About Us, Our Roots:
This is the dream of some very dedicated and patient men.
Michael Ryan, the former president of the club. PT the head coach, and Darren the assistant coach.
August of 2007 saw the first training session for the Sharks. We were at a tiny, unkempt reserve that was accessed from Dampier Blvd in Killarney vale.
After running some laps and some drills, the coaches went through some basis ball skills of the game.
Once the players understood the reasoning behind the running routes and ball handling techniques, the training sessions flowed well. Players were quick to learn that lack of attention or chatting to much would earn them push ups, laps or bear crawls.
After a few months we upgraded to the rugby field located on Sir Joseph Banks Dr in Bateau Bay. Our numbers varied but with a good base of a regular 15- 20 with one female. Many players showing great promise lots of heart, and a unique dedication to a sport that is not native to Australia.
A 3 on 3 flag tournament , put all the drills and training routes into perspective for the players along with building a strong team spirit among the players.
2008 saw the loss of a few regulars, and renewed dedication from our other players. Our female player joined the coaching staff and worked with the juniors, getting their playbook down and working as a team. During the winter we took to training in the Gym with Mingara looking after our needs.
2009 saw the club on the move again and also taking our first big step. We moved to Buff Point oval and this became our base for the next few years. Central Coast Sharks joined the Gridiron NSW Sydney competition, fielding a team in the colts, 7 a side competition. What can only be described as a successful season, the boys showed great spirit and determination and only just missed making the playoffs. Later in the year our seniors played in the Division 1 competition, whilst not as successful as the colts it was still a great season.
From 2010 to 2012 the club continued to grow with numbers steadily increasing in both teams. The colts made it to 2 Grand Finals (2011 & 2012), unfortunately getting beaten both times by Wollongong. Though not as successful, the seniors improved each year and have become a very competitive unit. During this period we had a number of players represent NSW and Australia from both colts and seniors.
In 2013 we relocated to Blue Haven oval where we continue to grow, with the vision to expand --
The team has been located primarily on the northern end of the Coast up until this year (2018) when we moved back to one of our original training grounds at Sir Joseph Banks oval in Bateau Bay. We are currently fielding a juniors (Colts 15-19) team and a Senior Men's team.