Another sensational experience for our Singapore Sharks last weekend.  We had the HK Dragons in town and were able to play a series of round robin games at U8, U10 and U12 level.  It w as a hot day and the kids were drained by the end but the enthusiasm and smiling faces were priceless. Thank you to Jules and the crew at PLONK for putting on some great food and all the parents that coached, umpired and cheered for the kids.  A great way to end footy for the year!!

The lightning hit at an unfortunate moment so the U8 and U10 Grand Finals were not completed.  Trophies were given out but all the kids were winners on the day.  The Hong Kong families seemed to love the experience, so a credit to all that we matched the great day we had in Bangkok earlier in the year.

If any parent has some photos of the day  to share, please email them to sharksfc@ais.com.sg

A special thank you to Dennis Cornwell for the incredible amount of work he put in to organize this day. For those who don’t know, Dennis is also on the executive team of AFL Asia being responsible for the Auskick and Junior Development portfolio for AFL in Asia and over the years to come, we are expecting to see a significant enhancement of the intra-Asia relationships. The upside for us in this already is the games our kids have played against Bangkok, Bali (X2) and Hong Kong this year with we hope, many more to come in 2015. Thanks Dennis for your contributions.

Grade 6+ season wrap – Dave Walden

I’m not sure whether watching Richmond make the finals and George, Muz, Marlon and the rest of the Tiger’s supporters cheering on their team had an impact,  but the final week of footy for the year 6+ footballers saw some passionate and hard fought games.

Umpire Snow commented on the feeling in the earlier game and it was great to see that the games were played hard but fair and in the spirit intended. The preliminary final was a see sawing affair with the Makos out to an early lead. However the Hammerheads never gave up and Jack McKnight was able to lead them into the grand final with a close one point victory.

The lead up game saw the top of the table Tigers play the Makos with the Makos running out easy winners. It seems the Tigers may have had their eye already on the grand final, but the Makos played an exciting brand of football and worked hard to correct their earlier loss to the Hammerheads.

In the Grand Final the Hammerheads seemed to lift another gear and played their best football of the season. Again Jack McKnight was very strong in the contest and Michael Everitt provided plenty of run and dash on the outside finishing with a number of goals.

Congratulations to the Hammerheads on being Premiers for season 2014.

Standing on the sidelines I heard a number of parents comment how much the standard of football has improved this year. The rolling scrums have decreased and passing to players in better positions to create run and carry had improved resulting in play that was very exciting to watch. This directly resulted in the high scoring games we saw this week.

Over the course of the year we gave out votes in every game for a Best and Fairest.

The winner was Jackson Edmonstone, followed closely by Jack Snow. In the Grand Final the Presidents medal for best on the ground was won by Michael Everitt, showing  plenty of pace and dash. There was also a most courageous award won by Hunter, who each week playing against bigger and stronger players continually put his body on the line and showed great desire. Well done to all the winners.

Finally congratulations to everyone on a fantastic year! I think each and every one of the footballers improved as a player and more importantly approached each game in the right spirit. On behalf of all the coaches, umpires, helpers I would like to say it was a pleasure to come each Saturday and be involved with you all. To all the coaches and helpers particularly Umpire Snow and Coaches Cloughy and TD a big thank you from myself and the boys. Without you guys this would not have been possible. I hope everyone enjoyed the year as much as I  did, and wish everyone the best in their football careers in the coming years.

Thanks again for such a fun year with all you boys.

Sharks Social Golf Weekend, Ria Bintan

11th & 12th October

The 2nd annual Sharks golf trip is on again at one of Asia's best golf courses.

Cost is between $339-$389 depending on single/twin accommodation. Includes Ferry, up to 45 holes of golf and some refreshments. Numbers are limited so first in, first served.  For more details please contact Mark.Berridge@riotinto.com

AFL Grand Final Day 2015

The AFL Grand Final Party will be a HUGE Day but we need your early support to purchase tickets in advance.  Who will be this Grand Final winner? Join in the fun, bring the FAMILY at Singapore's best Grand Final day function. Stay after the game and listen to Aussie rock band “No Worries”. Tickets can be purchased on-line by clicking on the link in the attached E-Flyer or from the AISPA office at AIS.

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