A new era – Sharks at Kareela
The Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks entered the elite NSWRL competition in 1967, to the despair of members and fans narrowly lost two Grand Finals along the way, before reaching rugby league’s Holy Grail in claiming a maiden premiership victory in 2016.
Many great champions have worn the black, white and blue of the Sharks in the club’s 50-plus year history, Australian, NSW and Queensland representatives, players of international standing, with all proudly supported by a parochial fan base primarily situated in and around Sydney’s Sutherland Shire.
Supporting rugby league, the Sharks football teams and the local community, the Cronulla Leagues Club has also stood tall since opening its doors in 1977, over the years becoming a favourite watering hole, dining option, meeting point, entertainment hub and a place to celebrate.
Many memories have been created on the playing field, with almost as much history surrounding the Leagues Club itself.
Fast forward to the year 2020 and a major club refurbishment as a part of the Woolooware Bay property development project, saw the Sharks traditional home temporarily close its doors, with a new entity born following an amalgamation with the Kareela Golf Club.
Entering an exciting era of change, since officially opening in June of 2020, Sharks at Kareela will provide for golfers, Sharks members and the local community a new home, one to be enjoyed for the short term and well into the future.
Kareela Golf Club, which started in the late 1960’s as Salisbury, has evolved into a picturesque and immaculately presented 18-hole layout providing a considerable challenge all levels of golfers, with Sharks committed to enhancing that golfing experience in the years to come.
Inside the clubhouse, the Sharks aim to provide the highest possible level of service in order to make a visit to Sharks at Kareela truly memorable.
The newest addition to the Sharks stable, Sharks at Kareela will set the footprint for future growth and expansion while giving members and the community a place to call home.