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Footy in the 4178

Footy in Wynnum is bigger than just the Gulls. It’s a way of life for people in the Bayside. In Round 2, we played an historic Intrust Super Cup game at Iona College in front of strong and passionate crowd.

We’ve captured the biggest moments from that weekend to show how much the game meant to our players and our community. Visit our Facebook or Instagram to watch the full recap.

Thanks to the support of Iona, the Gulls were able to host four QRL games – including an Intrust Super Cup fixture – on a school campus for the first time in the sport’s history.

The Seagulls and Iona communities have a proud shared history, with a number of college Old Boys having played for the club. Several recently graduated Old Boys also had the special honour of playing in front of friends and families during the games last weekend.

The college plays an important role in the Bayside in developing young men of strong character – with a deliberate focus on leadership, inclusion and serving the Wynnum community. Those values are shared by the Seagulls, and were on display as the students and volunteers from within the school hosted the club with open arms.

The Gulls would like to extend a specific thank you to all members of the school community who supported the event and played an essential role in its success.

Playing in front of a passionate local crowd is nothing new for the Seagulls, but our players experienced something special over the weekend. The team was welcomed on to the field with a tunnel of Iona students, alongside junior footy players who one day might grow up to be Gulls.

As the final siren went and the Gulls held on to victory, the crowd of Iona boys standing behind the goal line erupted – as though the school’s own team had just won.

With the support of the school community, we also paid a special tribute to Mark Oliver. Mark was an Iona Old Boy and a dedicated Gull, who never missed a game and was a long-time volunteer at the club. Iona and the Seagulls extend their condolences to the Oliver family.

The Seagulls look forward to the next opportunity to play in front of an Iona crowd.

Team List Tuesday: Sam Scarlett makes his return

The Gulls are off to Cairns this weekend and will play the Northern Pride in Round 3 of the Intrust Super Cup. Adam Brideson named his squad today, including an extended bench and the highly anticipated return of Gulls Captain Sam Scarlett.

Scarlett returns to the team in the #7 jersey after missing the first two rounds of competition due to an injury sustained in a pre-season trial.

The rest of the Gulls backline remains unchanged from the team that took the field against Tweed in Round 2.

Aaron Rockley returns from injury and will take his place in the starting forward pack wearing #8. TC Robati (#11) and Issac Luke (#14) will also rejoin the squad

Luke Bateman (#13) is set to start after coming off the bench in the Gulls last game.

The Pride will play at home for the first time this year after a draw against the Capras in Round 2 and a strong win against the Falcons in Round 1.

Check out the full team list below!

1. Jesse Arthars
2. Ed Burns
3. Delouise Hoeter
4. Junior Pauga
5. Mathew Lyons
6. Jack Campagnolo
7. Sam Scarlett
8. Aaron Rockley
9. Jayden Berrell
10. Max Elliott
11. TC Robati
12. Matiu Love-Henry
13. Luke Bateman


14. Issac Luke
15. Lachlan Lee
16. Lucky Ta’avale
17. Lazarus Vaalepu
18. Tristan Hope
19. Kauri Aupouri-Puketapu

Round 2: Game Day Information- Iona College

Round 2 Wynnum Manly Seagulls v Tweed Seagulls- Game Day Information

This weekend is the first time in the club’s history that we will be hosting a match at Iona College. Seagulls CEO Hanan Laban spoke highly of the opportunity for players across our club to play at such a special venue:

“It will be a special community event, with free entry, and we look forward to hosting the first Intrust Super Cup game in Wynnum in nearly 18 months.”

“We have a number of current Iona students and former students across our playing squads, and it will be a special day for them and their families.”


Sunday 28 March @ Iona College

The Intrust Super Cup team will kick off against Tweed at 3pm on Fr. Devine Oval, with a number of curtain raising games throughout the day.

10:20 am Harvey Norman U19s v West Panthers
11:50 am Hasting Deering Colts v Tweed Seagulls
1:30 pm Auswide Bank Mal Meninga Cup v Norths Devils
3:00 pm Intrust Super Cup v Tweed Seagulls

The school car parks off North Road will be available for all guests and you can walk through the school to get to the oval. Please try to avoid blocking any neighbouring driveways if you are required to park on the street.

Chook Pen will be operating from 11 am. Food will be available for purchase from the Iona canteen. No smoking permitted on or within 5 metres of school grounds.


Covid – Safe 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
– All spectators must maintain physical distancing requirements and follow requirements set by Queensland Health.