BMD Wynnum Manly Seagulls have been left devastated by the sudden death of club legend Paul Green.
The 49-year-old dual premiership coach passed away at his Wynnum home on Thursday morning.
The news has left everyone connected with the Seagulls in a deep state of shock.
“The Wynnum Manly Seagulls are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of club legend Paul Green,” Seagulls Chairman and Acting CEO Tom Solah said.
“As a former player and dual premiership coach he will always hold a special place in the hearts of the Seagulls club, its players and supporters.
“Paul and his family have been stalwarts of rugby league on the Bayside for decades and his love and commitment to the Club has never wavered. As recently as two weeks ago he assisted with the process to appoint the Seagulls new coach, Matthew Head, for 2023.
“Our thoughts are with his family, and particularly wife Amanda and children Emerson and Jed, at this incredibly sad and difficult time.”
Green is the only coach in Seagulls history to win back-to-back premierships after securing the 2011 and 2012 titles, a feat which helped propel him into the NRL coaching ranks.
The former NRL and Queensland Maroons playmaker went on to claim a premiership as an assistant with the Sydney Roosters in 2013 before a long and successful stint in North Queensland where he helped deliver the Cowboys their maiden title in 2015.