The following letter has been distributed by the Sharks for the consideration of suitable members and club supporters willing to host and accommodate a young out of district player.
As a part of their recruitment the club brings in a number of young regional, interstate and overseas players to represent the Sharks at SG Ball and NYC level, with the hope being these young men can develop into future NRL stars.
In making their transition to the club and to the Sutherland Shire more comfortable, it is seen as an advantage to their assimilation and to their development for them to be in a stable family environment, hence this request for Homestay assistance.
An example of how this system has enjoyed proven results in recent times, Jamayne Isaako, the Sharks NYC Player’s Player in 2014, arrived from New Zealand as a 17-year-old and has thrived both on and off the field while living with a Sharks Homestay Family.
Please see the letter below for the attention of Sharks members, however any supporters of the club capable of assisting and willing to take part would certainly be welcomed.
Dear Sharks Members,
The Club is looking for families in the area who would be willing and able to accommodate young Sharks Players who relocate to the area to train and play for our Club.
These young players will benefit from a family environment in order to support them in their dreams of one day playing in the NRL competition. Players will be attending school locally, pursuing an apprenticeship/traineeship or working fulltime whilst fulfilling their training and playing commitments with the Club. Typically they will be between the ages of 16-19 and we would envisage they live with a Homestay Family from between one to two years depending on their circumstances.
If you would like to assist the Club or know someone that can, please have them contact Damien White for further details and information.
Welfare and Education Manager
P: 9527 8271