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Please find below a copy of the statement Damian Keogh released to the media today after a court hearing in which the magistrate decided that no conviction would be recorded against him.

“I deeply regret the embarrassment I have caused, particularly to my family, my employer, my work colleagues, the Cronulla Sharks and the game more broadly. With regards to the Sharks, I have decided to step down entirely from the Board. 

"While I am proud of my role in helping restore the fortunes of the club, both on and off the field, I recognise that my on-going involvement with the club at Board level has the potential to be an unnecessary distraction. 

"I am pleased with the outcome of today’s hearing and I look forward to devoting my full attention to my work and family."

Sharks Group CEO, Lyall Gorman said; “Damian has made a terrific contribution to our Club. We thank him for his service and wish him every success in the future.”

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.