President’s Message: Round 11

Hi All Sharks,

As I have previously mentioned, this is our busy time of the year in terms of functions – ball, senior team’s dinner, education evening, end of season, etc.  To ensure that you are kept informed, I encourage you to monitor our messaging in the Shark Attack, website and through your Team Managers.

Good luck for the remainder of the year, remain involved, and thanks for all your support.

Sharks Ball – A Touch of Brownlow – Saturday 26 July 2014!


The Sharks Ball is our next big evening on the Sharks Calendar with this year hosting a new venue, food, service.  Please refer to the flyer in the Shark Attack for details, and I ask you to hunt out your Team Managers who have been tasked with putting tables together.  This night is completely social with the focus on bringing us all together to have a great night.

Email NOW to book your team’s table of 10 via Andrea Blackley –, or if you require further information please contact our Events Coordinator Pam Cordeaux on 0421 989 136 or OR – thanks!

Education Evening – Thursday 7 August 2014!

Each year the Sharks Junior Football Club hold an education evening on topical issues impacting our community.  This year’s topic is ‘Mental Health In Sport’ which will take a look at the pressures often associated with being successful whether at school, sport or in life and the by-products of these pressure on our children. More information will be provided closer to the date.

Team Break Ups

For those of you who like to plan ahead and you are looking to hold an end of year function for your team at Domeney Reserve, can I ask that you raise this through our Secretary Ondine Lowther for coordination?

Sharks survey results!

The Sharks Survey is receiving good patronage with really constructive feedback being received. I want to assure you all that all your comments are considered.

As an example, issues raised around the registration have been considered with identified opportunities for improvement to be implemented in 2015.

The survey sits on our website and I encourage you all to have a look and provide your comments.  The future direction of this wonderful club will be based on your comments and feedback.

We Need You – please consider coming onto committee!

We are always seeking support on Committee so if you are in a position to assist in 2015 can you PLEASE give me a call.

At the moment there are people performing roles on committee who do not have children at the club, and I know that at the end of Season 2014 will see a number of vacancies – football department, equipment, merchandise, canteen, general.

Unfortunately, without support things will suffer or fold, so please give me a ring and we can discuss the vacancies and what these roles entail.  I took on the role of President because I was told someone has to have a turn, I hope it is a simple as that!

Season results

Each year I comment that I am not about results but merely about children playing football. Nothing has changed!

In saying this, it is always nice to acknowledge where teams are at leading into the end of the season.  I have had a look at our results to date and things are looking positive for a number of teams, a few our hovering around the middle, whilst others continue to suffer on the back of poor grading and decision making at the YJFL.

I hope that all players, parents, spectators and helpers have enjoyed the season thus far, and continue to do so until the end.  Our success as a club will be determined by how many of you return next you, so to those of you doing well keep up your efforts, and those that are suffering please hang in there, celebrate the positives and enjoy the ride into next year.

Wishing all the very best for Round 12. Please enjoy yourselves.  Go Sharks!!!!

Sean Woods – President of the Sharks
Park Orchards North Ringwood Parish Junior Football Club
Phone: 0407886817