Northern Pride captain Sheppard announces retirement

Chris Sheppard has today announced that he will retire at the end of the 2010 season. This brings to a close a playing career which all began for the Mareeba Gladiators as a 4 year old many years ago and has led him all the way to the NRL and helping to get the Pride off the ground both as a player and administrator.

Sheppard has captained the Pride in each of its three years in the Queensland Cup and has decided to call it a day for a number of reasons. Sheppard said