tmedia
Skip to main content
Main content
OUR PICKS
 

Sharks won't be moving: Gallen

Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 8:11 AM
Source: SportsFan
Author: Ben Hocking

Cronulla captain Paul Gallen has scoffed at suggestions the club could be relocated to central Queensland.

News Limited reported that the club could expect a $2m fine from the NRL once the ASADA investigation was concluded, leaving the club in a parlous financial state, with relocation the only hope of survival.

Gallen told SportsFan's Clubhouse that while it was still impossible to comment about potential penalties from the ASADA investigation, the club was getting itself in a good financial position.

"There is a $300m development, which has just been approved, and that will give us the financial stability that we need," Gallen said.

"I'm not from the area, I'm from the western suburbs, but I've been living there for 12 years now and I can see how important we are in the community.

"From the time I started there, I can see the effect we have had on kids. I've known Tyrone Peachey since he was eight years old and now he has played first grade with me."

The NSW captain also pointed out that central Queensland would want their own team, and would be less likely to follo0w a relocated Sharks outfit.

"I don't think they would want us coming up there, to be honest," Gallen said.

"They wouldn't embrace it, then all of a sudden you have got a franchise up there that people are not coming to see."


News & Views

Wanderers Given Suspended Sentence

The Western Sydney Wanderers are lucky to have avoided a points loss - for ...

Aussies are Sheltered From Bad Pitches

Gavin Robertson worries about Australia's chances in the Test Series starti ...

Dragons Will Win

Brad Fittler looks ahead to the Charity Shield and says that despite missin ...

He'll Stay in the Ruck

Kurt Tippett will most likely stay as a ruck man, says Tadhg Kennelly, but ...

Hectic Jet Boat Stack!

What could possibly go wrong if you don't turn right when you should turn r ...

34 Bombers to Appeal

All 34 past and present Essendon Bombers players will appeal against their ...

Smith has Faith in 15

A total of 10 members of the 19 that played in the T20 international series ...

Football as You've Never Seen it

The UK's oldest sporting tradition caused locals in the town of Ashbourne, ...

Morning Update 11/02/15

North Queensland backrower Gavin Cooper has confirmed Cowboys captain Johna ...

NBL R19 SYD v PER

Game highlights from Round 19 of the 2015/16 NBL season featuring the Sydne ...