PERHAPS the best all-round skilled player to pull on the Sharks jumper, Craig Crowley developed from a larrikin from Cora Lyn to a legend at Southport.
He joined Southport for the history-making 1983 QAFL premiership and went on to feature in 190 games for the club, winning  six grand finals – a record he shares with Jason Cotter and Clint Watts.
Crowley played 12 times for Queensland and was honoured by being named captain for the 1991 and 1992 seasons.
Crowley joined Surfers Paradise in 1994, but by the end of the decade was back with the Sharks as U18 coach.
For the next three years, Crowley was reserves assistant, then in 2004-05 was reserves coach and seniors assistant coach under Norm Dare.
When Dare stepped down at the end of 2005, Crowley was elevated to senior coach and took the club to two grand finals (2006-08) in his five years in charge.
In 2008 Crowley was inducted into the AFLQ Hall of Fame.