Cronulla Sharks Leagues Club
Cronulla Sharks is an Australian rugby league football club that compete in the National Rugby League. The team was formed in 2003 as an amalgamation of the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks club and the Balmain Tigers club from New South Wales state league competition. They were admitted to the NRL at the end of 2003 season after being one of only two foundation clubs not to have suspended operations during that year’s competition.
The sharks were founded in 1967.
The Cronulla Sharks are one of the oldest rugby league teams in Australia. The club was founded on 28 October 1967 as part of a push for Australian clubs to compete in the fledgling European market, especially after the 1965 establishment by ‘Team Australia’ of a North Atlantic touring team. The club changed their name from St George-Illawarra in 1979 after two seasons of almost exclusively Anglo-Saxon and Irish players; however, it was not until 1989, following an ill-fated finals appearance at the end of 1987, that they again became known as the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks.
They have won the comp twice.
Cronulla Sharks have won the comp twice. First time in 1995 and second time in 2000 with their first premiership win since 2006. They won both comps on the second last weekend of the season, beating Canberra Raiders to win 21-6 at home, while also defeating Parramatta Eels home 30-22. They were able to celebrate this achievement by having NRL finals tickets handed out after the game.
The teams first home game was in 1967 against St George at Endeavour Field.
The Cronulla Sharks at the age of 26 were beginning to dominate in the New South Wales Rugby League premiership and were in no hurry to change for a change. The club had won their first five games and remained unbeaten in their first season, becoming known as “The Mighty Mash” through their deadly attack. To this day there are three players who have played over 100 games for Cronulla: Noel Kelly, Myles Anderson and Paul Gallen.
Cronulla-Sutherland beat Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 20–11 in the 2016 NRL Grand Final to win their maiden premiership.
Cronulla-Sutherland beat Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 20–11 in the 2016 NRL Grand Final to win their maiden premiership. The Sharks had suffered a 17th consecutive loss over the past two years, but they came out firing at Brookvale Oval to set up a grand final clash with their long-time rivals. Cronulla’s masterful display was a turning point in their season, as they finally broke away from their season-long slump and made it all the way back to the big dance.
The Sharks will also celebrate their 50th year in 2017.
Cronulla Sharks will celebrate their 50th year in 2017 and is also the most successful football club in the history of Australia. The club was founded in 1963 with a name Cronulla-Sutherland Seagulls based on supporters of the local venue who ignored a nickname for the area, which was “Shark Alley”. In 1973 – the Seagulls moved to the Sutherland Shire and adopted the nickname Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks.
Unlike most other Sydney club, the Sharks do not own their own ground, with home matches being played at Remondis Stadium or Southern Cross Group Stadium.
Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks Rugby League Club, now known as Cronulla Sharks Leagues Club, is a rugby league football club based in Cronulla, New South Wales, Australia. The club’s home ground is Shark Park. Their traditional colours are red and yellow (hence the nickname “The Shire Tigers”), but they now wear black jerseys as part of their new away strip. The current club was established in 1965 by a merger between two existing Clubs – Easts and Western Suburbs at the time being representatives of the two largest suburbs in Sutherland Shire: Easts being representative of Port Macquarie-Hastings and Wollongong; Western Suburbs represent the area further north around Rouse Hill.
Section: The Cronulla Sutherland Sharks Leagues Club offers the finest dining experiences within the Shire. With a wide range of entertainment, function and meeting facilities and an endless list of promotions and giveaways, it is not hard to see why this club is the heart of the local community.
The Cronulla Sutherland Sharks Leagues Club is a football and dining experience unlike any other establishment. It’s not easy to promote a club and make it stand out from the crowd, but the Sharks are a complete and enjoyable experience that you’re sure to enjoy.
The club offers a variety of dining options including our two AA Rosette restaurant, Incognito, which offers members and guests an innovative menu from our renowned chef. Our menu includes sensational starters, mains, desserts as well as an extensive wine list.
Cronulla Sharks Leagues Club offers a variety of dining options including our two AA Rosette restaurant, Incognito. The restaurant offers members and guests an innovative menu from our renowned chef. Our menu includes sensational starters, mains, desserts as well as an extensive wine list
We also have our casual dining area, restaurants and bars that offer great food at affordable prices. So whether you are catching up with friends for a meal or wanting to get “starved” before taking to the dance floor in Tonic Bar, we have something for everyone.
Cronulla Sharks Leagues Club is an iconic and modern venue that is situated in the heart of Cronulla. Whether you are catching up with friends for a meal or wanting to get “starved” before taking to the dance floor in Tonic Bar, we have something for everyone. We also have our casual dining area, restaurants and bars that offer great food at affordable prices. So whether you are catching up with friends for a meal or wanting to get “starved” before taking to the dance floor in Tonic Bar, we have something for everyone.