In assisting young Sharks players obtain employment, whether that be full or part time, the club is calling out to tradesmen, local businesses, workplaces or to any organisation that could potentially assist in providing job opportunities.
In seeking to comply with the NRL’s ‘no work, no study, no play’ edict for NYC squad members and the NRL mandated minimum of 24 hours’ work and/or study, the Sharks are looking to ensure all players not in full-time study are gainfully employed, both for their own development and well-being and also to comply with the NRL rules.
The employment can be on a casual basis, however the preference is obviously for full time, continual and consistent work.
Both local players and those who have been recruited into the Sharks system, are seeking these job opportunities, with NRL rules also stipulating that players fit training in and around work and study schedules, not the other way around.
Training schedules can be provided to potential employers to allow better management of workload.
As Damien White, the Sharks Welfare and NYC Manager explained, through the NYC squad of players the Sharks are equipped to provide all types of businesses with workers with just a couple of days’ notice.
“I have a ready-made labour force looking at earning extra money to assist in supporting themselves away from football and this can be at short notice if needed,” White said. “Any sponsor, fan, business or anyone within the clubs network of contacts who can provide possible opportunities can contact me direct and I will happily assist with placing players.”
White can be contacted at Sharks via email at [email protected] or by calling 02 9527 8271.
Anything that can be done to help the Sharks stars of the future get a kick start to their rugby league careers will be greatly appreciated.