With the Cronulla Sharks firmly focussed on keeping their premiership hopes alive this weekend, the Club is doing its best to help the fans travel to the all-important clash against North Queensland Cowboys on Saturday.
David Scott – a die-hard fan for the best part of five decades – will be one of the many Cronulla supporters aboard the Sharks’ chartered plane to Townsville, receiving the tickets as a once-in-a-life time gift for his 50th birthday.
“I received a call from a good mate yesterday evening asking what I was doing on the weekend ... and I said ‘other than watching the game I don’t have any plans’,” said Scott.
“Next thing I know, I’ve got a ticket and I’m set and booked for Townsville.
“Going up is going to be a great flight going up with all the Sharks fans. I can’t wait.”
Having been a part of the black, white and blue surge that took the Allianz Stadium by storm last Sunday, Scott said he is hoping that the fans making the trip can bring the same colour, noise and passion to far North Queensland this weekend.
“Hearing the ‘Sharkies’ chants going up last Sunday was unreal,” Scott said.
“We’re going to be way outnumbered (at Townsville) – but we’ll no doubt stick together in a group of colour, and get some sort of a flash of black, white and blue in the stands.”
“It’ll be sensational if we can get a result. I’m very confident going up there.”
Excited and raring to be a part of something so unique, Scott told www.sharks.com.au that he is overwhelmed at the opportunity to travel interstate to support the side in such a big game.
“It’s a great thing that the Club has done, unfortunately there’s probably a lot of fans that would like to go but logistically they can’t make that happen,” he said.
“Going interstate – and particularly Townsville – is generally pretty tough. To get the opportunity to go as a small group of Sharks fans is tremendous. It’s absolutely fantastic.”