Narrabeen Sharks A-Grade Team

Narrabeen A-Grade 2022 Premiers

Luke Van Bokhoven (C) Elijah Pai (C)
Jordan Bullock James Roach
Zac Stracey Jerome Van Der Heide
Mitchell Quetcher Austin Malone
Lennox Whittaker Mathew Kelly
Jono Martin Tyrone Youngman
Liam Kent Lauchy McGreal
Timothy Webb Rory Kissane
Sam Kelly Liam Donnelly
Deano Mahoney Michael Raddisich
Sammy Notton Jack Thelander
Kurt Stevenson Nick Pringle
Ethan Carr Nathan Van Buuren
Oliver Knowles Taj Mickley

This year was a very competitive year with most games being decided by only 2 points. We played some great games and some not so great, but by the end of the season we finished second on the ladder, earning a week off before playing in the qualifying final where we came up against Cromer.

This was a defining game for the boys, who put on our best defensive effort all year and the boys thoroughly deserved their 14-4 win and to send them off to the GF to face our most despised rivals, the Belrose Eagles.

The boys were primed for a great game and were led out by our two Captains Luke Van Bokhoven and Elijah Pai. It was a solid start and we crossed the line early only for it to be disallowed, with Jordy just touching the sideline with his foot.

During the first half Belrose jumped out to a 12-nil lead before 2 tries to, Lachy (SUPERBOOT) McGreal, in a half that also saw Sam Kelly being knocked out setting up Lachy’s first try.

Half Time 12-12

The second half was a back and forward affair that saw Belrose score with 7 minutes remaining on the clock, however our boys never left the fight and with 1 minute remaining Bokky took a quick tap scoring a try, leaving Lachy McGreal a kick from the sideline for the win, it went straight over the black dot and Sharkies A Grade were 2022 Premiers.

Zac Stracey was awarded Man of the Match with a great game and to all the players you should be so proud of yourselves, all 26 of you that played throughout the year, we were one big close squad, players, trainers and coaches. It was a privilege to coach you guys, we trained hard for seven months and you got everything you deserved with the Premiership. I loved the year with you guys and hopefully we can go back-to-back next year, there’s so much talent in this group I have no doubt we can.

I like to say a big thankyou to everyone that helped me out this year, Foxy who gave the boys a great fitness preseason and did so much for the side through out the year. Keenan who sat the table signing all the players and helping me with the BBQ, Marshy and Pom for looking after all the players doing the strapping and all the pre-game warm-ups and being there to help out with whatever was needed and Raddas our end of year Half Back who I could ask questions and feed off. Thanks heaps guys for all your support, I really appreciate it.

It was an awesome year, saving our best two games for last.

Finally, to all our 25 sponsors, especially our main ones led by Curated businesses, Polo smash Repairs, AB Roofing and VBMT Rubbish removals, thanks heaps for your ongoing support and we hope to have you back up next year.

Jamie Van Buuren, Coach