President’s Report: Round 2

Hi All Sharks,

Round 2 looked as though rain may threaten however; all matches were played on a perfect Autumn day. Once again, there were some lopsided results. Unfortunately, one of our younger sides had a bye due to another Club’s team folding. This can happen over the rst few weeks. Most Clubs are experiencing a drop in player numbers this year. We are no different. Though, I think we are luckier than most with approximately 400 registered players in 21 teams. This does mean that some teams are thin on numbers, around 17 or 18 players. The Sharks pride themselves on participation and where possible would rather 2 teams than 1 super team. This allows all players more game time. 

Conversely, it also means some teams need top up players from the younger teams. Please, may I ask, if you need to top up please do so via the correct channels. We require the Team Manager or Coach to make contact with the corresponding Team Manager where the players are being sourced from. This allows for correct recording of games played and reduces the likelihood of a younger player being stuck in a higher age group if they play too many games.

From U8’s upwards, new club members & nal year players, I’m very proud of you all and how, on behalf of your Club, you’ve conducted yourselves over this round.

Also, thanks to all parents for their involvement in duties performed & support whilst in a controlled but enthusiastic manner during all games. It really is appreciated.

YJFL Grading Process

Over the rst four rounds the YJFL conduct grading of our U11 Teams upwards. This is via historical information through to match results occurring during this time.

On assessment of the Grading period, teams can be moved up or down a division. Whilst the Club has no in uence over the League’s decision. Our Director of Football is in constant contact during this time. Each year some decisions are made by the YJFL that are hard to discern & understand for teams, but are also hard to change once implemented by them.

As mentioned last week, this can create some angst among our membership. Therefore please familiarise yourself with the YJFL By Laws-Schedule A- via the webpage under the Policies tab. If you have any questions please direct them to Mark Leonard, Director of Football, or myself thanks, rather than contacting the League.

SharKwiz – Trivia Night

Saturday 3rd June is fast approaching. SharKwiz 2017 will be held at Domeney Reserve. This is our club’s primary fund raising event for the year; it is an informal evening and a great opportunity to get to know other Sharks parents, whilst having a laugh!! At others and ourselves.

The SharKwiz organising committee of the U12’s are seeking sponsorships & auction items. A yer explaining these opportunities will be out this week. Whereby all are requested to assist in obtaining prizes/auction items whatever they may be.

Thanks to Dave Philipsen for coordinating the Quiz and coming up with the most wonderfully (read infuriating) easy questions to answer? I’ll try to get a few correct this year!!

For ease of booking, an online system via Team App is available. Tickets can be purchased for $25.00 each. Please organise a table for your team and work out who is to bring what food etc. and BYO drinks.

  Book Now!

For more information, please contact our Events Coordinator


Sponsors are still requested to assist our great club. Please contact Julie Brown, see website for details.

Next year will see availability for roles on Committee, please consider if you could volunteer for any area to be lled.

As always, happy to take calls or meet up face to face if you have any queries.

Wishing all the Best for Round 3. Enjoy, and go Sharks!

Ritchie Appleby
President, Sharks JFC
0408 367 444