Club Statement: Seagulls and Wynnum Juniors exploring infrastructure opportunities

The Wynnum Manly Seagulls Rugby League Football Club Limited (‘Wynnum Manly Seagulls’) and Wynnum-Manly Junior Rugby League Football Club Limited (‘Wynnum Manly Juniors’) are working together to explore progressive opportunities to strengthen the delivery of rugby league into the future for our local community.

Both clubs have been successfully growing participant numbers to record levels over recent years with:

  • Wynnum Manly Seagulls now operating six Queensland Rugby League Elite State-wide Competition teams including the HostPlus Cup (formerly Intrust Super Cup), and QRLW Senior Women’s sides.
  • Wynnum Manly Juniors hosting over 750 registered rugby league participants from U6s through to BRL A-Grade for males and females.

The growth in participant numbers has caused an immense stretch on existing infrastructure for both the respective clubs.

In order to appropriately meet the requirements to deliver and grow rugby league sustainably into the future, the Wynnum Manly Seagulls have recently established a sub-committee to explore infrastructure opportunities in Wynnum.

One concept being considered by the subcommittee, in consultation with Wynnum Manly Juniors, is a new regional scale stadium and high-performance facility to be located at Kitchener Park.

To proceed, we believe a new state of the art venue of this scale would require not only broader community consultation, but also multi-level government funding support. To ensure our members and fans are kept informed on the stadium concept progress, the Wynnum Manly Seagulls sub-committee would like to advise that they have now commenced preliminary conversations with the required three levels of government.

Whilst the process is only in the initial conceptual stage, our members and fans will be kept informed of any material progress. Should it proceed beyond this initial feasibility assessment, broader member and community consultation would be the natural next step.

Tom Solah
Chairman, Wynnum Manly Seagulls

Adam Lipke
President, Wynnum Manly Juniors