About Narrabeen Sharks
Narrabeen Junior Rugby League Football Club had its beginning on March 7, 1932 in Jack McLean’s barber shop at the Narrabeen tram terminus. Jack McLean was elected the Club’s first President, W.Lloyd Secretary and P.Moore Treasurer. Other original members of the club were: Messrs D. Bryson, W. Pilon, S. Clayton, D. Elliot, T. Clark, S. Compton, C. Fletcher, J. Kirkwood, F. Aldridge and F. Crocket.
Early in the 50’s the club won a “C”Grade Premiership in 1951 backed up by an “A”Grade Premiership in 1952 a side captained by popular surf club character “Woofa”Barnett and coached by another famous local identity KG Adams.These Premierships were followed by “B”Grade in 1953 and 1956, “C”Grade in 1956,”D”Grade in 1955 and the inaugral “G”Grade in 1958.During this era the Club was ably served by such stalwarts as Russ Brown who filled every office available in the club and became one of our first life members,Neville Risk and KG Adams.
The 1960’s began with a BANG for the club with the “B”Grade winning the Premiership in 1960 and the “A”Grade in 1961,these sides included some classic Narrabeen identities Bill Thrussell,Nev(Mouse)Chaney,Bo Bo Kerr,Kenny Holmes,Mick Geros and Dave James.Some of these blokes are still around at the time of writing this history (2007) and Kenny Holmes still cooks the BBQ at Lake Park.The club was manned in the 60’s by hard workers like Jim Pounder,Jim and Jack Kinninment,John Dean,Bill Stuart and of course Russ Brown.