President’s Report: Preliminary Finals

Hi all Sharks,

The weather Gods were shining on our finals teams Sunday as if it was a beautiful spring day.  Cool temperatures and constant rain on Saturday totally disappeared for our 8 teams in finals 24 hours later to be replaced with sunshine. 

Congratulations to all who participated on the day.  It was hectic but I got to see five of our eight teams play.  Unfortunately, commiserations to our U11’s who lost in a nail biter and have concluded their 2017 campaign.  The wind in the third quarter certainly didn’t assist two shots at goal that went through as points.  If one of those saluted you would be going around next week. See you all on Presentation Day and at the AGM. 

To our U13’s Black, U15 Red and U16 Youth Girls – Congratulations you’re straight through to Grand Finals!  Two of the matches were very close however you’re there; train hard over the next fortnight.  Lots of things can and do happen in Grand Finals but you’re there in a two horse race on the final day.  Focus and let’s enjoy the day and do our best.

To our Under 12 & 14 Youth Girls, U12 Black and Colts Black – Well done on gutsy wins getting you through to next week’s Preliminary Finals.  If played as a team and at your best, you’ll get through to the Grand Finals.  PLEASE, all Sharks, we call on you to come out and support these teams next week.  Let’s have a sea of Red, White and Black present.

Home Team Away Team Competition Match Date & Time Venue
Park Orchards Kew Rovers U12 Girls Brown 20/8/201710:15am Bulleen Park West (Oval #3)
Hawthorn Citizens B Park Orchards B U12 Green 20/8/201710:15am Macleod Park
St Marys Park Orchards U14 Girls 20/8/201710:15am Templestowe  Reserve
Brunswick Park Orchards B Colts (3) 20/8/1712:30pm Koonung Reserve Bulleen


Team photos are being distributed to Team Managers and hopefully will be available for your break ups – those teams enjoying same.

Team Managers, please contact our Secretary, Morts regarding use of Domeney and your preferred date for celebrations.


Whilst attending finals matches on Sunday, I must commend our membership and Parents on their conduct.  Our support was loud, passionate and appropriate.  We encouraged and cheered on great efforts including the 1 percenters by our Players.  I spoke with two YJFL representatives at matches who congratulated the Sharks on their behaviour.  Well done all, thank you for your balanced views and support. 

Presentation Day – Sunday 10th September

The Sharks will again hold a Presentation Day at Domeney Reserve.  As per last season, the day will be split into sessions with the Annual General Meeting occurring at the midway point.

The timings are as follow:

Under 8 & 9:                                                                 10:30am – 11:00am
Under 10, 11, 12 & YG12s:                                  11:15am to 12:00pm
AGM:                                                                                12:30pm
Under 13, 14, 14 YGs, 15, 16YG, & Colts:     12:45pm – 2:00pm

  • Tim MacLennan Medals
  • Life members
  • Club man/woman of the year
  • Medals/trophies

Annual General Meeting – Sunday 10th September

The Park Orchards North Ringwood Annual General Meeting will be held at 12:30pm on Sunday 10 September 2017 at Domeney Reserve, coinciding with the interval of our Presentation Day.

This meeting will discuss such items as the year’s football and financial performance and it is hoped that we will also identify and vote in any new committee members.  Any member wishing to agenda items for discussion must do so 14 days prior to the meeting. 

Each member eligible to vote is entitled to appoint another member who is eligible to vote as a proxy by notice given to the Secretary no later than 48 hours before the timing of the meeting.  Proxy forms are available on request via the Club President or Secretary. 

YJFL Presentation Night

26 of our boys and girls have been invited to the YJFL Presentation Night on Tuesday 22nd August. Congratulations to all of you on your efforts this season.   We are extremely proud of you and good luck on the night.


Preliminary Finals this weekend!!

If at any stage you wish to raise issues with me, please feel free to do so either personally or via the telephone!

Go Sharks!!

Ritchie Appleby
President, Sharks JFC
0408 367 444