The jersey is certainly different to the traditional blue-black and white, however Sharks skipper Paul Gallen believes wearing the alternative strip on Sunday is more-than worthwhile when considering the cause it will support.
Gallen and his Sharks teammates will be in high-vis yellow this weekend in their match against Manly when they partner up with Hume Doors and Timber to support the ‘Play Safe, Work Safe’ work health and safety program.
“(The jersey) is certainly going to stand out, that’s for sure, but that’s the whole idea of it, to promote workplace safety,” Gallen said. “As you see, the guys here putting up the big screen, or the blokes on the big development next door, they all have to wear it so they can be seen, making the workplace a whole lot safer for them.
“If we can save one life or help one bloke get home safely to his family by wearing this jersey, then I’m all for it.
“It’s 80 minutes, it’s not our jersey forever, and I’m looking forward to wearing it on Sunday.”
As expressed by the Sharks captain, the ‘Play Safe Work Safe’ community day on Sunday will be a reminder to fans and to the general public of the importance of workplace safety, with Hume Doors and Timber the match day sponsor for what is the Sharks final home game of the 2015 season.
Fans attending are encouraged to dress up in their safety gear and visit a range of stalls in the grounds to get free information and advice about work health and safety and injury management, with free blood pressure tests also being offered.
Someone in the crowd on Sunday will have a chance to win a signed yellow sharks jersey, while at half-time of the main game a range of activities including a safety race and fluro vest giveaways are set to take place.
The Sharks v Manly match kicks off at 4pm on Father’s Day, Sunday, September 6, with the Holden Cup Under-20’s getting underway at 1.45pm. Gates to Remondis Stadium open at 1.30pm.