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President’s Letter: Round 3 2021

Hi all Sharks,

The first few rounds of every season are a little unsettled. The Veterans in the club understand this. To our new families, all will settle down in the next week or two.

This Sunday is sponsored by Warran Glen Nursery and Café

The YJFL grading process is being applied – results are all over the shop.

Coaches are trying to work through their lists to ensure everyone is getting a go.

Team Managers are working through the administration processes required around game day. Wow, these folks do heaps to keep our kids on the park.

The canteen manager is trying to work out how to calculate appropriately the desired levels of food and drinks that should be ordered for each week.


With sponsorship we need all to make a difference in our great club with monetary pledges of support. This year we have barely reached our starting target, however, if you are able to help, please contact myself and make a difference.

Committee are continually bombarding everyone with the information necessary to ensure your child gets a game of football each week & the club runs correctly. 

And on it goes… 

Thanks go to our Committee members in attendance each week, for their assistance and help. They have been up early working with TM’s & crews in setting up our grounds at Domeney and Stintons for each match day and pack up procedures. Hopefully, all teams now know the requirements. If at any time you’re not sure please call us to help you out. I would rather know match day than 9pm at night.

For the majority of our membership, your calm will be restored by round five or six once the season’s fixture is sent out by the YJFL and thus we can all get on with enjoying the season and watching our children play.

Mother’s Day – Sponsored by Warran Glen Nursery and Café

This Sunday is MOTHER’S DAY Round 5 – Reminder to all Dads & Players!

Sharks Pink Ribbon Day is a fund raising event for the Breast Cancer Foundation. We are continuing with this Tradition of Fund raising for such a worthy and important cause again this year. I am sure many of us have been/or are affected by a person close to us who has been diagnosed with Breast Cancer.

The Sharks Committee fully support the initiative and ask that all Team Managers circulate an email amongst the playing groups advising all of Sharks Pink Ribbon Day this weekend. We request that each player please bring a Gold coin donation to the game (home & away) as we strive to raise money and beat 2019’s amount. We would like to raise as much as possible for the Breast Cancer Foundation on this year’s Mother’s Day Weekend – Sunday 9th May 2021.

Two Mum’s from each, (including Auskick), will win prizes donated by Warran Glen, our Sponsor of the Round. Also remember Club Ringwood are offering a High Tea on the Saturday beforehand.

Pink buckets will be placed at the Canteen or coffee trucks to help with these and further collections.

Code of Conduct – Match Day

Thank you our Sharks parents who have abided with exemplary behaviour over the first few rounds. Your support has been enthusiastic whilst being controlled in cheering on the players.

Let us keep it that way please & set an example for other clubs to follow.

Unfortunately, there are times when parental behaviour does not abide by the Code of Conduct that we all sign at the beginning of the year. I know we all get passionate at times, but please remember there are young ears listening in to what we say.

If you notice any inappropriate behaviour, please inform your team Manager immediately. This will allow us to address the behaviour and ensure the safety & welfare of all players on the ground.

Injuries

A couple of Sharks players have suffered a variety of injuries up to this point of the season, so it’s timely to let you all know that we are insured. The YJFL has an injury insurance policy through JLT Insurance that provides not only players but also parents/helpers etc… An information sheet is available on our website. If you require further information please give us a call.

YJFL Grading Process

The process has one more week to go. Coaches wishing to make recommendations need to lodge with our Y.J.F.L. Director immediately. If you have any questions regarding the above, then please call Damian.

Merchandise

If you require any garments, socks etc. please go online and order it. Nina and her team will make sure it’s available in the quickest time available.

Summary

During the season if you wish to raise any queries then please catch up with me in person or give me a call.

Wishing everyone all the very best for Round 4. I wish the lucky Mum’s all the best with their selections at Warran Glen. Enjoy Mother’s Day.

Go Sharks!!

Ritchie Appleby
President, Sharks JFC
president@sharksjfc.org.au
0408 367 444

President’s Letter: Round 2 2021

Ringwood Clocktower at Dawn

A brilliant ANZAC Day; respect, remembrance, traditions upheld and our children running around enjoying mateship – perfect.

Thank you to all the parents and helpers for fulfilling their roles to allow our children to get out on the ground each week. Special thanks to committee members in assisting with ground setup/pack-up and of course chasing up the keys for the Umps Portable to then realize they weren’t needed! Ohh well, always something to keep us on our toes.

We had some close competitive games, huge wins and absolute blow out defeats. All can hold their heads high as they tried their best. Please remember, it is grading and this will continue for two more week as the YJFL try to correctly place teams.

From U8’s upwards, new club members & final year players, I’m very proud of you all and how, on behalf of your Club, you’ve conducted yourselves over this round. The passion of the first two rounds has been fantastic whilst displayed in a controlled manner.

Also, thanks to all parents for their involvement, encouragement & support while barracking in a respected and enthusiastic manner during all games. It really is appreciated.

Lachie, Jorja, and James at the Dawn Service

It was marvellous to see all our teams show respect for this ANZAC Round. To see the unity of our teams, arm in arm during the reading of the ANZAC Ode and the minute’s silence was easily taken in their stride. To show support in memory of those who gave their lives so that we could partake freely in the past-times we enjoy, such as football, was a true show of unity and strength by our club.

Thank you young and old, players, parents and support for being a part of this day of remembrance.

On this note, I was very proud of our older boys and girls who attended with many parents at the Dawn Service. To see in excess of 40 + players in their club jackets at the clock tower in Ringwood was a great response. Yes it was a bit chilly in the morning, however the spirit and respect from our players was commendable. To uphold the ‘Tradition’ of the club’s membership from previous years’ attendance was exemplary. Then a get together at McDonalds with lots of laughter and stories (before a quick nap on the couch) and attendance at Stintons and Domeney to observe matches in a “weak” but beautiful sunshine.

Wreath laid at ANZAC Day Dawn Service

In last week’s Shark Attack we welcomed our Captains for Season 2021. On Sunday, our three Captains laid a wreath on behalf of the Sharks at the Dawn Service.

Thank you Lachie, Jorja and James.

The Shark Attack is a great medium for all to be kept up to date about the teams and what is happening around the club. Please view it each week via “Team App” or on the Sharks Website. Everyone would have noted blank spaces at the top of each team beside the Coaches photos. These blank rectangle areas need filling with members from each team in sponsorship. We need you now to come on board. To invest in each space is only $500 for the year.

Weekly Sponsor

Club Ringwood and Club Kilsyth are hosting “High Tea” for families on the Saturday 8th May, prior to Mother’s Day. A great opportunity to get together the day before in a relaxed manner rather than rushing around everywhere on Sunday. See flyer attached. Bookings from 11.30am till 2pm, with departure by 4pm

Over the next month, every player will be receiving a special offer for discount meals and drinks, watch out for your families special offering by the Club. A great family Bistro that caters to all tastes, food and dietary requirements.

Mother’s Day – Round 4

Our annual Breast Cancer Awareness Fund Raiser occurs on Mother’s Day. Started by one of our mums a few years ago, we are seeking a gold coin donation on the day from all players and parents. All Team Managers (at Home or playing Away) will collect donations. One of our main Gold Sponsors “Warran Glen Centre‘ are kindly donating prizes for the day. These will be drawn from the total membership base.

Summary

Please remember our players are our greatest recruitment advertisement, so if you know someone who wants to come and train and give it a go; then encourage them to come along.

Next year there will be some movements within the committee, please consider if you could help our great club by getting involved. It really is a wonderful opportunity to be part of our close-knit group to help guide the club into future years. To make the transition easier, we will be seeking out individuals to shadow current members during the year.

As always, happy to take calls or meet up face-to-face if you have any queries. 
Wishing all the best for Round 3. Enjoy and go Sharks!!

Ritchie Appleby
President, Sharks JFC
president@sharksjfc.org.au
0408 367 444

President’s Letter: Round 1 2021

Hi All Sharks

How fantastic it was on Sunday, to see all our young chargers out on the field enjoying the occasion, team mates, and actually participating.

The planning to get the season underway has been occurring for the last five months. Thank you to all the folks involved in volunteering to get our Club to this point.

It was with pleasure to see so many familiar faces during the day on Sunday. The committee were out in force assisting teams in preparation and the ladies in the Canteen at Stintons had food hot and ready to go. It was great to see experienced Volunteers giving a helping hand to our new members, especially novice Coaches and Team Managers.
Thank you and well done one and all – a true family involvement! Fantastic to see we are fielding 20 teams this season. More opportunity for game time for all.

Grading Process

There was a real mixed bag of results from Round 1.

Each year the YJFL embark on a Grading process over the first four rounds. They consider last year’s results, info provided by your club prior to the season & post the grading rounds and an assessment of results during the first four games.

In the past from time to time this has created some difficulty for committee, so as a result we please ask you familiarise yourself with YJFL Bylaws – Schedule A – via the Website.

Club Captains

Congratulations to all the upper age players who applied for this Distinguished position. Due to the quality of applications received, interviews conducted, club policy & age, we were left with a daunting decision to make. It was a very close call on all applicants.

Well done to Lachlan Jury as Club Captain & James Mason and Jorja Livingstone as Vice Captains.

Every application received showed great maturity & leadership. Watch out for our Colts and Youth this year, they are a great bunch of young people.

Sponsorship – Name Sponsors

Whilst our club is built on volunteers, we need everyone’s input in securing various sponsorship deals. Their contributions allow us to keep fees at a reduced level whilst assisting in our operating costs. Please contact if you can help in any way at sponsorship@sharksjfc.org.au Team sponsors are filling fast, time to act is NOW!

Conduct

The Sharks are looked upon with envy by other clubs over how our Parents conduct themselves at matches; let’s please keep it that way. I know we are all very passionate towards barracking for our children, please make sure it’s in a positive manner. Umpires are there to help the game flow. Remember they are only human and at times can make mistakes, please show positive support & watch swearing.

Round 2 ANZAC Round

Our Colts/Youth Girls and other players / parents will be in attendance at Sunday’s dawn service at the Clock Tower in Ringwood. On behalf of the club, if you are coming along to show your respects, please come in your Sharks jackets.

This Sunday all matches will be proceeded by the reading of “The Ode”. Please show our respects prior to the matches with a minute’s silence.

Summary

If at any stage during the season you wish to raise any issues then contact me directly, please feel free to do so either personally or on the phone

Wishing all the Teams the best for next week and the season ahead.

Go Sharks!!

Ritchie Appleby
President, Sharks JFC
president@sharksjfc.org.au
0408 367 444

Congratulations Jorja Livingstone

Congratulations to our Shark Jorja Livingstone (far right) on your appointment to the 2021 Eastern Ranges Under 19 Girls leadership group.

All of us at PONRPJFC are super proud of you, and wish you all the very best for the upcoming season!

Female Footy Webinars

This is a really exciting opportunity for all our coaches of female teams and female players to join in two webinar sessions that will help the coaches in their leadership and drills and players in football pathways.

Both are free sessions with highly experienced presenters who will be happy to discuss and answer questions on anything female football.

Spread this invitation, as all YJFL players and coaches are welcome to participate.

Sign up now to these webinars and secure your spot!

  Join Coaches Webinar

  Join Players Webinar

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
president@sharksjfc.org.au
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.

YJFL COVID-19 Update

Greetings Players and Parents,

Well after all our hard work preparing our club and members to return to football we are once again back in restrictions

After the state government announcement today, Tim Murray CEO YJFL sent the below message to clubs today.

Please don’t forget for those of you who signed up to the @homefooty program, you can go back and re-visit some of the activities and drills they provided during the last lockdown

The committee would like to thank all the coaches, team managers and parents who helped us get each of their teams organised, informed and ready to play.
Our club can’t survive without the collective efforts of all volunteers.

For now, please stay safe, stay healthy, look out for each other and we look forward to seeing everyone on the flipside!!

Go Sharks!!

PONRPJFC Committee

Dear Presidents & Secretaries,

I write with regard to today’s announcements of an additional 6 weeks of lockdown for metropolitan Melbourne.

Todays decision is extremely disappointing for our boys & girls, but one we know was made by the Government with their best interests in mind.

Clearly, there will be no YJFL games this weekend, & as it currently stands for the next 6 weeks. The YJFL Board will be meeting tonight and I will write to you again tomorrow with an update.

I want to thank you & your committees for the incredible effort in trying to get a 12-round season up & running. You guys are an amazing group of people, and we are so lucky to have you in our League.

Those of you that know Jeff & the YJFL team, know that we will do whatever we can to keep our kids active and engaged in our great game.

Speak soon,

Tim Murray

2020 Club Captain and Vice Captains

It is with much excitement that PONRPJFC announces our 2020 Club Captain and
Vice Captains

Congratulations to Henry Ameer on his appointment as PONRPJFC Club Captain.

Congratulations to Bailey McMahon and Jorja Livingstone on their
appointments as Vice Captains.

To listen to their inspiring interviews please check out our Facebook Page. PLUS you can now follow us on our Instagram, where you can view our captains video.

On behalf of the committee, coaching staff and fellow players and parents we
wish these 3 upstanding young people all the best for the upcoming 2020
season and look forward to watching them lead our great club