President’s Message: Round 3

Hi All Sharks,

The first few rounds of every season are a little unsettled. 

The YJFL grading process is being applied.
Coaches are trying to work through their lists to ensure everyone is getting a go.
Team Managers are working through the administration processes required around game day.
Canteen managers are trying to work out how to create appropriately the desired levels of food and drinks that should be ordered for each week.
Our Sponsorship coordinator is phoning all to make a difference in our great club with monetary pledges of support.
Committee are continually bombarding everyone with the information necessary to ensure your child gets a game of football each week & the club runs correctly. And on it goes.

Thanks go to Matt Fasan, Kevin George and Mick Choveaux from committee for their assistance and help. They have been up early working with TM’s & crews in setting up our grounds at Domeney and Stintons for each match day. Hopefully, all teams now know the requirements.

For the majority of our membership your calm will be restored by round five or six once the seasons fixture is sent out by the YJFL and thus we can all get on with enjoying the season and watching our children play.

MOTHER’S DAY this Sunday – Reminder to all Dads & Players!

Sharks Pink Ribbon Day is a fund raising event for the Breast Cancer Foundation that has been initiated by a mum, Amanda, within the club last year. We are continuing with this Tradition of Fund raising for such a worthy and important cause again this year. I’m sure many of us have been/or are affected by a person close to us who has been diagnosed with Breast Cancer.

The Sharks Committee fully support the initiative and ask that all Team Managers circulate an email amongst the playing groups advising all of Sharks Pink Ribbon Day this weekend. We request that each player please bring a Gold coin donation to the game (home & away) as we strive to raise money and beat last year’s amount. We would like to raise as much as possible for the Breast Cancer Foundation on this Mother’s Day Weekend – Sunday 8th May 2016.

Pink balloons and streamers will be tied to the gates around our home grounds to highlight the significance of the day and hopefully encourage others at the ground to donate as well.
Pink buckets will be placed at the canteens to help with these collections also.

The Team Managers will need to collect “Pink Tape” when they collect their pink bags with the anticipation that the boys wear these as pink arm bands in support of the Breast Cancer Foundation this week.


As a special Mother’s Day event the U8’s will be playing their matches this Friday night rather than Sunday morning.
Two teams will play each other with the other U8’s playing against Beverley Hills. The matches will all be played at Domeney. Your Team Managers will let you know further details during the course of the week. It will be a great night so please, all enjoy & get into the spirit of it.

Hopefully this Friday night will become another new Tradition as we go forward.

So, Under 8 mums you’ll be able to really enjoy breaky in bed on Sunday, unless of course you have older Sharks at home. Oh well, we can but only try!!

Some of our Colts will try to be in attendance as well on this auspicious occasion.

This will continue our Colts/U8’s Buddies system, interaction between these two teams is focused on very passionately by our committee & helpers. This culminates with our Buddies Burger night on Sunday 26th June with the Colts & U8’s hosting the night and organising training drills.

SharKwiz 2016

It’s fast approaching…..Saturday 4th June, just one month away.
Held at Domeney Reserve, this is our primary fund raising event for the year. The SharKwiz is an informal evening, so please book a team table or two, organise who is bringing what nibbles/platters and remember it’s BYO. It’s great fun, a chance to catch up with other parents in your team and have a laugh.

The SharKwiz U12 organising committee are seeking auction items. These maybe goods donated like signed AFL jumpers to vouchers to pampering packs to weekends away to merchandise etc…A flyer explaining the request for prizes/auction items that the Sharks and greater community are willing to donate will be displayed on our Webpage this week and will be sent out by our Team Managers to one and all this week.

For ease in booking, a new online system via Team App has been adopted so please refer to the invitation circulated by your Team Managers or go online.

Further information please contact Mike Newton -Events Coordinator – 0421049904 or via email –


Thank you our Sharks parents who have abided with exemplary behaviour over the first few rounds. Your support has been enthusiastic whilst being controlled in cheering on the players.
Let’s keep it that way please & set an example for other clubs to follow.

Unfortunately, there are times when parental behaviour does not abide by the Code of Conduct we all sign at the beginning of the year. During the last round we have had two separate incidents reported to us whereby a parent from opposition teams were out of control harassing & swearing at a Sharks player. These have been dealt with.

In instances when this occurs, it is important that as soon as you become aware of inappropriate behaviour it’s reported immediately to your Team Manager or the Ground Manager.

This will allow us to address the behaviour and ensure the safety & welfare of all players on the ground.


A couple off Sharks players have suffered a variety of injuries up to this point of the season, so it’s timely to let you all know that we are insured. The YJFL has an injury insurance policy through JLT Insurance that provides not only players but also parents/helpers etc… An information sheet is available on the Web site under Members/Forms. If you require further information please give us a call.

YJFL Grading Process

The process has one more week to go. Coaches wishing to make recommendations need to lodge with our Director of Football immediately. If you have an questions regarding the above then please call Mark Leonard.

Seniors – POFC

The U19’s, Development Squad and Senior teams play home at Domeney this Saturday 7th May.
They are calling the day “Bring your Mum for Free Saturday”. There will be a mum’s VIP area and a gift for every mum that comes along during the day


During the season if you wish to raise any queries then please catch up with me in person or give me a call.

Wishing everyone all the very best for Round 4. Enjoy. Go Sharks!!!!

Go Sharks!

Ritchie Appleby
President, Sharks JFC
0408 367 444