Seagulls Academy

The Seagulls Academy supported by Job Connect and the Brisbane Broncos, is the Elite Player Development Program run by the Wynnum Manly Seagulls.

The Seagulls Academy is a program to educate young players who have displayed potential about all aspects of Rugby League, both on and off the field. The club is committed to providing resources to this program to enable it to provide the best possible program to our future Seagulls. Recently the club completed a significant redevelopment of its training facility and boasts ‘first class’ training and match facilities for all Seagulls Academy players.

The Seagulls Academy program plays a crucial role in the recruitment structure of the Seagulls. The purpose of the program is to produce the bulk of our Intrust Super Cup squad into the future. The 2017 season saw two graduates from the Seagulls Academy debut in Intrust Super Cup and the Seagulls have produced a number of talented players including Jake Granville, Mitchell Dodds and Chris McQueen.

Sessions will be split between Rugby League specific skill development, strength & athletic performance, nutritional education and social education.

The Junior Academy consists of players aged between 12 to 15. The Senior Academy consists of players aged between 16 to 20 and incorporates the Mal Meninga U18s and FOGS Colts U20s sides.

Program Benefits

  • Elite coaching and mentoring
  • Specific Rugby League skill development
  • Strength and athletic education and performance management
  • Nutritional information and education sessions
  • Career management and personal development session
  • Social education skills session
  • Affiliation with the Brisbane Broncos

Want to join the Seagulls Academy?

The Seagulls Academy will be hosting open trials for Mal Meninga U18s and FOGS Colts U20s on Saturday, 21 October 2017 at Wynnum, QLD (venue TBD).

Mal Meninga trials are open to males turning 17 or 18 in 2018. FOGS Colts trials are open to males turning 19 or 20 in 2018.

If you are interested in applying to participate in the open trials, please register at this link >> Wynnum Manly Seagulls: Application to Trial. Applications close Friday, 13 October 2017.

For all other Seagulls Academy squads, please contact the Seagulls Academy Manager, Chris McKenna on

positions available

The following positions are available: