vets over 40 team playing on Sundays – there will also be two 20/20 teams playing on Tuesday nights.

Enquiries please contact Craig Hunt, President POCC on 0419 108 660


  • Round 11 this weekend the 18th of July
  • Coaches, please make sure your weekly reports for the ‘Shark Attack’ are sent by Tuesday COB
  • If at any stage you have any queries, then please don’t hesitate to contact myself

Go Sharks!!

Ritchie Appleby
President, Sharks JFC
0408 367 444

President’s Letter: Round 8 2021

Hi all Sharks!

What fantastic winter sunshine Sunday produced! Whilst a few of our teams had a “bye” for the start of school holidays, the rest of the club enjoyed playing with out any concerns. Great to see the extent of our U16 Girls win. Also, a few of the boy’s teams had their first win since grading. Congratulations one and all for being on the ground participating each week. Enjoy the mid-term holiday break this Sunday.


Club photos of each team will be held on 2 separate days:

  • Friday 23 July 
  • Sunday 25 July

Team Managers are being sent time allocations today. Please arrive in your playing gear 15 minutes prior to your photo.

Transition Dinner, Life Members Event – Tuesday 3rd August 2021

Each year the club holds a Transition Dinner for our Colts and Youth Girls. This is an evening to shar with each other, hear from our Senior Club Coaches and Captains and be enthralled by a current or past AFL Player.

Parents are invited to attend, however due to possible COVID protocols, our numbers may be capped at 100. Parent cost for a 2-3 course dinner is $30.00. Players and Life Members will be paid for by the club.

SAVE THE DATE! TUESDAY 3rd AUGUST AT 6:30PM AT CLUB KILSYTH – Your Team Managers will be in touch.

Burger Night – Sunday 15th August

Hopefully we might finally get a social event as a club together. Subject to all the ‘protocols’ now in life, the committee are planning our first Burger Night in two years!

The evening will kick off from 5:00pm and there will be fun filled events aimed at all age groups. The bar will be open from 5:45pm and also a reduced canteen. The night is to be held at our new club rooms at Domeney Reserve, Home of the mighty Sharks. This also is a celebration of the last Home and Away round prior to Finals.

Presentation Day & AGM – Sunday 19th September

Please keep Sunday 19th September free.  The full fixture of teams and times will be out in the coming weeks.  We will have a full wrap up of the season with Best and Fairest Awards handed out to every team, including Club Recognition Awards. 

As per normal we will hold a very quick AGM during the process.

Toyota Good For Footy Raffle

The Toyota Good For Footy Raffle is up and running! With the raffle being digital, there’s no more paper tickets and all sales happen online. All transactions take place within our personalised club portal, and you receive tickets directly via email.

What hasn’t changed is that our club still gets to keep 100% of the proceeds of every ticket sold. There are 3 brand new Toyota’s up for grabs (see attached) – PLUS a further 9 prizes. Check them out at:

Toyota Good for Footy Raffle – Support Local Footy and Buy a Ticket) (

We would love for every PLAYER to purchase just one ticket and we would love for every FAMILY to pass on the link to family and friends so they too have a chance to win.

Fundraisers like Toyota where there is zero cost to the club, help us keep club fees down.  Raffle closes Sept 10th, 2021.

Click here to buy a ticket!


At the end of Season 2021, several positions will become vacant on Committee. These roles are a mixture of Executive, Non-Executive and Off-Committee roles and they include:

  • President
  • Director of Football
  • Events Manager
  • Sponsorship Coordinator
  • Marketing and Social Media Coordinator

Whilst these opportunities are open to all parents, I’d love to see the next age bracket, our parents of U11’s, U12’s and U13’s take the opportunity of being able to grow into the roles. We are NOW seeking your support, so if you’re in a position to assist, please contact me.


Enjoy the weekend free of local football commitments. Looking forward to Round 10 on Sunday 11th July.

If at any stage, you have any queries then please don’t hesitate to contact myself. Please TEXT ME to organise a time to chat or meet up.

Go Sharks!!

Ritchie Appleby
President, Sharks JFC
0408 367 444