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Sharks Have Heart Newsletter - October 2018

Sharks Have Heart, the community arm of the Cronulla Sharks, support numerous community events and initiatives every month.

Through generous donations from the community we are able to provide a range of community programs and initiatives, to supporting community partners as well as facilitating player visits within the community and making numerous donations to worthy causes and individuals, Sharks Have Heart has a fingerprint and involvement in numerous areas of the local community.

To support Sharks Have Heart in the delivery and sustainability of our programs and initiatives, donations can be made – CLICK HERE – to help make a difference in the community.

For now, welcome to the October edition of the Sharks Have Heart 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.


Sharks rewarded with ClubsNSW first

Sharks Have Heart has been recognised for their efforts in supporting community initiatives with a win at the prestigious ClubsNSW Community Awards held at the ICC at Darling Harbour on Saturday October 13.

The Sharks claimed first place in the Health and Wellbeing category for the Make Bullying History Initiative.

Sharks Leagues Club CEO Tim McAleer was on hand to accept the award, along with MBHI Founder Brett Murray, and spoke of how proud he was for the team to receive the industry recognition they deserve.

Richard Clarke from Capital Bluestone, our Sharks Have Heart Platinum Partner, also attended the event. We thank Richard and all of the team at Capital Bluestone for their ongoing contribution, enabling the program to continue.

To read more about the awards and the Make Bullying History Initiative, click here.


Sharks Make Bullying History – Community Forum

The Sharks in partnership with the Make Bullying History Foundation will hold a Community Forum to discuss the issue of bullying within our schools and wider community on Tuesday, November 27 at Sharks Leagues Club.

As leaders within the community Sharks Have Heart are committed to helping eradicate bullying through education and are inviting people of all ages to attend the forum.

This is a free info session with the opportunity to openly discuss and ask questions about the topic of bullying and the program we currently offer to schools, to learn about the positive effects that our program is having, how it has supported school outcomes and to also generate conversation and feedback on the program.

To find out more about the session or to RSVP to the event, please click here.


Mega fun at Mega Jaws

The Sharks held their fourth Mega Jaws Clinic for 2018 and their second free event for the public to attend, with some footy fun had by all.

Hosted by Sharks Have Heart: Inclusivity Program Co-ordinator Jason Stanton, Mega Jaws offers a free clinic for those with additional needs who don't participate in mainstream clinics or sport.

The 15 participants, who range in abilities and are challenged by epilepsy, ADHD, autism, sensory processing disorder or down syndrome, enjoyed a range of activities on the main field at Southern Cross Group Stadium and were treated to a tour of the dressing rooms.

Sharks fund and manage the Mega Jaws program, with this and other significant Sharks Have Heart programs not possible without the support of Platinum Partner Capital Bluestone.

To check out some of the photos from the day, or to find out more about this and other great programs we are running, click here.


Community Cook Classic

The Sharks will be out in the community on November 18, 2018, at the Cook Community Classic which this year will be held at Dunningham Park, North Cronulla.

The IMB Bank Cook Community Classic is a a series of activities including a community carnival, a fundraising raffle, an open water swim and gala ball, providing a fundraising platform for St George and Sutherland Shire community groups.

To date the Classic has raised over $840,000 for over 65 local charities and community organisations. You can support these worthy organisations by purchasing a ticket in the charity raffle or by taking part in the many activities on the day.

Come down and meet Reefy, the Cronulla Sharks Mermaids and have a go at the Shark Cage passing activation, as well as grab some giveaways!

To find out more about the Cook Community Classic, click here.


To support Sharks Have Heart in the delivery and sustainability of their programs and initiatives, donations can be made – CLICK HERE – to help make a difference in the community.

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.

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