Shellharbour JFC well represented at this year’s Champion of Champions


Football South Coast side Shellharbour JFC will be heading into this Sunday’s 2022 Champion of Champions Finals held at Valentine Sports Park with some added spark as the club is set to field teams in the 14 Boys, 15 Boys and 16 Girls age groups – more than any other competing association side.

The ambitious club from down South has been buoyed by this achievement, something long serving Club President Yani Sekuloski has been very proud of.

“As a President I am extremely proud,” he stated to Football NSW.

“It is a great achievement for our club to have such strong representation in the finals after what has been an unpredictable and difficult season impacted by the rain and the COVID pandemic.

“There has been so much hard work on and off the field this year and in previous years to make Shellharbour Junior Football Club as strong and successful as it is today.

“Our coaches, their assistants, managers, and parents have all contributed to the success of all our teams competing in the prestigious Football NSW Champion of Champions finals. Our coaches have been outstanding and are so committed to the development of our junior players.”

With 859 juniors registered in 2022, Sekuloski, in his fourteenth year as Club President, stated there were many factors as to why the club has continued to kick goals year in year out.

“An integral part of the club is our committee, who are supported by volunteers from every single one of our junior teams.

“Our proven approach to grading and player development is the foundation of all our graded teams who have again provided outstanding results in 2022 with five league Champions and eight top 4 finishes.

“Many of our junior players go on to further their development with selection in the Wollongong Wolves and Illawarra Stingrays NPL NSW Men’s and Women’s squads.

“We continue to provide a steady stream of quality players into the elite levels of junior football.

“The introduction of Men’s teams to Shellharbour Football Club in 2023 will provide a long awaited pathway to senior football for our junior boys. It will be fantastic to enable our ex-juniors players to return to their grassroots club to play senior football, rather than being scattered within other clubs across the local premier league.”

A sea of Shellharbour JFC fans will be making the trek to Football NSW’s spiritual facility, Valentine Sports Park on Sunday, a trip Sekuloski hopes will be one they’ll never forget.

“We’re all extremely excited for Sunday.

“Shellharbour JFC will be supporting our 3 teams in huge numbers.

“Win or lose, our teams have made us all proud of their achievements in the 2022 season.”

Shellharbour JFC’s Champion of Champions Fixtures

14 Boys – 9:45 AM – Shellharbour JFC v Pitt Town Football Club – Field 3

15 Boys – 11:00 AM – Shellharbour JFC v Bankstown Sports Strikers – Field 3

16 Girls – 1:45 PM – Shellharbour JFC v Terrigal United F.C. – Field 1