Junior Football

Sunday Presentations are BACK!

Give Mum a night off….

This Sunday the 6th May , Presentations are back  at Shark Park.  Commencing at 5.00pm

Friends and Family of  the Boys Under 13, 14, 15 and 16’s get along for a rundown on the weekend results and grab a feed at the same time.

Hear from the Coaches about what went right and wrong over Round 1 and 2.
It’s your chance to get behind the Boys that are getting it done!



Sharks 2018 Sponsors

Thank you and welcome to our 2018 Club Sponsors, see below the Seniors & Juniors fantastic sponsors visit there websites and support them with any of your needs…

Here are the mighty sponsors of the Henley Senior Football Club, check out their website by clicking on their logos

Juniors Sponsors >> see here <<

Major Sponsors

Henley Heroes
Lockleys hotel
Lockleys Hotel

Great White Sponsors

Nelson Teamwear
Eadon Home Loans
CMI Toyota West Terrace
Clipsal by Schneider Electric
Western Sports & Ortho
Hip Pocket
Hip Pocket Workwear
Geddes Kitchens

Bronze Whaler Sponsors

Lion Co
Gobles Pet & Grain
Gas Works
Henley Square Foodland
Symons & Clark
Total Tools
Sports Power
Ous Property
Ous Property

Hammerhead Sponsors


Bull Shark Sponsors


Thanks to all our Sponsors for their valuable support.

Opportunities are available if you would like to help out the Henley Junior Program with a sponsorship package.
For more information please contact David Haskard (Junior Secretary) on 0413 027 883.

Flavio designs, manufactures and installs sandstone pavers, walling blocks, pool coping, pots, fences, letterboxes and complete landscape solutions. Flavio has also introduced a range of outdoor living solutions including outdoor kitchens, lightweight pots, outdoor rugs, furniture, screens, light boxes, art work, decking, wood fired ovens and design for all outdoor areas

Address: 98A Muller Road,
Greenacres SA 5086
Phone: 83676119
Email: sales@flaviosandstone.com.au

The #1 Toyota Dealer for South Australia

With four convenient locations across metropolitan Adelaide, each CMI Toyota branch stocks a large range of new and quality used vehicles and employs a team of friendly and knowledgeable staff to assist with all your vehicle needs.

Address: 152 West Terrace,
Adelaide SA 5000
Phone: (08) 238 5555
Fax: (08) 8211 7563

Palmers Australia
Gobles Pet & Grain
Henley Square Foodland
Sports Power
Captain Chicken
Captain Chicken
Dulwich Bakery
Dulwich Bakery
Rob Mackenzie Real Estate
Rob Mackenzie Real Estate

New 2018 Junior & Senior Merchandise

A great new product range from a new supplier “Nelson Teamwear”

Senior & Junior merchandise is now available online! See Juniors below seniors, a huge range to choose from

This first batch of orders will be available to pick up from the club from May 10 if orders are placed by next Monday 16th April. Click on the link and follow the prompts 😃

Junior  merchandise is now available online!
Opportunity to order online closes April 20
All orders can be collected from the Club from the 18th May
Cash Payments can be made at the Club.

To view the Junior range please CLICK HERE

2018 Entertainment Booklet – Grab Yours

We are raising funds for our Henley Juniors  and you can help. Order the NEW 2018 | 2019 Entertainment Book or Entertainment Digital Membership and you will receive hundreds of valuable offers for everything you love to do, and you will also be supporting our club. PLUS, order now to receive over $150 of bonus Early Bird Offers (hurry, these sell out quickly).

Checkout whats available in this year Booklet please CLICK HERE!

Get behind one of the Junior major fundraisers for the year and to order your 2018 / 2019 Booklet please CLICK HERE!

2018 Welcome night with a couple of Crows

Our 2018 Welcome Night is on our doorstep….

Commencing at 5.30pm, Friday the 6th April at the Henley Sharks Club Rooms.
The barbeque will be sizzling and the canteen will be open to purchase your refreshments.

Brodie Smith and Jackson Edwards will be popping into the Club from 6.30 – 7.30pm.
It will be a great opportunity to grab an autograph and a selfie with the boys.  You will hear from our
Club Stalwart Rod Hill about what made the guys standout in our Junior Program.

Merchandise and playing stock will be available to purchase and order on the night.

Settle in for the evening because our Under 18’s Girls will round out the night,
support the ladies for their first competitive hit out for Premiership points.


Key Dates for the Juniors

With Season 2018 on our door step, here are some key dates to mark on the Calendar.

Friday the 6th of April – HFC Junior Welcome Night – Merchandise available to purchase and order
Friday the 13th of April – U12 U16.5 Boys and Girls Guernsey Presentation night
Friday the 27th of April – U8-11 Boys and Girls Guernsey Presentation

**The 2018 SANFL Junir Football Season will commence on the weekend of Friday the 27th April**

Liberal Party Press Release – Henley Girls Change Rooms

“The Henley Football Club welcomes the offer of $500,000 for female facilities made by the liberal party in the event that they win government at the state election. We are committed to progressing female football at Henley Football Club.”



Corey Wingard MP
Shadow Minister for Sport and Recreation

Matt Cowdrey
Liberal Candidate for Colton

Wednesday 28 February 2018

Libs kick off pilot program to upgrade community sports facilities

A Marshall Liberal Government will upgrade the Henley Sharks Football Club change rooms which
will include female change rooms, umpire’s rooms and medical rooms.

This project will be a modular build and will be delivered in conjunction with the SANFL and the
SACA with the potential to support a Netball club through any future club expansion.

“Out dated facilities that are no longer fit for purpose is a common complaint from sports clubs right
across South Australia.” Said Shadow Minister for Sport Corey Wingard.

“This will be a pilot project supported by the SANFL, SACA and Netball SA with potential for a future
state wide program for more modular builds to deliver the services needed to growing clubs.”

The SANFL and SACA have committed to seek funding from their National Bodies (AFL and Cricket
Australia) to partner with a Marshall Liberal Government to deliver these modern modular facilities.
“SANFL is excited at the prospect of being a partner in this project given the potential benefit that can
be realised. This is a great opportunity to deliver much needed facilities to football, cricket and netball
clubs across the state,” said SANFL CEO Jake Parkinson.

Liberal Candidate for Colton Matt Cowdrey said modernising sporting club amenities will invite more
participants and volunteers to Henley, keeping more of our community active and healthy into the

“Providing female change rooms at local clubs is something the local community absolutely supports
and is constantly raised with me,” said Liberal Candidate for Colton Matt Cowdrey.

“The Henley Sharks are a growing club and last year they established the Henley Woman’s Football Program which saw four women’s teams compete in the SANFL.

“That’s why we will support these women and the Henley Sharks by delivering female change rooms”.

Contact: Corey Wingard 0419 488 853 | Matt Cowdrey 0478 094 374

“It’s my understanding that if this upgrade goes ahead, Henley FC intend to share these new facilities
with the West Torrens District Cricket Club’s female teams, as well as the Henley Districts Little
Athletics club”.

“At the moment the Henley Sharks’ four women’s teams have over 100 players, so with the additional
female cricket teams there will be hundreds of women and younger girls in the local community who
will benefit”.

“In fact this year they have nominated an extra Under 14 and Under 18 Girls Team to compete in the
Adelaide Football League with the intention of fielding a Senior Women’s Team by the 2020 season”.

“This upgrade will provide comfortable and appropriate clubrooms and hopefully will encourage more
female players to join the sport and get involved with our local community”.

“We should be doing as much as possible to support and encourage more young females to take part
in grass roots sport.”

Message from the Chairman

Michael pictured centre of above photo

The 2018 season is nearly upon us. Rod Hill and George Charalabidis have been working hard recruiting since last year, players and coaches have been at it since early November and everyone is keen to get started. Our new Football Director Chris Brown has been fantastic in his commitment to the club. Chris has overseen the renovation of the change rooms, establishment of the new gym ( funded entirely by senior players, coaches and volunteer workers ), running the football department and many other things beyond the scope of his job description.

We will be having a season launch during the day on Saturday April 7th at the club, which will be great opportunity for members and supporters to meet some of the new players, chat to some of our loyal regular players and welcome back some old favourites ( look for more details on Facebook or team app in the coming weeks). Our playing group look in great shape and we are excited about the season ahead under A grade coach Jarryd Parker and assistants Ryan Sampson and Iszac Thompson. Sam Heeps has been appointed as the new B grade coach and it is a pleasure to welcome Sam to the Sharks. Sam is the son of a Henley gun, Paul Heeps. Paul was a member of the 1973 and 1983 premiership teams and won a Hone medal which is the Brownlow of the amateur league. I expect we will see Paul out supporting his son after returning from Queensland this year. Browny will coach the C grade again, we will have a new C7 coach, the over 35’s are raring to go again, Slippery Nicol is coaching the Under 18 boys and Karl Dobner is coaching the new Under 18 girls team. We are excited about the prospect of building to a senior women’s team next year to create a pathway for our junior girls.

The Junior program has been extremely successful for a long time and Henley is benefiting throughout the senior ranks. We obviously want players to reach their maximum potential and we celebrate our juniors reaching AFL and SANFL ranks, but we are privileged to have many players progress through junior ranks direct into seniors and we also welcome players returning to Henley at any time. We currently have 281 boys registered to play in 14 boys teams, 133 girls registered to play in 6 girls teams, Auskick will run again (85 last year) and we will have 3 under 7 minis teams (36 players last year). There will be around 550 juniors involved in the junior programs at The Sharks this year. Thank you to John Muir, the Football Director of the juniors, the junior committee, coaches and volunteers who are working really hard to develop such a large group of players and manage day to day running of the juniors. I urge parents to get involved with the club, by volunteering, supporting, making friends and enjoying your time at the Henley Football Club. I have had the pleasure of meeting good people and making many great friendships through my time at Henley as a player and parent.

I am pleased to announce that we have had tremendous support from local business and supporters who sponsor the club. In 2018 we have already had commitment from

The Lockleys Hotel in their 4th year as a major sponsor. Western Sports Ortho & GP Practice are on board again in 2018 as well as Clipsal by Schneider Electric, Paul Eadon Home Loans, Ous Property, Gas Works Findon, Geddes Kitchens, Total Tools Thebarton, Captain Chicken, Cheeky Greek, Jordan Plumbing and many others still to be confirmed. I can announce that CMI Toyota West Terrace have increased their level of sponsorship this year and will be a significant contributor to the club ( A Great White Shark Sponsor ). Nelson Teamwear who are our new supplier of merchandise and jumpers have also come on board as a Great White Shark sponsor, donating 2 sets of jumpers and backing up with some advertising dollars. Sportspower at Glenelg are another new sponsor this year. If you are looking for boots or any sporting equipment please support SPORTSPOWER at Glenelg and mention that you are from The Henley Sharks.  Thank you to David Haskard who has been responsible for bringing the new sponsors to the club. I have been saying for years that sponsorship should be a ten person team. We have now increased our sponsorship team to 3, but still looking for more support. Thank you to the members who have been providing contacts for new sponsors and ideas for sponsorship.

The Henley Heroes are in their 5th year and have been magnificent supporters of the club. The HH committee have already been meeting to discuss events for 2018. I recommend signing up as a Henley Hero ($50 per year ) and if possible a century club member. There are quite a few benefits in being a hero including discount at some of our sponsors, regular hero days and the end of season BBQ with the announcement of the HH most valuable player.

Volunteers are the lifeblood of clubs like ours. We are looking for people to be involved in sub committees ( sponsorship ), assist team managers, set up on match day, match day officials, scoreboard attendants, registrar, working bee participants or simply just returning your glass to the bar. I would like to acknowledge Adam Keenan who will be the BBQ coordinator this year, Peter Lawrence ( bar now open on Friday nights thanks to Peter as a volunteer), Cheryl Barnett and Jake Biddle who are volunteers on the bar management committee, the social committee, football committee and Kym Hicks and his team of trainers. Your committee is,  President Paul Caica, Secretary Vanessa Spaans, Treasurer Brett Dobson, Football Director  Chris Brown, Player reps Damian Rowley, Corey Gray, Corey Battersby, Over 35’s Brad Smyth, Social/ Newsletter Mel Edson. Thank you to Rod Hill for his ongoing support with grants and football department.


Be the person who asks “ What can I do for The Henley Football Club ?”, not “What can the club do for me ?”.


Go the Sharks

Michael Broadbent


Do you want to KNOW what all the Sports Stars do in their off season?

F45 Henley Beach joins forces with the Henley Sharks………

In an exciting new partnership to help our Juniors, F45 Henley Beach is offering some specialised training to help with the strength and conditioning of our Juniors BOYS and GIRLS.

F45 Training was originally created to develop NRL Players into high performance athletes. F45 Henley Beach  have many of the Port Power, Adelaide Crows and SANFL players training with them in the off season and would love to work with the Henley Juniors to help take them to the next level ( 13 years or above).

We are excited about the opportunity to implement an 8 week program to assist players/athletes from 13 years of age and up to develop all aspects of fitness and move closer to ‘elite’ levels of strength, agility, power, endurance and cardiovascular fitness to name a few.

Initially we are offering a come and try session

 – Wednesday 28th February at 7.00pm (limited numbers $10.00 a session)

Following these Emma / Katie and the team will run Players through a Preseason Challenge every Friday afternoon at 5.00pm. The Players will be tested at the start of the program and then re tested on completion of the program.  The Challenge will run for 8 weeks and be at a cost of $10.00 a session ($80 for the program).

The Challenge will commence Friday 9th March.

  • Week 1: will consist of fitness testing
  • Weeks 2-7: a one hour training session per week
  • Week 8: Fitness testing and a Q & A with a panel of elite sports people (which parents can attend)

At the end of the Challenge some of the F45 Sport Stars will be on hand to run the Juniors through the program.Some of the Sporting Stars found and photgraphed at at F45 Henley Beach above.

Port Power– Byron Pickett, Chad Wingard, Aidyn Johnson, Sammy Gray, Alipate Carlile, Paddy Ryder, Jarman Impey, David Rodan, Jackson Trengrove

Adelaide Crows – Eddie Betts

Adelaide Thunderbirds Netball – Chelsea Pittman

Pro Boxer– Antonio The Spartan

The ownership group of F45 Henley Beach comprises of: Alipate Carlile (ex-Port Power AFL), his partner Joanna Sutton (ex Adelaide Thunderbirds & Sydney Swifts), Pauly Vandenbergh (ex-NBL Canberra Cannons and Melbourne Tigers) and Emma Vandenbergh (20 years industry experience as strength and conditioning coach Head trainer for Les Mills Internationally).

We are really excited by the  partnership between F45 Henley Beach and the Henley Sharks Juniors Footy Club.

Working together we can achieve your health and fitness goals.


To reserve your spot and get ready for the season ahead…

Contact: Administration at Henley Sharks Juniors