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Sharks Darren Mooney Ready for the ChallengeCronulla Sharks“Obviously at the Tigers I was really only looking after the Toyota Cup, where as here I'm looking after the NRL, the NYC, and I'll be involved with the ...

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Sharks Darren Mooney Ready for the Challenge

23 November 2009

“Everyone wants to better themselves and I was ready to step up to the next level.”

With those words, newly appointed Football Manager, Darren Mooney, has come on board the Cronulla Sharks team and believes he’s found the opportunity to work at the highest level.

While Mooney prefers not to make a big deal of his appointment, he has an impressive record and a wealth of experience in the administrative and coaching department.

The Sharks are hoping he will help bring back the pride and passion of the club after working with the Wests Tigers as Toyota Cup Football Manager and Club Welfare and Education Manager with great success over the past two years.

“Look, there’s no bad blood at the Tigers, it’s a great club, but the opportunity for me to step up to the next level and work with Ricky and the coaching staff was too good to turn down,” Mooney said.

“Obviously at the Tigers I was really only looking after the Toyota Cup, where as here I’m looking after the NRL, the NYC, and I’ll be involved with the junior reps as well as overseeing the whole football structure of the club.”

“To be able to look at the structure and come up with my own ideas and how I can help move the club forward off the field is something I’m really looking forward too.”

Apart from working at the Wests Tigers, Mooney has previously worked in various roles including coaching at the Sydney Roosters, Salford City (UK), Balmain and in administration with organisations such as APEC, Swimming Australia, Sydney 2000 Olympics and the Manchester Commonwealth Games.

Mooney didn’t hesitate coming forward with his ideas and knows the challenges are still ahead for the Sharks despite a strong off-season of recruitment.

In what is a positive sign for the Sharks, Mooney also hinted he has no plans to leave the club anytime soon.

“I’m a very competitive and motivated sort of guy. There are efficiencies, budgets and salary caps that all need looking at and I need to make sure everything is going to be run properly,” he said.

“For now, I’ll be doing everything I can to help the NRL team achieve success, but there’s going to be a long-term plan I want to put in place for the future.”


Carcharodon Megalodon
Jul 5, 2009
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Very good news! Nice to see some postive articles written about the sharks, even if it was written by the sharks.


Sep 29, 2010
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North western eastern
A forgot man in all of this. With flanno they did a fantastic job managing the cap to assemble the squad we have that won our first ever premiership
Feb 3, 2015
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Is this guy our most important signing of all time or what? His two returns to the club have coincided with a+ level recruitment. I won't pretend I know the ins and out of how it happens but he is the common denominator.