President’s Letter: Round 8 2021

Hi all Sharks!

What fantastic winter sunshine Sunday produced! Whilst a few of our teams had a “bye” for the start of school holidays, the rest of the club enjoyed playing with out any concerns. Great to see the extent of our U16 Girls win. Also, a few of the boy’s teams had their first win since grading. Congratulations one and all for being on the ground participating each week. Enjoy the mid-term holiday break this Sunday.


Club photos of each team will be held on 2 separate days:

  • Friday 23 July 
  • Sunday 25 July

Team Managers are being sent time allocations today. Please arrive in your playing gear 15 minutes prior to your photo.

Transition Dinner, Life Members Event – Tuesday 3rd August 2021

Each year the club holds a Transition Dinner for our Colts and Youth Girls. This is an evening to shar with each other, hear from our Senior Club Coaches and Captains and be enthralled by a current or past AFL Player.

Parents are invited to attend, however due to possible COVID protocols, our numbers may be capped at 100. Parent cost for a 2-3 course dinner is $30.00. Players and Life Members will be paid for by the club.

SAVE THE DATE! TUESDAY 3rd AUGUST AT 6:30PM AT CLUB KILSYTH – Your Team Managers will be in touch.

Burger Night – Sunday 15th August

Hopefully we might finally get a social event as a club together. Subject to all the ‘protocols’ now in life, the committee are planning our first Burger Night in two years!

The evening will kick off from 5:00pm and there will be fun filled events aimed at all age groups. The bar will be open from 5:45pm and also a reduced canteen. The night is to be held at our new club rooms at Domeney Reserve, Home of the mighty Sharks. This also is a celebration of the last Home and Away round prior to Finals.

Presentation Day & AGM – Sunday 19th September

Please keep Sunday 19th September free.  The full fixture of teams and times will be out in the coming weeks.  We will have a full wrap up of the season with Best and Fairest Awards handed out to every team, including Club Recognition Awards. 

As per normal we will hold a very quick AGM during the process.

Toyota Good For Footy Raffle

The Toyota Good For Footy Raffle is up and running! With the raffle being digital, there’s no more paper tickets and all sales happen online. All transactions take place within our personalised club portal, and you receive tickets directly via email.

What hasn’t changed is that our club still gets to keep 100% of the proceeds of every ticket sold. There are 3 brand new Toyota’s up for grabs (see attached) – PLUS a further 9 prizes. Check them out at:

Toyota Good for Footy Raffle – Support Local Footy and Buy a Ticket) (

We would love for every PLAYER to purchase just one ticket and we would love for every FAMILY to pass on the link to family and friends so they too have a chance to win.

Fundraisers like Toyota where there is zero cost to the club, help us keep club fees down.  Raffle closes Sept 10th, 2021.

Click here to buy a ticket!


At the end of Season 2021, several positions will become vacant on Committee. These roles are a mixture of Executive, Non-Executive and Off-Committee roles and they include:

  • President
  • Director of Football
  • Events Manager
  • Sponsorship Coordinator
  • Marketing and Social Media Coordinator

Whilst these opportunities are open to all parents, I’d love to see the next age bracket, our parents of U11’s, U12’s and U13’s take the opportunity of being able to grow into the roles. We are NOW seeking your support, so if you’re in a position to assist, please contact me.


Enjoy the weekend free of local football commitments. Looking forward to Round 10 on Sunday 11th July.

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
0408 367 444