Sharks announce stadium sponsor

The Cronulla Sharks are delighted to announce that Southern Cross Group has joined our club as our new Stadium Naming Rights Partner.

A 100-percent Australian-owned company born and bred in the suburbs of Sydney, Southern Cross Group is an integrated provider of security, cleaning and facility services.

For the next three years and effective immediately, our home ground, the locally named Shark Park, will now become known as Southern Cross Group Stadium.

Southern Cross Group will also become the security and cleaning provider for both our stadium and Leagues Club facilities.

Founded in 2005 and now operating in over 800 locations nationally for a broad range of clients including commercial, government, industrial, hospitality and entertainment, Southern Cross Group also provide facility management, traffic control, concierge and training amongst a wide range of other integrated services.

Group CEO Lyall Gorman said; “We welcome Southern Cross Group as both our newest major partner and service provider and look forward to a long and mutually beneficial association.

“Southern Cross is an extremely experienced and professional organisation, leaders in their industry and represent an outstanding cultural and aspirational fit for our club moving forward.

“I am enormously impressed with the strong business acumen that the Southern Cross Group senior Management team will bring to the table with their total commitment to work together  to enhance the game day experience and venue and precinct functionality at every level of operations.”

With a charter of ‘more than you expect’, Southern Cross Group offer professional integrated models to their customers through quality management systems, innovative technology, measurable key performance indicators, quality staff training, recognition programs and continuous improvement.

Southern Cross Group CEO Sam Johnson welcomed the opportunity to become service providers, as well as the stadium naming rights partners of the Sharks for the next three years.

“We understand the Sharks are the pride of the Shire and we are proud to have our brand and our name associated with the team’s spiritual home,” Johnson said. “Southern Cross believe we have the right personnel to act as ambassadors for the club and in partnership uphold the image, brand and reputation of the club as it continues to grow”.

“Our closely aligned core values will be integral to the success of both Southern Cross and the Sharks.

“We look forward to truly partnering with the Sharks and in helping them to fulfil their vision of becoming one of Australia’s great sporting, leisure and entertainment organisations,” Johnson added.

From as early as the local derby blockbuster match against the St George Illawarra Dragons on Sunday (March 13), our home ground will now be known and referred to as Southern Cross Group Stadium.

For more information relating to the partnership please contact Sharks Group CEO Lyall Gorman or Sharks Venue Operations and Business Development Manager Kirin Lindop.

The Southern Cross Group point of contact is the Group General Manager, Stephen Butt.

For more on Southern Cross Group Services visit their website at