The Albany Sharks Football and Sporting club was founded in 2008, making them the youngest team in the Great Southern Football League (GSFL). The Albany Football Club playing group caters for all ages. The playing group consists of men’s senior and reserve grade team, colts, Under 16’s and a women’s side. A number of the Under 16 women also compete in the Under 16 men’s competition. The Sharks home ground is Centennial Stadium, on Lockyer Avenue, in Albany, Western Australia. All home games and trainings held at this location during the season. Social events are also a large part of the club’s culture with the annual awards evening the highlight of the yearly calendar. For more information on the Sharks events, please check our calendar.
Congratulations to Mr. Geoffery Oldfield who was awarded Life Membership at the 2020 Albany Sharks Football Club awards night. He has been and continues to be an inspiration to everyone at the Sharks that have followed in your footsteps. Such a well deserved award! We would like to thank everyone who attended our 2020 Awards Night. A special thank you to our President, Tracy Blaszkow for the amazing setup and organisation and to Lisa Gwynn who captured all the wonderful photos. To our volunteers, coaches and supporters, thank you for helping make this season happen, we couldn’t of done it without you! A massive congratulations to all of our 2020 Award Winners, who were as follows: Club Awards Life Member Geoff Oldfield Club Person of the Year Ashlee Williamson Senior… Read More »Sharks 2020 Awards
Experienced country footballer and former Peel Thunder player Jamie Ramm has taken the reins of the Albany Sharks league side after Stewart MacTaggart stepped down from the head coaching role, which he accepted in December last year. The Sharks were on the hunt for a new coach at the end of last season, in which they won one game under Kim Mayfield, and they promoted MacTaggart from the reserves to take the reins in the 2020 Great Southern Football League campaign. Last Thursday, the Sharks confirmed the change with MacTaggart stepping away because of personal reasons. Ramm, pictured, was announced as the immediate replacement but only in an interim capacity as the Sharks search for a full-time league coach ahead of the GSFL season, which starts in April. The Sharks… Read More »Experienced Ramm steps up as interim Sharks coach
Emerging Albany talent Luke Mowaljarlai Jr has returned home after helping the Flying Boomerangs take a clean sweep of their exhibition games in Melbourne last week. Mowaljarlai Jr and Lake Grace youngster Jackson Callope were both part of the Flying Boomerangs team that beat the World Team at Trevor Barker Oval in Melbourne twice last week. Playing a variety of positions across the two games, Mowaljarlai Jr found plenty of the ball as one of six WA representatives in the Boomerangs team. The 15-year-old and his teammates were too strong in the opening game, winning 14.8 (92) to 6.7 (43) at full-time last Tuesday. In their second match on Friday the Boomerangs were big winners in wet conditions, prevailing 10.14 (74) to 1.4 (10).
The idea that a coach with a win-loss record of 0-11 should be considered as the coach of the year in the Great Southern Football League to many is inconceivable. But in the case of Albany coach Kim Mayfield, he should well and truly be in the conversation. It has been a case of so close but so far for the Sharks this season as they chase that elusive second ever win since entering the league competition in 2012. Their three-point loss to ladder leaders Railways almost a fortnight ago was their 100th match in the competition and their 20-point loss to Denmark-Walpole last Sunday was their 100th loss. When it comes to development and growth of a team, the Sharks are without doubt the big improvers. You can see… Read More »Why Kim Mayfield should be coach of the year
The Royal Australian Navy will be looking to square the ledger against the Albany Sharks when they travel for the second annual exhibition match on Saturday at Collingwood Park. The inaugural match last year coincided with the Anzac centenary commemorations and attracted a strong crowd of about 500 to Collingwood Park. The Sharks went on to win the match by 38 points, the first time the league side had tasted a win before their first premiership points in round 15 last season. With hope of turning the match into an annual event, the Navy will return better prepared for the clash, according to team manager Matt Vaisey. “This year we have done a fair bit of training for about six to eight weeks, so I would say as a team… Read More »Navy team ready to take on Sharks
Selectors had seen enough from one trial match to give talented Albany Sharks youngster Tyron Smallwood the nod to represent WA in the State Schooboys 15s team in the School Sport Australia AFL Championships. Despite being sidelined with a hip injury suffered in his Great Southern Football League debut in round 1 in April, which prevented him from taking part in the final two trials, Tyron was unexpectedly announced in the final squad of 25 last week to travel to Geelong for the championships, which start on July 19. “I was basically speechless,” he said. “I had only played the first game, so I was really surprised.” The lively forward who booted 43 goals in the GSFL under-17s competition last season – including a best-on-ground six goals in the Sharks’… Read More »Tyron in State side