You have skipped the navigation, tab for page content
Sharks Statement - Braydon Trindall

Braydon Trindall today faced Sutherland Local Court relating to charges leveled against him following positive roadside alcohol and illicit drug tests on the morning of Monday, April 22.

In pleading guilty to the charges, Trindall was issued a fine and disqualified from driving for a period of three months. 

“I understand the serious mistake I made by getting behind the wheel on that Monday morning, with my actions potentially putting other drivers and people on the road at risk,” Trindall said.

“I am deeply remorseful, apologise to the Club, my teammates, Sharks members and fans and to the NRL for the negative headlines I have created, and now accept the punishment handed down by the court. I have learnt some valuable lessons from this incident.

“Moving forward, I look forward to putting this behind me and to repaying the Sharks for the faith they have shown me and for the support they have provided.”

Trindall has been free to continue training and playing, however in making his wellbeing the top priority, since the incident he hasn’t played, either in the NRL or for the Sharks NSW Cup partner club.

“Braydon is remorseful and has pleaded guilty to the charges, however we have been offering him the help he needs in assisting him to deal with and overcome any issues he has been facing,” Sharks CEO Dino Mezzatesta said.

“It was his first offence of this nature, he has completed a traffic offenders’ course and done everything else that has been asked of him. We trust he has learnt a lesson from this incident and from this experience.

“The Club will now consider and respond to the NRL breach notice, and the Sharks Disciplinary Committee will also meet in the coming weeks to discuss the matter.”

Trindall was set to be available for selection for the Sharks game against the Eels on Thursday night. 

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.

Premier Partner

Major Partners

View All Partners