Hi All Sharks
How fantastic it was on Sunday, to see all our young chargers out on the field enjoying the occasion, team mates, and actually participating.
The planning to get the season underway has been occurring for the last five months. Thank you to all the folks involved in volunteering to get our Club to this point.
It was with pleasure to see so many familiar faces during the day on Sunday. The committee were out in force assisting teams in preparation and the ladies in the Canteen at Stintons had food hot and ready to go. It was great to see experienced Volunteers giving a helping hand to our new members, especially novice Coaches and Team Managers.
Thank you and well done one and all – a true family involvement! Fantastic to see we are fielding 20 teams this season. More opportunity for game time for all.
There was a real mixed bag of results from Round 1.
Each year the YJFL embark on a Grading process over the first four rounds. They consider last year’s results, info provided by your club prior to the season & post the grading rounds and an assessment of results during the first four games.
In the past from time to time this has created some difficulty for committee, so as a result we please ask you familiarise yourself with YJFL Bylaws – Schedule A – via the Website.
Congratulations to all the upper age players who applied for this Distinguished position. Due to the quality of applications received, interviews conducted, club policy & age, we were left with a daunting decision to make. It was a very close call on all applicants.
Well done to Lachlan Jury as Club Captain & James Mason and Jorja Livingstone as Vice Captains.
Every application received showed great maturity & leadership. Watch out for our Colts and Youth this year, they are a great bunch of young people.
Sponsorship – Name Sponsors
Whilst our club is built on volunteers, we need everyone’s input in securing various sponsorship deals. Their contributions allow us to keep fees at a reduced level whilst assisting in our operating costs. Please contact if you can help in any way at firstname.lastname@example.org Team sponsors are filling fast, time to act is NOW!
The Sharks are looked upon with envy by other clubs over how our Parents conduct themselves at matches; let’s please keep it that way. I know we are all very passionate towards barracking for our children, please make sure it’s in a positive manner. Umpires are there to help the game flow. Remember they are only human and at times can make mistakes, please show positive support & watch swearing.
Round 2 ANZAC Round
Our Colts/Youth Girls and other players / parents will be in attendance at Sunday’s dawn service at the Clock Tower in Ringwood. On behalf of the club, if you are coming along to show your respects, please come in your Sharks jackets.
This Sunday all matches will be proceeded by the reading of “The Ode”. Please show our respects prior to the matches with a minute’s silence.
If at any stage during the season you wish to raise any issues then contact me directly, please feel free to do so either personally or on the phone
Wishing all the Teams the best for next week and the season ahead.
President, Sharks JFC
0408 367 444