President’s Message: Round 1

2015 Club Captain Tom Holmes with AFL CEO Gillon McLauchlan

2015 Club Captain Tom Holmes with AFL CEO Gillon McLauchlan

Hi All Sharks,

Wishing you all a Happy Easter and I look forward to another fun year.

Round 1 – Sunday 12 April 2015!

Round 1 is here, so let’s get ready to rumble!!!!!!!!!!! Well not some much rumble, but get out and play???? You know what I mean.


Just on rumbling piece, each year I reinforce the Club’s expectation around player, parent and spectator behaviour. There is a Code of Conduct, please ensure you have read it and abide by it. The Sharks name is held high by the league in terms of its administration and professionalism, a reflection of our player and parent behaviour. One bad act taints us all, so just remember this is kids sport and it’s all about them, so enjoy each week and support your players, the team helpers and the club.

Register – Please!

Our registrations continue to grow – so THANK YOU! As we move to Round 1 we need to ensure we abide the YJFL By-Laws and Regulations. So to that end, if you have been training and not yet registered you are ineligible to play. You can register now and pay later, but you must be registered in order to meet our liabilities. Happy to discuss.

Consent, Code of Conduct and Medical Form!

Every player registering with the Sharks for Season 2015 – new or returning – is required to complete this form prior to season commencement. All parents and players are to familiarise themselves with the content, and then complete, sign and deliver this form to your Team Manager prior to Round 1. The forms are available from our website


The Club has moved to a new line of merchandise in Season 2015, with new items including raincoats, spray jackets, t-shirts, flat caps and sling bags. Word on the street is “these are way cool”. All queries or requests for merchandise can be made through Nina Foxwell our Merchandise Manager.


The Sharks Junior Football Club offers up a number of different sponsorship packages for consideration each year. Whilst your registration fees help us to function, they don’t get us all the way to the line. So if you are interested in sponsoring the club, refer to the attached information sheet there is a wealth of information to guide you through.

Park Orchards (Senior) Football Club – Round 1 Saturday 11 April 2015

Park Orchards FC vs Ringwood at Domeney Reserve – our first game in EFL Division 3

Become a member of our senior club the POFC and get down to watch them on Saturday’s it is a great family atmosphere. There is a special Senior Club membership category for any Auskick or Junior Club family (2 Adult Gate Entry Cards – Under 16 Free), refer POFC website – to sign up now and as the senior club slogan goes “Sharks on the move – get on board”.

Prior to the Round 3 home game vs Silvan on ANZAC day (circa 2pm) the senior club is having a brief ANZAC Day ceremony on the ground at Domeney. Can’t get into the Shrine in the city for ANZAC day? Come on down to Domeney Reserve, a bumper crowd is expected. Also our traditional Members and Supporters Lunch is being held prior to the match, with guest speaker Sam Kekovich, $60pp tables are still available.

Happy to discuss, Go Sharks!

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