All systems go for round one
Sharks members will receive their membership cards and season passes in the coming days with all tickets having been sent to our mail house for delivery.
Tickets to fans and the general public for the round one match with the Raiders have also gone on sale with those wanting to attend the first-up clash at Remondis Stadium encouraged to get in early to secure the prime reserved seating options available.
Memberships are also available in all categories ahead of the season which gets underway on March 8. To find out more or to secure your 2015 Sharks membership, CLICK HERE or call the Sharks Membership Team on 1-300 SHARKS (742 757).
To purchase tickets CLICK HERE. (http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=SHARKS15)
Full squad ‘headache’ 1
Shane Flanagan revealed at a staff get together today that Jayson Bukuya had overcome his hamstring problems and would be fit to play in round one next weekend.
He also intimated that Jacob Gagan would also be available, which poses the question as to what the make-up of the Sharks backline might be for the Sharks first NRL game for 2015.
Gordon appears certain to be the fullback, but with Feki, Leutele, Beale, Holmes, Brown, Sauiluma, Bird and now Gagan fit and ready to go, with all having genuine claims on an NRL berth, Flanagan finds himself in the unenviable position of fitting eight players into four positions.
Two field sessions tomorrow and Friday will probably make up his mind, however the coach has until Tuesday afternoon to officially name his team to tackle the Raiders.
Watch this space!
Full squad ‘headache’ 2
Brad Forrest, formally of the Leader and now writing for the Just Cronulla News website, touched on the very topic as outlined above.
In an article headlined ‘Full squad “headache” for coach Flanagan’, Forrest takes a look at the Sharks forward stocks and speculates as to which players are in the running for round one berths.
CLICK HERE to read his report.
$10,000 to be won – last reminder
A final reminder that tonight the Lucky Members badge draw will see one Sharkies member walk away with $10,000.
As the final night in the badge draw promotion, the $10,000must be won, however members need to be present at Sharkies to collect the prize.
The first draw is at 6.00pm tonight, with subsequent draws at 7.00 and 8.00pm until there is a winner.
CLICK HERE to read more information on tonight’s draw.
Community Fan Forum
Also a quick note to remind those in or around the Menai area that the fourth and final Shark Community Forum will be held at Club Menai from 7.00pm tonight.
To be attended by coach Shane Flanagan, CEO Lyall Gorman and Chairman Damian Keogh, the Community Forum gives those on the western outskirts of the Sutherland Shire a chance to air their views or to listen and learn about the vision the club has for its upcoming games and events and its immediate future.
Fourth and final Community Fan Forum, tonight, 7.00pm at Club Menai.
NOTE: Those unable to make it to Club Menai can keep up to date with all topics discussed tonight at the Fan Forum by logging onto Sportal’s LIVE blog. CLICK HERE to follow.
Sharks TV – LIVE
Those members and fans on-line at 11.00am this morning had the chance to hear Group CEO Lyall Gorman address Sharks staff and a wider audience via a LIVE Sharks TV feed.
Gorman’s words and the associated presentation today centred around brand values and strategies aimed at turning the Cronulla Club into one of the leading sporting franchises in all of Australia.
Today’s LIVE stream was just a teaser, with plenty of exciting digital innovations about to be rolled out to Sharks members and fans in the coming weeks.
Sharks in the News
The rugby league media has been focused in a couple of different areas with the season just over a week away, however a number of outlets are now trotting out season preview material outlining their thoughts on the chances of the various teams for 2015.
AAP produced one such preview, which was picked up by a handful of websites and news publications. Titled ‘Summer of Change’ it paints a positive picture of the Sharks hopes for the season ahead.
Sharks summer of change – AAP - CLICK HERE