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Sponsors on board for Junior Academy and Women’s Sharks

In something almost unique amongst the NRL clubs which support their junior representative and women’s development programs, the Sharks have assembled an impressive list of organisations as sponsors for the 2021 season.

A group of corporate partners separate and distinct from those companies and brands which sponsor the NRL side, the support provided ensues the Sharks can continue to be one of the leading development clubs in the NRL.

In a massive endorsement for women’s rugby league, the Sharks Harvey Norman Women’s (HNWP) and under 19 Tarsha Gale Cup teams will run out in 2021 with a playing strip featuring close to a full complement of sponsors, while the same can be said for the boys Matthews Cup, SG Ball, Jersey Flegg and under-16 Academy squads, which will also play in their respective competitions with a jersey highlighting a strong list of corporate backers.

Representatives from the Women’s and Academy sponsors attended a breakfast at the Sharks at Kareela club earlier today where they were thanked for committing their support and given details surrounding the various NSWRL competitions and how they are planned to operate in 2021.

Sharks Head of Partnerships and Hospitality Rebecca Hughes was thrilled the club had been able to secure a quality group of corporate partners who have jumped on board the Sharks women’s teams and the various junior rep squads ahead of the 2021 season.

“In challenging economic times, it’s pleasing to know we have strong support for our Sharks Academy teams through both National and Local businesses,” Ms Hughes said. “We welcome all of our existing and new partners into the Sharks Corporate Network for the 2021 Season.”

Glenn Brailey, Sharks Development and Pathways Manager explained the financial support offered would go a long way towards helping the club continue to give young players at the club every opportunity to reach their goals.

“We are proud of our Academy system and what we are doing to develop our young talent, with the aim to transition as many as possible through the grades and ultimately into the NRL squad,” Brailey said.

“That being the case, we can’t do what we do without resourcing, so it is essential we get some corporate support and we are very grateful to those businesses who share our vision and who are backing our development program.”

In relation to the HNWP and Tarsha Gale teams, financial services company EISS Super return as the major front of jersey partner, the Gecko Projects logo will again be prominent as sternum sponsor, while joining them will be three more committed supporters of both the Sharks and the women’s game.

MInespec Parts, in 2020 and extending into 2021-22 as the major sponsor of the Sharks Mermaids, will feature on the top back of what is a striking new jersey design, while Fibrous Designs has agreed to become sleeve sponsor.

Add to that mix local business Jumbuck Meats and Ray White Sutherland Shire have signed on to become women’s team shorts sponsors and it is obvious the interest and support shown by this committed band of businesses is an outstanding endorsement for the women’s game at the Sharks.

The HNWP Sharks have enjoyed success over the past two seasons, winning their way through to the grand final qualifying matches both years, while in 2020 they supplied 10 players to the NRLW competition, the most of any NSWRL club.

Further to that, and in what is a pathway to the senior ranks, the Sharks have delivered considerable success in the Tarsha Gale Cup, a competition for under 18’s (changed to under 19’s for 2021) in recent years, included amongst those achievements a premiership in 2018.

The 2021 season also marks a somewhat significant milestone, with the two Sharks teams to play in a jersey design unique to the women, featuring variations to the strip worn by the NRL and Cronulla junior representative sides.

As for the Sharks Junior rep and Academy teams, they too can boast a jersey full of corporate supporters ahead of their season kicking off next February.

John Ryan Freight Management (JRFM) returns as the front of jersey partner of the boys teams from under-21 Jersey Flegg, through the under-19 SG Ball and under-17 Matthews Cup. Also this year the Sharks will run an under-16 Pathways squad, made up of a talented group of players selected from local junior league clubs.

In addition to JRFM, Triple H backs up as the Junior Rep sleeve sponsor, with newcomers Elite Legal on the top back and DEMOCO, bottom back of the boys team jerseys.

That Art Place and Top Clad Building Solutions will appear on the blue, orange and yellow trainer’s shirts for each of the boys teams.

All teams have returned to training, with the respective seasons to get underway in February and March 2021.

Below is a full list of Women’s and Sharks Academy sponsors, with brief descriptions of their businesses and links to more information.

Harvey Norman Women’s Premiership and Tarsha Gale
EISS Super - Major Sponsor - extended for 2021 season for HNWP and Tarsha Gale
About EISS Super
Established in 1997, EISS Super are committed to working hard for their members so they can enjoy the retirement lifestyle they deserve. EISS Super is a multi-award winning industry super fund, run only to benefit members. They deliver on a commitment to members in offering value for money, outstanding service and solid long term investment.

Gecko Projects – Sternum jersey sponsor - extended HNWP for 2021 Season, increased investment to cover Tarsha Gale Cup.
About Gecko
Gecko is a team of graphic installation specialists that take the stress out of delivering projects nationally and internationally. Gecko have dedicated installers across Australia and New Zealand, including a large regional network that look after their national rollout campaigns.

Minespec Parts - 2021-2022 – Top back HNWP and Tarsha Gale jersey sponsor (also Mermaids major sponsor)
About Minespec Parts
Minespec Parts is a locally owned company based in Nebo Queensland, the entrance to some of the world’s largest mining resources in the Bowen and Galilee Basins. With a simple motto; “TURN YOUR SURPLUS TO PURPOSE®”, they work with their Customers management, maintenance, warehouse and audit teams to deliver new opportunities to turn idle assets and surplus parts into additional revenue streams that can be reinvested back into your business.

Fibrous Designs – 2021 – HNWP and Tarsha Gale Sleeve sponsor
About Fibrous Designs
A thickly textured approach to painting, creating opulent organic forms through an expansive yet controlled use of colour, contemporary Sydney based artist Céline Geelan flicks between textural monochromatic wall sculptures and fibrous organic-matter hangings.

Jumbuck Meats Gourmet Butchery – 2021 – HNWP and Tarsha Gale Shorts sponsor
About Jumbuck Meats
Jumbuck Meats Gourmet Butchery are proud to say they make everything in both their original site in Oatley and their new store in Cronulla in house have a product range of over 200 items now rotated seasonally and on demand. Serving clubs and restaurants with their portioned cut and prepared meats , Jumbuck are pleased to support many charities, schools and local community groups.

Ray White Sutherland Shire – 2021 – HNWP and Tarsha Gale Shorts sponsor
About Ray White Sutherland Shire
With offices in Menai, Sylvania, Cronulla and Kirrawee, Ray White Sutherland Shire are a part of Australia's most successful real estate network, while boasting the largest on-the-ground team in the area. Ray White has been around since 1902, in the local area for the past 20 years, they focus on detail and strive to exceed expectations.

Academy/Junior reps (Jersey Flegg/SG Ball/Harold Mathews Cup)
John Ryan Freight Management (JRFM) – Second year Major Sponsor Academy/Junior reps
About JRFS
With over 60 years combined experience in the transport industry with Multi National Carriers, Sue the experienced team at John Ryan Freight Management, together with their group of dedicated contractors, are committed to understanding a client’s business and transport requirements. JRFM can design, implement, strategically market and provide a range of cost effective transport services to suit all personal needs, ensuing professional management of the entire process, the best solution and the best quality of service – at the right price.

Triple H - Second year Sleeve Sponsor Academy/Junior reps
About Triple H
National Fit-Out experts to the banking sector, Triple H create custom designed and purpose-built branches and offices. They can create a look and feel that has the ideal combination of function and comfort and with 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.

Elite Legal – 2021 - Top Back Sponsor Academy/Junior reps
About Elite Legal
Representing an alternative to larger firms, with senior industry expertise being accessible on a more personalised basis, combining legal rigour with commercial pragmatic solutions, Elite Legal is an incorporated legal and advisory practice. With an office in Caringbah, they provide quality legal advice to registered clubs and companies, while also providing legal services to numerous large companies and subsidiaries of multi-national corporations requiring local legal support for their local subsidiaries.

DEMOCO – 2021 - Lower back Sponsor Academy/Junior reps
Based in Moorebank and servicing the Sydney metropolitan area, DEMOCO are residential and commercial demolition contractors. (website coming soon)
Email - [email protected]

That Art Place – 2021 - On-Field Trainers shirt sponsor - Academy/Junior Reps
About That Art Place
That Art Place, located in Bexley, is a place of art, it’s a place of fun, it’s a place of learning, it’s a place of expression. Unleash the inner artist with the help of Andronika, an artist who herself has won numerous awards, she will lead patrons on their own creative journey, with step by step instructions on how to create a masterpiece, choosing from a relaxed, sip and paint night, book a 10 week course or enquire about a team building programme or a private party.

Top Clad Building Solutions – 2021 - On-Field Trainers shirt – Academy/Junior Reps
About Top Clad Building Solutions
A Cronulla-based company, specialising in renovations, cladding, small or large projects.
Contact - [email protected]

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.