#SharksNewsToday – April 29
Sharks supporting Women in League
As a part of Women in League round, where the contribution of women to the game of rugby league is recognised and celebrated, the Sharks are conducting a special cocktail function not to be missed.
To be held at the Harvey Norman Commercial Showroom in Taren Point on Thursday, May 14, from 6.30-9.30pm, the cocktail function will be a fantastic way to say thank you and to celebrate the tireless work of women in Rugby League.
Fox Sports personalities Lara Pitt and Matt Shirvington are the event MC’s, with the night to feature great food, good wine and live entertainment, with a number of Sharks NRL players to be in attendance.
The Women in League Cocktail function is supporting the Beauty Bank – go to the Beauty Bank facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/thebeautybankau to find out more.
Tickets are selling so get yours now, book today and be a part of a fantastic event!
CLICK HERE to book or for more information.
Interstate members – Gold Coast Meet and Greet
The Sharks invite all Members, both those making the trip to north as well as Interstate Members in and around the Gold Coast, to attend a player Meet and Greet following the Sharks round 10 clash with the Titans.
This Members-Only experience, which will involve all players who took in the Titans match the previous night, is scheduled for the Sofitel Hotel, Broadbeach at 9.30am, Sunday, May 17, with this special event an opportunity to meet the Sharks NRL squad.
To attend the player Meet and Greet, it is requested all Sharks Members, both Interstate and otherwise, RSVP to Jessica Ciccia via email at email@example.com, by Wednesday, May 13, supplying name and member number.
And it’s not too late to become a Member in 2015, whether that is an interstate member or in any of the many other membership categories.
Go to the Membership page on the Sharks website to find out more about becoming a Sharks Member in 2015.
Two more Sharks in rep matches
Well publicised has been the fact that Luke Lewis will play for Australia on Friday, Wade Graham, Andrew Fifita and Jack Bird in the City v Country game, the likes of Ricky Leutele, Sosaia Feki, Jayson Bukuya and Pat Politoni in the Pacific Test matches, Valentine Holmes for the Junior Kangaroos and Jamayne Isaako the Junior Kiwis.
One representative game this weekend and the selection of two Sharks players however has somewhat snuck under the radar.
A VB NSW Cup representative team has been named to play against the Queensland Residents team at Tapout Energy Stadium in Brisbane on Sunday, May 3, kicking off at 1.30pm and included in that NSW team are the Sharks pair of Nathan Gardner and Mitch Brown.
Both are more than deserving of their places in the side after performing strongly for Newtown in the VB NSW Cup thus far this season, with Gardner and Brown due to go into camp today. They will travel up to Brisbane tomorrow ahead of the match this weekend.
As with all the Sharks in rep matches this weekend we wish them both the best of luck.
VB NSW Cup Representative side:
1. Nathan Gardner (Newtown/Cronulla)
2. Mitch Brown (Newtown/Cronulla)
3. Levi Dodd (Canterbury)
4. Peter Mata’utia (Illawarra/St George Illawarra)
5. Chanel Mata’utia (Newcastle)
6. Darren Nicholls (North Sydney/South Sydney)
7. Mitch Cornish (Mounties/Canberra)
8. Sam Anderson (Penrith)
9. Mitch Williams (C) (Wyong/Sydney Roosters)
10. Danny Fualalo (Canterbury)
11. Will Matthews (Illawarra/St George Illawarra)
12. Mitch Barnett (Mounties/Canberra)
13. Adam Elliott (Canterbury)
14. Matt Hyland (North Sydney/South Sydney)
15. Leilani Latu (Penrith)
16. Mark Nicholls (Mounties/Canberra)
17. Nathan Green (Illawarra/St George Illawarra)
18. Daniel Alvaro (Wentworthville/Parramatta)
19. Nathan Ross (Newcastle)
Coach: Garth Brennan (Penrith)
The VB NSW Cup Representative Team’s clash against Queensland Residents will be broadcast live on Channel 9 on Sunday at 1:30pm.
Business end for Sharks Junior reps
It is down to the business end for the Sharks Matthews Cup and SG Ball teams, with the two junior rep sides to play for places in their respective Grand Finals at St Marys Leagues Stadium on Saturday.
Both enjoyed wins in week two of the finals to progress, with the Matts Cup under-16 Sharks to now face the Bulldogs, while the Ball Sharks play the Penrith Panthers.
The achievement of having two teams in the final four of both competitions is significant, with the Sharks the only club to have their two teams playing on Saturday.
Games are scheduled for 1.30pm (Matts Cup) and 3.00pm (SG Ball).
To see the Sharks team lists, a photo gallery from their wins last weekend at Campbelltown or the match highlights courtesy of the NSWRL website, click on the links provided below.
See Sharks Junior Rep team lists Grand Final qualifiers – CLICK HERE
Photo gallery – week 2 Finals – CLICK HERE
Matthews Cup highlights week 2 Finals – CLICK HERE
SG Ball highlights week 2 Finals – CLICK HERE
Support the Nepal Earthquake appeal
Rugby League, the Sharks and the Sharks to Win the Premiership fan group are getting together to do their bit in support of the victims of the Nepal Earthquake
Teddy Harijanto's Nepal Earthquake victims appeal, which is linked with the Red Cross, has moved to eBay and at the present time there are a collection of unique Sharks items on offer.
Go to the ebay link below and make a bid for a sharks bar sign, a signed and framed set of sharks playing cards, boots signed by Ben Barba and an embroidered cap.
Sharks skipper Paul Gallen has also donated two G-train t-shirts in children’s and adults, both personally signed, with these as well as more donated items to be listed soon.
Go to the ebay link at http://www.ebay.com.au/usr/cstwtp to make a bid and help those suffering in Nepal.
Good luck to Sam….and to Matt
Further to our Sharks website article on Samantha Hammond, the Southern Sydney NRL Development Officer and Australian Jillaroos fullback set to take to the field against the Kiwis this weekend, all at the Cronulla club also pass on their best wishes to Matt Tope regarding his participation in the 2015 Touch Football World Cup.
Matt, a long-time national touch representative and the Sharks local NRL Development Officer for just as long, will play for the Australian Men’s side at the World Cup tournament.
The tournament which will be conducted in Coffs Harbour, features almost 100 teams from 25 countries in what is a significant sporting event.
Look for the match highlights of the Touch Football World Cup which are to be aired on the Nine network over three Sundays, beginning on the weekend of May 31 prior to the telecast of the Sharks v Dragons local derby clash.
Check local guides for telecast times.
And to read more on Sam and her upcoming Test Match when the Jillaroos tackle the Silver Ferns, click on the following link to a previous Sharks website article – CLICK HERE - http://www.sharks.com.au/news/2015/04/29/women_in_league_sam_.html
Beware of Peter’s powers
The Peter Powers ‘Naughty Naughty Hypno Show' is coming to the Shire, with the man rated the world’s funniest hypnotist to appear at Sharkies this Friday.
An 18+ adults only show, Peter Powers will be up to his usual hilarious antics this week, with tickets still on sale.
Go to the Sharkies website at www.sharkies.com.au