A brilliant ANZAC Day; respect, remembrance, traditions upheld and our children running around enjoying mateship – perfect.
Thank you to all the parents and helpers for fulfilling their roles to allow our children to get out on the ground each week. Special thanks to committee members in assisting with ground setup/pack-up and of course chasing up the keys for the Umps Portable to then realize they weren’t needed! Ohh well, always something to keep us on our toes.
We had some close competitive games, huge wins and absolute blow out defeats. All can hold their heads high as they tried their best. Please remember, it is grading and this will continue for two more week as the YJFL try to correctly place teams.
From U8’s upwards, new club members & final year players, I’m very proud of you all and how, on behalf of your Club, you’ve conducted yourselves over this round. The passion of the first two rounds has been fantastic whilst displayed in a controlled manner.
Also, thanks to all parents for their involvement, encouragement & support while barracking in a respected and enthusiastic manner during all games. It really is appreciated.
It was marvellous to see all our teams show respect for this ANZAC Round. To see the unity of our teams, arm in arm during the reading of the ANZAC Ode and the minute’s silence was easily taken in their stride. To show support in memory of those who gave their lives so that we could partake freely in the past-times we enjoy, such as football, was a true show of unity and strength by our club.
Thank you young and old, players, parents and support for being a part of this day of remembrance.
On this note, I was very proud of our older boys and girls who attended with many parents at the Dawn Service. To see in excess of 40 + players in their club jackets at the clock tower in Ringwood was a great response. Yes it was a bit chilly in the morning, however the spirit and respect from our players was commendable. To uphold the ‘Tradition’ of the club’s membership from previous years’ attendance was exemplary. Then a get together at McDonalds with lots of laughter and stories (before a quick nap on the couch) and attendance at Stintons and Domeney to observe matches in a “weak” but beautiful sunshine.
In last week’s Shark Attack we welcomed our Captains for Season 2021. On Sunday, our three Captains laid a wreath on behalf of the Sharks at the Dawn Service.
Thank you Lachie, Jorja and James.
The Shark Attack is a great medium for all to be kept up to date about the teams and what is happening around the club. Please view it each week via “Team App” or on the Sharks Website. Everyone would have noted blank spaces at the top of each team beside the Coaches photos. These blank rectangle areas need filling with members from each team in sponsorship. We need you now to come on board. To invest in each space is only $500 for the year.
Club Ringwood and Club Kilsyth are hosting “High Tea” for families on the Saturday 8th May, prior to Mother’s Day. A great opportunity to get together the day before in a relaxed manner rather than rushing around everywhere on Sunday. See flyer attached. Bookings from 11.30am till 2pm, with departure by 4pm
Over the next month, every player will be receiving a special offer for discount meals and drinks, watch out for your families special offering by the Club. A great family Bistro that caters to all tastes, food and dietary requirements.
Mother’s Day – Round 4
Our annual Breast Cancer Awareness Fund Raiser occurs on Mother’s Day. Started by one of our mums a few years ago, we are seeking a gold coin donation on the day from all players and parents. All Team Managers (at Home or playing Away) will collect donations. One of our main Gold Sponsors “Warran Glen Centre‘ are kindly donating prizes for the day. These will be drawn from the total membership base.
Please remember our players are our greatest recruitment advertisement, so if you know someone who wants to come and train and give it a go; then encourage them to come along.
Next year there will be some movements within the committee, please consider if you could help our great club by getting involved. It really is a wonderful opportunity to be part of our close-knit group to help guide the club into future years. To make the transition easier, we will be seeking out individuals to shadow current members during the year.
As always, happy to take calls or meet up face-to-face if you have any queries. Wishing all the best for Round 3. Enjoy and go Sharks!!
President, Sharks JFC
0408 367 444