Paul Gallen

Through hard work and persistence, Paul has become one of the elite players in the NRL, regularly running out for NSW and Australia in the representative arena.

A leader and inspiration to the fans and his teammates at the Sharks and now the father of two young children, Charley and Cody, Paul is always a willing and active participant in charity and community events. A qualified plumber, he was named on the NRL’s All-Academic team in 2011 for his work and study away from the field.

Gallen chalked up his 250th appearance in first grade against the Raiders in Round 19 of the 2015 season, before becoming the first (and most likely, the last) NRL player to be honoured with a ‘253rd game’ run-through banner in Round 22 against the North Queensland Cowboys.