Sharks Have Heart, the community arm of the Cronulla Sharks, support numerous community events and initiatives each and every month.
From supporting NRL game day community partners, to player visits to schools, junior league and local Sutherland Shire sporting events, to providing donations to worthy causes and individuals, Sharks Have Heart has a fingerprint and involvement in numerous areas of the local community.
In spreading the word, while providing opportunity for people and organisations to request support and at the same time encouraging donations so as the important community work can be carried out, Sharks Have Heart has launched its very own website - www.sharkshaveheart.com.au.
The website showcases the four pillars of Sharks Have Heart, to Inspire, Grow, Educate and Engage, in addition to providing details on the programs that are currently being run, while also offering the opportunity to track where donations and contributions are being utilised.
Also, Sharks Have Heart now produces a monthly newsletter, detailing the work that has been done, the community visits undertaken and the donations and support provided, in keeping everyone up to date with all the most recent happenings.
Following is a snapshot of the March Edition of the Sharks Have Heart newsletter.
If you wish to make a donation or subscribe to the Sharks Have Heart monthly newsletter, you can do so at - www.sharkshaveheart.com.au
Sharks continue efforts to Make Bullying History
Make Bullying History Founder and CEO Brett Murray was joined by Sharks star Josh Dugan recently in spreading the important and anti-bullying messages to students at Menai Primary School.
With their visit taking place during the week of the National Day of action against violence and bullying, Dugan was honest and engaging in sharing his personal experiences and in helping Murray to spread the anti-bullying message as part of the Sharks Make Bullying History Initiative.
Murray also visited the Kirrawee and Heathcote East Primary Schools over the past month in spreading his inspirational messages.
For more, see the Sharks website article by clicking on the following link; https://www.sharks.com.au/news/2018/03/16/sharks-continue-efforts-to-make-bullying-history/
Sharks Skills Development Program
Led by highly accomplished coaches Jason Stanton and Glenn Brailey, accompanied by Jillaroos squad member Corban McGregor and program Ambassador Jayden Brailey, the Sharks launched their 2018 Skills Development Program at the Greenhills Reserve fields on March 19.
A program aimed at continuing the Sharks support of junior rugby league and developing the young players of the Sutherland Shire, the Skills Development Program focuses on teaching safe tackle technique and the skills essential for player development and game enjoyment.
The program continues throughout April, with young NRL star Brailey returning and Sharks Head Coach Shane Flanagan set to make an appearance at the final session of the program.
Spreading messages of respect to Shire Schools
Sharks NRL squad members Will Kennedy, Blayke Brailey, Kyle Flanagan and Briton Nikora visited around 2000 students in a series of Well Being Assembly visits at a number of local schools earlier this month.
The players dropped into the Endeavour Sports High School as well as St Aloysius, Sylvania, St Joseph’s, Como West, Engadine and the Holy Family Menai Primary Schools, along with the Lucas Heights Community School in spreading the wellbeing messages of respect, nutrition and belonging.
The boys were joined in presenting the messages by NRL game development staff, with these recent visits a follow up to the wellbeing school blitz held in February, an initiative which engaged with 10,000 local students.
Monty Porter Foundation launches Sharks 50/50
The Monty Porter Foundation supplied volunteers and athletes to interact with Sharks and Dragons fans at the recent local derby match as a part of the 50-50 fundraising initiative, where the proceeds go towards Sharks Have Heart and the designated game day community partner.
The 50-50 fundraising will be held at all Sharks home games during 2018 with the Monty Porter Foundation the community partner for the season’s first game at Southern Cross Group Stadium.
The Monty Porter Foundation, named after the Sharks inaugural First Grade Captain, supports and assists local athletes in chasing their sporting dreams.
To find out more about the Sharks Game Day 50-50 raffles, go to the following link; https://www.sharks.com.au/news/2018/03/15/50-50-raffles/
Reefy meets little Joeys and young Nippers
Sharks Mascot Reefy recently met a collection of little ‘Joeys’ at Kareela Oval and young Nippers at Wanda Beach, in helping to support a junior league registration day and an end-of-season surf club event.
Reefy dropped into the St Joseph’s Junior League Club in a bid to help grow participation, with his presence aimed at attracting new players to the game and giving him an opportunity to interact with returning players ahead of the 2018 season, while his visit to the Wanda Surf Club celebrated their last Nippers day and a twilight session in continuing our support of the local surf clubs.
A popular visitor wherever he goes, Reefy was welcomed at both venues, as the club looks to support the game of rugby league in the Cronulla-Sutherland district and to interact with the wider local sporting community.
As a part of their ongoing support, the Sharks provide junior league clubs with the opportunity to play exhibition games prior to NRL fixtures on the main field at Southern Cross Group Stadium.
Sharks Have Heart have also attended Nippers days throughout the summer, in addition to hosting the Bate Bay Surf Clubs as our community game day partners during the NRL season.
Sharks Have Heart Website
Sharks Have Heart, the community arm of the Sharks which supports local charities, community events, programs and initiatives, launched their website during March, with the result being a one-stop-destination for all the latest news and information relating to the Club’s community engagement.
Click on the link and go to the new website at www.Sharkshaveheart.com.au website to find out more.