Pro Arena Team Joins GDFL

by Gridiron Media

 Myrtle Beach, SC – The Gridiron Developmental Football League (GDFL) is proud to announce the addition and partnership of the league's newest team based in the city of Myrtle Beach, SC.

During a conference call  Monday morning, team ownership and league office staff announced that the Sharks team will compete as members of the GDFL for the 2017 season and beyond. 

"The Myrtle Beach Sharks is pleased to be joining the GDFL as its newest member. With a tradition of high-quality football, great regional rivalries and sound business model, the GDFL presents a terrific opportunity for the Sharks ," said Sharks Majority Owner William Hanna II. "The Gridiron Developmental Football League (GDFL) Executive team have done a fantastic job of augmenting the league with other high quality and well-run franchises including the teams like the Oklahoma Thunder, Nashville Storm,Georgia Crush, Crescent City Kings(New Orleans), Marvel City Tigers (Birmingham,Alabama) and The Memphis Blast. We look forward to adding to that momentum."

The Myrtle Beach Sharks, are owned and operated by its new ownership group,  HMG Sports, who have decided to withdrawn the team's membership in the APF due to the instability and uncertainty of the league and it's leadership.  The Myrtle Beach Sharks franchise will now play as a professional outdoor franchise as members of the Gridiron Developmental Football League.They are the second indoor to team to transition from indoor arena football, back to the Gridiron, the other team is the Tampa Bay Warriors.

"Today we are very proud to welcome the HMG Sports and the Myrtle Beach community into the GDFL family.Sharks  organization represent the key elements the GDFL strives for in its members". Stated,League President Charles Thompson.

Additional expansion and league news will be revealed in the coming days.


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