Gal back from his boxing foray

Paul Gallen was back at Sharks training today after his boxing victory over Anthony Watts on Wednesday night on the undercard to the Daniel Geale-Jarrod Fletcher bout.

The Sharks skipper was showing no ill effects from his bout with former teammate, with the fight going a little more than a minute when Watts withdrew with a shoulder injury.

While disappointed with the way the fight finished, Gallen nonetheless can now boast a 2-win-0-loss record as a professional boxer.

Gallen went through a series of conditioning drills on the field with Performance Coach Andrew Gray, before doing a weights session in the Sharks HPU.

He will re-join the main NRL group on Monday morning for their regular field session.

 

Peter collects the keys to his Captiva

As the winner of the Sutherland Holden-Sharks Holden Captiva competition Peter Phillips was understandably excited when he drew the winning key form the barrel in front of wife Joanne, children Katelyn and Scott and a large crowd of members at Sharkies Leagues Club on Tuesday.

That excitement level went another notch today when Phillips was presented with the real keys to his new Captiva 5 by Sutherland Holden Dealer Principal Lee Matenga and Sales Manager Steven Blakeborough at the Sutherland showroom today.

Sharks NRL stars Ben Barba and Sam Tagataese were on hand to congratulate Phillips and watch him drive away with his outstanding prize.

The Holden Captiva competition saw Sharks members swipe their cards upon entry to the club or when purchasing food or beverages, with 37 members then drawn out and given the opportunity to choose a key to unlock the key to the new car.

Much to his amazement as just the third to pull a key out of the barrel Phillips picked correctly and the rest is history.

Development Camp
The Sharks Development Camp, organised and conducted by former Sharks NRL player John Morris, now a member of the clubs' elite development coaching staff, went into a third day today with the boys enjoying another full program of training and skill development activities.

The boys spent some time in the gym, learnt about preparing properly for a training session and finished the day with Sharks players from the 16’s up to the NRL squad in a full Club Training Session.

Tomorrow the Development Camp attendees will be joined by a handful of players from the Sharks Under 17’s Academy squad for a game against a Samoan age group representative team.

That match kicks off at 10am at Endeavour Sports High.

Reminders!!!
A couple of reminders – the Sharks NRL playing group will be out and about tomorrow morning in Cronulla Mall and Engadine.

The boys will be in Cronulla from 10.30am-11.30am and at Engadine from 11.30am-12.30pm.

Also, don’t forget next Monday and Tuesday night when Sharks members, fans, sponsors and the general public have their chance to share their ideas, concerns, hopes and dreams with the club hierarchy when CEO Lyall Gorman, Chairman Damien Keogh and NRL coach Shane Flanagan front two Community Fan Forums.

The first Fan Forum will be at Club on East (formerly the SUS Club) at Sutherland on Monday night and on Tuesday at Sharks Leagues Club. Both Fan Forums get underway at 7.00pm.