Three Wins to Start our McDonalds Academy Season

On Saturday, our McDonalds Seagulls Academy teams headed to Capalaba Warriors junior rugby league club to take on the Burleigh Bears across 3 games.

In a show of support for our junior affiliate club, the Seagulls moved this home game to Capalaba, and were rewarded with a great turnout of supporters on the day. We’d like to thank the Warriors for hosting us on Saturday and for continuing to host our junior teams’ training sessions in 2023.

Up first were the Cyril Connell Challenge U16s at 2pm. The game was quiet free-flowing, but riddled with handling errors. The Seagulls were the better team but struggled to finish the game off when attacking their opponents tryline. However, Wynnum ran out winners 16-10.

The Mal Meninga Cup U18s match started similarly to the U16s, with handling errors causing a stop-start first 10 minutes. The Bears opened the scoring before Wynnum bounced back and headed to the break at 12-12.

The second half started with another Bears try before the Seagulls finished the stronger team to win 28-18.

In the Harvey Norman U19s, the Bears scored in the 2nd minute, before Wynnum hit back in the 6th minute. Another Bears try was followed by two Seagulls tries, and the girls from Wynnum led at half time 12-10.

As was the story in all three games on the day, the Seagulls were the stronger team but struggled to finish their attacking moves when on the Burleigh tryline. Our U19s were rewarded for continuous pressure and scored twice in the final 10 minutes to seal the third win of the day for the Bayside club, 22-10.

All three teams will now face Norths Devils this Saturday in Round 2 at BMD Kougari Oval on a huge day of football for the Seagulls. Our BMD Premiership and Hostplus Cup teams will also play a final trial game against Brisbane Tigers on the same day.