Local junior Reece Hoffman to make NRL debut

Seagulls Academy graduate and local junior Reece Hoffman will make his NRL debut for the Wests Tigers tonight.

The Bayside local played for both Wynnum Juniors and Redlands Juniors and attended Alexandra Hills State High School.

Hoffman has come up through the grades in the Seagulls Academy, playing Cyril Connell Cup, Auswide Bank Mal Meninga Cup and Hastings Deering Colts, before making his Intrust Super Cup debut in Round 22 of the 2019 season.

A powerfully built centre, Hoffman’s rise is a testament to his hard work and dedication after being overlooked for representative squads as a youth until he made the Queensland Under 18s last year.

Seagulls Academy Manager Glen Dreger is incredibly proud of Hoffman and like a lot of people on the Bayside, will be excitedly watching him play against the Rabbitohs tonight.

“Reece is a very dedicated young man who gave himself every chance to play in the NRL through his great work ethic and attitude.

The fact that he has pushed himself to earn a debut at only 19 years old shows how much effort he has put in and the trust that Michael Maguire has in him.

Everyone at the Seagulls will be watching tonight and cheering on one of our own.”

TFH Powerplay Round 22

It didn't take long for Reece Hoffman to open up his try scoring account for the Seagulls on debut!

Posted by Wynnum Manly Seagulls on Monday, 26 August 2019
Reece Hoffman scores in his Intrust Super Cup debut.

Vote – Team of the Decade: Props

The backs are done and now we move on to the engine room. It is up front we start with the big boppers that get the team going and lay the platform.

With two spots up for grabs, fans will need to decide between rep stars and fan favourites, short stints and club stalwarts. Who do you want leading the Seagulls Team of the Decade pack?

Tim Natusch

Tim Natusch - QRL Intrust Super Cup - Rd 6 Souths Logan Magpies V Wynnum Manly Seagulls at Davies Park, West End. 2pm Sunday April 6, 2014. PHOTO : Scott Davis SMP IMAGES
Natusch on the charge for the Seagulls.

Props dont always win awards, which is what makes Natusch’s 2013 Player of the Year gong for the Seagulls extra special.

Natusch started in the second row in the 2011 Grand Final and come off the bench for the 2012 double, showing his versatility across front and second row. Natusch was a club mainstay for a large part of the decade.

Ben Shea

Shea in action during the ‘Flockbuster’ vs the Tweed Heads Seagulls.

Ben Shea came off the bench for the 2011 Grand Final and followed it up with a starting role a year later when the Gulls beat the Dolphins. Shea has since joined the Jets and now Dolphins in the Intrust Super Cup, but his Seagulls tattoos tell us he will always be a Gull.

Charlie Gubb

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Gubb in action for the Seagulls during the 2012 Grand Final.

Gubb is another that can claim the honour of being a part of the back to back premierships of 2011 and 2012. Coming off the bench on both occasions, Gubb would provide impact in both matches and even scored a try to match his brother’s (Peter Gubb) in the 2012 decider.

Gubb would go on to represent the New Zealand Warriors, Canberra Raiders and Widnes Vikings after leaving the Seagulls.

Dane Carlaw

Dane Carlaw - Dane Carlaw Photos - Zimbio
Carlaw in action in his final match for the Seagulls.

With 269 NRL & Super League games, 13 State of State of Origins for Queensland and 6 Test Matches for Australia, Carlaw has done it all.

When he joined the Seagulls that success would continue going back to back in 2011 and 2012 Grand Finals. Plus, who could forget his famous conversion for his final act on a football field before retirement.

Team of the Decade: Voting Criteria

A combination of votes combined across social media and website will be compiled. Selection should be based on a player’s contribution to the Seagulls during the time period (2010 – 2019) only and doesn’t take into account any future success elsewhere – for example, if they went on to play NRL.

Stay tuned each week as we debate and subsequently announce each position and winner chosen by the fans.

If you would like to support the Seagulls now and Forever find out how you can through the Forever Seagulls program here

Fans say Fauid for Five-Eighth

The fans have voted and Jacob Fauid is who they want at five-eighth in the Team of the Decade.

The livewire was a 2012 premiership winner with the Seagulls, scoring a nice try that day to help set up victory over Redcliffe.

Fauid registered 48% of the vote ahead of Patrick Templeman (31%) and Ben Cronin (21%) in a hotly contested race.

The Team of the Decade backline is nearing completion.

Stay tuned for voting on the Halfback position for the fans’ Team of the Decade.

Would you like to support the Seagulls now and forever – see your options for supporting your Club this year.

Bendigo Bank Community Corner

The Seagulls have always enjoyed unwavering support from our faithful fans and community, and through these tough times we need to stick together more than ever. The Bendigo Bank Community Corner and the Seagulls are profiling businesses, partners and people each week to help support them now and into the future.

If you would like to be involved, please get in touch via marketing@wynnumseagulls.com.au

ALLSPORTS PHYSIOTHERAPY

Allsports Physiotherapy — Healthia Limited

Allsports Physiotherapy have a long history of involvement with local sporting clubs such as the Wynnum Manly Seagulls Rugby League, Redlands Muddies, Allstars Netball, Starfish Triathlon and Capalaba Bulldogs Football Club, just to mention a few.

As an essential service we have continued our comprehensive care of the local community during COVID-19. We have introduced antibacterial hospital grade bedding and stringent hygiene measures to prioritize patient health and well-being.

Allsports Physiotherapy have been long-time supporters of the Seagulls

Our physiotherapists use a multidisciplinary approach to offer individualized treatment for patients from all walks of life.

With a diverse and comprehensive knowledge of injury management and rehabilitation, our therapists deliver excellence in the treatment of all sporting and non-sporting conditions, injuries and post-operative rehabilitation.

Senior Physiotherapist Kathy Mitchell said “We are happy to assist with neck and back pain, ergonomic advice, particularly for those working from home, sporting injuries, exercise programs, Balance Classes and Pilates.”

Meet the Allsports Wellington Point Team.

“We are the local provider for My Health for Life a free Lifestyle Change Program offered by Diabetes Queensland and The Heart Foundation for those looking to lose weight, improve their fitness, eat and feel better and decrease their risk of chronic disease.”

Hands-on treatments include:

  • Mobilisation techniques to ease joint pain
  • Motor control retraining to prevent recurring injuries
  • Exercise prescription for the prevention and rehabilitation of injury
  • Biomechanical assessments
  • Acupuncture, including dry needling
  • Soft tissue techniques

Address: 405 Main Rd, Wellington Point

Phone: 3207 2100

Email: wellingtonpoint@allsportsphysio.com.au

Bendigo Bank – Wynnum Manly Community Bank Branch

Bendigo Bank Wynnum Manly Community Bank are a trusted partner to the Seagulls. If you or your family need any financial advice, drop into the branch for a chat or give them a call. As a full service bank they are here to support the community through this time.

Branch Address: A2/63 Bay Terrace, Wynnum QLD 4178

Call: 07 3893 0286

Website: https://www.bendigobank.com.au/branch/qld/wynnum-manly-community-bank-branch/