The NRL club is considering a bid to enter the A-League.
Cronulla Sharks chief executive Lyall Gorman says the club can have an A-League side up and running by 2017.
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According to The Courier-Mail, Football Federation Australia are believed to be supportive of a third Sydney-based team, and the Sharks may look to capitalise on the football-loving Sutherland shire.
Gorman says a Sharks A-League team could be ready by the 2017-18 A-League season.
“Absolutely it can be ready,” Gorman told Fairfax Media on Monday.
“That’s a conversation with the board to have within the Sharks, but you own your own ground, it’s rectangular, you’re in the heartland of the participation base.
“I have no doubt if the board thought it was the appropriate thing to do, time wouldn’t be a challenge.
“If it ever came to fruition, it would be naive of the Sharks not to look at that and the business model and to see whether they can make it work.
“When you look at the leverage that shared services could provide you, one brand is a very strong case for that sort of model.”
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