21-year-old journalism hopeful Mitch Gallagher travels to the Shire from Penrith for each Sharks home game, assisting the club’s media team and working alongside Sharks press-box staffers.
Mitch is just one of the many Shark Crew volunteers who dedicate their hours in the effort to improve the game-day experience at Cronulla’s home fixtures.
“It takes about three hours to get down here (to Remondis Stadium), but I’ve loved coming down here to support the boys ever since I was born,” said Mitch.
While Mitch’s commitment is testament to his unwavering love for the club, the efforts are made even more admirable when he’s asked to brave the conditions –as evidenced against Souths on Monday night.
“I catch a bus to the train station, then another train to Redfern, then a train to Cronulla. I then walk from the station to the stadium,” he said.
In showing he’s more than happy to get soggy for the Shark Crew cause, Mitch did the rounds of Remondis Stadium on Monday night in providing images for the fan-supplied gallery.
A lover of all things footy, Mitch plays both Rugby Union and Rugby League with his brother, and has aspirations of pursuing a career in sports media.
In serving as an excellent starting point for any would-be media professionals, Mitch praised his time in the Shark Crew role and encouraged other Sharks fans to get involved.
“I love it, it’s awesome. It’s probably the best thing I’ve ever done. I’m pretty lucky and thankful that the club has provided the opportunity to get in and help out,” Mitch said.
“It’s not too late to sign up for this season, because there’s still plenty of home games.
“If not, you can put your name down for next season – I know I will be.”
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This article was a part of the #SharkCrew Profile series