President’s Letter

President’s Letter: Finals Edition

Hi All Sharks

And then there were six. Yep, that’s right, six of our Sharks teams have been successful in making it through to the YJFL 2018 Grand Final! Good luck, GO SHARKS!!

Grand Finals – this Sunday!

Congratulations to our Under 12 Red, coached by Beven Smillie, Under 12 Black coached by Jason Hutchinson, Under 12 Girls coached by Tim Rule, Under 15 Red coached by Rob Amber, Under 15 Girls 1 coached by Heath Lee, and Under 15 Girls 2 coached by Matt Turner.

Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!! If you are free this Sunday, please get out to one of the games and show all our opposition how committed the Sharks Community are!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The YJFL have kindly doubled up our games, so come on, let’s see our colours about.

Team Time Location Melways
Under 12 Girls vs Banyule 10.15am Templestowe Reserve 2 33 G4
Under 12 Black vs Whitehorse Colts 12.30pm
Under 12 Red vs Banyule 12.30pm Zerbes Reserve, Doncaster 34 C10
Under 15 Red vs Camberwell 2.45pm
Under 15 Girls 2 vs Glen Iris 10.15am Beverley Road Oval, Heidelberg 32 D3
Under 15 Girls 1 vs Kew Comets 12.30pm


Preliminary Final Results

Well done to our Under 11 Reds, coached by Rob Sette and the Under 13 Reds, coached by Damien Smith for your fantastic season. Your efforts were extremely gallant and we look forward to next season.
Our boys never gave up until the very end. Started hot, but we were overrun by a faster and stronger opposition. Things look bright for the players as they continue to grow their skills at the Sharks, well done!


Thanks to all our Coaches for Season 2018. As each team completes its season then positions immediately become vacant for Season 2019. Thus, applications are now open for Coaches to apply for 2019.
Applications close Friday 31st of August for teams who completed their season prior to finals.

PRESENTATION DAY – Sunday 9th September 2018

The Sharks will again hold a Presentation Day at Domeney Reserve. As per last season, the day will be split into sessions with the Annual General Meeting occurring at the midway point.

The timings are as follows:

  • Under 8, 9                                                                    10:30am to 11:00am
  • Tim McLelland Medals
  • Under 10, 11, 12, 13 Boys & Girls                 11:15am to 12:00pm
  • AGM                                                                                12:30pm
  • Under 14, 15, 16, 17YG, 18YG & Colts       12:45pm to 2:00pm
    (please be in attendance of the AGM prior)
  • Life Members
  • Club Person of the Year
  • Medals/trophies

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – Sunday 9th September 2018

The Park Orchards North Ringwood Annual General Meeting will be held at 12:30pm on Sunday 9th September 2018 at Domeney Reserve, coinciding with the interval of our Presentation Day.
This meeting will discuss such items as the year’s football and financial performance and it is hoped that we will also identify and vote in any new committee members. Any member wishing to agenda items for discussion must do so 14 days prior to the meeting.
Each member eligible to vote is entitled to appoint another member who is eligible to vote as a proxy by notice given to the Secretary no later than 48 hours before the timing of the meeting. Proxy forms are available on request via the Club President or Secretary.

Hey Mums…..

Do you need to ‘let your hair down’ after a long footy season? Why not catch up with the girls over a glass of bubbles and treat yourselves to a well-deserved night out? Get the crew together for a great social night!

Sparkling Wine Masterclass
6.30pm, Thursday 11th October
Club Ringwood, Sharks Gold Sponsor

Reward yourself after school holidays, with a night of sparkling wine from Taltarni and Clover Hill matched with canapes and of course, great laughs & conversation!

Tickets $55 for Club Ringwood Members, or $60 for Non Members
Tickets selling fast, book now: call 9879 8733

Go Sharks!!
Ritchie Appleby
President, Sharks JFC
0408 367 444

President’s Letter: Edition 15

Hi All Sharks,

Thank you all for your attendance at Burger Night on Sunday. The final Home & Away evening was one of the best attended for years. Great to see so many boys and girls running around enjoying themselves. Unfortunately, the grounds and Club rooms were left a mess of drink containers and paper. In future, let’s not be litter bugs.  Continue Reading

President’s Letter: Edition 14

Hi All Sharks,
The sun was shining on Sunday but the wind was blowing a gale and made for some interesting kicking and marking. It was great to see one of our U17 Youth Girl’s, Tahlia Tait, run through the banner for her 50th. 

The last home and away round this week, whilst some teams will have completed their season, others will go on to finals. What an interesting time of the year for all the players and parents.  Continue Reading

President’s Letter: Edition 13

Hi All Sharks,

Tuesday 24th July saw all our Colts, U18YG, Life Members, past Presidents, Parents, Helpers and Representatives enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Club Kilsyth. We shared on the foundations of how the Club has been built over the last 49 years with statistics and figures. This further continued into the Club’s vision going forward and the opportunities for all boys and girls being given the chance to be in a team environment and being part of something special. The PONRPJFC is a bastion to create positive growth whilst offering a pathway for every player and family to be the best they can be. The legacy we have inherited via previous Committees is important to us and the pressure to continue is acknowledged.

Thanks goes to Mason Witnish, our Under 19’s Captain and Michael Prosenak, the Senior’s Vice Captain for their attendance and speeches. They shared with us their journey from The Sharks JFC and the transition into the PCFNC family.

This was followed up with Daniel Gorringe sharing his time from the Draft to his seven seasons as an AFL footballer. Taken No. 10 in the super draft of 2010 on the Gold Coast, his name called out first that year as it was top down. From his excitement of the Draft, to his Rookie Season for the Suns, then onto major injury. The frank and open discourse shared by Daniel of his life at the Suns, the times of injury and the ultimate rejection by his coach had everyone hanging onto his every word. The move to Carlton gave him a new lease of lease of life until cruelled by Achilles injuries for a third time left him bereft of an AFL career.  Continue Reading