President’s Message: Round 7

Hi All Sharks,

SharKwiz – Trivia Night!

Sharkwiz 2014 – “Oh, what a night, Late December, Back in ’63, What a very special time for me, As I remember, what a night! – Song title and artist please?

In all seriousness it was great – great turn out, great prizes, little squeezy, but that was half the fun.  Now for the thanks to all the helpers from the Under 12, Committee and elsewhere across the club:

  • Mark Leonard
  • Mike Newton
  • Pamela Cordeaux
  • Dave Philipsen
  • Simone Greaney
  • Alisha Hickey
  • Jodie Philipsen
  • Jenny Currie
  • Andrew Currie
  • Mel Newton
  • Adam Stone
  • Peter Wallace
  • Noel Voodg
  • Vanessa Hamilton
  • Rob Purcell
  • Nicole Know
  • Sharon Ratten
  • Trish Vigo
  • Kylie Conlan
  • Max Philipsen
  • Josh Appleby
  • Ritchie Appleby

We as a club thank you all very much for your efforts.  Indications are that we profited in excess of $10k, which is commensurate to previous years – thanks!

YJFL Representative Teams

For those of you who are new to the club each year the YJFL selects representative teams to play against other leagues.  The Sharks would like to acknowledge the following players on their achievements:

Under 15 Division 1 Under 15 Division 2 Under 14 Division 2 Under 13 Teal
Nicholas Miles Stefan Fazzolari Liam Donohue Lachlan Gawel
Michael Niksic
Jacob Price-Inglis

Week off – Queen’s Birthday Weekend

This week marks the middle of the season with only 8 rounds to go. I hope you all enjoy the break and use it as an opportunity to reunite as family.

Whilst I do not care much for results, I and the Committee are mindful that some of our teams are doing it hard in terms of their grading.  I want to assure parents we, as Committee, have been trying our very best to get things fixed and/or change but unfortunately, like previous years, the league are standing fast and it looks like things will remain.

To those affected, please to stick fast with your child, the team and especially the team officials and promote as positive as environment as you can.  Whilst some age groups and teams might hurt a little more emotionally than others, most children are just happy playing a game and having a hot dog – and the club provides both!

Education Evening – postponed

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.

Sharks survey!

The Sharks have also launched a Membership Survey on our new website application 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.  We cannot function without volunteers and the end of Season 2014 will see a number of vacancies. Without your help things will suffer or fold.


The Sharks Survey is receiving good patronage.  The survey was developed to assist in setting the future direction of this wonderful club. Unfortunately, some anonymously-made comments raise issues that I would like to tease out to address.  So, if at any stage during the season you wish to raise issue with me – positive or negative – please feel free to do so either personally or via the telephone.

Wishing all the very best for Round 8. Please enjoy yourselves.  Go Sharks!!!!

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