Category: WMS News

Origin Legends Headline Sportsman’s Dinner

Next month’s Seagulls Sportsman’s Dinner is once again set to be a night to remember on the club’s annual calendar.

In celebrating the 70th anniversary of the club, the event on August 10th will highlight and commemorate many of the legends that have represented Wynnum Manly across the decades.

The club is excited to announce that the headline panel of the evening will highlight our connection with State of Origin, featuring some of the biggest names in club and state history; Wally Lewis, Gene Miles, Paul Green, Chris McKenna, Colin Scott and Craig Greenhill.

The panel on the evening will also be hosted by Pat Welsh, one of Australia’s most accomplished sports journalists. Pat’s in depth relationship with Rugby League and the local sporting community is sure to bring out the character of these Seagulls Origin stars.

Join us on the night before the Ekka holiday as these Origin legends sit down together alongside our fans to share stories about club premierships, series wins and what it means to be a Seagull in Queensland.

Don’t miss out on your chance to share a meal and hear from these icons of the game. With tables and seats selling out fast, secure your place by emailing admin@wynnumseagulls.com.au or heading to https://www.localtickets.com.au/event/seagulls-sportsmans-dinner-2021-13732

Team List Tuesday: Seagulls vs Burleigh for Country Week

The Gulls are heading West to Chinchilla on Saturday to take on the Burleigh Bears as part of the Intrust Super Cup Country Week. Head Coach Adam Brideson has named his squad ahead of the Round 14 clash, which kicks off at Bulldog Park at 2.15pm.

Ben Farr has been named to return to the side at Fullback, with Daine Spencer still recovering from an injury against the Dolphins. Alec MacDonald has also retained his spot on the bench, and Harrison Graham has been named in 18th man after an impressive debut last round.

Check out the full Round 14 team list below:

  1. Ben Farr
  2. Ed Burns
  3. Delouise Hoeter
  4. Mathew Lyons
  5. Ryan O’Keefe
  6. Jack Campagnolo
  7. Sam Scarlett
  8. Aaron Rockley
  9. Jayden Berrell
  10. Lucky Ta’avale
  11. Matiu Love-Henry
  12. Zeb Taia
  13. Luke Bateman

Interchange

  1. Tristan Hope
  2. Max Elliott
  3. Alec MacDonald
  4. Francis Kalisolaite-Tualau
  5. Harrison Graham



Ben Shea returns to the Gulls

Two-time premiership winning forward Ben Shea has returned to BMD Kougari Oval for the remainder of the 2021 season.

Shea signs with the Gulls after playing a season with Albi XIII in the Elite French Rugby League competition.

The middle forward has a long association with Wynnum Manly, first signing in 2010 under then coach Paul Green and winning Intrust Super Cup titles in 2011 and 2012.

Shea played 135 games for the Seagulls, before joining the Ipswich Jets in 2018-2019 and later playing for the Redcliffe Dolphins in the pandemic shortened 2020 season.

Shea is happy to be back in red and green. Picture: Jim O’Reilly.

A favourite of the Chook Pen, Shea was voted by the fans as a starting prop in the 2010’s ‘Team of the Decade’.

After a few years away, Shea is very happy to return home to the bayside.

“I had some great times at great clubs over the last few years, but the more I was away, the more I realised that deep down I will always be a Seagull,” said Shea.

“I’m extremely grateful to have the opportunity to come back and be a part of the club.

“I can’t thank Brido, H, all the staff and the boys enough for welcoming me back.

“It’s good to be home.”

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.

Indigenous Recognition Match postponed

Due to the lockdown and Covid conditions in Queensland in recent days, the QRL announced the postponement of all Round 12 major competitions.

As a result of the postponed round, the Seagulls Indigenous Recognition Match against the Northern Pride will now be played at Pinklands on July 24th. This match is the first of two games played in support of Deadly Choices and their mission to improve health outcomes for Indigenous Australians.

As South East Queensland continues to adhere to government health guidelines, we look forward to the opportunity to host a number of family and fan engagement activations on the day in a safe environment.

The club appreciate the flexibility of the Redland City Council and Redlands Junior Rugby League Club and their ability to host us later in the month than initially scheduled.

Round 11: Game Day Information

Round 11 Wynnum Manly Seagulls v Brisbane Tigers – Game Day Information

Round 11 of the Intrust Super Cup sees the Seagulls back at BMD Kougari Oval to take on the Brisbane Tigers.

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.

GAME DAY INFORMATION

Sunday 20 June @ BMD Kougari Oval
GATES OPEN 10.00am, CHOOK PEN OPEN 11:00am
Game will be live on KAYO, 9Now and QPlus from 2:00pm

KEY TIMES
10:00am Gates Open
10:30 am Wynnum Juniors u13s v Norths Juniors
12:00 pm Hasting Deering Colts v Brisbane Tigers
1:40 pm TOUCH RUGBY LEAGE CURTAIN RAISER
2:10 pm Intrust Super Cup v Brisbane Tigers

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 11:00 am. Food will be available for purchase from the Seagulls canteen. No smoking permitted within the ground.

MAP

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.

Berrell bonanza steers Seagulls to victory

By Jim O’Reilly
Wynnum Manly Seagulls contributor

The Wynnum Manly Seagulls have extended their unbeaten run to nine straight wins on the back of a man of the match performance by hooker Jayden Berrell, winning 40-16 against a very polished Mackay Cutters outfit.

The rake piled on a hat-trick in the space of 24 minutes, turning the momentum of the game to ensure the ladder leaders kept their streak intact.

The Cutters came out firing and scored within the first five minutes with a try to Sean Mullany and converted by Ata Hingano.

In fact, it was a sign of things to come with the hookers from both sides having great games.

But at the 10 minute mark, the Cutters early lead was snuffed out by a Delouise Hoeter try which was converted by Jack Campagnolo.

Four minutes later; in just his second game in the top grade, Tom Farr bounced off three defenders to crash over for his first try in the Intrust Super Cup, taking the score to 10-6.

Just six minutes later, Berrell caught the Cutters napping and buried his head out of dummy-half to crash over close to the posts and with Campagnolo’s conversion, the ‘Gulls were up 16-6.

This was the start of a torrid 10 minutes of footy that was broken when Max Elliott was sin binned for a high shot… needless to say, ‘The Chookpen’ was not happy.

In the 30th minute, Ross Bella crashed over and Jack Quinn converted and the Cutters were closing in.

Elliott returned from the bin four minutes before the break and Wynnum Manly immediately went on the attack.

Two minutes later, Berrell again crashed over for his second of three tries. Close to the posts made it an easy conversion for Campagnolo and the gap was once again 10 points.

Returning for the second 40, the Seagulls did not let up and just four minutes after the restart, Berrell was in again and this time, the ‘Gulls ran in from everywhere on the field to congratulate him – he has been an inspiration since returning this season.

The hat-trick made the scoreline look like an insurmountable lead in the game and the home crowd certainly thought so when Luke Bateman running on an angle from 30 metres out, crossed adjacent to the uprights to make it 34-12 after the conversion.

But all is never as it seems. In the 56th minute, Hoeter was binned for a high shot, which gave the Cutters a sniff and they quickly took advantage, scoring just three minutes later from winger Jake Riley’s try right under the new giant electronic video screen and scoreboard, making the score 34-16.

For the next 10 minutes, it was a defensive battle with both sides not conceding an inch.

Then to the absolute delight of the Kougari faithful, Elliott suddenly took on a nimble utility persona with a deft kick from 20 metres out, which he followed up sprinting and diving on the ball in the in goal for a great try that created a spontaneous cheer.

The big Max special put the icing on the cake for the Seagulls with coach Adam Brideson saying he was happy with the result, whilst conceding there was still room for improvement.

The top-of-the-table red and green will honour the late Mitch Cronin against Souths Logan next Sunday June 13th at BMD Kougari Oval.

Round 9: Game Day Information

Round 9 Wynnum Manly Seagulls v Mackay Cutters – Game Day Information

Round 9 of the Intrust Super Cup sees the Seagulls back at BMD Kougari Oval to take on the Mackay Cutters.

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 3:00pm this weekend.

GAME DAY INFORMATION

Saturday 5 June @ BMD Kougari Oval
GATES OPEN 11.30am, CHOOK PEN OPEN 11:30am
Audio Stream available via Wynnum Manly Seagulls Facebook from 2:50pm

The Intrust Super Cup team will face off in Round 9 against Mackay Cutter 3.000pm at BMD Kougari Oval, with the Hasting Deering Colts kicking off at 12:40pm against the Cutters.

KEY TIMES
12:45 pm Hasting Deering Colts v Mackay Cutters
3:00 pm Intrust Super Cup v Mackay Cutters

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 11:30 am. Food will be available for purchase from the Seagulls canteen. No smoking permitted within the ground.

MAP

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.