Seagulls Extend Broncos Affiliation For 3 More Years

The BMD Wynnum Manly Seagulls are excited to confirm that we have extended our partnership with the Brisbane Broncos for another three years.

The partnership for the 2024-26 seasons will continue to see NRL-contracted players allocated to play at the Seagulls in the Hostplus Cup, along with opportunities for players to progress to the NRL.

The Seagulls are joined by Souths Logan and Burleigh as the Broncos three affiliate clubs from 2024 onwards.

Broncos CEO Dave Donaghy said: “We draw real strength from our relationships with our Affiliate Clubs – they play a vital role in our pursuit of success and development of our talent base.

“Our Affiliate partnerships provide a true connection to grassroots rugby league and a talent pathway that produces benefits we can all share in as a result.

“We are really proud of the long-term relationships we have with both Souths Logan and Wynnum Manly and we are delighted that those partnerships will continue for another three years.”

Wynnum Manly Seagulls CEO Wayne Weekes said: “We are excited to continue our long standing partnership with the Brisbane Broncos.

“Both organisations have a wonderful opportunity to solidify our men’s and women’s rugby league development programs to create genuine pathways and strengthen our footprint within the wider community for both brands.

“Wynnum Manly Seagulls would like to thank Brisbane Broncos CEO Dave Donaghy and Recruitment & Academy Manager Simon Scanlan for their continued support.”

Up The Gulls

Seagulls Go Down To Souths On Straddie

The BMD Wynnum Manly Seagulls made the trip to North Stradbroke Island / Minjerribah for the 10th year of our partnership with Deadly Choices. Also partnering with Redland City Council and Yulu-Burri-Ba Health Services, Sunday provided a great day for the local community on a long weekend in the Redlands catchment.

Junior games commenced at 10:30am, with the Straddie Sharks playing Redlands across three grades, and market stalls also attracting the football supporters along the sideline.

Souths opened the scoring with a couple of early tries. Then Matt Milson got the Seagulls on the board as he scored under the posts after a break up the middle from Ollie Pascoe.

Delouise Hoeter was unlucky not to score a few minutes later when the play was called back for obstruction.

The game settled for a while in front of a good local crowd, before Souths scored three late first half tries to take a handy 28-6 lead into the break.

Josh Rogers tried to spark the Seagulls with a try 3 minutes into the second half. However Souths then scored another three tries in a row to effectively put the game out of reach.

The Seagulls didn’t give up though, as they scored through Matt Milson, Delouise Hoeter and Cooper Page-Wilson to set up a close finish.

Wynnum Manly had their chances in the final 10 minutes to close the gap, but unfortunately couldn’t execute.

The final score was 42-30 in an entertaining game for the Stradbroke Island community.

The Seagulls would like to that Deadly Choices, Redland City Council and Yulu-Burri-Ba for partnering with the event once again, and thank the Straddie Sharks for hosting us on a picture perfect day at Ron Stark Oval.

We’re back at home this Sunday 20 August against the Brisbane Tigers, where we will award the Paul Green Medal to the Player of the Match for the first time.


Passing of Shane McNally

The Wynnum Manly Seagulls are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of our former Queensland Cup Head Coach Shane McNally.

Shane was a pure rugby league man who dedicated most of his life to rugby league as a player, coach, and administrator.

As a player, Shane was a goal-kicking front rower with Northern Suburbs, Western Suburbs, Gatton; and East Tigers as a premiership winner.

Shane also represented Queensland in 1983 captained by Wally Lewis and coached by Arthur Beetson – the first time the state had made a Northern Hemisphere tour.

Shane’s Coaching Career included stints with Easts Tigers, and Wakefield Trinity where he was awarded coach of the year in the English Super League. Shane coached the Wynnum Manly Seagulls for 63 games in the Queensland Cup from 2007 to 2009, making the finals in 2008.

As a rugby league administrator, Shane worked for the QRL as a Development Officer and as the Manager for the BRL competitions.

Wynnum Manly Seagulls CEO Wayne Weekes said “Shane McNally was a wonderful rugby league person who was a pleasure to work with, a true professional, and a genuinely humble person who cared for his players and the game of rugby league. Wynnum Manly Seagulls would like to pass on our sincere condolences to Shane’s wife Maxine and his wider family. We have lost a good one today”.

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.

Burleigh Too Good For Seagulls In The Wet

The BMD Wynnum Manly Seagulls hosted to Burleigh Bears on Sunday in both the Hastings Deering Colts and Hostplus Cup competitions.

Burleigh were second in both grades, with the Seagulls just behind, and presented a tough challenge.

Our Colts held a lead for more than 60 minutes but unfortunately couldn’t hold on, finishing 36-20 to a fast-finishing Bears side.

The Hostplus Cup teams kicked off at 2:10pm on the feature broadcast match in front of a good crowd considering the rain throughout the day.

Burleigh broke out to a 16-0 lead after 22 minutes, before Ollie Pascoe hit back to get the Seagulls on the board.

Unfortunately for the Seagulls, Burleigh maintained their momentum throughout the second half and finished with a 35-6 win.

Josh Stuckey was our strongest performer and earned the Player of the Match and Player’s Player with a very physical performance.

Next week we head over to North Stradbroke Island to take on the Souths Logan Magpies in an Indigenous recognition match.

On Sunday 13 August, we’ll have junior games and market stalls before the main game at 2pm.

If you are heading over to Stradbroke Island, use the code HOSTPLUS2023 when booking your ticket for 20% off.

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 Take Down Falcons in Maryborough

Our Hostplus Cup and Hastings Deering Colts travelled to Maryborough last weekend to take on the Sunshine Coast Falcons.

This was the first of two Indigenous recognition matches hosted by the Seagulls, with the second being at North Stradbroke Island next weekend.

In partnership with Deadly Choices, Galangoor Duwalami Healthcare, Fraser Coast Regional Council and Rugby League Fraser Coast, this was the 3rd year the Seagulls have held events in the Fraser Coast region.

The Hastings Deering Colts kicked off first in front of a building crowd, but unfortunately went down 25-18.

Before the Hostplus Cup game, spectators were treated to a Welcome to Country by Aunty Karen Hall, who also designed the Seagulls jersey for this game, as well as speeches from Fraser Coast Mayor George Seymour, Galangoor Duwalami Chairman Graham Douglas and Seagulls CEO Wayne Weekes.

Then a traditional Indigenous dance followed, before the players ran through a tunnel formed by the dancers.

Seagulls Captain Luke Gale leads the team onto the field.

The Hostplus Cup started with a brilliant long-range chase and tackle from Josh Simm, who stopped a certain try.

A few minutes later however, the Falcons scored in the corner, resulting in Gideon Gela Mosby leaving the field with a failed HIA.

After a backline reshuffle for the Seagulls, the Falcons scored again to lead 12-0.

Jock Madden and Josh Rogers then teamed up to grab the Seagulls opener, before Madden had a hand in the Seagulls second try out wide to Josh Simm.

Half time score was 12-10 to the Falcons.

Simm was over again straight after half time, with Madden throwing a long cut out ball to put his winger into space out wide.

The Seagulls extended their lead when hooker Ollie Pascoe barged through three defenders and slammed the ball down from close range.

The momentum then swung back to the Falcons as they scored two tries in 5 minutes to tie the game at 22-22.

Caius Faatili runs the ball up

Madden was at it again when he put a kick through for Delouise Hoeter to regather and score under the posts in the 68th minute.

The Falcons weren’t giving up though, as they broke through from 40m out to score and tie the game again at 28-28.

Wynnum Manly worked their way into field goal territory, but a Jock Madden effort was blocked by an offside defender.

The resulting penalty on the siren saw Josh Rogers line up a kick from in front to seal the game.

Rogers made no mistake and locked in the 2 points for the Seagulls as they got home in a thriller 30-28.

Madden and Rogers were standouts yet again, with Caius Faatili earning Bartons Player of the Match after running for 221m in 37 minutes.

Up next, the Seagulls return home to BMD Kougari Oval to face the Burleigh Bears in a 2nd vs 3rd clash.


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”