President’s Report: Round 10

Hi All Sharks,

By golly, it was certainly a cold morning last Sunday.  I was at Warrandyte at 8:30am and had watched the temperature in the car drop on the drive from home down to -2 degrees.  Warrandyte oval was a picture perfect white blanket, all I needed was my snow skis. 

It’s amazing what one game of football can do for a team.  Our under 15 Blacks spent the first 6-7 rounds being beaten by an average of 100 points each week.  Not a good feeling for all.  However, give the Coaches their credit they have kept the boys morale up and been trying different ideas each week.  To the boys, well done on listening to your Coaches and encouraging each other week to week.  Two weeks ago, down to 14 players, our boys put their best foot forward and were competitive for most of the game.   A loss again, but the competitive efforts had it to only 21 points.  On Sunday the boys backed this up in Luca’s 100th game and enjoyed their FIRST victory for the year.

I know it’s the old clichés but team work, passion, encouragement and a never say die attitude, can lead to amazing things.  The song has never been belted out with more enthusiasm than it was at 2:55pm that day.  To see the smiles on the boys even though totally exhausted was magnificent!

Across all teams, numbers were down as we commenced school holidays.  To all parents, please enjoy the coming weekend footy free.  To all players, time to thank your parents by helping out around the house!  How about surprising Mum this Sunday with a cuppa in bed.  Without their taxi service, you could never show us the Champs that you all are.


We have had two “volunteers” put their hand up for next year, thank you.  Various roles are still needed to be filled.  Please give me a call to discuss your interest, otherwise we might have to find a few more “volunteers.”  Without assistance there is no way we can field teams.  Come on, get on board!

Team Photos – Friday 21st & Sunday 23rd July

Friday 21st & Sunday 23rd July – $5.00 each.  Team Managers will let everyone know their time and day shortly.

Social Night – Saturday 22nd July @ 7:30pm

Only $45 per ticket.  There will be plenty of food, lots of laughter and plenty of activity. 

Rosebank 150 Warrandyte Road Ringwood North at 7:30pm.

Team Managers, please encourage your parents to book online now.

Colts Dinner – Tuesday 25th July @ 6:30pm

Please note that the transition dinner this year is for BOTH Colts teams.  The Club will pay for the Player’s food and also Life Members in attendance.  Numbers need to be confirmed by 20th July.  Parents are encouraged to attend, however will need to pay a nominal $29.00 for a 2 course meal.  Drinks are at bar prices.  The event will be held at Club Kilsyth, corner of Canterbury Road and Colchester Roads, Bayswater North.


Enjoy the week off and we’ll see you on Sunday 16th July for Round 11.

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