AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 29: Valentine Holmes of the Sharks makes a break during the round 16 NRL match between the New Zealand Warriors and the Cronulla Sharks at Mt Smart Stadium on June 29, 2018 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

Our young Sharks will prepare for their junior representative seasons with a series of trials at Hillier Oval in Liverpool on Saturday.

The women’s Lisa Fiaola (under 17s) and Tarsha Gale (19s) squads play Wests Tigers, while the men’s Harold Matthews (17s) and SG Ball (19s) face Wests Magpies. The four competitions officially start on Saturday, February 3.

This is the second trial for the junior rep teams, following promising pre-Christmas matches against South Sydney, albeit with larger squads.

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The under 16s and 18s pathways teams are also back in action, taking on Macarthur Wests Tigers’ Laurie Daley and Andrew Johns Cup sides.

A final trial for the Harold Matthews and SG Ball teams is scheduled for Saturday, January 20 against the Bulldogs at Sharks Academy (Cronulla High School fields), while the Lisa Fiaola and Tarsha Gale girls will face the Bears.

Full information about those matches will be communicated closer to the date.

Meanwhile, the men’s Jersey Flegg (under 21s) squad continues to train hard ahead of trial matches in February and the first round on March 10.\

Trials at Hillier Oval on Saturday, January 13: 9:30am – Lisa Fiaola Cup vs Wests Tigers.
10:45am – Tarsha Gale Cup versus Wests Tigers.
12:00pm – Under 16 Academy vs Macarthur Wests Tigers
1:15pm- Harold Matthews Cup vs Wests Magpies
2:30pm – Under 18s Academy vs Macarthur Wests Tigers.
3:45pm SG Ball Cup vs Wests Magpies

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