Sharks return to the Shire


Led by Sutherland Sharks General Manager George Hurley, the boys trained and played with the U16 and U18 Academy squads ? Academy Manager Sammy Morgan and former Arsenal midfielder and Academy Coach Chris Kiyombia were extremely impressed with the Sharks pair.
A major highlight for the boys was meeting Ipswich Town First Team Manager and former Manchester United great Roy Keane.
The tour was extremely fruitful for the Sutherland Sharks, securing a formal relationship between the Shire club and Ipswich Town Academy where youth squad members would attend the Academy on a yearly basis.
An agreement was also established with English League One outfit Norwich FC, where one Sharks youth squad member from the U15?s squad would attend the Norwich FC Academy for a two week period.
The scholarship initiative developed by the Sutherland Sharks is credited to the persistent work of General Manager George Hurley, who over the past five years has built significant contacts with various UK clubs and bodies.