Welcome to the Cronulla Sutherland Leagues Club, the home of the mighty Cronulla Sharks!
A PAST TO BE PROUD OF AND A FUTURE TO LOOK FORWARD TO.
The Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks entered the elite NSWRL competition in 1967, playing their first game against the Eastern Suburbs Roosters at the Sydney Showground in Moore Park.
It was a match won by the Sharks and marked the beginnings of a club now recognised and respected throughout the sporting world.
For almost five decades they tried to land an elusive title, with the Sharks finally climbing their ‘Everest’ in winning the NRL Premiership in 2016.
Three times previously they contested First Grade Grand Finals and on numerous other occasions threatened a premiership breakthrough, before the memorable 2016 season and exciting victory over the Melbourne Storm.
Prior to that, the Sharks Amco Cup triumph in 1979 stood tall as a significant achievement during what was a successful era at the club.
As for their lower grades, the Under-23 team of 1975 claimed the first of five competition trophies won by the club, with the 2013 NSW Cup triumph, before the NRL Grand Final success of 2016, the most recent.
Entering its 50th season in 2017, the Cronulla club has managed to produce numerous champion players, many who have represented Australia, NSW and Queensland, as well as New Zealand and Great Britain, with distinction.
Two of those players, Greg Pierce and Steve Rogers were afforded the honour of becoming Australian Test Captains, while current club skipper Paul Gallen has led NSW into the State of Origin arena on numerous occasions, lifting the trophy in victory back in 2014.
The Rothman’s Medal, at one time the highest individual honour in the game, has been won by six Sharks players, the Dally M Medal, now awarded to the NRL’s best player, has been accepted by three Cronulla players on four separate occasions.
And of all the greats to have worn the blue, black and white, the Sharks have recognised five of their best as club Immortals, with Steve Rogers, Andrew Ettingshausen, Greg Pierce, Tommy Bishop and Gavin Miller shining examples of everything that is, and has been great about the Cronulla club, while in 2017 a Team of the Half Century is set to be unveiled.
A past featuring a number of highlights, 2016 saw the proverbial ‘monkey off the back’ at the Cronulla Sharks, with a successful future seemingly assured.
Now entering an era of change, with the exciting Woolooware Bay Property Development set to significantly change the landscape at Sharks ‘headquarters’ in the Sutherland Shire, both aesthetically and financially, the future remains bright.
Travel the pages of the Sharks website to read more about the great players, past deeds and club achievements, or for up to date information.
Otherwise if in the vicinity, pay a visit to Southern Cross Group Stadium and take in the game day experience, or drop into Sharks Leagues Club for all our Club has to offer.