Welcome back to our kids and parents after a one week break for the school holidays.  The kids seemed thrilled to be back kicking the footy, hopefully that enthusiasm translated to school on Monday morning!!

Dan Jackson - Richmond Football Club Visit

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 also have a special function planned for the Saturday night with details to follow next week.

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

From the Gym:

After a restful break, it was time to return to the Big Gym for a bit of AFL action. The theme for the Pre-schoolers was Kicking and Gathering skills, and we went back to the trusted station work to implement the skills and extend on what the players already do. To finish off with we had a couple of games of Rollerball where the parents/coaches and the players roll the balls at each others feet before they get to the other side. It’s all about agility and evasion and it was good fun! For those at home that would like to continue the skill learning at home here are a couple of teaching points to assist you……..Kicking: point the toes out, not up; drop the ball to kick, don’t throw it in the air; and, run the ring fingers down the seams to hold the ball. Gathering: fingers spread and pointed towards the ground; eyes on the ball; and, bend at the waist.

For the Preps, the theme was all about handballing. The good thing about this is that it incorporates so many other footballing skills, such as catching and gathering. Again, we went back to our trusted theme of station work as the players went through a variety of activities to gain improved technique, control and accuracy. We also finished with a modified game of Kickball, where the players have to organise themselves into a line after gathering the ball. Hopefully, we are able to continue this game next week. For those who would like to continue practising their skills at home here are some helpful tips when handballing – hold the ball at waist level on the platform hand; catch your fist when striking the ball; and, bend at the waist, don’t stand upright. 

Hope to see you all this Saturday. Ian Forbes.

LOST AND FOUND:  A pair of Tiffany & Co. ladies glasses at Auskick last weekend. Please contact us if they are yours, not if you fancy a pair!!

Bangkok Footy Trip

Details as follows:

Friday May 16

  • Arrival to Bangkok at your leisure.

Saturday May 17

  • Leave from the hotel by pre-arranged transportation to the venue
  • Multiple games between 10 and 2pm between SSFC and Bangkok Auskick and Junior development teams. U7, U10 and U 13.
  • Transportation back to hotel
  • Meet at approximately 4pm at a Family friendly expat bar next to the hotel for all families to watch the Fremantle vs. Geelong AFL game

Sunday May 18

  • Day of leisure. Explore Chatuchak markets or the floating village. Perhaps even explore a river cruise or hang by the pool, before flying back to Singapore.

Please email sharksfc@ais.com.sg for further information.

Sharks Dinner and Trivia Night

Thank you for your support of the Trivia Night. We have a huge number of tables booked and have reached capacity. We are now operating on a 'wait list' basis.  In order for this evening to be even more social, we have changed the starting time to 7pm, 30 minutes earlier than planned.  Please email if you would like to be placed on the wait list.

Saturday, 26 April

Parkroyal Hotel, Grand Ballroom

Beach Rd

7pm til late

$150pp Inc Buffett and free flow beer and wine


*A shout out to one of our sponsors. The team at the Victoria Bar located at the Intercontinental Hotel Singapore are putting on the AFL game for us on Thursday the 17th of April (Easter Thursday).

Things will start around 5-5.30 the game starts at 5.50. INTERCONTINENTAL SINGAPORE, 80 Middle Road

Drinks will be at happy hour prices and food will also be discounted, so please come down and support the guys, say g’day and watch the game.

* One of our generous sponsors is holding an Art Exhibition titled “Art of Vietnam: Colors of life".  Featuring rising Vietnamese stars: Nguyen Lam, Bui Huu Hung, Lim Khim Katy, Phuong Dang, Lieu Nguyen Huong Duong, Tran Minh Tam and Nguyen The Hung.

Venue: Ion Orchard Art Gallery

(Ion level 4, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801)

Opening reception: Thursday 24th April 2014 at 7PM

Opening hours: 23rd-30th April 2104 from 10am to 10pm

For enquiries please contact:

Phuong Nguyen +65 97525458 or phuong@artbluestudio.com

Please drop us a note to confirm your attendance.

* The AFL have confirmed our game for the Melbourne trip – Richmond vs Swans on Friday night, June 20 at the MCG. We will be playing a couple of games on the MCG at half time followed by a back of house tour. More details to follow. To register your interest, please email.  All ages welcome.

* You will have noticed that the Sharks include photos of our Auskick sessions and tour games etc. in our newsletters, on the website and in other media to keep members informed about what is happening and to promote the Club.  Please let us know if you would prefer that your child not appear in such material.

* 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.


 Game on!!


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