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The Cronulla Sharks and the Parramatta Eels will this Saturday pay tribute to the late Jon Mannah, who passed away in 2013 at just 23 years of age. 

The annual fixture honours former Eels and Sharks player Jon Mannah, and supports the work of the Mannah Foundation, assisting young people from all walks of life.

A former Parramatta junior alongside brother Tim, Jon Mannah moved to Cronulla and debuted at the Club in 2009.

Diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in the latter stages of that year, Jon would fight off the illness and return to Rugby League with the Sharks in 2011.

Jon Mannah would play 24 first grade games for the Cronulla Sharks across his two seasons in the top grade, before passing on the 17th of January, 2013.

Channel 9's 'The Footy Show' ran the above video, and it is with great respects that the Sharks revisit Jon's final stages of life in showing what a truly inspiring man he was. 

We ask fans of both the Sharks and the Eels to #CelebrateJohnny this weekend, in remembering a life taken far too soon. 

Acknowledgement of Country

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.

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