Monthly Archives: March 2022

Registration, Umpires and Medics, Practice Game, Season Launch

A reminder that only registered players will be able to play Round 1. Please use below link to complete your registration

  Register Now

A Message from YJFL

Message from the league regarding Umpires and Medics. All registered players will have received the below info via an email from YJFL. Please be very aware and considerate of the challenges leagues and clubs are facing on this issue. This situation is out of the club’s hands

Teams will need to be prepared with a parent (or older sibling) on standby in case league umpires are not available.

Providing field umpires will be considered priority by the league over boundary umpires. Always have a parent (or older sibling) assigned as a boundary umpire.

All football leagues around the state face a shortage of umpires and we are no exception. This means some games (especially in U13-U15) will have only one League umpire and your Club must provide an additional umpire. We are actively recruiting and welcome those with any interest. It is a great way to stay involved, keep fit, have fun and get paid. Maybe you have an older child that could umpire or maybe you would like to umpire with one of your children?

Our game day medic supplier Colbrow are also facing staff scarcity problems. But for the start of this season we are 30 medics short of what we need. If you are medically qualified and would be interested in being your clubs medic on Sunday we will pay you to be a member of the Colbrow team. We always aim to provide a qualified medic to all games, but the start to this year will look different. We will look to spread the medics we do have evenly amongst the grounds, and will rotate their venues each week.

Practice Games Sunday 27th March

Boundary and Goal Umpires are to be filled by Parents/Older siblings – please refer to the schedule

Season Launch Sunday 27th March from 4pm

Food Trucks, Jumping castle, activities, BAR open, Canteen
Come and join the community to celebrate the opening of Season 2022!

Food Trucks will be serving yummy food until 8pm
Activities on the oval incl Big Shark Inflatable
Band starts at 6.45pm
Club Captains presented by Mayor at 6pm
Raffle tickets sold through out the day and evening. Raffle drawn at 6.30pm. Prizes include:
1st $500 Rebel voucher
2nd $200 Rob Doolen wines
3rd $100 Warren Glen voucher
4th $100 Cinque voucher
5th 6-8 $50 Rebel vouchers

BBQ Roster

As part of the season launch we will be setting up a Sausage Sizzle from the early U8/U9 and Auskick sessions and all through the day.

We’d love the support of club members to help keep this sausage sizzle going during the day.

Roster is for hourly time slots and BBQ will be set up facing the oval.

Helpers will be able to watch their kids play

OR if you have an hour to spare during the day when your child isn’t playing we’d love to see you.

Use the below link to register your help.

  Volunteer Now!


There will be NO MERCHANDISE for sale this Sunday.

Shorts and socks have still not arrived

We will advise once they arrive which night a pop up shop will be opened

Practice Matches Sunday 20th March

Please find attached the schedule of practice matches for this Sunday.

NOTE: Some games have been cancelled in the last few days. Those teams have been communicated to.

Player registration is imperative to team selection. Link to registration is here

NOTE! All unregistered players are NOT covered by club or league insurance. Personal health insurance will need to apply for all unregistered players

Merchandise will be set up at Domeney from 9am until midday.

Delivery of shorts is still delayed and stock of shorts will NOT be available for purchase (we have some stock of girls shorts)

Merchandise, Events & Key Dates Update


NEW NEW NEW !! Sharks Drinks bottles $15
Training Shorts $30
These items will be available to order from our online merchandise store

  Sharks Merchandise Store


There is an unfortunate delay with our game day shorts due to slower Covid-19 related manufacturing processes.
We have been notified that they won’t arrive until after the practice game on Sunday March 20th
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have ordered and paid for shorts with your registration these orders will be filled first
We will notify all club members when the shorts are available for purchase
For practice games if you do not have club shorts we recommend that you please wear plain black shorts with no pockets


A brand new warm up top has been designed for 2022
Thank you to our sponsors who have made this possible

Major Sponsors: MCG Windows and Pipe Hunter
Minor Sponsors: DWE Excavation
Mark Leonard Plumbing
Integrity Sampling
Nest Finders
Appleby Real Estate
JNJ Electrics
Walshe & Whitelock Real Estate
Elephant & Co
Healesville Toyota

This unique top will be launched around end-April with every size from 8 to 2XL available. Members will be able to purchase this limited edition top from the online Merchandise Store.
Please keep an eye on your emails and socials for further information.


Merchandise will be set up for purchase on the following days:

Date Location Time Notes
Sunday 23 February Domeney Reserve 5:30pm – 7:30pm Mouthguard Fittings
Sunday 27 February Domeney Reserve 9am – 10am U8-U10 Welcome Session
Sunday 20 March Domeney Reserve 9am – 12pm Practice Matches
Sunday 27 March Domeney Reserve 9am – 12pm Practice Matches
Sunday 3 April Domeney Reserve 9am – 12pm Round 1

Alternatively you can order from our online store



Please check the Google Calendar widget at the upper right of our homepage for events listings


Look out for communication from your coaches/team managers with information on organised practice matches on:
Sunday March 20th
Sunday March 27th


Sunday March 27th Change Our Game Event Domeney Reserve

Change Our Game is an AFL initiative designed to celebrate our girls in footy and change the attitudes of men and women towards women in sport
We will be showcasing girls practice matches all day at Domeney culminating in a senior women’s practice match with our own Park Orchards Senior Womens Sharks
ALL club members and community are invited to be at Domeney from 4pm to enjoy the match. There will be a BBQ, food trucks, AFL inflatables and the bar will be open.

LOTS to celebrate!!

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  • Round 1 3-April
  • 2 10-April
  • BYE 17-April (school hols)
  • 3 24-April
  • 4 1-May
  • 5 8-May
  • 6 15-May
  • 7 22-May
  • 8 29-May
  • 9 5-June
  • BYE 12-June (Queens Birthday)
  • 10 19-June
  • 11 26-June
  • BYE 3-July (school hols)
  • BYE 10-July (school hols)
  • 12 17-July
  • 13 24-July
  • 14 31-July
  • 15 7-August
  • 16 14-August
  • Semi Finals 21-August
  • Preliminary Finals 28-August
  • Grand Finals 4-September