The Cronulla Sharks Football Club

On the 1st June 2009, Paul Gallen was stood down as club captain of the Cronulla Sharks Rugby League Club. This demotion was the result of the culmination of a number of circumstances leading to significant media interest which were deemed to be detrimental to the Cronulla Sharks and the NRL. This demotion roughly coincided with a form slump of epic proportions.

Since the 14 June 2009, the Cronulla Sharks have played a total of 14 NRL games and recording losses in each. Including the two trial games played by the club in the 2010 season, this equates to a total of 16 matches played without a victory.

Re-instating Paul Gallen as the Captain of the Cronulla Sharks must, in part, lead to a restoration of self-belief and determination within the Club.

We, the undersigned, call on Ricky Stuart and the Cronulla Sharks Football Club to re-instate Paul Gallen as the Club Captain of the Cronulla Sharks.

With the demotion of Paul Gallen as Club Captain, we, the undersigned, acknowledge the work and dedication of Luke Covell and Trent Barrett. We believe, however, that re-instating Paul Gallen as Club Captain will significantly assist both Barrett and Covell in addressing their respective roles within the Club.

We believe that the re-instatement of Paul Gallen would lead to a re-focussing of the Club and a restoration of past self-belief, determination and passion within the Club.


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