A warm day in Singapore meant that we had a lot of kids needing to dig deep during the many games that were played last Saturday.  We had a fantastic turnout and the standard of match play was sensational.  A great reward not only for the kids, getting more out of their hard training, but also the coaches who get to see their work bearing fruit.

Congratulations to all our participants and winning teams on the day.

Many thanks to the volunteers from Habitat for Humanity. Great variety of food was available for the Sharks players and their families.  The money raised goes to a very worthy cause which the Sharks are proud to be involved with.

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.

We are looking to confirm numbers and the trip soon so if you are interested in joining this trip, please email the club with your child's name and age group.

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.

From the Gym

Last Saturday was Carnival Day, not only for the players outside, but also for the players in the Big Gym. The U6’s took part in their own friendly competition of modified AFL and the U5’s did it their way, just a bit differently, with station work focusing on some obstacles and combining varying skills together to achieve a common goal. The U6’s played 5-a-side on the basketball courts, trying to apply the rule of possession football – if it’s in your hands, it’s your ball to kick or handball without interference. There was a fantastic level of skill on display and it’s great to see the  players implementing the skills they have been learning throughout the year in a game situation. This was the second time that they’ve been able to do this and it’s something that they’re starting to get the hang of. The U5’s applied the skills of bouncing, kicking, handballing, marking and spatial movement together to achieve an outcome, mainly through a target of some sort. Again, the players are demonstrating improved skill as they continue to combine gross and fundamental motor skills together.

At the end of the two sessions, the player trophies were given to each of the players that have been involved in the program over the year. If you were absent, please see our administrators outside who can give a trophy to your child.

This coming Saturday I won’t be there as, like many of the other Sharks coaches, we are heading to Bali to play in the +35 AFL Championships. The players will be in the very capable hands of our remaining coaches. Good luck, have fun and I will see you for our very last session of the season in a couple of weeks!

Cheers

Coach Forby

Noticeboard

  • The Melbourne Footy Trip is not far away (which means school holidays!). 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 child's name and year group.
  • AFL PASS. Round 10 is set to allow FREE access for AFL fans overseas.

Free Passes are available online at http://watchafl.afl.com.au/ so just login and subscribe to FREE PASS – with the pass remaining valid until Tuesday June 9th – 16:00(GMT).

6 Month Passes will be available for purchase from Tuesday 9th June and Annual Passes will remain available to purchase until Thursday 11th June.

Round 10 matches include

  • Fri Jun 5th             Fremantle v Richmond
  • Sat Jun 6th            Carlton v Adelaide
  • Sat Jun 6th            Gold Coast v Sydney
  • Sat Jun 6th            Essendon v Geelong
  • Sat Jun 6th            Port Adelaide v Western Bulldogs
  • Sun Jun 7th           GWS Giants v Brisbane
  • Sun Jun 7th           North Melbourne v West Coast Eagles
  • Sun Jun 7th           St Kilda v Hawthorn
  • Mon Jun 8th          Melbourne v Collingwood

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