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Indigenous Jersey Auction Continues

The first of our Indigenous recognition jerseys worn in Maryborough are currently up for auction on Ebay.

The jerseys were designed by Aunty Karen Hall, and worn in partnership with Deadly Choices, Fraser Coast Regional Council and Galangoor Duwalami Healthcare.

The features of the jersey include the wedgetail eagle, which is always flying high in the Maryborough region. It features 3 lines to represent the 3 laws of Butchulla Country: What is best for the land must come first, Do not take what does not belong to you, and If you have plenty you must share.

There is a flock of Seagulls on the lower part of the jersey to represent our players, because Seagulls attack as a group.

Aunty Karen Hall with Seagulls CEO Wayne Weekes

Each jersey has been signed by the individual player that wore it on the day.

This is the only chance that Seagulls supporter have to buy this game-worn jersey, with no other replicas of this jersey available for sale.

All proceeds from the auction will be put back into our development programs to help the next young group of Seagulls achieve their dreams.

If you liked the look of these impressive jerseys and want to get your hands on one, you can bid here.

Seagulls Return to Stradbroke Island This Weekend

The BMD Wynnum Manly Seagulls are proud to be returning to North Stradbroke Island / Minjerribah this weekend for our second Indigenous recognition match of the season.

In partnership with Deadly Choices, Redland City Council and Yulu-Burri-Ba Health Clinic, the Seagulls will return to the island to continue to develop relationships and advocate for healthy lifestyle choices among the local Indigenous population.

In addition to our Hostplus Cup match on Sunday 13 August, the Seagulls will also visit on Wednesday to assist with a rugby league clinic at Dunwich State School and on Friday to attend the opening of the new panoramic boardwalk at Point Lookout.

Then on Sunday throughout the day, there will be market stalls and activations for everyone from kids to adults. Junior rugby league games will take place from 10:15am across a number of age groups.

At 1pm there will be a traditional Welcome to Country and a ceremony to recognise all the contributors to our game, followed by a smoking ceremony for the players to run through as they enter the field.

We’ll kick off against the Souths Logan Magpies in a Top 4 clash at 2pm. The Player of the Match will be awarded the Lionel Morgan Medal for their performance

We welcome everyone along on the day and hope to see many Seagulls supporters there!

If you are heading over on the Sealink vehicle or passenger ferry, use the code HOSTPLUS2023 for 20% off your return ticket.

Seagulls Everywhere in 2023 NRLW Season

The 2023 NRLW season kicks off this weekend with much anticipation.

With the addition of 4 new clubs, this year promises to be the biggest and best one yet.

Seagulls supporters will notice a lot of familiar faces on the big stage following the successful first two seasons of our Women’s program resulting in many players signing with NRLW clubs.

Take a look below at the number of current Seagulls Women’s players in NRLW squads this season:
Brisbane Broncos – Julia Robinson, Toni Hunt, Brianna Clark
Canberra Raiders – Emma Barnes
Gold Coast Titans – Destiny Mino-Sinapati, Emily Bass, Shaylee Bent, Sienna Lofipo, Karina Brown
Newcastle Knights – Jayde Herdegen, Felila Kia
NQ Cowboys – Tallisha Harden, Shaniah Power
Parramatta Eels – Kim Hunt

You can see the season draw here.

On the eve of the new season, we wish all of our Seagulls Women the best of luck. We’re supporting you from the Bayside!

Up The Gulls!

Paul Green Medal Day Tickets On Sale

The BMD Wynnum Manly Seagulls, in collaboration with the Green family and friends, are proud to welcome one and all to our Paul Green Medal Memorial Day on Sunday 20 August at BMD Kougari Oval.

This will be much bigger than a football game, with a day of celebration of Paul’s life planned for the community.

Firstly, a fundraiser lunch with the focus on CTE awareness, and with appearances from rugby league legends, will take place inside the Wynnum Manly Leagues Club (tickets on sale here).

Then guests will move outside to BMD Kougari Oval to watch a Wynnum Manly vs Easts Legends Match from 1pm. Both teams will be wearing retro jerseys for this game, which will be exclusively available for sale on the day. The teams will be competing for the BMD-Bartons Cup. Paul was close friends with many at BMD and Bartons, and both businesses have been instrumental in organising this memorial day.

Then at 2:10pm, in a free broadcast on Kayo Freebies, 9Now and, the Seagulls will host the Brisbane Tigers, with the Paul Green Medal awarded to the Player of the Match.

We are expecting a large crowd for this event and welcome everyone on the day. These two clubs are not only local rivals geographically, but will be jostling for a top 4 position, with the Seagulls currently 3rd on the ladder, and the Tigers 4th.

See below for Sunday 20 August gameday details:
11am-12:30pm – Paul Green CTE Fundraiser Lunch inside Wynnum Manly Leagues Club (Tickets on sale now)
11am-12:30pm – Hastings Deering Colts kick off on BMD Kougari Oval
1pm-2pm – Seagulls vs Tigers Legends Match, featuring ex NRL & Origin stars and Wynnum & Easts Old Boys
2:10pm – Seagulls vs Tigers Hostplus Cup match, playing for the Paul Green Medal and BMD-Bartons Cup

Tickets for the Paul Green CTE Fundraiser Lunch will need to be pre-purchased through the Seagulls website or by clicking this ticket link. You can also buy tickets to the football game through the same link or at the entry gate on the day.

Please note: a ticket to the fundraiser lunch will also gain you access to all football games (guests will exit the Leagues Club after lunch and move out to the football field area).

All money raised on the day will be split between the Australian Sports Brain Bank and the Seagulls Foundation.

Don’t miss what promises to be a great afternoon of footy and a memorable reflection on Greeny’s amazing contribution to the game of rugby league.

Seagulls Announce North Stradbroke Island / Minjerribah Game

The BMD Wynnum Manly Seagulls are excited to announce the relocation of their Round 19 Hostplus Cup match to Ron Stark Oval on North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah).

This will be an Indigenous recognition match, proudly supported by Deadly Choices, Yulu-Burri-Ba, Redland City Council and Straddie Sharks held on Sunday 13 August.

Seagulls staff and players will also visit the island in the days leading up to the game to engage in activities to help promote healthy lifestyles.

Representatives from the Straddie Sharks, Yulu-Burri-Ba, Redland City Council, Deadly Choices and the Seagulls stand together

Wynnum Manly Seagulls CEO Wayne Weekes 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 Weekes 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.

“We’re excited for August 13 and we’d like to recognise Deadly Choices and Redland City Council, as this event would not be possible without their support.”

Yulu-Burri-Ba Health Service CEO David Collins expressed his excitement about returning to Minjerribah for a rematch in 2023 following last year’s unfortunate loss against the Central Queensland Capras.

“We’re excited to return to North Stradbroke Island in 2023, 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.

Councillor Peter Mitchell with Deadly Choices Ambassador Willie Tonga. Willie is wearing a replica of the Seagulls Indigenous jersey to be worn during the game.

“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.”

Councillor Peter Mitchell (representative of Cleveland / North Stradbroke Island) said this game is much more than just a rugby league match.

“Redland City Council is proud to be partnering with all parties again for this Indigenous recognition match in 2023.

“This is a great annual event for sports lovers on the Redlands Coast, but it’s much more than a game of football.

“Could there be a more picturesque place to host a game of football? Events such as this benefit local businesses and operators immensely.

“It’s a wonderful community day out, with food stalls, markets and the opportunity to promote the amazing Minjerribah. Please come out and support this event on Sunday 13 August at Ron Stark Oval”


Seagulls Heading Back To The Fraser Coast

We’re heading back to the Fraser Coast as we take on the Sunshine Coast Falcons in Maryborough!

Join us at Eskdale Park, 2pm on Saturday 29 July, for an action-packed match.

This game is an Indigenous recognition match proudly supported by Deadly Choices, Galangoor Duwalami Primary Health Care Service, Fraser Coast Regional Council and Rugby League Fraser Coast.

The aim of this game is highlight the contribution of the Indigenous community to rugby league and to promote healthy choices within the Fraser Coast region.

In conjunction with Deadly Choices, we have created a one-off jersey for this important game, with an incredible Indigenous design displayed across the jersey in the Seagulls colours of red and green.

You can get your free health check with Galangoor Duwalami Primary Healthcare Service, after which you’ll receive your very own Seagulls Deadly Choices shirt.

Tickets can be purchased at the gate on the day and will be $10 for adults with children 15 years and under free.


Five Seagulls in QLD U19 Women’s Team

QRL Article by Michael Hillier

Queensland Rugby League has today announced the Queensland Under 19 women’s squad to play New South Wales at Redcliffe on July 13.

Former Queensland and Australian representative Deanna Turner will have the responsibility of guiding the young Queenslanders, who enter camp on the Sunshine Coast this Friday.

Turner will be assisted by Maia Tua-Davidson and Meg Ward, with the experienced trio nurturing the emerging talent alongside Harvey Norman Queensland Maroons coach Tahnee Norris.

This team was selected following the Harvey Norman Women’s National Championships on the Gold Coast, as well as the BMD Premiership and Harvey Norman Under 19s competitions.

The interstate clash will be played at Kayo Stadium on July 13, kicking off at 5.45pm; the Queensland Under 19 men’s game will be played after this.

Queensland Under 19 team

Name Club/s
Alyssa McCarthy Wynnum Manly Seagulls/Brisbane Broncos
Chantay Kiria-Ratu Souths Logan Magpies/Gold Coast Titans
Delaney Claridge Central Queensland Capras
Destiny Mino-Sinapati Wynnum Manly Seagulls/Gold Coast Titans
Ebony Raftstrand-Smith NSWRL Canterbury Bulldogs/North Queensland Cowboys
Emily Bella Mackay Cutters/North Queensland Cowboys
Helen Uitualagi Wynnum Manly Seagulls
Jacinta Carter NSWRL Newcastle Knights/Newcastle Knights
Libby Suhra Mackay Cutters/North Queensland Cowboys
Lily Kolc Burleigh Bears/Gold Coast Titans
Lily Peacock Mackay Cutters/North Queensland Cowboys
Malaela Su’a Brisbane Tigers/Gold Coast Titans
Prue Peters Wynnum Manly Seagulls
Rilee Jorgenson Burleigh Bears/Gold Coast Titans
Shaylee Joseph NSWRL Central Coast Roosters/North Queensland Cowboys
Sienna Laing Burleigh Bears/Gold Coast Titans
Sienna Lofipo Wynnum Manly Seagulls/Gold Coast Titans
Skyla Adams NSWRL Indigenous Roosters/Brisbane Broncos
Tavarna Papalii NSWRL Indigenous Roosters/Sydney Roosters

What’s Coming Up For The Seagulls?

The BMD Wynnum Manly Seagulls have a well-earned bye coming this weekend across both Hostplus Cup and Hastings Deering Colts, however, it’s a busy run home to finish the regular season.

Finals football is certainly the aim, with both teams positioned in the top half of the ladder (Cup 3rd and Colts 5th).

Before that, a packed schedule awaits us in various locations. See below for our upcoming calendar:

  • Sat 8 July vs Pride in Cairns
  • Sat 15 July vs Norths in Wondai (Country Week)
  • Sat 22 July Sportsman’s Lunch at Wynnum Manly Leagues Club
  • Sat 29 July vs Sun Coast in Maryborough (Deadly Choices Indigenous recognition match)
  • Sun 6 August vs Burleigh at BMD Kougari Oval
  • Sun 13 August vs Souths at Stradbroke Island (Deadly Choices Indigenous recognition match)
  • Sun 20 August vs Easts at BMD Kougari Oval (Paul Green Medal) 

For more information, you can keep up to date on our website and social channels, or contact the club at

We look forward to seeing Seagulls supporters across these events on the run home.

Up The Gulls!


Paul Green Medal

The BMD Wynnum Manly Seagulls are proud to announce the introduction of the Paul Green Medal in Round 22 vs Brisbane Tigers.

In collaboration with the Green family, BMD and Bartons, we’re hoping to make this a massive day at home for the last game of the regular season.

Paul was an instrumental figure in the Seagulls last great period of success, coaching the 2011 and 2012 premiership teams.

Paul also played at Brisbane (formerly Easts) Tigers before going on to make the NRL.

On Sunday 20 August at 2:10pm, our two Hostplus Cup teams will face off, with the Player of the Match awarded the Paul Green Medal.

This will be a huge day of celebration and fundraising at BMD Kougari Oval, with a Wynnum Manly vs Easts legends match to take place before the Cup kickoff.

Running in tandem with the Hastings Deering Colts game, we will host a fundraiser lunch inside the Wynnum Manly Leagues Club with the profit split between the Australian Sports Brain Bank, who focus on research into CTE, and the Seagulls Foundation. We will also have some limited one-off retro jerseys to purchase on the day.

For those that won’t be able to get to the ground, the Hostplus Cup match will be broadcast on Kayo Freebies, 9Now and for free.

Keep an eye out for tickets to our Brain Bank fundraiser lunch coming soon and lock Sunday 20 August in your diary!

Sunday 20 August Gameday Details:
11:00am – Hastings Deering Colts
11:00am – Brain Bank Fundraiser Lunch
1:00pm – Wynnum Manly vs Easts Legends Game
2:10pm – Hostplus Cup Kickoff

TAFE Queensland and Wynnum Manly Seagulls Join Forces in New Partnership

The Wynnum Manly Seagulls and TAFE Queensland have unveiled an exciting partnership to launch the Wynnum Manly Seagulls TAFE at School Program. This initiative aims to equip senior school players with a comprehensive rugby league coaching and development education while completing their senior secondary education. The program not only prepares aspiring athletes for success on the field but also provides them with a clear pathway to employment in the sports industry.

The course gives students the opportunity to undertake a Certificate II and III in Sport Coaching, focusing specifically on rugby league. The hands-on curriculum will cover a range of topics including but not limited to; essential coaching techniques, game analysis, conditioning for sport, player development strategies, and sports management skills. By combining practical training sessions with theoretical knowledge, the program ensures students receive a well-rounded education that aligns with their sporting ambitions.

What sets the Wynnum Manly Seagulls TAFE at School Program apart is its integration into the weekly academic schedule. Students will attend sessions at the home of the Seagulls in Manly West one day a week throughout the school year, replacing a regular school day. This arrangement allows participants to fully immerse themselves in a professional sporting environment while continuing academic studies at school for the remainder of the week. Students will also undertake regular strength and conditioning, rugby league-specific training, and athlete development workshops as part of the program. Sessions are split into theory and practical hands-on delivery to advance the learning experience.

Successful completion of the program contributes up to 8 Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) credits and can contribute to the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR), providing a competitive advantage for further academic pursuits.

Click here to view the TAFE QLD information video.

Wayne Weekes, CEO of the Wynnum Manly Seagulls, stated, “We are excited to collaborate with TAFE Queensland to launch this program. By providing a focused curriculum on rugby league coaching and development, we aim to nurture the talents of young local athletes and equip them with the skills required to thrive in the sports industry. This partnership aligns with our commitment to developing well-rounded individuals who can make a significant contribution to our community through the game of rugby league.”

Jesse O’Hara, Manager, Academy of Sport Partnerships at TAFE Queensland echoed this sentiment, “As Queensland’s largest training provider, we see a huge value in creating meaningful partnerships with organisations that make our communities tick. The Wynnum Manly Seagulls are a thriving hub of engagement in the Brisbane bayside community, harnessing their reach with a meaningful educational offering will open up more doors for more young people in this region.”

The Wynnum Manly Seagulls TAFE at School Program promises to be a game-changer for aspiring rugby league players in senior high school. By bridging the gap between sports passion and study, this program offers a unique opportunity for students to pursue their dreams while gaining valuable qualifications and skills.

Applications for the 2024 Wynnum Manly Seagulls TAFE at School Program open 9am Monday 17 July. To apply, visit and use code TQB24SPORT. Students who will be commencing in year 10 or 11 in 2024, who have a passion for rugby league and a desire to pursue a career in the sports industry are encouraged to apply.

For more information about the program or to make an enquiry visit the TAFE Queensland Academy of Sport page.