Growing up in the Shire – Chad Townsend

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Chad Townsend is a local NRL hero to many Shire residents who timed his return to the Sharks to perfection, playing a major role in the Club’s first premiership success in 2016.

Chad formed a successful halves partnership with former Warriors teammate Shaun Johnson over the previous two seasons and will be looking for more of the same in 2021.

Born 10 January 1991, Townsend played his rugby league for the Yarrawarrah Tigers in the Cronulla-Sutherland local rugby league competition.

During his junior football he was a part of 7 premiership teams. 

After being signed by the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks, Townsend made his debut in round 13 of the 2011 NRL season. In his first match, played against the Brisbane Broncos, he managed to convert two tries scored by fellow players Jon Mannah and Colin Best in the 40th and 80th minutes respectively.

On 2 October 2016, Townsend was part of the Cronulla-Sutherland side which won their first ever premiership defeating Melbourne 14-12 in the grand final.

We talk to Chad about growing up in the Shire, what he gets up to away from the football field and of course the upcoming season. Chad also has his own YouTube Channel which you can check our here.

Cameron Laing
Marketing Director
Shire Talk

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