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From Sharks ball boy to head coach: The rise of Craig Fitzgibbon – Sydney Morning Herald

Craig Fitzgibbon’s father coached at Cronulla 30 years ago. Now his son returns to where he once strolled the sidelines.



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Craig Fitzgibbon was once the ball boy at Cronulla. His dad, Allan, coached the Sharks between 1988 and 1991, and his son was a regular at training and on game day.
An old-school coach, Allan Fitzgibbon was a man of his word. He prided himself on honesty and integrity. Its no wonder Craig knocked back lucrative offers from both the New Zealand Warriors and St George Illawarra Dragons to remain loyal to the Sydney Roosters.
“Loyalty certainly is a big thing,” Allan Fitzgibbon told the Herald just…

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