In recognising and respecting those who fought in the 1942 Battle of Kokoda, the Sharks will this week play the Raiders in uniquely-designed Kokoda jerseys.
The jersey features the core values of Endurance, Sacrifice, Courage and Mateship, high on the sternum/collar, words a deep and significant meaning as displayed and engraved in stone monuments at the Isurava memorial overlooking the Kokoda Track.
The front and back jersey images highlight the dense jungle in which the diggers fought, while the 25 Companies and Battalions involved in the Kokoda Campaign, which took place from July to November of 1942, are all listed on the lower back in a mark of respect for their brave actions and the selfless sacrifices they made.
The jersey top of back features both the Australian and Papua New Guinea flags.
And you can own one of 17 jerseys, signed by the Sharks player who wears the jersey in Friday night's game, by making a bid at a special jersey auction.
You can own the number one jersey as worn by Valentine Holmes, Matt Moylan's number six, or skipper Paul Gallen's 13. All 17 Sharks game day jerseys are to be auctioned.
The best part is, the auction begins today!
To register VIA SMS, text the word 'sharks' to: 0428 030 690, click on the registration link that will be sent by text, then enter your Name, Email, Phone Number and Password. Accept the Terms and Conditions and start bidding.
Otherwise to register VIA URL go to www.eventaid.org/sharks
The auction runs from July 19 until 8.00pm on July 27, with bidding to start immediately.
All bids are to be paid by August 3.
ALSO, a limited stock of the Sharks Kokoda Jerseys are available for purchase, from the Sharks Store, either on-line or from the Sharks Shop in the Leagues Club. The Sharks store will be the only place to purchase women's and children's sizes.
To order your Kokoda Jersey, go to the following link – CLICK HERE