President’s Letter: Edition 5

Thank you to all teams and parents for your understanding over the grading period. Now that we’ve got our first ‘proper’ game under our belts, let the season roll on.

As previously mentioned, grading can be an unsettling period. However, the YJFL have certainly tried to assist this year and have even extended two year levels to incorporate a new division thus being more competitive. Most folks around the club know that it’s our policy get as many kids as possible onto the park each week. Just being able to enjoy playing football with their teammates, whatever their level of talent. Yes, it does get a bit more competitive as they progress through the ranks to Colts.
Really pleasing to see how well both our U16 Girls teams are going. It’s just a shame they are both in Gold Division, thus having to confront each other at some stage.

On the topic of the YJFL. I am meeting later this week with the VP of the board who will become the leagues CEO next year. If after perusing their and our By-Laws and you have a question you’d like me to put forward, then text me your query and name by this Thursday.

Our Committee meet monthly to discuss how the season is going, rules that need to be addressed and how we can assess our club in the big picture. What we have in place and how we go about it may not always ring true. Advancements in technology and processes and new opportunities must always be considered.

We are always looking at how our club is progressing and what areas need to be examined. I love this Club and the committee involved in being able to accept challenges and see the excitement of turning dreams into reality, worries into problems and then solutions. Whilst decisions are based on history, knowledge, and policy, we are trying to be proactive rather than reactive going forward.
Therefore from time to time we will challenge various parts of policy and what we do to see if we can improve areas within our Club. At the end of the day it is about our players enjoying the game of football, bonding with team mates and being part of a healthy environment.

Sponsor of the Round

ResiVentures is a Gold Sponsor of the Sharks and a long standing Sharks Family. Predominantly they are land sub-dividers and developers of medium density town houses. With the Federal Election now behind us and security in the property market now is a great time to invest. To see their various land estates please visit their site @ . If you’re after Bricks and Mortar, then a new stage is underway known as ‘Mosaic Townhouses’ in Lalor. Stage 2 only has 10 town houses left to sell, are next to the shopping centre and wetlands with its extensive open space parkland. The ResiVenture team are offering a fantastic property at a fantastic price for Sharks families who may be interested. To get a feel of the project go to and check out the drone footage. Give them a call via Anthony Braunthal or contact me personally if you would like to discuss further. Invest now and cash in for the future.


Celebrating 50 years strong. Come on mums and dads, we can only do this night once. It’s taken fifty years in the making, and WOW it’s going to be a night to remember. Saturday the 15th June 2019 will be spoken about for years to come. You’ll be embarrassed to say ‘Ohh, Ahh, sorry I wasn’t there”. So come one, come all as there will be somet¬¬¬hing for everyone on night. For the low price of $120 per ticket, we are providing everything. Food, wine, beer, soft drink entertainment, special MC, raffles, silent auctions, and memorabilia, the list goes on. Not to mention the outstanding opportunity to catch up with the other Sharks in a relaxed atmosphere. Past parents and players are being invited including various dignitaries and foundation members.

If you have any memorabilia, photos or know someone from ‘back in the day’ then please contact Ingrid Ross or Nina Foxwell (details on site under committee). I look forward to seeing hundreds of our club membership (past and present) on the night.

Burger Night Sunday 2nd June – Bendigo Bank Buddies Night

The next burger night (only 3 for the year) is the Colts/U8’s & U9’s Bendigo Bank Buddies Night. They will all be hosting the night and cooking for us all. So, just giving everyone a heads up on the date and parties involved. Look forward to seeing you all there.

Seniors P.O.F.NC.

The U19s, Reserves and Seniors are at home this Saturday 25th May and play Mooroolbark. If our junior members can find some time to get along and encourage the boys, it would be great. Currently our U19s are first with 5 wins and 1 loss, the reserves are also first with 5 wins and 1 loss and the Seniors sitting fifth with 3 and 3. Please let’s get behind our senior club and try to get along. I look forward to seeing members at Domeney this Saturday barracking loudly.


Looking forward to Round 6 for our juniors. 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