Category: WMS News

Seagulls RISE Program Open For Registration

The BMD Wynnum Manly Seagulls have recently announced their RISE rugby league development program has opened for registration.

This program will be run by Seagulls Academy coaches and is open to both male and female players.

Registration fees are $165 and registrations will close on Sunday 29 May.

RISE is comprised of five sessions for each age group, with the following dates:

13’s/14’s Boys

  • Session 1 – July 10th
  • Session 2 – July 25th
  • Session 3 – August 8th
  • Session 4 – August 29th
  • Session 5 – September 12th
  • Gala Day – September 23rd/24th

15’s Boys / 13’s-14’s & 15’s-16’s Girls

  • Session 1 – July 10th
  • Session 2 – August 1st
  • Session 3 – August 15th
  • Session 4 – September 5th
  • Session 5 – September 19th
  • Gala Day – September 23rd/24th

Players will have further opportunities to showcase their development in game situations through their participation in a structured carnival event to close the program.

Each session will focus on three key areas of player development – technical and tactical skill development, physical development and socio-emotional development.

To register, click here and please enter Wynnum’s postcode of 4178.

For more information, click here.

Seagulls announce Hostplus Cup match on Stradbroke Island Minjerribah

The BMD Wynnum Manly Seagulls are excited to announce the relocation of their Round 10 Hostplus Cup match to Ron Stark Oval on North Stradbroke Island / Minjerribah.

This will be an Indigenous recognition match, proudly supported by our long-term partners Deadly Choices and Redland City Council, held on Sunday 5 June.

Seagulls staff and players will also visit the island in the days leading up to the game to hold rugby league clinics and engage in activities to help promote tourism on the Redlands Coast.

Wynnum Manly Seagulls CEO Hanan Laban said the club was proud to partner with Deadly Choices since 2014 to showcase the connection between First Nations people and the great game of rugby league.

“As a rugby league club, we wholeheartedly support maintaining a healthy lifestyle,” Mr Laban said.

“We embrace the opportunity that our platform provides us to bring people closer together and to spread positive messages throughout the community.

“Our partnership with Deadly Choices and Redland City Council allows us to form a supportive network to help people lead a healthy life.

Seagulls CEO Hanan Laban chats with Steve Renouf at the launch of the Minjerribah event

“We’re excited for June 5 and we’d like to recognise Deadly Choices and Redland City Council, as this event would not be possible without their support.”

Mayor Karen Williams said Council was happy to support Wynnum Manly Seagulls Rugby League Club with $9000 sponsorship for the event, as it offered important social and health benefits for the Redlands Coast community.

“We know our community loves their sport, so we are proud to be bringing this match to Minjerribah,” Cr Williams said.

“The match will also boost local tourism and business by showcasing the beautiful backdrop of the island.

“In partnership with Minjerribah’s Yulu-Burri-Ba health clinic and the Deadly Choices initiative, the match will also raise awareness of Quandamooka culture and promote health care access and initiatives for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

“Council is proud to support this match for the third year with $9000 through round one of the 2021-2022 sponsorship program, which includes $1500 towards Quandamooka Cultural Awareness.”

Yulu Burri Ba Health Service CEO David Collins said they were excited to return to Minjerribah this year after a game was successfully featured on the Redlands mainland for the first time last year.

“We’re excited to return to North Stradbroke Island in 2022, which will be well received by locals while providing an opportunity for Wynnum supporters more broadly to venture over to the island and enjoy a unique cultural experience.

“This game also provides an amazing opportunity for us to encourage positive health practices by incentivising health checks for supporters to receive a limited edition Deadly Choices Seagulls shirt.

“It’s a promotion that has worked extremely well for us with the ongoing support of Wynnum Seagulls, particularly in ensuring our younger people are encouraged to live healthy, deadly lives.”

Deadly Choices were supported for the media launch by Ambassadors (L-R) Steve Renouf, Tyrone Roberts, Tamika Upton and Willie Tonga.

Division 2 Councillor Peter Mitchell said the event was an opportunity for the community to support a good cause.

“Events such as the Hostplus Cup are an example of how community partnerships can make a positive impact on society,” Cr Mitchell said.

“Through health education programs, we can work together to achieve health equality across the community on Minjerribah.”

More information about the events of the day with follow soon.


Hoeter to make Brisbane Broncos debut

Powerful centre Delouise Hoeter has been called up to make his Broncos debut in a late change for tomorrow night’s Good Friday clash with the Panthers in Penrith.

The 28-year-old last played NRL in 2015 for the Wests Tigers but his consistent strong form for Broncos Affiliate Wynnum Manly Seagulls over recent years has been rewarded with a recall to the top level in place of the injured Herbie Farnworth (leg cork).

Hoeter was rewarded with a NRL Top-30 contract with the Broncos in 2022 after a strong preseason and a standout 2021 with the Seagulls in the Intrust Super Cup, crossing for 11 tries in 20 games as well as racking up 10 try assists and 66 tackle breaks as his team reached the Grand Final.

Read full story on the Broncos website here

Remember The Name: Herdegen

Last weekend saw a rare occurrence in that three siblings played in the same jersey number in three separate grades for the Seagulls.

Corey, Jayde and Zac Herdegen all wore the number 6 jersey for the Seagulls in their respective teams.

The Herdegen’s in their playing jerseys. Photo: Brooke Herdegen

Corey, in the Hastings Deering Colts, made the trip to Townsville on Saturday to play against the Blackhawks in Round 1. Unfortunately, the Colts lost to Townsville in a rematch of the 2021 grand final, 38-24.

Jayde, who played for the McDonald Seagulls Academy Harvey Norman U19s team before moving up to the BMD Premiership team, was in everything on Saturday as the Seagulls went down in a thriller, 8-4 to the Central QLD Capras. Organising the team from five-eighth, Jayde was hurt multiple times but played the full game, directing most of the team’s attacking plays.

Jayde Herdegen leading the Seagulls on Saturday. Photo: Jorja Brinums QRL

Zac, playing for the Cyril Connell Challenge U16s, went up against Norths in a rescheduled Round 1 match. The Seagulls were in front for most of the game, but a try in the final minute to Norths tied the final score at 26-26.

Mum, Brooke, travels to each game to take photos of her children (@herdo_photography).

The Herdegen siblings have, and will play a big role in the success of the individual teams throughout 2022.

We expect to see a lot more of the Herdegen name in the future, particularly with Jayde contracted to the Broncos at just 17 years of age.

Corey and Jayde have both been named at number 6 again this week for the Hastings Deering Colts and BMD Premiership respectively.

The Seagulls would like to thank McDonalds for their support of our academy program, which continues to produce high-quality players year after year.