Albany Sharks are on the hunt for a new senior coach after confirming Kim Mayfield has stood down following three years at the helm of the league team. Mayfield, who is highly regarded within the game, joined the Sharks at the start of the 2017 season as a co-coach. Mayfield led the Sharks to their second-ever league victory earlier this year when they defeated Denmark-Walpole by 21 points in round one.
Albany have recorded a breakthrough win in the Great Southern Football League, notching their second-ever league win and snapping a 45-game losing streak after powering past Denmark-Walpole on Sunday afternoon. There were jubilant scenes post-match, usually not seen in a home-and-away game, as the Sharks won only their second league game in 106 matches after the 21-point triumph over the Magpies at Centennial Stadium.
Albany have snapped a 45-game losing streak, storming to their second-ever league victory with a polished 21-point triumph over Denmark-Walpole at Centennial Stadium. In the final game of the opening round in the Great Southern Football League competition, the Sharks duly stole the headlines as they tasted victory for the first time since 2015. After kicking the first two goals of the match, the Sharks trailed at quarter time and then again at half time and then conceded the first major of the second half.
Buoyed by a busy pre-season of recruiting, Albany will take a new level of optimism into their eighth season in the Great Southern Football League competition, according to coach Kim Mayfield. Previously hampered by an inability to attract quality league players to their club, the Sharks have been the busiest in the off-season, boosting their stocks as they aim for their second win in the competition. Read the full story at The Advertiser
For loyal Albany servant Jake Stuart there is more to football than just winning. Stuart will create a special piece of Sharks history on Sunday, becoming the first player in the club to reach the 100 league game milestone after missing only three matches since their inception in 2012 as a league team. Most country footballers reflect on the good times, the memorable wins or premierships when reaching personal milestones but things are a little different for Stuart given he’s played in 98 losses. He may have one of the worst win- loss records in country football but never for a moment has Stuart considered walking away or switching clubs, in a sign of his resilience and loyalty to the Great Southern Football League’s newest club. “It’s obviously a big… Read More »More to footy than wins for loyal Shark
There could barely have been a madder “Mad Monday” than yesterday’s end-of-season celebration for the Albany Sharks. After four winless seasons for 59 consecutive losses — and just a week after a 39-goal flogging — the Sharks chomped into an historic first league victory with an 82-point win over Mt Barker on Sunday. The bodies strewn throughout the home of club president Geoff Oldfield yesterday morning was testament to the mighty feat, before festivities continued to wash away the club’s harsh statistical history. Not once since AFL great Jason Akermanis played for the Sharks in their first Great Southern Football League seniors game in 2012 had they enjoyed the sweet taste of victory. Their average losing margin before Sunday’s win was 141 points, including a 242-point smashing by North Albany… Read More »Sharks get teeth into that winning feeling