It’s a throwback to the past, complete with three-quarter length sleeves the majority of the players in the Sharks squad wouldn’t have seen, let alone played in.
A traditional design, but one with a significant point of difference which goes beyond just a different sleeve length.
The Sharks will this week tackle the Raiders wearing a specially designed heritage jersey, a design honouring the history and those to have represented the Cronulla club, featuring the names of the greatest players to have worn the black, white and blue.
The name and player number of each and every first grader from 1967 up until the current season has a place on the jersey, including the 17 selected in the Team of the Half Century who are front and centre in the white bar across the chest.
Monty Porter as Shark No 1, through the likes of club Immortals Tommy Bishop, Steve Rogers, Greg Pierce, Gavin Miller and Andrew Ettingshausen, to the more recent crop of club greats and 2016 Grand Final heroes Paul Gallen, Luke Lewis, Wade Graham and Andrew Fifita, all featured on the 2020 Sharks Heritage jersey.
It’s a collector’s item but most significantly a jersey the playing group is proud to be wearing on Saturday night.
“It is different with the longer sleeves, the boys have seen it, tried it on and they are looking forward to playing in it,” Sharks skipper Wade Graham said. “But it’s more about the history and heritage of the club and we’ll be proud to play in a jersey featuring the names of the more than 500 players to have represented the Sharks since 1967.”
The unique Sharks Heritage jersey is also on sale to members and fans, with a variety of sizes, including children’s sizes, available both online and at the Sharks Store, located at our new home at the Sharks at Kareela club.
Visit the store between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday, or go online – CLICK HERE - to purchase your 2020 Sharks Heritage jersey.
The Sharks Heritage Jersey will also be on sale at merchandise outlets at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium at the Sharks v Raiders game on Saturday.