Events

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

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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!

Merchandise

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

Merchandise, Events & Key Dates Update

MERCHANDISE 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

SHORTS

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

WARM UP TOP

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.

MERCH SHOP

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

EVENTS UPDATE

ONLINE CALENDAR

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

PRACTICE MATCHES

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

SEASON LAUNCH EVENT

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!!

Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to keep on top of what is happening across the club throughout the season

SEASON DATES

  • 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

Mouthguard Fittings and Merchandise Night

REMINDER for Mouthguard Fittings

Wed 23rd Feb 5.30-7.30pm Domeney Reserve Clubrooms
Gary Linkin from Gary Linkin Denture Clinic will be at Domeney Clubrooms Feb 23rd. 5.30-7.30pm. Players can be properly fitted for mouthguards and choose their colour.
Please complete the attached form.
NOTE there is no booking required. Simply come and line-up.

Merchandise

Merchandise will be open for all club members Wed 23rd at Domeney
NOTE! We are out of stock most adult sizes in shorts. There is a delay with the manufacturer
If you are new to the club pop down and grab your complimentary CLUB Jacket
If you are a COLT or YOUTH GIRL pop down and size up for your Colt/YG Jacket
A NEW warm up is currently being designed and will be available late April.

LIONS Street Party Sunday 13th Feb

Greetings Members,

The Lions Club of Park Orchards are a huge supporter of the Junior Club. As a community we lean on each other in various activities that has the people of Park Orchards and surrounds at the forefront.

Please see the attached flyer regarding the Lions Street Party celebrating the opening of the Community Recovery Wall.

Come down and join in the fun and festivities from 11.30am

The Park Orchards community and friends are reminded that a Street Party is scheduled for this coming Sunday (13th February). The Street Party is being held to celebrate the Opening of the Recovery Wall. Activities commence at 11:30am and will include a free BBQ from the Lions Snagbuster, a special Street Party menu from Binga & Mooch, live music, wines from Boat O’Craigo and more.

Please note that this event will comply with Covid Safe requirements. All people over 18 need to scan the QR code on entry to the Street Party area.

(A gold coin donation will be appreciated at the snagbuster to cover costs of the Snagbuster supplies, and because no-one carries cash these days, please grab a coin from your coin jar).

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

Anzac Day 2020

To our Sharks community:

We call on all Sharks members and the local community to support our ANZAC Day ribbon event at Domeney initiative.

This Saturday we cannot show our gratitude to the Anzacs as we normally would with a pre game Anzac ceremony before each game.

We ask that Sharks players, members and supporters show your support for the Anzacs by undertaking your permitted exercise any day from Wednesday 22nd April onwards and go to Domeney (you can drive but be dressed to walk/run) this week.

Please take some white &/or red ribbon and tie it on top of the black boundary fence at Domeney, approx 1-2m apart.

We will start from the flagpole which will have the Australian flag flying between the cricket nets and goals at Knees Road end of Domeney Reserve and work our way around the boundary fence.

This is one of the ways we’ll show the Park Orchards community that the Sharks are a vibrant club that, although in lockdown, we haven’t forgotten about ANZAC Day 2020.

Presentation Day 2019

And like that it’s done!!

Sunday is about celebrating what you as coaches, parents and committee have put into making 2019 what it has been. Most of all it’s patting our kids on the back and congratulating them on what they’ve achieved this season. Whether that be new friendships, new skills learnt or challenges conquered.

The BBQ will commence at 9.30am
Jumping castles will be out on the oval
Canteen will be open and the BBQ will be cooking ($2 sausage; $3 hamburgers)
Milestone medals will be handed out

We encourage EVERYONE from the club to come down and be a part of the day.
See below the time splits per age group:

If you are able to help out on the BBQ lease click on below link and offer your time

  Volunteer on the BBQ »