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Seagulls recognised at 2021 Awards Gala

On Friday evening, the club hosted its annual Awards Gala, recognising the contributions of players, staff and volunteers throughout the year. Hosted by Peter Psaltis, the evening capped a terrific season on and off the field for the club.

The annual awards are more than just recognition of on field performance. The Gala provides the club an opportunity to thank and acknowledge the people that contribute their and energy to our shared values. Spanning a variety of categories, major awards were revealed including Volunteer of the Year and Best Junior to Senior, which rewards outstanding growth and development through our Junior Programs.

After a stellar season, Jayden Berrell took home the coveted Wynnum Manly Leagues Club Player of the Year Award in the Intrust Super Cup. The Player of the Year awards are voted on by the coaches in a 3-2-1 tally system after every game.

Berrell was recognised by the entire QRL earlier in the year for his performance in 2021, receiving the Petero Civoniceva Medal for Best and Fairest over the entire Intrust Super Cup season. The Cup Player of the Year was the final of three major awards that the Seagulls hooker took home on Friday.

Beyond the coaches award, Berrell was recognised by his peers, voted Players’ Player of the Year by his teammates. The Wynnum Manly Old Boys also presented their perpetual award for the Most Diligent Player to Jayden Berrell.

In a fitting tribute to the club’s former captain, the Inaugural Mitch Cronin Medal was presented by Chris Cronin for the Club Person of the Year. This perpetual award was founded to honour Mitch’s legacy and is given to the person who best exemplifies the core values of the club. Tristan Hope received the Medal in it’s first year.

Selwyn Cobbo was awarded the Anthony Schweitzer Memorial Trophy, voted by Seagulls supporters as the fans’ favourite Cup player.

Lenny Creeber was awarded the Arch Geary Shield for volunteer of the year, as he completes his 22nd year volunteering for the club.

In the Hastings Deering Colts, Alec MacDonald took home the U21s Player of the Year Award. Harrison Graham was voted by his teammates as the Players’ Player and also received the Trevor Neibling Shield for Best Junior to Senior. The pair were instrumental in the success of the Premiership winning Colts.

Alongside major player medals and trophies for the Intrust Super Cup and Hastings Deering Colts, the club also acknowledged the winners of team awards from the seasons completed earlier in the year.

Jack Hudson received the Cyril Connell Challenge U16s Players’ Player award, with Zane Ford taking home Player of the Year.

In the Auswide Bank Mal Meninga Cup U18s, Shaun Packer won the Players’ Player prize and Nathaniel Tangimataiti was the Player of the Year.

2021 saw the Seagulls enter a team in a women’s competition for the first time in club history. In the inaugural year of the women’s program, Jacinta Carter was the Harvey Norman Women’s U19 Players’ Player and Jayda Lofipo was the Player of the Year.

Max Cameron was also presented a life membership during the Awards, recognising his long standing contribution to the club.

 

Vote for your favourite player in 2021!

This Friday evening, the Seagulls will host our annual Gala Presentation Dinner. The event will give the club a chance to recognise the outstanding contribution of players, volunteers and our community.

We are calling on Gulls fans to vote for the annual Supporters Award; the Anthony Schweitzer Memorial Trophy. The award, named in honour of famed Seagulls support Anthony “Chook” Schweitzer, is presented to our fans favourite player each year!

One lucky fan will also have the chance to attend the Gala and present the Supporters Award, so get your votes in quick at https://forms.gle/ycxNPHi2LamDhA4y7. Voting will close on Wednesday at 11am.

 

Team List Tuesday: 2021 Grand Final

The Gulls are headed to a second straight Intrust Super Cup Grand Final! Be sure to grab a ticket today: https://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=INTRUST21&eg=SUPPORTER&ep=SEAGULLS!

Seagulls Head Coach Adam Brideson has named an unchanged 17, after the Gulls produced a convincing victory against Tweed at Suncorp Stadium last weekend. An extended bench includes Ed Burns, Issac Luke and Ben Shea.

The Gulls kick off at Moreton Daily Stadium at 3.10pm!

Check out the full team list below:

  1. Selwyn Cobbo
  2. David Mead
  3. Delouise Hoeter
  4. Jesse Arthars
  5. Richie Kennar
  6. Jack Campagnolo
  7. Sam Scarlett
  8. Aaron Rockley
  9. Jayden Berrell
  10. Max Elliott
  11. Zeb Taia
  12. TC Robati
  13. Luke Bateman

    Interchange
  14. Kalolo Saitaua
  15. Matiu Love-Henry
  16. Tristan Hope
  17. Francis Kalisaolaite-Tualau

    Reserves

    Ed Burns
    Issac Luke
    Ben Shea

2021 Grand Final Game Day Information

2021 Grand FINAL INFORMATION

GAME DAY TICKETS

Tickets to the Intrust Super Cup Grand Final are only able via Ticketek.

Purchase General Admission Tickets via the link here. Limited seats remain in the Seagulls Supporters Bay (Pod 1 and 2).

Note: Wynnum Manly Seagulls are not selling tickets to the game and these are only available via Ticketek. Please ensure you have secured your ticket before getting on the bus

SUPPORTER BUS TO THE GAME

Supporter Buses will be available for fans on the day, departing the Wynnum Manly Leagues Club from 11.00am. Please ensure you pre purchase your bus ticket to assist our planning.

The bus post game busses will be leaving at 5.30pm from the stadium, returning to the Wynnum Manly Leagues Club at approx. 6.15pm.

Return Tickets are being sold for $20 and there is only a few seats remaining so get in quick!

Purchase your Supporter Bus return tickets here 

GRAND FINAL TEES & Merchandise

A special edition Seagulls 2021 Grand Final Supporter Tee is available for purchase! You can grab one at BMD Kougari Oval on Saturday 9th October near the front gate entrance to the field, between 11am and 4pm.

If you have already purchased a Seagulls 2021 Grand Final Supporter Tee online it will be available for collection at BMD Kougari Oval Saturday 9th October (near the front gate entrance to the field), between 11am and 4pm. 

If you do not collect your shirt on Saturday, it will be available for collection at Moreton Daily Stadium on Sunday from the Seagulls Merchandise stall.

PRE-GAME PUMP UP PARTY

Join your fellow Gulls Fans for a pre-game Pump Up Party at the Wynnum Manly Leagues Club!

Before you jump on the bus to the game, enjoy live music, a BBQ breakfast and drinks with fans to get you in the mood for the big game.

The pre-game Pump Up Party will kick off from 10am and finish after the last bus has departed.

Game day key times

10.00am: Grand Final Wynnum Manly Seagulls Pump Up Party – Wynnum Manly Leagues Club
11.00am: First Supporter Bus to depart Wynnum Manly Leagues Club
12.30pm: Gates Open at Moreton Daily Stadium
12.45pm: Hastings Deering Colts Kick Off: Wynnum Manly Seagulls v Townsville Blackhawks
3.10pm: Intrust Super Cup Kick Off: Wynnum Manly Seagulls v Norths Devils
5.30pm: Supporter Busses to depart Moreton Daily Stadium
6.30pm: Post game celebrations at Wynnum Manly Leagues Club. Please note the club will be adhering to Covid-19 restrictions as instructed by Queensland Government

** Parking is limited at the Wynnum Manly Leagues Club. The Seagulls encourage those who are taking our supporter busses to the game to get dropped off or get a lift using 13CABS.

For all other information please see the QRL Website 2021 Intrust Super Cup Grand Final Information 

Team List Tuesday: Preliminary Final at Suncorp

It’s a Footy Finals Flockbuster this Sunday, with Wynnum Manly taking on the Tweed Seagulls at Suncorp Stadium.

The clubs will face off in the first Intrust Super Cup Preliminary Final, as a curtain raiser to the NRL Grand Final. Both clubs are vying for a spot in the ISC Grand Final next weekend and the chance to be crowned Premiers.

Head Coach Adam Brideson has named his squad for the clash, with only one change to the starting lineup as Jack Campagnolo returns to the side and Jayden Berrell moves back to Hooker.

The Preliminary Final will kick off at 12.15pm at Suncorp, with all NRL Grand Final ticket holders able to enter the stadium early to watch the game. The match will also be broadcast live on free to air television on Nine.

Check out the full team list below:

  1. Selwyn Cobbo
  2. David Mead
  3. Delouise Hoeter
  4. Jesse Arthars
  5. Richie Kennar
  6. Jack Campagnolo
  7. Sam Scarlett
  8. Aaron Rockley
  9. Jayden Berrell
  10. Max Elliott
  11. Zeb Taia
  12. TC Robati
  13. Luke Bateman

    Interchange
  14. Kalolo Saitaua
  15. Matiu Love-Henry
  16. Tristan Hope
  17. Francis Kalisaolaite-Tualau

    Reserves
  18. Ed Burns
  19. Issac Luke

 

Colts move on after second half comeback

The Seagulls turned in an impressive second half performance against the Mackay Cutters on the weekend, to advance to the Preliminary Final and Week 3 of the Hastings Deering Colts Finals series.

The game took place at Tugun on Saturday, a neutral ground, with both clubs fighting to continue their premiership campaign. The Seagulls opened the scoring, with an early try to Malachi Retchford, but found themselves trailing 18-14 at half time.

Max Plath had the Seagulls only other try in the first period, with Braden Whittaker continuing his fine form with the boot going 2 from 2 alongside a penalty. A small lead was erased in the second twenty minutes of the game, with the Cutters bouncing back and scoring two unanswered tries.

Despite the half time deficit, the Gulls came out firing in the second half and quickly swung momentum in their favour. Seagulls Colts Head Coach Michael Dobson said that the boys knew they had the ability to win the game and score points, if they went back to basics and played their own brand of footy.

A strong preparation leading in to the game kept the team’s confidence high, despite coming off a loss in Week 1 to the Sunshine Coast Falcons.

Defensive intensity allowed the Colts to slow down the Cutters point scoring in the second half and win the game off the back of their own impressive attack. The Colt’s 2021 season included an impressive for and against thanks to dominant attack and stifling defence, in a show of strength for the McDonald’s Seagulls Academy Program.

Tries to Harrison Graham, Grand Hagai and Ben Farr helped build a moderate lead in the opening phase after half time. Malachi Retchford claimed his second try with 9 minutes to play before a Plath field goal put the result beyond doubt.

The Seagulls finished a strong second half winning the game 39-28.

The Colts will take on the Redcliffe Dolphins at Moreton Daily Stadium on Saturday evening, with a spot in the Grand Final up for grabs. Tickets are still available to head to Redcliffe and support the club as we look to qualify for the final two Grand Finals of the QRL season.

 

Seagulls recognised at Queensland Rugby League Awards

Seagulls players across both the Intrust Super Cup and Auswide Bank Mal Meninga Cup were recognised by their peers and coaches at last week’s Queensland Rugby League Awards.

The annual event, held at Brisbane City Hall, showcases the best players across the QRL’s major competitions and recognises the phenomenal work of club volunteers and community programs throughout the year.

Five different Wynnum Manly players received awards on the night, with the Seagulls also taking home the Club Championship for the strongest performance across all statewide competitions.

Seagulls Hooker Jayden Berrell was awarded the Petero Civoniceva Medal for the best player in the Intrust Super Cup, as well as being recognised as the form #9 in the ISC Team of the Year. Teammates Luke Bateman (best Lock) and Jack Campagnolo (best Five-Eighth) also received Team of the Year awards

In the Under 18s, Seagulls Academy rising stars Shaun Packer and Blake Moore were joint winners of the Auswide Bank Mal Meninga Cup Player of the Year award.

A full recap of the awards given out can be found on the QRL website: https://www.qrl.com.au/news/2021/09/24/honours-for-berrell-and-teitzel-at-qrl-awards/

Seagulls players comprised three of the eight total Team of the Year positions, more than any other individual club. The honours are a testament to all Seagulls players and the balance within the entire playing group, who have all who have contributed to an outstanding season to date across the club’s programs.