- The Sharks completed the premiership hat-trick under
Jason Cotter when the scraped home by 10.8 (68) to 8.11 (59) over the Northern Eagles in the grand final.
- The match featured a dominant second half from Nick Riewoldt, who was to go on to become No.1 pick in the AFL national draft.
- Not since Bob Webb headed the old Magpies in 1975-76-77 had the Sharks won a hat-trick of flags.
- Former Brisbane Bears wingman Steve McLuckie was named Joe Grant Medallist.