Tomorrow will be a HUGE day at Southern Cross Group Stadium, with plenty on happening at the Sharks’ home game.
The game will be an historic one for the Club, honouring the 50th Anniversary since the Sharks’ first ever game.
Despite the first ever match being played against the Roosters, tomorrow’s match will mark 50 years to the day since our Club’s inaugural match. To honour the occasion, the Sharks will wear a heritage kit to mirror that worn by the first ever Sharks team.
The match will also see Chris Heighington play his 300th NRL match, a milestone match for not only Chris however his family.
Having played 201 matches at the West Tigers, Heighington has played 98 matches for the Sharks and will join an elite group of only 26 players who have played 300 games in the top grade.
To celebrate the day, #Heighno300 face masks will be handed out on arrival and fans are encouraged to get behind the Club favourite.
With four games to be played tomorrow, gates will open at 10:30am, with the NYC to kick-off at 10:45am. Following this will be the Newtown Jets taking on the Newcastle Knights in the Intrust Super Premiership, with kick-off scheduled for 12:40pm.
All of your favourites will be back at Southern Cross Group Stadium with Rob and Liam to run through the Footy Show, while Dane and Matt will be on hand to get the party started!
There will be Junior Rugby League, Crowd Interviews, the league-famous Cronulla Sharks Mermaids along with everybody’s favourite ‘Bongo Cam’ on show. Then, at half time, we will hear from our past Cronulla Sharks players who will be given a lap of honour to pay tribute to the service given to our great Club.
A bundle of finger-licking food options will be available, including Howling Forest (coffee), Berlin Bangers (German sausages), Street Sliders (burgers), Caminito (sausage sizzle) Cheesee Toastees, Pizza Trailer, Ice Cream and stadium kiosks.
Once the full time whistle has been blown, fans can expect a 300-game ball presentation to Chris Heighinton, post-match interviews with key players followed by the Cronulla Sharks Women's Series match against the Newcaslte Knights at 5:15pm.
All on-field proceedings will be followed by a post-match presentation in the Sharks Leagues Club auditorium.
There’s plenty to look forward to when the Sharks take on the Knights at Southern Cross Group Stadium tomorrow. Be there to celebrate our 50th Anniversary along with Chris Heighington’s 300th NRL match