President’s Report: Round 11

Hi All Sharks,

I trust all Players, Mums and Dads enjoyed their break over the holidays.  I know the committee welcomed the chance to charge their batteries and put their feet up for a few days.  Well, hasn’t time flown we are into out last month of home and away games before the finals commence on the 13th August.  So much to do, so little time! 

Due to holidays and families still away, I came out of retirement on the weekend and filled on as Team Manager for the U15s.  Thankfully, most of the roles and requirements had been pre-set up before my attendance on Sunday.  Still the game was fast paced as I relived just how much our volunteers actually do.  By the end of the match, I was in awe over how much out Team Managers contribute.  Thank you all parents for the support roles you’re involved in, particularly Team Managers – you are magnificent.  As a big thank you, the Grand in Warrandyte is offering all of our Team Managers a voucher at the end of the year for your sacrifice of time and effort inputted.

Thankfully, I’ve now retired again and am happy just being “pres!”

From our Committee’s point of view, we know the season is fast coming to an end.  During the next few weeks, we have our social night, Colts Dinner, Team Managers wrap up, Coaches meeting, YJFL Directors/President’s meeting and committee meeting then finals – Phew!!

The last round on 6th August will see our U10s partake in a lightening Premiership run by the YJFL.  Go for it U10s, I’m sure you’ll enjoy the day, play well and make the Club proud of your efforts.  We look forward to seeing you at our last burger night after it.

During the last month it has been great to see the PONRPJFC represented by Players in the YJFL selected teams taking on other leagues.  Well done to our Rep Players who participated in and won their grand finals.

Team Photos – 21st and 23rd July

This Friday night – the 21st July for the U8’s, U9’s & U10’s & U14 Girls and Sunday’s program for all other teams.  As outlined below for each day:

Friday 21st
4:30pm – U8 Red
4:45pm – U8 Black
5:00pm – U9 Red
5:15pm – U9 Black
5:30pm – U10 Red
5:45pm – U10 Black
6:00pm – U14 Girls

Sunday 23rd
8:30am – U12 Black
8:45am – U11 Red
9:00am – U13 Black
9:30am – U11 Black
9:45am – U12 Girls
10:00am – Committee
10:15am – U12 Red
10:30am – U14 Red
10:45am – U15 Black
11:00am – Colts Red
11:15am – U13 Red
11:30am – U16 Girls
11:45am – Colts Black
12:00am – U15 Red

Social Night – 22nd July

You are killing me with the slow take-up of tickets!!!

Only a small number amount of tickets have been sold and we must give Rosebank final numbers by Thursday.

PLEEEAAAASSSSSE, I have heard a lot of folks say they are coming, book your tickets ASAP.

This venue is going to go out of its way to make our evening a sure fire success.  We need you to commit NOW for the 22nd July.  All enquiries, please contact Michael Newton – Events Coordinator on mobile 0421 049 904.  Book through the “TEAM APP” on the Sharks store.

Senior Players and Life Members Dinner – 25th July

The evening will take place next Tuesday 25th July at Club Kilsyth, cnr Canterbury Road & Colchester Roads Bayswater North.  This is the transition of our Senior Colts annual dinner and attended by all our Colts Players.  We have  great guest speaker this year who will encourage and challenge the boys as they transition in life going forward.  Confirming the Club will pay for all Players and Life Members with Parents contributing $29 for a 2-3 course dinner.  Drinks at bar prices.

Final Round and Burger Night – 6th August

Our final night for end of home and away season.  Great chance to thank all who have helped out and wish those in the finals all the best.

AGM and Presentation – 10th September

Under our constitution, all members are encouraged to attend the short formalities which will be conducted mid-way through presentation.  More on the timetable over the coming weeks.


Calling our younger age Mums & Dads.  Next year will see the biggest shake up of our committee for a number of years.  Currently, we have a number of sitting members who do not have children playing at the Sharks any longer amongst others retiring.  A great opportunity to understudy a role and step up into a role, making a difference in children’s lives. A truly worthwhile endeavour and fantastic knowing that you can help make your mark in the Community.

Parks Orchards Cricket Club

The Park Orchards Cricket Club is holding their Registration Day late August.  From Milo to Junior to Seniors and Vets.  If interested, please check them out at or on Facebook at Park Orchards Cricket Club.

Senior Sharks

Round 13 Seniors is Saturday 22 July Sharks v Scoresby at Home.

Top of the ladder – exciting! Finals around the corner.


Round 12 this weekend the 23rd July.

Coaches, please make sure your weekly reports for the “Shark Attack” are sent by Monday COB.

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