Henley favourite, Jeremy ‘BUBBLES’ Johncock played his 100th GAME for the Sharks against Goodwood Saints TODAY at Shark Park! CONGRATULATIONS BUBBLES!
Photo above from 2005 club leading goal kicker
The boys got up by a point over Goodwood! Great win Sharks
CONGRATULATIONS ON 100 GAMES Jeremy ‘BUBBLES’ Johncock
Henley favourite, Jeremy ‘Bubbles’ Johncock plays his 100th game for the Sharks against Goodwood Saints this week at Shark Park.
Originally from the Mallee Park FC in Port Lincoln, Bubbles moved to Adelaide in 1998 to further his football career. After progressing through the juniors and Reserves at Port Adelaide Magpies he played two seasons (02-03) with the Willaston Football Club where he won a best and fairest medal.
In 2004 he was invited to North Adelaide under Andrew Jarman but broke his ankle in the last trial game and missed most of that season. After a very short retirement he was ‘wooed’ to the Henley Sharks by then coach, Scott Hodges and donned the Sharks jumper for seasons 2005/06.
From 2007 to 2011 Bubbles played 54 games for Sturt in the SANFL before joining Port Districts for seasons 2012/13. Bubbles returned to the Sharks for seasons 2014/15 and then returned to Willaston for a year in 2016. In 2017 the football journeyman returned to the Sharks and saw him become an important part of the 2017 premiership team. Round 5 2018 will see him achieve his 100th Sharks game. Bubbles led the goal kicking at Henley four times in seasons 2004/05 and 2014/15.
Off the field Jeremy is engaged to Dorothy and they have two boys, Gus (2 years) and Reuben (4 months). Bubbles was given his nickname by his grandmother when he was a young baby due to the habit he had back then of blowing bubbles with his saliva. Young Reuben is doing the exact same thing as a baby and if he has the same football talent as his father, Henley should start saving for his ‘education fund’ now to ensure he follows in Dads footsteps as a Shark.
Bubbles best memories in football are the premierships, “it’s why we play at the end of the day.” Henley’s 2017 Premiership is his best Henley memory and playing in an SANFL Grand Final is his greatest footy highlight (despite the disappointing result) because it was something he always wanted to do and he never gave up. He said his advice to young footballers would be “if you want something bad enough you will get there. You might need to take the long way to get there but you will still get there.”
When asked about his biggest football influence, Bubbles stated it would have to be his immediate and extended family. That growing up in the country it didn’t matter what sport it was, if his cousins were playing it he had to play it too. He rated Lee Pastyn as Henley’s ‘biggest pest’ and when asked about a funny moment in football he couldn’t go past our own Jake Hyland and his ‘self-proclaimed’ injuries stating he had “never met a bloke that gets so many injuries yet is still good to go the following week”.
Despite playing many games for many clubs, The Henley Sharks now claim Bubbles as their own and congratulate him. Not only for 100 of his finest games with Henley but an impressive career on and off the field. Here’s to a successful day and 2018 season with many more games ahead for Bubbles.