March was a busy month for the Sharks squad both on and off the playing field, as the club continued to engage with members and fans within the wider community.
Finding time to meet and greet fans in between rehabilitation on his injured knee, Nu Brown was again very active in the community during the month of March.
Brown paid visits to De La Salle College, Caringbah, and St Aloysius Primary School, Cronulla, to deliver the NRL’s Tackle Bullying message to young school children. The visits ended with the utility talking all things footy, before hosting a ‘Q&A’ with the kids.
With the school holidays just around the corner, while attending Touch Football NSW final’s day at Gwawley Oval, Taren Point, Brown took the chance to promote the Sharks’ Super and Junior Jaws holiday’s clinics.
In further strengthening the Sharks’ relationship with Touch Football Australia, NYC half Travis Edwards attended a girls-only touch clinic at Waratah Oval, Sutherland. Edwards met and spoke with over 200 participants, before helping to deliver the ‘Shark Cry’ and sign autographs for the girls.
Meanwhile, Edwards and Brown were on hand at the fifth and final ‘Backyard League’ session at the Ridge Sporting Complex, Barden Ridge.
Five schools and over 350 students played mini touch football, followed by a player chat and a Shark Cry. NYC players Josh Addo-Carr and Thomas Levi also lent their support on the day.
Rounding out a busy month for Edwards he – alongside Sharks Elite High Performance Coach John Morris – attended the official media unveil of the new playing fields Cronulla High School.
Morris praised the fields and their impact upon the community, in saying “the kids are very lucky, and it’s going to repay the community tenfold with the athletes that we produce out of this facility.”
Elsewhere, Sami Sauiluma and Jayson Bukuya attended the annual YMCA twilight open night at Caringbah to promote one of the club’s many community partners. The players spoke to fans, posed for photos and signed autographs for those in attendance.
Sharks’ fullback Valentine Holmes and David Fifita supported the ‘World’s Greatest Shave’ at Cronulla mall. Swapping their boots and footballs for clippers and scissors, the players had their chance to cut and spray paint the hair of the brave donors.
The Sharks also took the chance to remind members, fans, Cronulla residents and lovers of all things pizza to head down to Crust at Cronulla mall to help support various charities. For more information on the event, CLICK HERE.
This article is a part of the #SharksHaveHeart series – detailing the work being done by the Cronulla Sharks in the community.