The Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks entered the elite New South Wales National Rugby League (NSWNRL) competition in 1967, playing their first game against the Eastern Suburbs Roosters at the Sydney Showground, Moore Park. It marked their first victory and the beginning of a Club now recognised and respected throughout the sporting world.
As newly crowned 2016 National Rugby League (NRL) Premiers and in the year of their 50th Anniversary, they are embarking on a new era for the Club.
Buoyed by their Premiership victory, the Sharks are preparing for a future that places them at the centre of our community, one that is shaped through equal measures of innovation, pride and passion.
The Sharks possess an insatiable hunger and a resolute belief to achieve their goals while holding excellence, inclusiveness and integrity at the core of all of actions. Their vision is to be Australia’s leading sporting, lifestyle and entertainment destination, loved, embraced and respected for the positive impact they have on their community and its people.
They are the catalyst for positive social change and it is their mission to be the Club of Choice for all: from young children through to fans and Members of all ages; players and coaches both male and female; from local business to major corporate partners and brands; charities and positive social movements; government, diplomats, and international trade bodies. They are more than just a football club.
The Sharks Group comprises of 5 different business pillars – The Cronulla Sharks Football Club, Sharks Leagues Club, Sharks Have Heart (the social impact arm of the Club), Woolooware Bay Residential and Retail Development and Southern Cross Group Stadium.
Southern Cross Group Stadium (Shark Park) is the home ground of the Cronulla Sharks and was purpose built for NRL matches in 1960 and last upgraded in 2006. Southern Cross Group Stadium hosts the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks NRL team for 12 home games per season and a variety of other community and commercial events/uses.
Shark Park caters to a game day crowd average of 12,000, with attendance ranging between 7,000 and 20,000 over the course of the 12 NRL home games each season. Regarded as one of the best game day atmosphere’s in the NRL, The Cronulla Sharks put on a great show down at Southern Cross Group Stadium.
The 2018 NRL season kicks off in March.
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