A warm day for our Auskick players this week so great to see the kids in hats, sunscreen and taking on plenty of water.  After school holidays and then a smaller crowd over Easter, we look forward to welcoming back large numbers this week and progress through the second half of the program. 

Dan Jackson - Richmond Football Club Visit

As mentioned last week, the club is pleased to announce that Dan Jackson from the Richmond Football will be in Singapore on Saturday 10th May as a guest of The Sharks.  Dan is the current Richmond Club Champion & was the inaugural winner of the Jim Stynes Community Award in 2012. Dan is on the Australian board of the Big Brothers, Big Sisters organisation, which mentors young people.

He is also an ambassador for Headspace, a national mental youth foundation, and is a guest speaker for Step Back Think, which campaigns against violence.

Dan will be at training for the day to assist with the coaching and offering tips to the kids on improving their skills. 

We look forward to seeing you all at training to support this day.

Singapore Sharks present a night with Dan Jackson

Further to our previous communication regarding the visit of Dan Jackson, we are holding a very special members evening with Dan Jackson at the Dallas Bar on Saturday the 10th May from 7.30pm.  

The night gives all Sharks members the opportunity to meet one the leading players in the AFL and will include a Q & A session with Dan, replay of all the AFL matches from the day, 2 hours of the legendary Dallas finger food and happy hour beer & wine prices all night. A token admission charge of $20 pp for the evening. A great night that should not be missed!!

Numbers are strictly limited to 80 and you must RSVP to sharksfc@ais.com.sg

Sharks Dinner and Trivia Night

Only a few more sleeps until one of the biggest nights on the Singapore social calendar.  Plenty of auction prizes, some challenging trivia questions, but most importantly, a lot of laughs!! (no Dad’s training at AIS)

 

Parkroyal Hotel, Grand Ballroom

Beach Rd

Saturday, 26 April, 7.00pm til late

$150pp Inc Buffett and free flow beer and wine

 

From the Oval

The weeks are flying by and it is great to see the kids skills improving as they continue to enjoy themselves while playing the greatest game on earth.

Year 2/3 – Limited numbers allowed for a longer game time in this group. It is fantastic to see them put the skills from the drills into practise. All of the kids had a go and with the smaller numbers were able to get involved in the game.

Year 1- Got caught in the hottest part of the day! Very good coaching move of completing the drills  in the shade by our Year 1 coaches. These guys also had the opportunity to put their skills to the test in a game situation this week and had a great time.

Year 4+ - Business as usual for these groups with skill drills followed by games. The standard of play in the games really is great to watch and the skill drill work is really paying off.

Thanks once again to our fantastic band of volunteer coaches! We really are very lucky to have the ratios that we do and can have small group work to hone in on the skills of the game. Even during the holiday weeks when families have been away, we have never been short of coaches to help out with the kids. The planning and preparation that goes into the season means nothing without ‘boots on the ground’ of a Saturday and I cannot thank our coaches enough.

See you next week when we hopefully resume normal programming!

Dale Carmody

From the Gym:

The numbers were down a little bit due to the Easter long weekend, as was expected; however, the players put their skills to the test with some challenging activities in our circuit format. The basis for our last session was based around jumping and landing skills for both the Preps and Pre-schoolers, with some other more recognisable footy skills in between. Jumping and landing is a key fundamental motor skill for most sports and has a heavy focus in AFL, but not always practised; however, it’s very important for our young players. We had them jumping and landing from a  variety of heights, as well as different body movement and spatial awareness activities on the mats. When practising these skills at home remember the following: Jumping – drive from the legs, bending the knees either one or two foot take-off. Landing – land on the balls of the feet, give through the joints (knees, hips, ankles), balance with the arms.

Ian Forbes

Noticeboard:

* LOST AND FOUND:  Still unclaimed, a pair of Tiffany & Co. ladies glasses were found recently at Auskick. Please contact us if they are yours.

* Thanks to our volunteers on the BBQ last week, Leanne, Belinda and Liza.

* Singapore Sharks Football Club has a Facebook page. Please ‘Like” us => Search for 'Singapore Sharks AFL'

* Twitter account @sgsharksfc is also now active if you want to follow us.  #gosharks.

                                

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