Redcliffe Rivalry Resumes on Saturday

The fiercest rivalry in the Hostplus Cup competition resumes this Saturday afternoon at Redcliffe’s Kayo Stadium.

BMD Wynnum Manly Seagulls will travel north to face the Redcliffe Dolphins in Round 15.

With both teams positioned in 3rd and 5th respectively, this promises to be a quality game of football between two teams with high hopes for the 2024 season.

The Seagulls are coming off a draw at home with the CQ Capras, while the Dolphins are fresh off the bye.

Both teams will want a win consolidate their position in the top half of the ladder.

Round 15 for the Seagulls is at Kayo Stadium, Redcliffe, on Saturday 22 June. Kickoff at 5pm.

We’re looking forward to the challenge, and to seeing plenty of red and green support at the game!


Seagulls Draw At Home Against Capras

Match report presented by George Hartnett Metropolitan Funerals

BMD Wynnum Manly Seagulls hosted the Central QLD Capras on Sunday, in front of a strong crowd that had built up during the day.

Earlier, Beenleigh played Wynnum Manly Juniors across three BRL games, after relocating their home games to BMD Kougari Oval.

On a day where we recognised McDonalds Bayside for their support of the Seagulls, and raised money for Ronald McDonalds House Charities SEQ, rugby league lovers kept flowing through the gates.

It was a great start for Wynnum Manly as the ball went through the hands and Stanford Talita crossed in the corner in the 2nd minute.

Talita was almost in again 4 minutes later, but as he was getting tackled over the sideline, he threw the ball back in field to Bryce Donovan to score the Seagulls second try.

The Seagulls hot start continued as Josh Stuckey got his nose through 20m out and offloaded to Kalolo Saitaua, who ducked and weaved to score under the posts.

14-0 Seagulls after 14 minutes.

Cory Paix then got on the scoresheet in the 21st minute, with his near-unstoppable burrow from dummy half close to the line.

The Seagulls led 20-0 before the Capras scored in the 27th and 38th minutes to bring the score to 20-10 at half time.

Wynnum Manly continued their recent run of quick second half starts, as Zac Hetherington poked through the line to offload to Paix, who kicked for Ollie Pascose to kick back to him, as Paix grabbed his second through next to the posts.

However, Dolphins NRL player Anthony Milford led the fightback for the CQ Capras as he scored in the 47th minute and was involved in their next two tries to put the Capras in front 28-26.

All of a sudden, Wynnum Manly were chasing the game after leading all the way.

A 69th minute penalty from Bryce Donovan tied the game and set up a thrilling last 10 minutes.

Anthony Milford missed a field goal, before Seagull Kurt Falls had his attempt charged down.

Bryce Donovan missed a field goal by a whisker, but was then on hand to chase 60m and dive on a loose ball to save the Seagulls from defeat – a true Captain’s play.

The full time siren sounded at 28-28, with both teams feeling like they should have won the game.

The Seagulls remain in 3rd place on the ladder and will aim to go one better on Saturday afternoon.

Next game:
Wynnum Manly are off to their traditional rival, the Redcliffe Dolphins, on Saturday 22nd of June at 5pm before returning home to face the Sunshine Coast Falcons on Saturday 29th of June.

6 Seagulls Named in QLD U19 Teams

Off the back of outstanding performances for their respective McDonalds Seagulls Academy teams, 6 Seagulls players have been named in the QLD U19 squads, released today.

Cameron Bukowski, Beni Allen and Harry Armstrong have been named in the QLD U19 Men’s squad.

While Destiny Mino-Sinapati, Mariah Brown and Caitlin Tanner have been named in the QLD U19 Women’s squad.

Beni Allen runs the ball for our Mal Meninga Cup U19 team.

This is a great result for these players, and is just reward for their efforts during the 2024 season.

The Seagulls Harvey Norman U19 Women’s team had some mixed results, but Mariah and Caitlin stood out all year. Destiny was injured early in the BMD Premiership season, but her previous performances were enough to force her way into the squad.

Following the conclusion of the U19 season, Mariah and Caitlin stepped up into our BMD Premiership squad and earned their debuts immediately.

Mariah Brown breaks away to score for her Harvey Norman U19 team.

The Seagulls Mal Meninga Cup U19 team made the semi finals before they were beaten. After starting their season 0-3, they won 6 of their next 7 games.

Similar to the girls above, Harry and Beni stood out all season and have now been elevated into the Seagulls Hostplus Cup squad. While Cameron Bukowski, similar to Destiny Mino-Sinapati, spent most of the U19 season injured but his reputation and previous performances were enough to consolidate his spot in the QLD U19 squad. Cameron is also part of our Hostplus Cup squad for the remainder of the 2024 season.

Both QLD teams will face NSW on Thursday 20 June at Leichardt Oval in Sydney.

The BMD Wynnum Manly Seagulls player pathway has proven fruitful once again with these representative selections, and we look forward to seeing how they all go next Thursday night representing QLD.

Seagulls Hold On For 2 Points Against Tigers

Match report presented by George Hartnett Metropolitan Funerals

It was a close finish on Saturday as the Seagulls travelled to Totally Workwear Stadium to face the Tigers.

The game finished 18-16 to the Seagulls, but it was a tale of two halves, as the Seagulls dominated the first and the Tigers clawed their way back in the second. .

Wynnum Manly opened the scoring in the 5th minute through Stanford Talita.

Then Josh Stuckey had a double within 3 minutes, scoring in the 12th and 15th minutes to have the Seagulls up 18-0.

After a red hot start to the Seagulls, the Tigers were able to score in the 19th minute through Storm-contracted Kane Bradley.

The game then settled as momentum went back and forward, with no more added to the score by halftime. 18-6 Seagulls.

The Seagulls went down to 12 men early in the second half but held the Tigers at bay until the 63rd minute when Bradley went in again.

A 73rd minute try to the Tigers brought the score to 18-16 Seagulls, and set up an exciting finish.

Wynnum Manly held on in the final minutes as the Tigers threw the ball around in desperation and tried everything.

Final score 18-16 to the Seagulls. An important win away from home before returning to BMD Kougari Oval this weekend.

On Sunday, the Seagulls face the Capras at 3pm, with 3 BRL games played in the lead up, commencing from 9:45am.

See more info about this Sunday here: Facebook event

3 BRL Games Lead Into Seagulls Home Game

On Sunday 16 June, the BMD Wynnum Manly Seagulls will take on the Central QLD Capras at home in Round 14.

In a great addition to the day, we’ll also host 3 BRL games as lead up games to the main Hostplus Cup match.

Beenleigh (as the home team) will play against Wynnum Manly Juniors across BRL A Grade, Reserve Grade and U21.

This local rivalry will create a great day of footy at BMD Kougari Oval.

Ronald McDonald House Charities South East Queensland (RMHCSEQ) will be our gameday sponsor, through our relationship with our longstanding Premier Partner McDonalds Bayside.

We’ll also be raising money for RMHCSEQ on the day to support the great work that they do in the community.

Sunday 16 June details:
9am – Gates open
9:45am – BRL U21 Beenleigh vs Wynnum Juniors
11:25am – BRL Reserve Grade Beenleigh vs Wynnum Juniors
1:10pm – BRL A Grade Beenleigh vs Wynnum Juniors
3pm – Hostplus Cup Seagulls vs Central QLD Capras


Bears Halt Seagulls’ Winning Run

Match report presented by George Hartnett Metropolitan Funerals

It was a great afternoon for football on Sunday, as the Burleigh Bears made the trip to BMD Kougari Oval for the feature match of Round 12.

Burleigh sat equal 2nd, while the Seagulls were in 1st place after 4 wins in a row.

A strong crowd rolled through the gates expecting to see high quality football.

Unfortunately for the home fans, it was Burleigh who started the better of the two teams, opening the scoring in the 2nd minute.

Their hot start continued, as the Bears went over again in the 8th and 12th minutes. Bears 14-0 after 13 minutes.

Wynnum Manly got into the arm wrestle and pegged back some momentum as Cory Paix burrowed over from close range to open the Seagulls account.

Paix was unlucky not to have another try, as he was called short of the line with a similar burrowing effort just before halftime.

Halftime score 14-6 to Burleigh.

The Seagulls continued their recent run of early second half tryscoring, as Jon Reuben scored in the 42nd minute to put his team firmly in the game.

The game tightened up before Burleigh managed to score again in the 53rd and 64th minutes to lead 24-10.

Justin Frain crossed over out wide to make it 24-14 with 6 minutes remaining.

A late try to the Bears sealed their win 28-14, as the Seagulls look to get back in the winner’s circle in Round 13.

On Saturday 8 June, Wynnum Manly travel to Totally Workwear Stadium to take on the Brisbane Tigers at 3pm.

This is our closest geographical rival, and we’re looking forward to seeing the travelling Seagulls support.


Top Of The Table Clash

This Sunday we welcome the Burleigh Bears to BMD Kougari Oval for a top of the table clash.

A perennial Hostplus Cup powerhouse, the Bears have proven hard to beat for the Seagulls in recent years, including our preliminary final loss at Burleigh in 2023.

However, the Seagulls 2024 squad has a lot of fresh faces and has been playing a great style of football upto this point in the season.

Despite a couple of season-ending injuries to Broncos-contracted Delouise Hoeter and new recruit Tony Tumusa, coach Mathew Head and his staff have navigated the depth of their squad well so far.

Sunday will provide a great test for the Seagulls, and our boys have kept on eye on this game for a number of weeks.

This match will also be broadcast for free on Kayo Freebies, Channel 9Now and for anyone that can’t make it to the game.

Down at BMD Kougari Oval on Sunday, we’ll have our full range of merchandise available, including our brand new hoodies, as well as a jumping castle for the kids.

Our gameday sponsor Place Estate Agents Gumdale and Manly will also be there to show their support for the Seagulls.

Tickets are available at the gate on the day for what promises to be a high standard of rugby league.

See you there!

2 Points Earned In Chinchilla

Match report presented by George Hartnett Metropolitan Funerals

The BMD Wynnum Manly Seagulls made the long trip out to Chinchilla for Sunday’s relocated game against the Western Clydesdales.

Coming off the previous weekend at North Stradbroke Island, it was back to back games with abnormal travel for our boys.

A reasonable crowd had rolled in to watch the Clydesdales home game, with local football matches as the curtainraiser to the Hostplus Cup game.

The Clydesdales opened the scoring with a runaway try in the 6th minute before a string of tries to Seagulls Connor Broadhurst, Luke Gale and Bryce Donovan stamped their authority on the game.

One more try to the Clydesdales before halftime brought the score to 18-10 to the Seagulls at the break.

The Seagulls started the second half with a bang, as Sione Hopoate put Kurt Falls in to score off a short ball close to the line within the opening minute.

Hopoate then had a try of his own as he forced his way over in the corner in the 54th minute. Seagulls led 28-10 at that stage.

However, the Clydesdales hit back with a try near the posts and were then awarded a penalty try to close the gap to 28-22.

5 minutes later, Kalolo Saitaua ran through untouched from a nice inside ball from Cory Paix to settle the Seagulls nerves.

Then Hopoate grabbed his second try when he regathered a Kurt Falls kick and scored in the corner. Score 40-22.

A couple of late tries to the Clydesdales brought the score closer than what our boys would have liked, but we’ll take the two points and move.

This Sunday we host the Burleigh Bears at BMD Kougari Oval in Round 12’s feature match.

This is a top of the table clash on Sunday at 2:10pm and we’d love to see as many Seagulls supporters there as possible.


Stradbroke Island Trip Finishes With A Win

Match report presented by George Hartnett Metropolitan Funerals

The BMD Wynnum Manly Seagulls travelled to North Stradbroke Island over the weekend for our annual Indigenous recognition match.

Our major partners for this game are Deadly Choices, Redland City Council, Yulu-Burri-Ba and Sealink, and once again, we could not have hosted such a successful day without their contributions.

Sunday morning saw 6 junior games take place on Ron Stark Oval, the home of the mighty Straddie Sharks, who also contributed greatly to our day.

The weather was perfect for football, with a light breeze coming off the ocean and not a cloud in the sky.

As the junior games finished, Deadly Choices ambassador Willie Tonga emceed a welcome ceremony for our players and supporters.

Straddie Youth Group performed some traditional dances before each of our stakeholders spoke on the importance of this game.

The Hostplus Cup kicked off at 3pm with a good crowd in attendance.

Kalolo Saitaua seals the game for the Seagulls

Wynnum Manly came firing out of the blocks as Jon Reuben scored 2 tries in the first 9 minutes.

The Falcons then scored 2 tries of their own as the first half turned into an even contest. The half time score read 12-10 Seagulls.

Kalolo Saitaua started the second half in style as he crashed through to score within the first minute.

However, the Falcons then scored two tries and hit the front for the first time in the game after 62 minutes.

The Seagulls wouldn’t give this one away easily though, as Player of the Match Matt Milson scored from dummy half at close range, and then Saitaua grabbed a double to seal the game.

The final score was 30-22 on a sunny Sunday on Stradbroke Island.

Matt Milson was awarded the Lionel Morgan medal for an outstanding game.

Wynnum Manly next take on the Western Clydesdales in Chinchilla on Sunday, before returning home to BMD Kougari Oval for a top of the table clash against Burleigh on Sunday 2 June.

BMD Premiership Season Finishes Against Falcons

The Seagulls 2024 BMD Premiership season can be summed up in one word: injuries.

Before the season, the Seagulls were confidently hoping to avenge their 2023 Grand Final loss, and had assembled a fantastic squad that could get the job done.

The Round 1 team contained 10 NRLW-contracted players, including superstars Julia Robinson, Romy Teitzel and Shaylee Bent, and future stars Destiny Mino-Sinapati and Sienna Lofipo.

However, over the course of the 9 week season, coach Ron Troutman was forced to use 30 different players due to injuries of varying severity.

The good news is that multiple players from our Harvey Norman U19 squad were able to step up and make their debuts for our BMD Premiership team, such as Mariah Brown and Caitlin Tanner, which will only strengthen the squad for 2025.

The Seagulls continued to fight through their injuries and ended up being one win away from a finals berth. A result to be proud of despite the circumstances.

The coaching staff also uncovered a few gems in rugby union-converts Ellie Draper and Alana Elisaia, and touch football player Joanne Visser – all established in their respective sports, but having their first go at rugby league this season.

Wynnum Manly also had 4 women chosen for the QLD Origin One squad, and 4 women chosen in the QLD U19 emerging Origin squad.

Our girls will be back bigger and better in 2025, and look to return to finals football!