by Seagulls Forever | Jun 12, 2020
When the Wynnum Manly Rugby League Football Club was accepted into competition for the 1951 season, an overwhelming decision was made to hand the coaching duties to the current Wynnum Manly representative coach Abby Thurlow. Thurlow a former player with plenty of coaching experience in the local competition, was given one of the toughest jobs in forming a side from players in the local district.
Wynnum came sixth in their first year back into the BRL competition, winning a total of five games. Thurlow coached the side in 1952 before Wynnum opted to utilise Charlie Roff as a player coach for the 1953 season.