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Colts ready to roll against Redcliffe

The Seagulls Hastings Deering Colts will look to continue their impressive season as they take on Redcliffe in the curtain raiser this Saturday at 4pm.

The Round 11 fixture is a top of the table clash, with the Gulls sitting in first place with one loss and one draw, and the Dolphins close behind in third.

After a scheduled bye round and the postponement of their most recent game, the Gulls are eager to get back out on the field and face off against the Dolphins for the second time this season. When the clubs took the field for the first time in Round 2 earlier in 2021, the Seagulls scored 7 tries and came away with a strong win.

In their most recent match, the Colts took on the Tweed Seagulls for the first time since their pre-season trial. After being beaten fairly comprehensively in that trial, coaching staff were pleased to get a good win when the points counted in Round 9.

Braden Whittaker was the Gulls’ best in that game, and walked away with the McDonald’s Player of the Match Award.

The five-eighth steered the team effectively in attack on the day, and was defensively sound. The Gulls primary goal kicker, Whittaker also converted five conversions from five attempts.

Colts Head Coach Michael Dobson was pleased with the team’s ability to convert points on the day and impressed with a more complete performance than he had seen in recent weeks. “We ticked the effort areas a bit better against Tweed and met the KPIs that we set as a team”.

Despite losing the possession and kicking metres battle, the Gulls showed strong discipline and defensive intensity, limited their opposition to 12 points.

The Colts team has gone from strength to strength in 2021, in a boost to the credibility of the McDonalds Seagulls Academy Program. With a number of NRL call ups for players in the Seagulls Intrust Super Cup side this year, pathways continue to open for Colts players to earn opportunities to play at the next level.

This week, Alec MacDonald is set to make his ISC debut after impressing Academy staff and ISC Head Coach Adam Brideson throughout the year. The ongoing development of players remains a key pillar of the Gulls football program and the Club is grateful to McDonalds for proudly supporting the Seagulls Academy.

Seagulls & Deadly Choices Indigenous Jersey Reveal

The Seagulls are proud to reveal the first of our two 2021 Deadly Choices Indigenous Recognition jerseys.

This jersey will be worn on Saturday as we take on the Northern Pride in the Redlands. The jersey’s design is inspired by the artwork and creative concepts of Elaine Chambers. Elaine is a local aboriginal woman and the Creative Director at Cultural Edge Designs.

The story of the artwork’s design includes markings that show the various journeys through life, and circular meeting places to acknowledge the people we connect and create stories with along the way.

Tracks within the design represent the aim to lead a better lifestyle, be active and healthy. The stars throughout the artwork represent the pursuit of excellence and achievement.

The design also shares elements with the Broncos indigenous jersey, as a representation of their long-term partnership with Deadly Choices and in recognition of the Seagulls’ affiliation with the club.

The Gulls are grateful to Elaine, Cultural Edge Designs and our partners at Deadly Choices for the opportunity to wear a jersey that is reflective of our commitment to the local community.

A limited number of these jerseys will also be for sale to fans in the coming weeks, with more stock potentially available based on popular demand.

Seagulls and Deadly Choices Extend Long-term Partnership

The Seagulls are proud to announce the extension of their partnership with Deadly Choices, including a program of activity focused on promoting access to primary health care for Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander peoples.

The relationship between the Seagulls and Deadly Choices is longstanding, with games held on North Stradbroke Island since 2014 in an effort to bring elite rugby league to passionate local fans.

David Collins, CEO of Yulu-Burri-Ba, Tracey Thompson, Deadly Choices Ambassador and Hanan Laban, CEO of Wynnum Manly Seagulls

Through the partnership, the Seagulls will host two Indigenous Recognition games, in Redlands and Maryborough, as part of the 2021 Intrust Super Cup season. The Gulls will take on the Northern Pride at Pinklands Sporting Complex on July 3rd, then face the PNG Hunters for the second time this season at Eskdale Park on July 31st.

Match days will incorporate a variety of coaching clinics and junior games, as well as the chance to meet rugby league icons and Deadly Choices ambassadors. The club will play in a unique indigenous jersey for each game, with the designs to be revealed in the lead up to the games.

The Gulls are also excited to support Deadly Choices in promoting healthy choices and educating local communities. As part of the Deadly Choices program, anyone who receives a 715 health check at a participating health clinic (including Yulu-Burri-Ba and Galangoor clinics) will receive a Seagulls health shirt.

Seagulls CEO Hanan Laban reiterated the importance of working with partners with shared values. “The strength of the club’s relationship with Deadly Choices is built on the back of a shared commitment to community.”

“As a community footy club we know how important it is to ensure that the local people who give so much to us are looking after themselves and are healthy. We’ve been working with Deadly Choices to help educate and promote healthy outcomes since 2014 and we look forward to creating positive impact into the future”.

Hot start helps Colts hold off Magpies comeback

The Seagulls jumped out to an early lead in the Hastings Deering Colts on Sunday, allowing them to stave off a feisty Souths Logan Magpies squad in the second half.

Coming off a draw in Round 7, Wynnum regained some attacking form and scored 6 tries during the match, winning the game 34-24 at the final siren.

The Colts sit on top of their ladder after 8 rounds, with 6 wins, thanks to the strong development and depth of talent within the McDonald’s Seagulls Academy.

Seagulls Lock Alec Macdonald scored a hat-trick on the day, earning the McDonald’s Player of the Match Award. Jacob Sturt-Tobin opened the try scoring, with Harrison Graham and Devontai Seumanutafa also crossing for the Gulls.

Like last week, the Gulls began the game strong – scoring twice in the first 5 minutes. The second of these tries came with the Magpies already down to 12 men after a dangerous tackle sent a player to the sin bin.

However, consecutive errors allowed the Magpies to shift the momentum and level the scores at 12-12 in the 19th minute. Macdonald’s second try of the day saw the Seagulls take an 18-12 lead in to half time despite some scrappy periods of play.

The Magpies went down to 12 men again early in the second half, allowing the Gulls to capitalise and extend their lead to 34-12 within 10 minutes.

The final 30 minutes of the game was marred by some poor discipline and ball handing, forcing the Seagulls to make a lot of tackles and defend their line for significant periods. Despite the scoring advantage on the day, the Gulls only had 38% of total possession and ran for less metres than the Magpies.

Head Coach Michael Dobson was happy with the result on the day, but will look for the Seagulls to improve their effort, intensity and discipline through the remainder of the season.

Coach Chat: Preparing to honour Mitch

Seagulls TV caught up with Head Coach Adam Brideson thanks to Bartons Motor Group. Brideson was pleased with the effort levels of the whole team in Round 9, beating a talented Mackay squad. As the club prepares to honour former captain Mitch Cronin, Brideson also spoke about what this game means for the squad and their preparation this week.

The Mitch Cronin Memorial Match kicks off Sunday the 13th of June at 2.10pm at BMD Kougari Oval. The tribute to Mitch will begin at 1.40pm after the conclusion of the Hastings Deering Colts game (starting at 11.45am).

Round 6: Game Day Information

Round 6 Wynnum Manly Seagulls v Central Queensland Capras – Game Day Information

Round 6 of the Intrust Super Cup sees the Seagulls back at BMD Kougari Oval to take on the Central Queensland Capras.

The team are looking forward to another huge game in front of a Wynnum crowd and enthusiastic Chook Pen after a great start to the 2021 Season.

Fans please note that the game time has been moved forward to 2:10pm this weekend as it will be broadcast live on KAYO.

GAME DAY INFORMATION

Saturday 8 May @ BMD Kougari Oval
GATES OPEN 12.30pm, CHOOK PEN OPEN 12:30pm
LIVE ON KAYO from 2pm

The Intrust Super Cup team will face off in Round 6 against Central Queensland Capras at 2.10pm at BMD Kougari Oval, with the Hasting Deering Colts kicking off at 4:10pm against the Capras.

KEY TIMES
2:10 pm Intrust Super Cup v Central Queensland Capras
4:10 pm Hasting Deering Colts v Central Queensland Capras

PARKING
Parking is limited at Wynnum Manly Leagues Club due to on-going renovations. We encourage people to catch a 13CABS to the game.

TICKETS
Tickets are available to be pre-purchased online at this link. Tickets are also available on the gate from $10 GA and $5 concession. Kids under 15 are free.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE
Chook Pen will be operating from 12:30 pm. Food will be available for purchase from the Seagulls canteen. No smoking permitted within the ground.

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COVID – SAFETY REMINDER
– Please stay at home if you are unwell or have a cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue or shortness of breath.
– If you become unwell during the event please see security or event officials
– Spectators please follow requirements set by Queensland Health.