The Sharks took the opportunity to introduce Netstrata Jubilee Oval to their commercial partners and members last night ahead of the 2020 season where the stadium in Kogarah is set to host 11 Sharks home games.
Led by Don Anderson from major partner Ace Gutters Durakote Roofing, along with representatives from TFH, AutoCraze, women’s team supporter Gecko Projects, sponsors, hospitality box holders and corporate partners attended a function in the ‘Chairman’s Room’ in the western stand at Netstrata.
Those in attendance listened to an address from Sharks CEO Richard Munro, heard from recently retired skipper Paul Gallen, mingled with Head Coach John Morris and current NRL squad members Josh Morris, Josh Dugan, Matt Moylan, Matt Prior, Blayke Brailey and Billy Magoulias, while checking out the best vantage points to take in all the action of the Cronulla team’s home games next year.
Following Richard Munro on stage, it was Gallen who thanked the many who had already committed their support for 2020, before making an impassioned plea to those in the room to stick with the Sharks through the next two years, embrace Netstrata and what the venue had to offer, with corporate supporters, members, fans and the club overall to reap the benefits long into the future.
And while the festivities were taking place in the Chairman’s Room, hundreds of members turned up to check out their seats for the 2020 season, both in the top and bottom decks of the western grandstand, as well as on the eastern concourse, with Ben Ross and his membership staff playing hosts on the night.
For many Sharks corporate partners and members, it was the perfect chance to get a sneak preview of what to expect next year.
During the evening with the function and member seat reveal taking place, shining brightly on the new big screen on the eastern hill was the Sharks logo, pre-empting the next two seasons when the Sharks look to transform Netstrata Stadium black, white and blue, commencing with a huge round two match up against the Melbourne Storm on March 21.