2024 Pre-Season Roundup

March 24, 2024

An assortment of the Sharks pose after a cold friendly game with the Tokyo Wombats

The 2024 season is just around the corner and the Sharks are busy preparing for what we hope will be a successful year.

Since December we have held a number of training sessions at Akai Farm, with coaching provided by Nick, Chris and Dave. These sessions were an excellent opportunity to get to know some of our new players – some young blood and some not-so-young blood – and to welcome them into the Club. As always we are grateful to our sponsors for supporting these sessions.

During February a number of members took part in a pair of friendly games against the Tokyo Wombats. Despite the artic winds (what happened to the warm January weather!), the Sharks won one of the two games and everyone had a great, if chilly, time.

At the Sharks AGM on February 3rd there were a number of changes to the Officers. The biggest change was the appointment of a new President, Marcus Thurgate, who will replace Dave Lollback. Another big change for the club was the abolishment of the Manager role, following the stepping down of Anton Lloyd-Williams. The Chiba Sharks is ever indebted to Dave and Anton for their contribution, both of whom will remain part of the club.

Also at the AGM it was decided that the Sharks will form a 3rd XI for competing in the JCL 3rd Division. The creation of this team reflects the growth of the clubs membership and its commitment to helping player development.

All we need now is the announcement of the 2024 schedule – the Sharks are ready to go!

(Will)


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