President’s Letter: Edition 10

Hi All Sharks

I observed some wonderful football matches over the weekend. They were close, tough encounters whilst played in good spirit. It’s amazing how the game of football can teach many of life’s lessons. Caring for your team mates, participating in a team environment, respecting our opposition through to following rules. Society is no different, participation, looking out for others, obeying regulations and displaying respect. 

What a fantastic year our teams are having. Whist our Club focuses on participation, fun and improving the children’s skills – all players know where their teams sit on the ladder. Ten rounds in with only five Home & Away matches left, the competitive juices are flowing. Out of a potential 18 teams (U11s upwards) playing for points, we currently have four in first position. There are currently 8 teams in the top 4 with six others knocking on the door. Players, Mums & Dads, enjoy the ride and I hope you get the chance to experience finals. Well done to all players to date.

For a couple of our teams, it has been a bit of a struggle, however keep your heads up and enjoy playing for your teammates and self. I know it’s sometimes difficult but lessons learnt from this year will help to improve us all next year.
Representative Acknowledgement
Once again we are honoured to have an extensive list of our players selected to represent the Sharks across a range of high level competitions. It is an outstanding recognition of a player’s skill, their embodiment of our club’s culture and their potential in the wider football community. Well done to all players who have been selected and we look forward to hear about your success in these exciting new opportunities.

YJFL Rep Players
Vic Metro
U15 Boys
McLaren Spiteri
Thomas Sonderhof
Jackson Archer
U15 Girls
Jorja Livingstone
Mia McAuliffe
Alannah Boell
Chloe Lee
Sophie Harvie
Chelsea Dunoon
Matildae Rae
Jasmine Taylor
U14 Boys
Lucas Bridger

U13 Interleague
U13 Boys
Josh Tovey
Cooper Trembath

U13 Girls
Ava Leonard
Tess Parry
Lili Cameron
Charli Newton
Remy Archer

School Sport Vic
Girls U15
Mia McAuliffe
Jorja Livingstone
Chloe Lee
U12 Boys
Josh Smillie

Eastern Rangers TAC
James Blanck
Lachlan Gawel
Lachlan Munro
Gus Brown (injured returning soon)

Vic Metro Team TAC
James Blanck

Social Night – Saturday 21st July – The Grand Warrandyte

Only $50 for Tickets – Book Now!
This night is put on for our Parents to enjoy, mingle and let your hair down – let’s enjoy the evening.
Please get online and book tickets now. Go to the TeamApp – Events – Calendar – July 21 – Sharks Social – Purchase Tickets
All enquiries please contact Nina Foxwell

** CORRECTION** Colts / U18YG & Life Members Dinner

Please note that the transition dinner is for final players only. My Apologies in last week’s message, I incorrectly stated it was for all colts (inc. U18YG & U17YG). The evening is for those players in their last eligible year of junior football. It doesn’t correlate with what team you compete in each week. Thank you for your understanding.
The Club will pay for the Player’s food and also Life Members in attendance. Numbers need to be confirmed by 20th July. Parents are encouraged to attend however, will need to pay a nominal $29.00 for a 2 course meal. Drinks are at bar prices. The event will be held at Club Kilsyth, corner of Canterbury Road and Colchester Roads, Bayswater North.


At the end of Season 2018 a number of positions will become vacant on Committee. These roles are a mixture of Executive, Non-Executive and Off-Committee roles and they include;
Director of Football, Events Manager, Marketing, Social Media Coordinator, and understudy for Director of Team Managers. Whilst these opportunities are open to all Parents, I’d love to see the next age bracket, our Parents of U 11s and U 12s take the opportunity of being able to grow into the roles. We are NOW seeking your support so if you’re in a position to assist, please contact me.


Enjoy the next two weekends off. I trust all players will help their parents out around the home. See you all for Round 11 on Sunday July 15th.

Go Sharks!!

Ritchie Appleby
President, Sharks JFC
0408 367 444