President’s Letter: Edition 14

Hi all Sharks,

The home and away season for 2019 is finished. Well done to all players and parents for your contributions. I normally thank Team Managers and Coaches for their input each week. However, having been Goal Umpire in the pouring rain on Sunday, my appreciation and thanks go to all parents who are runners or umpires in that sort of weather.

Congratulations on a magnificent effort on 9 teams out of 16 who play for points. What a great effort to have 9 teams entering the Finals Series! To all these players please remember, all that’s occurred so far as a result no longer applies. This is now the business end of the season.

All teams must re-focus, put into practice their coach’s lessons, play for each other and importantly have fun. Enjoy the moment.

Well done to our U11 Red and Black, U12 Red and Black, our U12 girls, U14 Red Boys, U15 Red Boys, U16 Red Girls, and Colts Red.

Thank you to our Major Sponsor and Gold Sponsors for your generous contributions during the year. As a bonus for our membership, the sponsors are offering some great deals between now and September 15th our Presentation day.

Club Ringwood are offering kids the chance to dine with them on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evening and Saturday lunch for free. Please book and let them know how many are 13 or under and let them know you’re part of the Sharks family.

Warran Glen Garden Centre and Café are offering a 12.5% discount off any purchases now until Presentation Day. Please get down to see Dave and his team as this is too good an opportunity to miss. Remember to show them you’re a Sharks family via an electronic copy of the President’s Message or Shark Attack.

Resi Ventures – Wow here is a great offering for any astute investor. Anthony has very generously given a 3 bedroom + study, 2.5 bath, 2 living area, 2 car garage town house being built in Lalor on the market at $635,000, but discounted for the next few weeks. A Sharks family can buy it for $579,000. Potential rent around $400 per week. Please call me for further information.


Thanks to all our Coaches for Season 2019. As each team completes its season then positions immediately become vacant for Season 2020. Thus, applications are now open for Coaches to apply for 2020.

The Season

Congratulations to all Coaches, Team Managers and Parents who played roles during the year. You are a credit in how you have gone about doing what is required. Some teams have now concluded their 2019 season. It’s been extremely pleasing to see you all out and about during the season. Now it would be just as pleasing to see many out supporting our Final’s teams next Sunday. Players feel special when competing in finals, to see a sea of Red, White and Black at their games. Please try to get to the finals.


Congratulations to our nine teams who have earned the right to compete:

U11 Black            Brad Motteram
U11 Red                Daniel Bullen
U12 Black             Michael James
U12 Red                Rob Sette
U12 Girls              Jason Dove
U14 Red                Nathan Tovey
U15 Red                Glenn Mason
U16 Girls Red    Tim Livingstone
Colts Red              Michael Tout

AGM & PRESENTATION – Sunday 15th September

Under our constitution, all members are encouraged to attend the short formalities which will be conducted mid-way through presentation. Awards for Best and Fairest and a wrap up on the season will occur in 3 age groups with the AGM in between. Times to be confirmed in next week’s President’s Report.

P.O.F.N.C. (Seniors) – Saturday 17th August @ Domeney

This Saturday the U19’s, Reserves and Seniors play at home. Currently the 19’s are sitting second, Reserves are 1st and the Seniors are 1 win away from playing in Finals. If you can please get down to the ground and support them.

Alternatively, our Senior ladies have finished 2nd and play their first final this Saturday in their inaugural season. Well done what a fantastic effort. Let’s hope they can replicate our U16 girls in their first season with a flag. This Saturday at Belgrave South Recreational Reserve at 12.25pm. Please, please, take a drive to the hills and cheer on our girls. They play North Ringwood.


Finals on this Sunday, let’s go out and support all.

If at any stage you wish to raise issues with me, please feel free to do so either personally or via the telephone!

Go Sharks!!

Ritchie Appleby
President, Sharks JFC
0408 367 444