In what will go down as one of the most memorable days in the club’s history, October 2nd marked the Cronulla-Sutherland Shark’s first NRL Premiership victory. Having had a taste of the Grand Finals in 1973, 1978 and 1997, the Premiership trophy had always seemed to elude the club, who had failed to secure a grand final win since its inception in 1967. But that all changed in 2016 when, off the back of an impressive winning streak, the Sharks found a place in the finals against NRL stalwarts, Melbourne Storm. Despite the Shark’s strong display in the first half, the final game seemed to hang in the balance with a determined Storm looking to steal victory from our black, white and blue boys yet again. In the face of their best efforts, the Sharks remained strong and held fast to the very end, emerging victorious by a slim margin of two points.
As major sponsors of the Sharks home ground, Southern Cross Group Stadium, we couldn’t be happier with the result. Congratulations on your first Premiership triumph, Sharkies. We’re sure there’s plenty more to come!