Based: Poole Stadium, Poole
Career record: 1-8-0
Colours: Blue socks, white pants, blue shirts with white numbers, white helmets with a shark decal on the side in blue
Honours: None

1984 Merit Table 1-8-0

Team notes: Played a number of games in front of large crowds at the Poole Stadium in 1984. The South Coasters were among the first teams in kit and were determined to push back the barriers of the British game. They played their first game against the Northants Storm at the Poole Stadium. The game was suspended for 2 hours after Karl Phalen broke his leg. No-one thought about any medical cover! The Stormbringers won very easily, mostly due to the fact that back then there was no restriction on the number of imports a club could have. Poole only had one American, and he was the center, Steve Estrada. The Sharks played more than most in 1984 and even became the first team to travel abroad for a game when they took the mammoth coach trip to Dusseldorf to play the vastly experienced Panthers. That game was the beginning of the end for the team because the players were exposed to a skilled team too many levels above their own. They suffered a whole pile of injuries in a 69-0 defeat (in their 2nd ever game) and the club soon folded afterwards and reformed as the Dorset Broncos. Coached by Don Anderson

Poole Sharks 1984 schedule

1984 Poole Sharks schedule

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