President’s Message: Round 11 2021

Hi all Sharks!

Wow, what year it has been! As we approach the final few weeks it is a great relief that Melbourne is out of lockdown again and we are able to come together as a team and play out the remaining games. 

Due to the most recent lockdown the season has been extended slightly and a reduced finals series is planned to provide our players with as much game time as possible.

Key dates for the finals series are as follows:

  • August 8, 15 & 22: Last home and away matches
  • August 29:   1st will play 4th and 2nd will play 3rd – whoever wins will play in the Grand Final
  • September 5:  Grand Final Day

With the past 18 months being some of the most difficult, it is fair to say that coming together as a community has definitely been a highlight on the weekend with players, parents and family being able to enjoy team sport together. A big thank you to our parents, coaches and team managers for making it happen each week – from getting the kids up and on the field (even on the coldest of Melbourne days) to the support, leadership and enthusiasm we see at every game – it wouldn’t happen without you!

Congratulations to all Sharks players who have participated this year, it’s been a fantastic season and we couldn’t be prouder of the comradery and level of sportsmanship you all display on and off the field. Well done and good luck in the upcoming weeks of the series finals. You should all be very proud of your efforts and what you have achieved this year.

Cancellation Of Upcoming Events

Colts, U18 Youth Girls Transition Dinner, Life Members Dinner & Final Round Burger Night

Sadly, it is with a heavy heart that we cancel this year’s events due to current COVID restrictions and the strict limitations on numbers being able to attend. We apologise for this and look forward to better times when it is safe to once again host club events.

AGM & Presentation Sunday 19th September

The Sharks will hold a Presentation Day at Domeney Reserve this year on Sunday 19th September.  The day will be split into sessions with the AGM occurring at the midway point. There will be activities for younger members including jumping castles, BBQ’s with bacon and eggs on in the morning to sausages and burgers for lunch. Please arrive 10min early for your designated session.

The timings are as follows:

  • 9:45am – 10:15am: Under 8, 9, 10
  • Tim MacLennan Medals
  • 10:30am – 11:15am: Under 11, 12, 13
  • 11:30am: AGM
  • 11:45am to 1:00pm: Under 14, 15, 16, Youth Girls & Colts
    (please be in attendance of the AGM prior)
  • Life Members 
  • Club Person of the Year
  • Medals/Trophies

Summary

If at any stage, you have any queries then please don’t hesitate to contact myself. Please TEXT ME to organise a time to chat or meet up.  

Go Sharks!!

Ritchie Appleby
President, Sharks JFC
president@sharksjfc.org.au
0408 367 444