In 2007, the Singapore Sharks Football Club was born out of a common desire of a group of homesick Aussies wanting to give their children the chance to play the great game we call "AFL" – Aussie Rules.
The club runs three programs consisting of Auskick for children up to year 3, coaching and training for children in year 4 and above and a training program for parents with all sessions held at the Australian International School (AIS) on Lorong Chuan.
Today there are almost 300 children registered in the Auskick and training programs and more than 60 parents who also enjoy a run and a kick.
The programs are not restricted to just AIS children and parents. Children from 19 schools around Singapore are currently enjoying the benefits of the community club spirit that the Singapore Sharks have fostered in its short life span and the club certainly welcomes all help and support from the parents from the wider community.
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In its first year, the Auskick program comprised of approximately 120 children under the guidance of former AIS teacher Liam King. In 2008, the numbers grew to 150 and with the older children outgrowing the program, it was then decided to expand the club beyond the Auskick aged groups to include year 4 and above. In 2009, Damien Villarosa was lured in as head coach to lead a burgeoning Auskick program with more than 200 children taking part in it.
In 2010, with 200 children registered under the program, the idea of a “Sharks Dads” team was floated and Sharks history was created with the first full AFL game against the "other" Singapore team – The Wombats – taking place on June 6. The junior program saw the kids travel to Perth and Darwin with games at half-time during AFL matches.
In 2011 the Singapore Sharks had around 185 children and 50 Dads participate in the program, which then grew to 240 children and 60 Dads in 2012.
The year 2012 was a big year for the Sharks kids with trips away to Perth and Melbourne to participate in Auskick games at Subiaco and the MCG but it was also an important stepping stone for the Dads with success at the Bali nine’s competition as well as taking the prize against the Wombats.
In 2013 new head coach Dale Carmody came on board to run the Auskick program which signalled some exciting times not only for the Auskick program but also for the older children as well.
2014/ 2015 - Coach Dale Carmody and assistant coach Ian Forbes continued to lead the club.
2016 brought Scott Murphy to Singapore taking over the reigns of the head coach position. The club welcomed the addition of new lighting at the AIS and continues to grow.