They are the young guns coming up through the McDonald’s Seagulls Academy and we get to know them a little better.
Name: Braden Whittaker
School attended: Hervey Bay State High/ Marsden Grade 12
Junior club: Hervey Bay Seagulls
Where is he playing now: Braden is a prolific try scorer who was part of Wynnum Manly Seagulls 2019 Mal Meninga Grand Final team. He is working hard on his goal kicking to improve his accuracy. Braden is a member of the McDonald’s Emerging Seagulls program and Leadership Group of the Wynnum Seagulls Hastings Deering colts squad and completed his first preseason with Intrust Super Cup Squad.
Time spent in the McDonald’s Seagulls Academy: 2 years
Position(s): Fullback / Halfback
Braden the footballer: Braden is one of the best support player’s in the club, he is very fit and understands his role and the urgency required at fullback. He has genuine speed, great footwork at the line and is willing to learn. Braden is a real larrikin around the club which everyone likes about him.
Favourite Hobby: Fishing
Favourite Meal: Spaghetti Bolognaise (cooks it all the time for housemates Lachy Perry and Jack Callow)
Pets: Two dogs, Kobie and Storm
Favourite Song: Lifestyle by Hooligan Hess and Young Lipz
Most Annoying teammate – Harrison Graham “He is a pest that hangs around like a Blowfly on Dog Poo.”
Dream Vacation: Fiji