Sharks out in the Shire again this weekend
The positive response from their Cronulla-Gymea and Sutherland fan interaction last weekend will see the NRL squad get out and about in the community once again this coming Saturday.
Stay tuned to #SharksNewsToday as well as to Sharks social media and website over the next few days however at this stage it is planned for the players to be in Cronulla once again and also at Engadine, with the NRL squad split into two groups for this community meet and greet.
The Cronulla appearance is scheduled for 10am-11am, with the Engadine visit from 11.30am-12.30pm. They will hand out membership and other related Sharks information, sign autographs and pose for photos.
Meet you favourite Sharks players this Saturday as the Sharks engage with the Shire.
Reminder - Fan Forums
The two Sharks Community Forums have been confirmed for next Monday and Tuesday, December 8 and 9, with members, sponsors, fans and the general community having the opportunity to have their say in the future of the Cronulla Sharks.
The Community Forums will take place at The Club on East (formerly the SUS Club at Sutherland) and Sharkies Leagues.
For more information, click on the link to the Sharks website article from earlier today.
Sharks Community Forum
Sharks to get ‘Wet and Wild’
The Sharks are set to get ‘Wet and Wild’ tomorrow but hold the presses, their activity is unlikely to attract back page headlines for any of the wrong reasons.
As a team bonding activity the team will head out to the ‘Wet and Wild’ water park in Sydney’s west as something of a reward for their first three weeks of effort on the training paddock and in the gym.
“The team has been training hard and this will be a team activity where they can have a bit of fun and interact with the community and the patrons at Wet and Wild at the same time,” Coach Shane Flanagan said.
The Sharks will train in the morning before heading west to Wet and Wild.
Best tip for anyone heading out to Wet and Wild tomorrow might be to keep clear of the Fifita twins or perhaps giant new recruit Saul Houma, with the trio to potentially create plenty of mayhem on some of the rides and water slides.
Pathway to Origin
Four young Sharks have been chosen to attend a NSWRL Under 20’s Origin Pathways camp which will be headed up by VB NSW Blues Coach Laurie Daley.
Anthony Moraitis, Jack Bird, Brad Dietz and Myles Taueli will assemble at the Narabeen Sports Academy with a collection of talented under 20’s from a number of other clubs where the two-day Pathways Camp will see them participate in training and skills work and also enjoy sessions on the type of attitude and high performance required for State of Origin delivered by several guest speakers.
Combined with the other Sharks 20’s currently in the UK with the Australian Schoolboys and the future looks bright with the young talent coming through the Cronulla club.
For more on the Pathways Camp, click on the following link to a Sharks website article.
NSWRL Origin Pathways
Update - NRL Draw for 2015
The NRL has confirmed the fan-friendly fixed schedule draw for next year's NRL Telstra Premiership would be finalised mid-December.
NRL's Head of Commercial Paul Kind said this would give rugby league members and fans two-and-a-half months to plan for the start of the season, which kicks off on 5 March, adding that developing the fan-friendly fixed season schedule was complex and the NRL and its broadcast partners, Nine and FOX SPORTS, were in the final stages.
"We listened to our members and fans who told us loud and clear in 2012 that they wanted a fixed season schedule," Mr Kind said. "This was the number one goal for members and clubs so they had certainty for the vast majority of the season."
The fixed draw came into being for the start of the 2013 season.
The Sharks will communicate the 2015 Telstra Premiership season Draw through their social and media channels as soon as it becomes available.
Stay tuned – Mermaid video on Sharks TV
Keep an eye on the Sharks website in the coming days for some highlights of the Auditions for the 2015 Sharks Mermaids squad.
Some talented dancers and acrobats were on show at the auditions, with organisers of the Mermaids having a tough job coming up with a final squad.
Mermaid auditions, coming soon on Sharks TV.
Sharkies Leagues Club
Drive home in a Captiva 5
The Sharks WIN A HOLDEN CAPTIVA DRAW is due to take place tonight - with one lucky member about to drive away in a new Captiva 5 courtesy of Sharks and Sutherland Holden.
If you've visited the Club in the past eight weeks, swiped your card on arrival or purchased food or beverage from the bar, bistro or cafe (and swiped your card when purchasing), you're already in the draw, with every $5 spent giving you 1 ticket.
And it’s not too late to be a part of the draw, with entries to close at 6.20pm tonight.
Gallen-Geale fight night at Sharkies
Paul Gallen tackles former teammate Anthony Watts, while Daniel Geale gets into the ring with Queenslander Jarrod Fletcher in a highly anticipated fight night to be held at the Hordern Pavillion on Wednesday night.
For those who can’t make it to the venue tomorrow Sharkies is the next best place to be to catch all the action, with the entire fight night to be screened in the auditorium.
As an added incentive to come along to Sharkies, the Geale Gallen Fight bistro special is a $20 Meal Deal of Chicken Schnitzel with prawns and garlic cream sauce, PLUS a Schooner of Carlton draught or a glass of Shellbay Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon.
Have dinner, enjoy the fight, at Sharkies tomorrow night.
Happy Birthday Coach!
He was thrown a surprise party attended by family and friends on Saturday, however today, December 2, was officially Coach Shane Flanagan’s 50th birthday.
And the Sharks celebrated with a cake for Flanno, who while slightly embarrassed by the all the fuss, blew out the candles, cut the cake and listened to a rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’ from staff and players.
What do you think his birthday wish might be? Happy Birthday Shane.