What a hot hot Auskick Saturday it was on the oval, but it didn’t seem to stop the kids from giving it their all!  Some great games had out on the oval & some new fun drills in the gym for our Little Sharkies with plenty of jumping, balancing, climbing and rolling – all great motor skills and all in all, a great day had by all. A few tips for a smooth fun Auskick day for Mums & Dads to remember heading out to footy:

  • It’s hot - Don’t forget a good sunscreen slathering before heading out
  • Thirsty Work - Plenty of water on the sidelines to keep our Sharkies hydrated
  • Safety First - NO mouth-guard, NO Play – need to keep those smiles in good order!
  • Most Important - Have fun

Singapore Sharks SuperCoach

This year, the Sharks have created a league in the Herald Sun AFL SuperCoach competition for the kids and wider community to participate in and play against your friends for bragging rights.

SuperCoach is a fantasy football game where participants select a team from the AFL list within a given salary cap. Players earn points for the stats they collect each week and you compete against your friends to see who gets the highest score over the course of a season. It's a great game and apart from being a lot of fun helps build a greater understanding of the game and rumour has it that coach Talbot has employed a statistician to start collecting Champion Data stats on his players each week.

Initially two leagues have been set up being Singas Sharks #1 (Code: 185845) for the Parents and Singas Sharks #2 (Code: 376530) for the Kids . Prizes (to be announced) will be awarded to the winner of each league. To join, simply register at http://supercoach.heraldsun.com.au/afl/classic/ create a team, click on "join a league" and enter one of the codes provided above.  The competition kicks off and teams need to be finalised by the start of Round 1 of the AFL Season (Thurs Mar 24 Richmond vs. Carlton)

From the Oval 

Saturday was another great day of Auskick. All age groups showed up ready and enthusiastic to give it their all in the blistering heat. All Auskickers are having an absolute ball learning some of the basic skills and drills associated with playing Aussie rules football. While they are running madly around having fun and taking part in all manner of AFL-related drills, the kids are building on their hand/eye coordination, motor skills, teamwork and fitness. I have placed much emphasis on the dynamic warm ups with each groups as we aim to have the Auskickers getting at least 100 touches of the ball before even playing a game. With at least 100 touches of the ball, Auskicker are continuing to build confidence, improve skill level and are constantly involved and busy as we have great coach to Auskicker ratios.

Across all age groups, the atmosphere and level of skill continues to improve and this is evident in our games at the end of each session. In each age group the football is starting to flow freely where all Auskickers are getting involved and skills are improving.

Besides basic skills, some things I would like each individual age group to continue to focus on in the coming weeks;

  • U7’s - Listening to coaches
  • U9’s - Backing up team mates in line and always being active
  • U11’s - Constructive talk and always being active and backing up team mates in the line. Second efforts.
  • 12’s+ - Constructive talk, switching the play and chasing up your kick to the next contest.

See you all next Saturday.

Coach Murph

From the Gym  

This week, AFL Auskick took a different form for the players of the U5 and U6 groups in the Gym. Upon entry, the players and parents were confronted with a lot of gymnastics-type equipment set-up on one side of the gym and some cones on the other. After we did a quick warm up, the players were given the opportunity to have a go on the equipment, after being shown what to do and a quick safety talk. All parents were keen to be involved and were fantastic with ensuring that the players participated in a safe, & enjoyable skills building as they followed the obstacle course. There was lots of climbing, jumping, balancing, crawling, running, crash-landing and rolling!

After the obstacle course, we took to doing some group work on the cones, focusing on movement and football skills, including: handballing, marking, gathering and relays. Future sessions will become more specific around AFL skills. Over the past 4 sessions, we have focused on body and ball orientation, spatial movement, gross motor skills, visual tracking and following instructions.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the volunteer coaches that assist with the program week in, week out. The sessions wouldn’t run as well as they do without you! 

Cheers, Stevo.

Sharks Uniforms are Ready for Collection 

All uniforms have arrived so please come by the desk to pick them up on Saturday.

SSFC Annual Trivia Night Saturday 23 April   Don’t forget to nominate your ‘Table Captain’ now via email  sharksfc@ais.com.sg. For a fabulous night of fun, trivia, dining and dancing with your AFL friends. The evening kicks off from 7pm Saturday 23 April @ Park Royal Beach Rd….$160 per head includes a sumptous Buffet Dinner, Beer, Wine & Live DJ. Be There or Be Square!

Up and Coming Events Keep these dates free to join the fun with more information to follow in coming Newsletters:

  • AGM and Social Night Friday 18 March – Dallas Bar from 7pm – all welcome 31 Boat Quay
  • SSFC annual Trivia Night Saturday 23 April
  • Bangkok Tournament Tour expected in May – dates TBC
  • Bali 9s Masters in June

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