President’s Letter: Edition 12

Hi All Sharks, Well done and congratulations to all the Mums and Dads who turned up for Saturday night Social Evening. This year we were located at “The Grand” in Warrandyte.

The evening had a bit of a chill, the wind decided to reduce the temp by a few degrees yet upon arrival the CFA were there to greet us. Well not really. They were there to treat a couple of suspicious fires and investigate some chimneys not performing properly. Talk about a tough start. It was like walking through a maze and obstacle course just to get inside.  However the 75 or so who turned up had a fantastic evening. There were parents enjoying their 10th and final social through to others experiencing their first. Thank you to all parents who put in a huge effort to present in their best rags. Guys and Girls had gone to efforts and it was recognised, not as comfy as the trackies, but certainly catwalk material. As the tempo was notched up and the dance floor filled. I kept watching for Danni Minogue and her new program ‘cause I’m sure she would have snapped our parents up to represent her new show!!! It’s true!!

Once again, thanks to all who attended, the noise told me how much you enjoyed the night. Also congrats to Jo James on winning the $500, what a great way to finish Colts.

Round 12 is behind us, only 3 rounds to go until finals. By golly, the season has certainly gone by fast. At the Sharks we pride ourselves on fielding various teams whereby all Players can participate. Our goal is to get kids playing, engaging and improving in Australian Rules Football. You are all champions in my eyes for participating and being part of the Sharks Football Club. Finals and premierships are a by-product.

That said, I note that possibly we have 12 teams from U11 to Colts competing for final’s positions this year. Best of luck to all and for those teams who get there, have a great finals series. Thanks to all our Coordinators and all the Parents for helping out during the season.

I hope all our young Auskickers have enjoyed learning new skills each Saturday. Our final clinic in August will be visited by JFC Committee to cook the BBQ for our Players and Parents and answer questions regarding the move to the JFC.

AGM & PRESENTATION Sunday 9th September

Under our constitution, all members are encouraged to attend the short formalities which will be conducted mid-way through presentation. More on the timetable over the coming weeks.


Our final night for end of home and away season. Great chance to thank all who have helped out and wish those in the finals all the best. A great way for our club to thank all our sponsors for 2018.

The club will provide complimentary food and a drink or two as a way of saying thanks. There will be a huge jumping castle on the night. The annual club sprint will go ahead, so coaches please have your nomination to Football Support by 5th August.


Round 13 this weekend the 29th July. If at any stage you have any queries, then please don’t hesitate to contact myself.

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