We are well into the Sharks Auskick season now for 2018 and what an outstanding start to the season it has been. Looking at the large numbers of kids out on the fields and in the gym and size of our Sharkies grins (and kicks), it seems all our continuing & new members have slipped well into the fabulous community we have at Singapore Sharks AFL. Yet wait….there is so much more to come, so dig out your diaries and starting marking in & registering for our up- coming events below:-

Upcoming Events/Dates to Remember

Sat 17th March Footy Training kicking off at 2pm (usual age time slots) – Footy Kit Uniforms will be available for collection – Yippee. Drop by the Sharks Desk under the banner to collect.

Footy Cards are back! Available for sale at the Sharks BBQ Sat 17th March till sold out.

Sadly our Registration Gift/Auskick pack are a little delayed.  Once we have them, they will be handed out at training – hopefully by end of March.  Sorry for the delay Sharkies

Sat 24 March Footy Training as usual (2-6pm) – March ‘Shark of the Month’ Awards

Sat 31 March & Sat 7th April Easter Break – NO Footy Training

Fri 13 April Friday Night Footy Training Under Lights (same time slots as March 9th night)  This will replace Saturday training on 14th April

Sat 21 & 28 April Regular Saturday training schedule kicking off 2pm – 6pm – 28 April Shark of the Month Awards

Fri 4th May Members “Parents Night Out’ with visiting AFL Legend Peter Daicos @ Dallas Bar Boat Quay.  Unwind at the end of busy week with your Footy mates watching Geelong vs GWS

From 5.30pm onwards - Level 3, Dallas Bar – Level 3 Function Room – 31 Boat Quay  

Sat 5th May Training as usual (2-6pm) with AFL Legend Peter Daicos – 250 game career with Collingwood

Sharks Gala Dinner from 7pm @ Park Royal Beach Road

Register your Table Captains by emailing sharksfc@ais.com.sg – email subject “Gala Dinner Rego

Fri 11th May Friday Night Footy Training Under Lights (same age group timeslots as Mar 9th Night) This replaces Saturday training 12th May

Sat 19th May Last Training for the Auskick Program for 2018 – Last ‘Shark of the Month’ Awards

Sat 26 May HK Auskick Tour of Singapore and Sharks Trophy Presentation Day. Details in upcoming newsletters but please put in your calendar.

29 Jun/1 Jul Melbourne MCG Tour – Exciting Times – so get in early to register as spots are limited.   Please see information flyer below and register NOW by email: sharksfc@ais.com.sg  Please ensure in the email subject “Melbourne Tour Registration” with your child’s name, age group (school year & DOB) and if you will be there for the Friday night games with other local AFL clubs/or just the Saturday and Sunday events.  Further details of the itinerary to follow soon.

So that sums up our busy & exciting schedule – so make sure you lock in all the dates for some fun footy to end out the season.

News From the Oval

What a fantastic start it has been to our Auskick season. A massive thank you to our new and returning coaches who have volunteered to share their enthusiasm and knowledge with our Auskickers. It has been so impressive to see the sheer number of keen footballers ready to tackle 2018 with absolute enthusiasm. My goals are for all age groups to learn the fundamental motor skills vital for future physical activity and sport participation as well as learning how to interact with and respect other children as part of a team in small group activities. The coaches aim to make learning to play AFL fun, safe and easy for everyone. Through our weekly coaching sessions, they will learn the skills of the game in an exciting, social and safe environment. It has been great to meet so many people over the past 4 weeks and I look forward to an exciting year ahead.

Coach Murph

Shark of the Month

This year we are again having “Shark of the Month.” This award to recognizes the outstanding efforts of individuals within the U7’s, U9’s, U11’s and U13’s.

Shark of the Month presentations will be held in the last 5 minutes of training on the last Saturday of each month. Awards will be presented to Auskickers who have shown resilience, respect, great sportsmanship, dedication and outstanding performances. Kids will be nominated by age level coaches and myself. I encourage all parents to come to the Shark of the Month presentations and support the worthwhile recipients.

Congratulations to the 1st 'Shark of the Month' winners for the 2018 season. Outstanding efforts by U7s Levi, U9s Hamish Grenfell, U11s Fletcher Farr & U13s Harry Edwards.

 Hamish Grenfell
U11s SOM
 Fletcher Farr
U13s SOM
Harry Edwards

From the Gym

5 and U6 Auskick - ‘Friday Night Footy’ will be our 5th week working together to help provide our kids with the fundamentals of the greatest game on the planet. Including rotating stations, involving: kicking, handballing, marking, gathering, ball control, game sense and visual tracking. If you are having a kick with your kids, some teaching points to think about to assist with the progression of your child include:

Kicking: practice pointing the toes towards the target when making contact with the ball.

Handballing: ensure that the thumb is curled under when making a fist and catch your fist to help with control.

Marking: have the tips of the thumbs together and fingers spread for marking in front of the eyes.

Gathering: have the fingers pointing down towards the ground, little fingers close and make a scooping motion to help gather the ball.

Lastly, a massive thank you to all the new and returning coaches who have helped out so far, you play a massive role as the program cannot run as effectively without you. Please remember you do not have to do any planning, this is all done for you and I will go through the activity you will be running prior to the session starting. It would be great to have a variety of volunteers each week so we do not have to rely on the same few each week. I look forward to helping continue the development of your child and please do not hesitate to approach me with any questions you may have. Cheers.

Coach Brad

Sharks Members – Dallas Bar Sponsor Deal – Get the App & Reap the Rewards

Dallas Bar has been a fantastic sponsor of SSFC for many years and are continuing to do so into the future.  Dallas Bar would like to offer all our Sharks members many benefits which are outlined in the below flyer. Along with this, Sharks Members have their own app to reap these benefits/rewards – so please download the app (instructions in flyer below) and start using the fabulous benefits for being a SSFC Sharks member @ Dallas!

And The Winner Is….. Sharks ‘Register & Pay Online’ Winner

Congratulations to Tracey Cameron and her family who registered her kids & paid the registration all online before end of January.  Being ‘tech savvy’ and doing this puts her in the draw to win 1 x 2018 Sharks Membership free.  Thank you all for everyone who went online to register & pay this year, we had a lot more members doing registering online which made the administration of our registration process so much easier this year!

Keep in touch with all the Sharks Events & Tours on our Facebook page and on SSFC Schedule page. 

See you this Friday night for our ‘Sharkies’ highlight of Footy Training Under Lights!

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