Free Family Pass to Seniors Games

Free family pass for all Senior club home games!

The Senior club have family passes for all Sharks families to gain free entry to all home games at Domeney for Season 2022.

The Sharks take on Vermont this weekend at Domeney. It’s a great opportunity to catch up with friends and family while enjoying great football and the new rooms at Domeney.

To get your free pass please contact your team manager.

President Talk: Round 4, 2022

As we reach the end of what has been a busy four weeks of grading, I would like to thank the committee, coaches, team managers, parents and players who have been so patient over the past few weeks.

Countless hours have been dedicated to this process. We have been working closely with the Yarra Junior Football league (YJFL) to ensure that all our teams play the remainder of the season at a level that is appropriate for their ability. By going through this rigorous process it means that each team will be with the other teams of similar ability making it a fair and competitive season ahead.

We look forward to getting to season really going now and wish everyone good luck as we head into round 5. Go Sharks!

Thank you to Dean

After 6 years on the Sharks committee, Dean Prest stepped down from his role as Director of Football.

Being part of any community club committee is one of the most rewarding roles of all. Friendships are made and that feeling of contributing back to the community is priceless.

He has been an integral and valued member of the Sharks and have helped make important decisions and changes both on and off the field. He has added so much value to the club in his time as a member of the committee. The committee is sincerely grateful for Dean’s tireless contribution over the past few years.

Dean isn’t going far as he will continue his role as coach for the Under 13 team. We wish Dean and his team a successful season ahead. Thank you Dean!

(Please note that Michael James has taken on the role as interim Director of Football)

Upcoming Events!!

Mother’s Day Fun – Warran Glen Café and Nursey have generously donated a voucher for every team! On Sunday team managers will have the vouchers and raffle tickets. Every mum is to be given a raffle ticket and the chance to win a Warran Glen voucher

Win a Thermomix! – Look out on our socials for details on how to go into the draw to win a brand new THERMOMIX!!

Family Burger Night – After 2 years of COVID, we are excited to finally be bringing our community gatherings back. Lock in Sunday May 29th for our first Family Burger Night at Domeney Reserve.

Go Sharks!!

Thanks a million

Kate
President, Sharks JFC
T: 0415 169 015
E: president@sharksjfc.org.au

President Talk: Round 3, 2022

After much anticipation, Season 2022 is off to a flying start.

Over the last few Sundays, teams have been scattered across the region as the sound of football echoes across the suburbs. Football is back!

Of course, a season doesn’t just happen overnight. I would like to kick off the season with a note of gratitude.

A huge thanks goes to the incredible Sharks committee who has worked tirelessly behind the scenes over the past couple of months to get the season up and running.

It hasn’t always been smooth sailing with many curve balls thrown at us along the way. None of us are perfect but we all share the same passion of community and are focussed on our players and families reconnecting and having fun.

Thank you also to the coaches who have dedicated hours of their weeks to ensure that each child get to enjoy the thrills of football once more. We appreciate the time and effort that you put in each week on top of your daily lives to ensure that our kids get the best footy experience as possible.

Finally, I would also like to thank all the parents and supporters who give their time each week to help with training and on game day to help things run smoothly.

We honestly couldn’t run a season without you all so THANK YOU.

It is this level of commitment and support from volunteers that ensures our club continues to thrive.

Let’s make season 2022 the best yet.

Go Sharks!!

Thanks a million

Kate
President, Sharks JFC
T: 0415 169 015
E: president@sharksjfc.org.au

Play By The Rules – Let Kids Be Kids

As we all enjoy the Easter break, it’s a good time to reflect on kids sport and how they want to be treated.

Please watch this 2 minute video as a great reminder why players love their sport

  Play By The Rules - Let Kids Be Kids

Below is the link to playbytherules.net.au – an interactive education and information website on discrimination, harassment and child protection in sport.

  Play By The Rules Website

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!

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

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
https://www.sharksjfc.org.au/members/registration/

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

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

Team Manager Coordinators Wanted!

Preparation and planning for Season 2022 is well and truly up and running.

As we commence the year, we turn our attention to those on committee who do an amazing job and have been for a number of years.

As the game has developed roles have had to change and no longer can one person do one job like in the past.

We also recognise that in addition family dynamics have also changed yet people still want to contribute and be a part of their community club

Therefore, this year we have split the Team Manager Coordinator role into three. Making the work load lighter while also ensuring all necessary tasks and responsibilities are met.

We are looking for TWO new people to join Ingrid Ross as our Team Manager Coordinators. Ingrid will stay on as TMCO2 (see attached role description)

This is an opportunity for you, as parents, to be a part of this amazing club from the backend and make an impact in how we execute.

Team Manager Coordinators are an integral part of the game day functioning for all teams and this role can no longer be done by one person.

  Role Description

Please contact either Ingrid Ross or Kate Gniel to express your interest or find out more information

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.