Sharks release first 2021 player signings

Southern Peninsula Sharks have been the first in Big V to announce key signings for their 2021 Senior Men’s Program.

Southern Peninsula celebrated more than just Christmas and New Year’s over the holiday break. Over the last week, Sharks have released eight official player signings for the 2021 season which are set to make their fans jump for joy.

Their Senior Men will play in Division One in the new season, moving from State Championship. 

Fraser Spencer was the first name confirmed to return to the Shark Tank in 2021, making it his fourth season with Southern Peninsula’s Senior Men’s Program.

As a Southern Peninsula junior and representative in the Sharks’ 2019 championship team, Fraser will be a familiar face in Division One to guide younger athletes.

Another name known to Southern Peninsula’s pathway, Matt Brasser, has also re-signed for the new season. Brasser grew up as a Southern Peninsula junior and took his basketball career international to play with Northern Oklahoma College in the United States.

He most recently played in Chelsea Gulls State Championship team. Brasser is expected to play a pivotal role both on and off the court this year.

On court, the re-signing of Corey Bond secures Sharks with a confident shooter who can deliver. Bond led the league in 2019 in both three-pointers-made and percentage with a whopping 98 three’s at 43.3%. The question is – can he outdo himself in 2021?

Kyle Llewellyn and Darcy Jones have also decided to pull on the blue and gold this Big V season for another year.

With Sharks returning to Division One, Llewellyn’s toughness and team first approach in his Point Guard position will help lead the way of local players. Jones returns as an important part of the main playing group as a versatile player on the floor.

As a member of Basketball Victoria’s National Performance Program, Jones came through Southern Peninsula’s domestic competition with Red Hill Basketball Club to join Sharks’ Junior Program. Years later, a position in the main playing roster for Senior Men says a lot about his commitment to basketball.

Glenn Wansbrough returns to the Shark Tank for the first time since 2013 too. Wansbrough will not only be helping the Senior Men’s program on court but will play a key part in developing Southern Peninsula’s pathways in the female side of the program.

Even with a line-up of Shark Tank fan favourites, Southern Peninsula also introduce two new players in 2021 that are sure to make a splash.

Brad Murfett is expected to become a strong rebounder in 2021 with his physical competitiveness. Planned to make his debut with the Sharks in 2020 before the lockdown, Murfett brings some much-needed size and strength to Sharks’ Senior Men.

Meanwhile, the peninsula will say hello to the man with the hops, Ben Forsyth.

Forsyth is part of Basketball Victoria’s National Performance Program with Jones and has come up through Southern Peninsula’s domestic competition with Beachcomber Basketball Club and as a Sharks Junior.

Sharks will no doubt be making plays to remember in 2021 with these names, the first of their Men’s Senior Program, now announced.


You can keep up to date with Sharks here. Also, see their full 2021 Youth League rosters now.


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