Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks Logo

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks logo

While the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks logo features such a dangerous creature as the shark, the colors appear calm and peaceful.

Meaning and history

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks logo history

The team started playing as Cronulla-Caringbah in 1963. It was only in 1967 when it was admitted to the New South Wales Rugby League premiership, that the word “Sharks” appeared in its name.

Taking this into consideration, it’s pretty natural that the earliest crest (1967) still reflected the old name and didn’t comprise sharks of any sort. Instead, you could see a black-and-white ship inside a white shield. It was supposed to be Captain Cook’s ship, HM Bark Endeavour. The thick teal outline on the bottom of the shield looked like the sea. There was the lettering “Cronulla Sutherland” and a yellow rugby ball on the top.

Evolution of the symbol

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks symbol

Only a year later, a circular crest with a black shark on the white background was introduced. From the late 1970s through to the late 1990s, the club almost always opted for a black roundel logo with a blue shark.

In 1998-2003 (following the Super League), the Sharks used a blue and white star-shaped design. Over this period, the shortened name “Sharks” was used.

The 2004 emblem

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks emblem

In 2004, after the full name returned, the club introduced a completely new logo design with a sky blue shark over a shield with a black outline.


Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks

The palette of the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks logo includes sky blue, white, and black.