They might train and play away from the spotlight and fanfare the NRL attracts, however the players in the Sharks Jersey Flegg, SG Ball and Matthews Cup teams are the future of the Cronulla club.
A pathway which has seen the likes of Bronson Xerri, Blayke Brailey and prior to that Chad Townsend progress through the junior representative system and into the big time of the NRL, the Sharks are pleased to announce John Ryan Freight Management and banking industry fitting experts Triple H as jersey partners for the three young Sharks teams.
The John Ryan Freight Management branding will appear front and centre on the jerseys of all three Sharks teams, the Triple H logo featuring prominently on the sleeve, with the new partnerships for the next two seasons.
Sue Ryan, Managing Director at John Ryan Freight Management, was thrilled to see her company associated with the Sharks for the 2020 season.
“I’m honoured and so excited to be on the Sharks jersey and for John Ryan Freight Management to be supporting the club,” Ms Ryan said. “The junior rep and Flegg teams are a crucial pathway for our young players and I’m proud we are able to support them on their journey.”
A company with over 50 years combined experience in the transport industry with Multi National Carriers, John Ryan Freight Management is a trusted organisation, with their professional team committed to understanding the business and transport requirements of their clients.
John Ryan Freight Management has previously been involved with the Cronulla club as a major sponsor of the supporter’s club, with Sue and her late husband John ardent and long-term members of the Sharks.
As for Triple H, with their logo to appear on the sleeve of the jersey, David Harrop, Director at Triple H, joins Ryan in expressing his satisfaction in being able to support the Sharks at a grass roots level.
“We’ve been hospitality box holders and keen supporters of the Sharks for a few years and when the opportunity was presented to us, we were only too happy to support the emerging players and to partner up with the young Sharks teams,” Harrop said.
Triple H were also sponsors of the Paul Gallen Legends touch footy event late in the 2019 season, with Harrop slipping on the boots himself and joining the list of former Sharks NRL players on field at PointsBet Stadium at the retiring Sharks skippers final home.
National fit out experts, Triple H boasts over 200 years of combined experience with construction in the banking sector. Their team delivers an outstanding product, on time and at a great price, specialising in all minor and major works programs
At the launch of the new sponsorship arrangement Ms Ryan was joined by business partner Wayne Miller, with Harrop representing Triple H. Up and coming star Jensen Taumoepeau and Sharks Jersey Flegg Coach Daniel Holdsworth were also on hand.
Still eligible for the under-20 Jersey Flegg competition in 2020, Taumoepeau, an impressively built outside back, has been training strongly throughout the summer with the Sharks NRL squad and a big future is predicted.
The Sharks Matthews Cup and SG Ball teams begin their 2020 seasons in early February, while the start of the Jersey Flegg competition will coincide with the kick off to the NRL season in March.
Lead photo; From left, Wayne Miller and Sue Ryan from John Ryan Freight Management, Jensen Taumopeau, David Harrop, Triple H, and Sharks Jersey Flegg coach Daniel Holdsworth