HARRY Hanley's house will be one of the first jobs the Port Macquarie Sharks tend to on Saturday as the region starts to clean up following the week's devastating floods.
The Sharks were meant to play their final pre-season trial with a clash against Cudgeon Hornets.
Instead, Regional Stadium was inundated by flood waters and is out of action for a few weeks so Sharks president Zac Newcombe felt players would be best off lending a hand.
"We've got a couple of boys over on the North Shore that have lost their house and things like that," Newcombe said.
"A few more out Wauchope way have been cut off for the last five days and Gary Nosworthy at Pembroke is a little bit effected.
"Mitch Joyce is one of our major sponsors so we're happy to help him out as well.
With the devastation around the community and the amount of work that needs to be done - you can see it at places like Town Beach - the Sharks felt their players could help out.
Question marks remain over their opening-round clash with Port City Breakers on April 10.
"With the current situation, the stadium is now out of action and most grounds will need some work so as a club we decided to band together," Newcombe said.
"We'll also help the council out at the stadium to try and get it back in order and hopefully have it right to kick off the season in a couple of weeks."
Every player will have their hand on a pressure cleaner or have a shovel or broom in their hand.
"We're staying on top of things like fitness so instead of the boys staying at home or being in the pub we'll go out on Saturday and help the community," the president said.
Group 3 representatives will meet at the end of next week to make a decision on whether to push the season kick-off back a week or two.
"A lot will rely on councils making decisions on field closures and things like that," Newcombe said.
"It's pretty devastating out at the stadium at the moment so we may be off there indefinitely until it can be up to scratch, but once it's back up we'll be back at Shark Park."
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