The news this week is all about our upcoming visitor to Auskick this weekend. 

Dan Jackson - Richmond Football Club Visit

Dan Jackson from the Richmond Football will be at training all day 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

The Sharks AFL proudly present 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 free 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 Carnival Day – 24 May

On Saturday, 24th May, the Sharks will play host to 3 teams from the Bali Gecko's AFL Club.  The day will consist of games only and involve age groups Years 1 to Year 6+.  Pre School and prep will continue to train in the gym as normal.

The plan for the day is to divide each age group into teams, each with their own coach and play a round robin tournament against other Sharks teams and the Bali Gecko's. Teams and timings for the day will be announced the week prior. In order to participate on the day, each player must register by emailing your name and year group to sharksfc@ais.com.sg.

Registrations close on the 16th May.

From the Oval

Once again this week we saw a focus on application of skills in games. Each child is exposed to playing in the midfield, defence and forward and get to see what it is like to play in all positions. The kids are enjoying the fun side of the games while also continuing to complete skill drills in the first half of the sessions. Once again thanks for the coaches who give up their time to be out there in the heat and umpring the rolling swarm of bodies during the games.

This week we look forward to Dan Jackson coming out onto the oval for our sessions. Each group will finish approximately 10 minutes early, we will have a group photo and then Dan will be available for photos and autographs in a designated area. We are hoping to get Dan around to each group during rotations so the format of the session may differ this week. It is a wonderful opportunity to have Dan here and we look forward to the kids seeing a real life AFL player while living in Singapore.

A reminder to register your child for the Carnival Day on May 24th, registering allows us to have teams chosen and ready prior to the day so that we can make the most of the hour session on the Saturday. Please refer to the paragraph above for more information.

Dale Carmody

From the Gym

In the gym this week we were looking at the kids implementing their skills into more game simulated activities. After a warm-up activity of Cat and Mouse, the Preps went into modified games of AFL. Though concept was fairly new to them, especially which direction to kick the ball, everybody was able to get a kick and try and kick goals, and many were very excited when this happened. Our modified AFL games will take place again in a few weeks. At home, play time with AFL games and kicking/handball direction is important not only for greater understanding of AFL rules and skill implementation, but for greater understanding of our great game.

The Pre-schoolers were also able to pit their skills in game-type activities including: ‘Tails' and 'Galligan Ball', which were new games for the Pre-schoolers, and 'Handball Target' and the 'Stevie J', which we have done before, but with a couple of changes. These activities were based on movement, as well as skill implementation, which will be a continual theme for the remainder of the Auskick year. At home, please continue to spend time with your kids practising AFL skills as once a week at Auskick is not enough for skill progression. As we know….practise makes perfect!

Look forward to seeing you all this Saturday!

Ian Forbes

Noticeboard:

* Thanks to our volunteers on the BBQ last week, Liz, Andrea, Dennis, Awatif and Damian.

* 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

 

Let’s Get Excited!!

 

Singapore Sharks Football Club © 2017. All rights reserved.