President’s Report: Round 5

Hello all Sharks,

Great to see the teams settling down for their first week of games since Grading concluded. As mentioned last week, grading can be a difficult time as scores comprehensively vary from very high to very low.  See grading does work for most teams. 

Our Colts Red were elevated to Division 1. Many parents wrote them off before the match was even underway. Thankfully, the coach ensured the boys only focussed on positive contributions and surprise, surprise, our first win in Division One occurred. We’ll done all. Hopefully we can celebrate many more!!

Our club policy is to get kids onto the park and being able to enjoy playing football with their teammates, whatever their level of talent, being part of a team and contributing is really what’s most important.


First Aid Training

Jo James ran our First Aid Training Weekend recently and we now have another 19 appropriately trained members of the Sharks community to respond to a First Aid incident should it be required. The Sharks commitment to our duty of care to the boys & girls who take to the field every week is taken seriously and this is highlighted by the attendance of 19 of our trainers and parent helpers who have given their valuable time to become appropriately qualified First Aiders. This gives us a level of comfort that if something does go wrong, we have the right people with the right skills to help not just our players but also our parents and supporters should they suffer an injury or medical episode whilst at one of our venues.

Congratulations to all who attended and thanks to Jo.

Sharkwiz – Trivia Night! Only a few tickets sold! Come on Sharks, get on board!

Sharkwiz 2017 is fast approaching… Saturday 3rd of June (folks, less than 2 weeks away) @ 7.00pm at Domeney Reserve. Whilst this is our primary fundraising event for the year, the Sharkwiz is an informal evening and a great opportunity to get to know the families of your teams, whilst having a bit of fun. We need each team to book at least one table of 10.

The Sharkwiz organising committee are seeking auction items for the Sharkwiz. A flyer explaining the request for any prizes/auction items that the Sharks Community are willing to donate is displayed on our webpage.

For ease of booking the online system has been adopted so please refer to the Sharkwiz Invitation circulated to you via your team Managers or via the Team App.

For more information, please contact our Events Coordinator

Helpers / Roles Each Week

On Sunday we had a surprise visit from the YJFL who have said they’ll pop in every 3-4 weeks. They were happy that most of the mum and dad helpers were in their bibs doing their role. Please all Team Managers, make sure your parent helpers know their roles and where to be located accordingly.

Social Media

During the last two rounds we have had a few problems with comments made by players and parents on social media. Please may I ask all Sharks members to focus on positive comments via this platform? On our Policies page, you will find policies regarding ‘Social Media’, ‘Bullying’ etc.

Anyone suspected of engaging in unacceptable use of these outlets can and will be dealt with by the Club and the YJFL. Our committee encourages everyone to enjoy the junior sport that their children are involved in.

Queen’s Birthday

Please note that Sunday 11th June we have no games scheduled this weekend. The following weekend (18th June) all as per normal including our second burger night for the year at 5.30pm


Looking forward to Round 6 for our juniors. 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