Shellharbour Sharks

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Shellharbour City Sharks RLFC
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Club information
Full name Shellharbour City Sharks RLFC
Colours      Maroon
Founded 1920
Current details
  • Ron Costello Oval
Chairman Allan Cody
Coach Abed atallah
Captain Hans Schuster
Premierships 5 (1939, 1962, 1971, 1973, 2001)

The Shellharbour City Sharks are a Country Rugby League club founded in 1920 located on the South Coast of NSW that compete in the South Coast Group 7 competition.

Club Info[edit]


Shellharbour City RLFC has a 113-year history[citation needed], originally existed as a rugby union club, before switching to rugby league in 1920.

The club have won five first-grade premierships in total, the last of which was in 2001, as well as over 30 reserve, third, and under-18 premierships.

The Shellharbour LGA itself forms the southern part of the Greater Wollongong urban area.

Shellharbour City Marlins[edit]

In 2007, Shellharbour City struck a deal with NRL side the St. George Illawarra Dragons and thus created a new team and entered themselves into the NSWRL Jim Beam Cup with the name Shellharbour City Marlins using the colours as their parent club. It is rumoured that the name Marlins was chosen to differentiate themselves from any Cronulla Sharks sides. The Shellharbour Sharks still competed in Group 7 Rugby League competition during this time. During 2008, the Dragons leagues club however did not give the same backing to Sharks, instead the Sharks stayed alive through other sponsorship deals, most notably Corban KIA.[1] 2009 saw a change in direction again with both the Sharks side moving into the Illawarra Carlton League and the Marlins side moving into the NSW Cup.[2] This resulted in the Marlins changing their name to Shellharbour City Dragons and consequently changing their strip to the more famous Red-V.

Shellharbour City Dragons[edit]

Ron Costello Oval[edit]

Ron Costello Oval (formally Fuller Park) has been the home of Shellharbour City Rugby League Football Club since the mid-1950s.

Notable Juniors[edit]


1939, 1962, 1971, 1973, 2001
  • Second Grade Premierships: 14
1959, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1983, 1990, 2001,2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
  • Third Grade Premierships: 2
1971, 1977
  • Group 7 U-18's Premierships: 10
1944, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1964, 2003, 2007, 2008
2009, 2010, 2012

Source: [3]


  1. ^ Dragons let us down: Marlins
  2. ^ Sharks, Marlins make big moves
  3. ^ "Trophy Room". FOX SPORTS PULSE. Retrieved 2015-10-16. 

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