Our Vision

The purpose of the SJFC is to promote the happiness and wellbeing of young people in our local community through participation in Australian football. We strive to cultivate personal development and improve self esteem, both on and off the field. We strive for team improvement and to develop future senior players.

In achieving this purpose the SJFC and its members are guided by and promote the following key values and expectations.

Our club values are:


We play by the rules

We show respect to our coaches, the opposition, other club members and volunteers.


Our club is an inclusive community

In terms of ethnicity, religion, gender and ability. Everyone gets a fair go.


We rely on teamwork on and off the field

We are accountable for our actions and play our role in the team.


We ask for best effort

To strive for continuous improvement. We have an open minded learning mindset.


Healthy body - healthy mind

They say 30 minutes a day goes a long way!


We are all here to have fun

… that is what junior footy is all about.

Our club expects its officials, players, parents and members to:

• not argue with umpires
• not use offensive or denigrating language at games and club events
• not initiate or engage in rough conduct
• not complain about things behind the scenes
• not sacrifice the fun factor for any reason.

Diversity & Inclusion

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2023 Executive Committee

Position Name Email
President Justin Mitchell president@sorrentojuniorfc.com
Vice President Kathy Novakos vicepresident@sorrentojuniorfc.com
Secretary Dee Barton secretary@sorrentojuniorfc.com
Treasurer Ash Galvin treasurer@sorrentojuniorfc.com
Football Manager Kathy Novakos footyops@sorrentojuniorfc.com

Club Songs

Sorrento Sharks Club Song lyrics
Rye / Sorrento Waves Club Song lyrics

The health and wellbeing of all players at the SJFC is of utmost importance. We are thrilled to continue our participation in the SALT (Sport and Life Training) program. The SALT trainers will facilitate highly interactive education, culture and leadership programs for our players. They will deliver age appropriate and gender specific sessions at various times throughout the season to support our players to be their best, both on and off the field.

The programs are based on a model of positive psychology and will draw on the existing strengths and values of our players. SALT mainly work at a community level but also have partnerships with a number of AFL teams. These sessions will be held during training times to make participation as simple as possible.

AFL Community Football How to Seek Help

7 Pillars of Inclusion

This junior program is being fully funded by the Bendigo Bank, and will run until 2023. Many thanks to the Bendigo Bank for recognising the benefits of junior sport and supporting our local community!

For more information please email:  inclusion@sorrentojuniorfc.com

The correct uniform is to be worn on game day : club jersey with your number, club shorts and club socks (and mouth guard) on game day to be permitted to play.

Your club jersey is only to be worn on game day and not to training and is to be returned to your Team manager at the end of the season. Team training tops can be arranged via your Team Manager (costs apply or organise your own team sponsor – terms & conditions apply and you need executive committee approval prior to ordering).

The MP Junior Football League only permits skin coloured ‘skins’ to be worn underneath uniform – shorts and singlet only – as well as the approved SJFC Training Top for Sharks players.

to play… and the kids hoodies are super warm… just remember to please name them before game day!

Merchandise List:
All Weather Jacket – $70
Black Vest  – $45
Hoodie – $45
Duffle Bag – $50
Duffle Bag (With Name)* – $60
Cap (One Size) – $15
Beanie (One Size) – $15
Playing Socks – $15
Playing Shorts – $35

For more information contact merch@sorrentojuniorfc.com

Sorrento Junior Football Club Inc has a clearly defined Constitution and Code of Conduct. As an incorporated body, the committee and executive of the club also have clear operating and reporting guidelines under the Incorporations Act 1981.

It is a pre-requisite that the Code of Conduct is acknowledged by all players when they register each year. Likewise, all coaches are required to sign a Code of Conduct Agreement which forms part of the AFL Code of Conduct and is a requirement of the AFL Coaching Accreditation Level 1.

SJFC Code of Conduct COACHES

All coaches, team managers and leading officials in specific care and guidance of our player group are required to obtain a Working With Children Check (WWCC). These are recorded by the Club Secretary and form an important part of club policies and our management and care of those player members.

As an affiliate of the Mornington Peninsula Junior Football League (MPJFL), the SJFC is also bound by their articles of association and the league’s binding by-laws and policies. Additionally, the MPJFL policies and codes of conduct are in direct alignment with the Victorian Country Football League’s (VCFL) policies and codes, of which the MPJFL is an affiliate member.

The SJFC follows the AFL’s concussion management guidelines:

AFL Concussion Management Guidelines

Sorrento Junior Football Club (SJFC) is committed to promoting and protecting the safety and well being of all children and young people who participate in AFL/W activities, programs, services and /or use SJFC facilities by fostering a culture where children and young people feel safe and welcome.

SJFC Child Safe Policy

SJFC Child Safe Commitment Declaration

Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy

Safeguarding Children and Young People Code of Conduct

Child Safety at our Club

Club CSO Position Description

AFL Community Football GDP Policy

Safeguarding & Child Safety -Community Corner

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