President’s Message: Grand Final 2016

Hi All Sharks

And then that was the season of 2016….

Thank you to all Sharks that came out in their drives on Sunday. Three Grand Finals spaced over the whole day. Attendance was fantastic by supporters wearing Red, Black and White. 

un11-black-sharks-gf-bluediv-premiers img_1295The U11’s Black kicked off at 10.15am into a firm breeze. Within the first quarter they had set the scene by scoring a couple of goals whilst holding their opponents scoreless. Things continued along these lines for the whole match. Well done Grand Final Winners U11 Black 10.19.79 to 1.1.7.

Two weeks ago the U15’s Red pulverised Fitzroy in the Semis by 9 goals. With a week’s rest and niggling injuries under control, the boys sought to show Fitzroy the intensity of Grand Finals. Unfortunately, the opposition had other thoughts and really came to play. They were desperate, clean and quick in transition. Our Sharks battled hard and were in it for most of the game. Whilst the final score didn’t go to script, I’m personally proud of how the boys went about playing out not only the match but the season in total. Final scores U15 Red defeated by Fitzroy 6.13.49 to 14.8.92.

Colts Red have focused for the year playing in Division 1.

Never have PONRPJFC ever qualified for a Grand Final in Div 1. The boys wanted to create history, could they though as fairy tales rarely happen. Two weeks prior, Fitzroy had beaten the Sharks by 10 goals straight. The first quarter was a tough affair, both sides circling each other as prize fighters would in round 1 of a championship. The second quarter was ‘no questions given’ in a tough bruising encounter whereby Fitzroy tried to throw even the kitchen sink at the boys. However, they held firm and went in at half time 1 point down. They say that the third quarter is the championship quarter and Tim reved his chargers to take control. Standing on the fence, I said “Gee, I’d like to see 2 or 3 goals this quarter”. At ¾ time, our boys had added seven goals for the 23 minutes. The final term saw a see-saw affair of game play until the final siren signalled ‘History had been made!’

Those magnificent Sharks Colts had won, 11.7.73 to Fitzroy 7.7.49

Both sides were gallant and had played hard, tough and uncompromising football. Congratulations to all involved.

Well done all players from our three teams on the day. You gave your best and did your team mates proud.

As Meatloaf said “2 out of 3 ain’t bad’

YJFL Presentation Night Invitation

Congratulations to the following players who represented PONRPJFL at last week’s YJFL Presentation Night.

Particular acknowledgment goes to Cooper Trembath (U11’s Blue) and Gus Brown (U15’s 2) who took home the Best and Fairest in their respective sections. Please see below the results for the other boys who represented the Sharks on the evening:


Under 11 Blue                         Cooper Trembath – 1st

Under 11 Green                     Cooper Long – Equal 6th

Under 11 Green                     Matthew Parrott – Equal 6th

Under 12 Blue                         Isaac Tymms – 5th

Under 12 Gold                        Cristian Ciampa – 4th

Under 12 Gold                        Lucas Bridger – Equal 8th

Under 12 Gold                        Jake Trembath – Equal 8th

Under 13 Black 2106          Jordan Haas – Equal 5th

Under 13 Black 2106          LachIan Jury – 2nd



Under 15 (2)                             Gus Brown – 1st

Under 15 (2)                             Lachlan Gawel – Equal 5th

Under 15 (2)                             Lachlan Munro – Equal 7th

Under 15 (2)                             Ben Wallis – Equal 5th

Under 15 (4)                             Hugh Parrott – Equal 6th

Under 15 (4)                             Jarryd Cameron – Equal 8th

Colts (1)                                      Jacob Price-Inglis – Equal 3rd

Colts (1)                                      Mason Witnish – Equal 5th

Colts (3)                                      Harry Gayfer – 3rd

Colts (3)                                      Jordon Know – Equal 8th


Colts Team of the Year: Matthew Williamson, Mark Baker, Jacob Price-Inglis

Committee 2017

At the end of each year, roles on committee are required to be filled. If you believe you would like to join us for next season, now is the time to let us know. Nominations must be received before our AGM on the 11th. For a discussion about roles or just to have a chat, please call me on 0408 367 444.

Presentation Day and AGM – Sunday 11th September

This great day whereby every team is acknowledged, awards given, milestones recognise and business procedures adhered to. Under our constitution all members are encouraged to attend the formalities which will be conducted mid-way through presentation.


U8’s & U9’s Presentations                                10.30am – 11am

U10’s, U11’s & U12’s Presentations           11.15am – 12pm

AGM                                                                               12.30pm

U13’s U14’s, U15’s & Colts                              12.45pm – 2pm

BBQ and Canteen will be open and operated by the Lions Club on the day.


If at any stage you have any queries then please don’t hesitate to contact myself.

Go Sharks!

Ritchie Appleby
President, Sharks JFC
0408 367 444