President’s Message: Pre-Season 2015 3

Bit of slow week as far memberships go but things are still on the move upwards, thanks for getting or coming back on board.

Rebel Sport Discount Day!

Rebel Ringwood would like to invite you and your members to 20% OFF ‘SUPPORT YOUR SPORT’ LOYALTY DAY on Friday 27th February 2015 9am-9pm (Full priced items only – cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount). So, if looking for new boots etc then I encourage you to get into Rebel Sport, because we also benefit through their rewards system. Just mention you are from the Park Orchards North Ringwood Parish Junior Football Club.

Mouthguard Fittings!

Our resident Dental Guru is back are ready to provide your child with a professionally fitted mouthguard and a discount price – $85.00. The fitting will occur as follows:

Location: Domeney Reserve Home Change Rooms
Date: Sunday 1 March 2015
Under 8 to Under 10 – 9am to 10am
Under 11 to Under 14 – 10am to 11am
Under 15 to Colts, YGT, Seniors – 11am to 12pm

Prior to attending, please ensure you complete a Mouthguard Order Form and have payment ready on the day. Gary is a parent helper, and has been doing this for an extended period at a reduced rate, it’s only fair he gets paid. If you can’t make it on this day and time, give Gary a call to make alternate arrangements


Basic and New merchandise items will be available for purchase at Mouthguard Fitting Day or directly through Nina Foxwell our Merchandise Manager. In relation to shorts, we are awaiting approval from the YJFL to use their logo through our supplier. Hopefully this will resolve soon, so if you are chasing shorts please be patient.

Community events

Please refer to the flyers (below) for more information on registration day and coming community events. Entry Forms for the Park Orchards Community Car Rally can be found by clicking here.

Registrations Open!

To those of you who were unable to make our Registration Day last Sunday, don’t worry you can do it all on line. The registration portal is open and available by clicking here and following the prompts.

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. It is repetitive in its nature for a reason, the Team Managers retain the Medical section and the Committee the Consent and Code of Conduct.

All parents and players are encourage to familiarise themselves with the content, and then complete and sign this form to your Team Manager prior to Round 1. The forms are available from here.

AusKick – Is On In 2015!

As mention in my last message, Manningham City Council will be conducting resurfacing works at Stintons Reserve commencing in March 2015. These works are going to occur throughout the football season, displacing both the Sharks Junior Football Clun and our AusKick.

The Sharks committee are currently working with Council and other community contacts to identify a readymade solution and I hope to know further in the coming week. So spread the news and until then watch the space for AusKick Registration Day, its coming!!!


Whilst some of our more Senior teams have or are looking to commence training in the coming weeks, I would not expect are more junior teams to start training until a couple of weeks prior to our first practice matches on 22 March 2015. Each teams Coach or Team Manager will be in contact with you in due course, so please contain that enthusiasm, things will kick off soon.

New Rules – Under 8, 9, 10

Season 2015 will see a shift in rules for these age groups. There are slight difference to each, with the most contentious being the ‘no tackling’ rule. The new rules are available on the Sharks webpage under the Members/Rules tab. I invite you all to have a read and wish to assure you that the club will provide you with appropriate information leading up to and throughout the season. So much so we have appointed Matt Fason to the role of Under Age Ambassador. Matt will take the lead on these issues and be available to answer all questions.


Apologies to those of you from last you who have finish your Sharks journey or left the club for other reasons. I am currently emailing these to 2014 and 2015 members, so if you would like to be removed from the list and provide me with some feedback, feel free to drop me a line.

I encourage you to visit our website as there is a wealth of information to guide you through.

Go Sharks!

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