A reminder to all players and parents that there is no Auskick this week as the playing fields are unavailable.  See you back at AIS on 23 May where we will be joined by Melbourne star Jack Trengove.

Congratulations to all 31 players who represented the Singapore Sharks so well in Hong Kong last weekend. Played in near perfect conditions, both teams played outstanding footy.  Our U9's, led by "super coach" Vaughan English, played their best footy when it mattered, winning the preliminary final before going onto to take out the Grand Final in dominant fashion. A special mention to some of our younger players, who really led the way and their contribution was extremely valuable in us winning the Grand Final.  Well done boys!

Our U11/12 boys played great footy but were beaten by a better team in the Grand Final after winning both their pool games. Our thanks to the parents and all kids who came along.  All games were played in great spirit and we thank the Hong Kong Dragons for a well organised tournament.

Dont forget our Carnival Day 2015 - Carnival Day kicks off on Saturday, May 30th.  Age groups U7's (Junior school oval) U9's, U11's & 12+.  Each will be allocated a coach for the day and nickname eg: Hammerheads. Competition will be a round robin format.  Each child must register by emailing: sharksfc@ais.com.sg with name and age group.  Cut-off date for registration is 25th May. Trophy presentations for the Auskick season will occur after each age group’s games are completed.

Naturally we had fewer kids at the regular training sessions, but thank you to those who came along to have a kick.  And a special mention to the parents that helped out with coaching and of course our BBQ volunteers, Georgina and Adam.

Noticeboard

Social Media – We had a good increase in the number of “likes” to our Facebook page this week.  Remember to get on board to see even more photos from the club.  I have received some feedback that some members of our community don’t use Facebook, so will continue to put a few photos in this newsletter. Please ‘Like” us on our new page => Search for 'Singapore Sharks AFL'

  • The Melbourne Footy Trip is not far away. We will play the main grid game at half time on Saturday June 20 at Etihad during the Western Bulldogs vs Brisbane clash. Please email expressions of interest to sharksfc@ais.com.sg please include name and child's year group.
  • The Perth Trip on the Saturday 8 August.  Please direct expressions of interest, including name and child's year group, to sharksfc@ais.com.sg Please see below for full details.
  • In line with our aim to find mechanisms to better share the many Sharks photos that are taken throughout the season and last, we are excited to announce we are now using Flickr.  We encourage you to click on this link  and take a look for yourself!

SINGAPORE SHARKS TRIP TO PERTH

Introducing the Trip to Perth

As previous newsletters have identified, we are planning a trip to sunny Perth for the Mighty Singapore Sharks to take on the Cottesloe Magpies Junior Football Club (http://www.cottesloejfc.com) over the Singapore National Day weekend of 8/9 August 2015.   The Singapore Government has also kindly made both the Friday prior and Monday after public holidays, minimising the impact on KIDS missing school and annual leave requirements.

Key Events  

We have agreed with the Magpies to bring one or two Under 9 teams (up to 20 players) and one or two Under 7 teams (up to 20 players) for Auskick matches.  Obviously we will try to cater for siblings that fall just above and below these age brackets.  We have also arranged to attend and play the half time game on the ground at the East Fremantle Sharks WAFL team (http://www.effc.com.au) versus the West Perth Falcons match at ATOM Stadium (a.k.a. Shark Park).

Itinerary

For those deciding to travel on the Thursday, on the Friday (7 August 2015) we will visit Domain Stadium (previously known as Paterson stadium and home of the Fremantle Football Club and the West Coast Eagles) to watch the AFL Premiers, the Hawthorn Hawks, train ahead of their Saturday game against the Eagles.

On the Saturday (8 August 2015) we have a tour and lunch arranged at Little Creatures Brewery (https://littlecreatures.com.au/venues/1-fremantle-brewery) in the morning, before heading to ATOM Stadium, as identified, to take part in the half time game on the ground at the East Fremantle Sharks (2014 Semi-finalists) versus the West Perth Falcons WAFL match.  Child-friendly venues are currently being explored to identify a place for dinner and to watch the live telecast of the Hawks versus West Coast game on the television.

On the Sunday (9 August 2015) morning, the Cottesloe Magpies will host the Singapore Sharks in an Australian Rules Football tournament.  Lunch will also be arranged either at the ground or at a nearby venue.  Participants are then obviously free to either travel back to Singapore later on the Sunday or on the Monday (10 August 2015) Singapore public holiday.

Next Steps

Once numbers are confirmed, we will work with airlines and hotels to identify package rate deals.  If you are interested, please forward your expression of interest, along with child's name and age group, by clicking here.

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