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MATTY 200 | Seamark's Milestone

By Lee Reilly

MATTY 200 STORY ON CANVAAA

Seagulls half-back Mathew Seamark will bring up his 200th Intrust Super Cup game when Wynnum-Manly takes on the Sunshine Coast Falcons this Saturday night at BMD Kougari Oval, an Honour quite deserving of the modest 30 year-old.

 “Ten years, long time ago now. I know at the start I didn’t play too many games as there were a lot of established players here.”

“It’s been a long time playing and to reach two hundred (games) is a big achievement and one that I’m proud of. I remember it being such a wonderful club and still is,” Seamark said.

Career highlights have been a plenty including lifting aloft back to back premierships trophies in 2011 and 2012.

“Obviously 2011 and 2012 was a great time at the club and obviously to win two (premierships) is awesome.”

The popular Seagulls stalwart other career highpoint was representing Wales at the 2013 World Cup.

“It was six and a half weeks on tour playing against different nations. What can I say; it was the best time of my life.” 

One of his tour team-mates was a young St George -Illawarra Dragon by the name of Tyson Frizzell, now a NSW Origin and Australian test regular.

“He was only 19 or 20 years old when he played for Wales then. He’s come on in leaps and bounds now.”

Seamark returns to the No. 7 jersey after a neck injury put the pivot out of action for two weeks and sees Aaron Booth shift to five-Eighth with William Brimson dropping out of the side after injuring himself in Sunday’s 16-6 win over the Norths Devils.

Seamark returns to a Seagulls side that has won two in a row at home and wants to turn Kougari Oval into a fortress.

 “Our performances at home haven’t been good enough, so we need to show our fans we can still win at home.”

“We just need to get ourselves in order and the rest will look after itself.”

 

MATCH REPORT | Seagulls 16 - Devils 6

By Lee Reilly

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The Wynnum-Manly Seagulls kept their finals aspirations on track with a gutsy 16-6 win over Norths Devils at BMD Kougari Oval.

Wynnum-Manly didn’t take long to trouble the scorers when halfback Aaron Booth put centre David Mead through a gap in the 4th minute. Booth converted in front to send the Seagulls 6-0 up.

Seagulls forward Stedman Lefau crashed over next to the posts to get the Seagulls second try in the 25th minute after some great lead- up work from busy rake Jayden Burrell.

Devils five-eighth Gary Riccardi, who was a danger all day for Wynnum-Manly looked to have got the Devils first try but Norths forward Matiu Love-Henry was deemed to have touched the ball as it reached Luke Pollock.

The Devils looked like they were going to go into the half-time break with a try when winger Javarn White pounced on a Mead dropped ball but Pollock threw a forward pass to an unmarked Michael Lucas. The play summed up the Devils' first half that was riddled with mistakes and errors.

Seagulls flyer Daniel Ogden moved a step closer to breaking the all-time Intrust Super Cup record held by Nathanael Barnes when he crossed the strip to score his 134th try in the 57th minute. Booth added the extras to give the Seagulls a commanding 16-0 lead.

Some quick thinking from Lucas put some respectability into the score-line when he sprinted off the 20 tap, catching the tired Seagulls napping and running 70 metres to give the game a grandstand finish.

The Seagulls were able to hold out Norths and register their sixth win of the season, rising to 14 points on the ladder and a point clear of the Mackay Cutters.

It was an unhappy day for former NRL star Chris Sandow, who hobbled off late in the game with an ankle injury.

One of the shining lights for the Seagulls was boom half-back Booth, playing in only his third Intrust Super Cup match and relishing his time out there.

“It’s just a whole other level of footy, (it has been) a step up, a lot quicker (and a) lot more psychical.”

“I am loving every moment of it,” Booth said.

Seagulls Coach Adam Brideson will be happy to walk away with the two points but knows his side will need to be strong when they face the Sunshine Coast Falcons next Saturday night at BMD Kougari Oval.

Ogden the best for Wynnum Manly

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By Wynnum Manly Seagulls and QRL Media

The Wynnum Manly Leagues Club played host to the Wynnum Manly Seagulls annual awards night on Friday, October 7 with Daniel Ogden winning big on the night.

The fullback claimed both the Intrust Super Cup Players Player and Player of the Year awards.

All grades were celebrated on the night, with BRL A Grade and FOGS Colts Challenge awards also presented to the deserving players.

See the full list of award winners below:

Wynnum Manly Leagues Club Intrust Super Cup Player of the Year: Daniel Ogden
BMD Trophy for Outstanding Achievement (Intrust Super Cup Players Player): Daniel Ogden

FOGS Colts Challenge Player of the Year: Cody McIntosh
FOGS Colts Challenge Players Player: Cody McIntosh, William Toloi, Aaron Booth

Brisbane Rugby League A Grade Player of the Year: Junior Pita
Brisbane Rugby League A Grade Players Player: Junior Pita

Arch Geary Memorial Trophy (Best Club Person): Mick Horgan (Life Member)
Trevor Niebling Memorial Trophy (Best Junior to Senior): Ben Davey
Anthony Schweitzer Memorial Shield (Supporters Award): Mathew Seamark

See a gallery of the award winners on the night at the Wynnum Manly Seagulls Facebook page

 

FINAL WORD | with Mitch Frei

By Lee Reilly

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For Wynnum-Manly Seagulls Captain Mitch Frei, Sundays match is a must win and Norths Devils will be a tough assignment.

 “They’ve got a pretty good side. A lot of experience in this competition (Intrust Super Cup) and first grade (NRL) as well.”

“One thing I’ve noticed with the competition this year is how close it is. There’s not too much difference between the top and the bottom teams. You probably don’t have those weeks where you’re going in thinking you have an easy win. You’ve got to turn up every week and we’ll definitely be doing that on Sunday against Norths.”   

For Frei, the transition back to Wynnum-Manly - after a season with the Sydney Roosters in the NRL which netted the 25 year-old six first-grade games - has been an easy one.

“It’s been a good transition for me actually. A lot of the players I played with are still here.”

“Since I have come back it hasn't felt uncomfortable and I’ve fitted right back in.” 

Frei believes the high standard of the Queensland Cup is fast making it the best competition outside of the NRL.

“It’s a very physical competition. I think it’s probably working its way up to maybe being the second strongest rugby league competition in the world.”

 “There are a lot of people who have played first-grade; there are a lot of people who have played for a very long time. It’s a very tough competition, always has been and probably always will be.”

Last week’s convincing  46-8 victory over the Tweed Heads Seagulls was a perfect way to start the sides four-game block at BMD Kougari Oval, and just the type of game the side needed. 

“We’ve been waiting on a game like that for a little while now. Everything clicked together. It was just a real good effort from all the boys and a good confidence booster going into this week.”

Wins at home have been an issue in 2017 for Wynnum-Manly, something the side has talked about at great lengths and wants to rectify moving forward for the rest of the season.

“We pride ourselves on winning at home. That’s something we’ve been poor at this year. So we have had a conversation about making sure we can win the rest of our home games.”

“We are in a position where we do need to win a lot of games to make the top 6, so winning all those home games will help out with that.”

Sunday also marks a live QLD Intrust Super Cup on Channel Nine, which according to the 25 year-old only helps enhance the competition.

“I think it’s really good with what Channel Nine do with our competition. It gives us all a little bit of exposure. It expands our competition and puts the young players coming through on the map,” Frei said.

Notice of AGM 2016

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM) 2016

TO BE HELD AT

SUNSET ROOM

WYNNUM MANLY LEAGUES CLUB

TUESDAY 15th NOVEMBER 2016

AT 7.00PM

Pursuant to the articles of association, three (3) directors are required to stand down from the Board, but are eligible to re-nominate for the subsequent year.

For the purposes of this Annual General Meeting (AGM) the following directors will stand down.

Michael Lee

Mark Rowbotham

Note the nominated director Hanan Laban stood down as director in December of 2015, therefore there is currently one (1) director position vacant.

Nominations for the positions of directors are now being called. Nominees must be financial as at 15th November 2016. Nominations in writing are to be proposed and seconded by current financial members of the Wynnum Manly Seagulls Rugby League Football Club Limited. Nomination forms are available on request from the office via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or other arrangements can be made by calling (07) 3393 3482.

Nominations close at 4.00pm on Tuesday 1st November 2016 and a list of nominees will be displayed on the public notice board at the Wynnum Manly Leagues Club. In the event of more nominations than positions to be filled, a ballot will be held at the AGM.

 

 

All correspondence to:

Wynnum Manly Seagulls RLFC Ltd

PO Box 9276

Wynnum Manly Plaza QLD 4178 

Phone: 07 3393 3482

Intrust Super Cup Draw 2017

 

Check out the full Intrust Super Cup draw here - 2017

Intrust Super Cup – Rounds of Note

•       Play NRL Round – Round 3 (March 18-19)
•       Round 3: Tweed Heads Seagulls v Wynnum Manly Seagulls at Ron Stark Oval, Stradbroke Island
•       Round 4: Tweed Heads Seagulls v CQ Capras at Cbus Super Stadium
•       Zaidee’s Foundation Round – Round 5 (April 1-2)
•       XXXX Rivalry Round – Round 6 (April 8-9)
•       Indigenous Round – Round 17 (July 1-2)
•       Men of League & NRL Foundation Round – Round 19 (July 15-16)
•       ‘Get in the Game’ Country Week – Round 20 (July 22-23)
•       Women in League Round – Round 22 (August 5-6)
•       Turn to Me Round – Round 25 (August 26-27)

FINALS SERIES:

Final Week 1 (September 2 - 3)
Final Week 2 (September 9 - 10)
Final Week 3 (September 16 - 17)
Grand Final (September 24)

Seagulls power to GF win over Tigers

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By Rebecca Singh

Artical and Photo Source - QRL.COM.AU

The Wynnum Manly Seagulls are the FOGS Colts Challenge premiers for 2016 after proving too strong for the Easts Tigers winning 34-12 at Suncorp Stadium today.

Seagulls half back Aaron Booth fittingly received man of the match honours, scoring two tries and setting up two more for his wingers with some spectacular kicks.

It was the perfect start for the Seagulls in the game – and it was one that all teams hope to achieve in a grand final match.

Centre William Toloi was able to cross in the corner to open the scoring for the Seagulls who were on the hunt for the premiership after going to Burleigh at the same venue in the decider last year.  

Steven Tatipata, Booth, Mitipere Tuatai and Dale Madden also went over in the first half to set up a dominant 24-0 lead in first half.

This came despite the fact they fumbled three times from the kick off. Despite the miscommunications; the Gulls were able to rely on their strong defensive effort to hold out a dangerous Tigers pack.

It was going to take a big comeback for the Tigers, who took a tough road to get to the grand final winning two golden point matches, to get back into the game.

They started their second half attack brilliantly with back-to-back tries, with winger Connor Jones and speedy centre Hayden Bishop scoring to bring the score to a respectable 24-12 with in the 50th minute.

With the Tigers lifting and needing only two converted tries to level the scores; the Seagulls looked as though they might have left all their efforts on the field in the first half.

It looked as though it might be a similar situation to last year’s decider when they let a strong lead to fall to the Bears who started their comeback early in the second and ran away with the victory.  

However, history did not repeat itself and the Seagulls proved they were the minor premiers for a reason. Two late tries to Booth and an impressive Madden put the game to rest for the Wynnum Manly side.

See the full scoring details and final team line-ups for this game via QRL Live

WYNNUM MANLY SEAGULLS 34 (Aaron Booth 2, Dale Madden 2, William Toloi, Steven Tatipata, Mitipere Tuatai tries; Aaron Booth 3 goals) def EASTS TIGERS 12 (Connor Jones, Hayden Bishop tries; Matthew Richards 2 goals) at Suncorp Stadium 
(Halftime: Wynnum Manly 24-0)
Man of Match: Aaron Booth (Wynnum Manly)

 

ARTICLE SOURCE - QRL.COM.AU 

PHOTO SOURCE - QRL MEDIA

For more Intrust Super CUp and FOGS Colts news visit QRL.COM.AU

Seagulls vs Pride

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SEAGULLS vs PRIDE 

FIRST HOME GAME FOR 2017! 
After enduring a tough pre season, the Wynnum Manly Seagulls enter this clash with all intentions of kick starting their season with a win and certifying BMD Kougari oval as a Seagulls' fortress in 2017. 


Game Day Times:


11.40pm Gates Open 
12.40pm Wynnum Manly Seagulls BRL V Logan Brothers BRL 
2.40pm Wynnum Manly Seaguls U18 V Northern Pride U18
4.15pm Wynnum Manly Seagulls U20 V Northern Pride U20
6.00pm Wynnum Manly Seagulls ISC V Northern Pride ISC

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Job Opening: Events and Operations Manager

 

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Job Opening: Events and Operations Manager

 

Position Title Events and Operations Manager
Reports To CEO
Company Wynnum Manly Seagulls Rugby League Football Club
Close Date 30 September 2016
Commencement Date Immediate Start
Contract 24 months
Salary $45-$55k pa including super (negotiable, depending on experience)

Overview:

  • Delivering exciting and innovative events which meet fundraising objectives
  • Delivering memorable game day experiences for fans and corporate partners
  • Growing the social sports business arm of the club
  • A dynamic sports and events graduate, who is driven, agile and solutions focused with strong attention to detail
  • Join a club with a large following and strong presence in the community
  • Gain amazing experience in the sports industry with a forward thinking club


Wynnum Manly Seagulls Rugby League Football Club:

The Wynnum Manly Seagulls Rugby League Football Club (‘Seagulls’) are a Rugby League club who participate in the Intrust Super Cup. The Seagulls are based in Brisbane’s Bayside and have over 30,000 spectators watch footy at BMD Kougari Oval each year.

The Seagulls put on a number of major events throughout the year which achieve fundraising or community objectives. Notable events include the Gala Race Day, Presentation Awards Night, Past Players Luncheon and many more.

In addition, the Seagulls also operate the TRL franchises in the Wynnum and Redlands areas. Currently there are two competitions which operate on Monday nights and the club is looking to grow the TRL franchise and pursue other social sports opportunities.

You will be responsible for managing, producing and delivering from start to finish all Seagulls events and match days, including all the associated operational and logistical planning, from outset to completion, by effective management of all event staff and volunteers, ensuring innovative event experiences while upholding functional event governance and excellent relationship management.

You will be responsible for managing and developing growth strategies for the TRL franchise and other social sports competitions, including all the associated operational and logistical planning, liaising with TRL head office and key stakeholders, and effective management of all TRL staff and volunteers.

This is a busy and varied role where you will be responsible for the following:

Events and Match Day Management

  • Manage all aspects of event and match day delivery
  • Prepare, manage and implement an innovative strategy to drive event and match day attendance
  • Develop and implement a strategy to build and retain volunteers
  • Manage event and match day budgets
  • Oversee the development, negotiation and management of all event/match day contracts and event/match day contractors
  • Identify, access and develop strategies to mitigate risk
  • Manage stakeholders to ensure events and match days are delivered on budget and on time
  • Work closely with CEO to develop additional revenue streams
  • Manage all event and match day staff and volunteers

Operations Management of social sports competitions (including TRL)

  • Manage all aspects of social sports competitions (including TRL) delivery
  • Prepare, manage and implement an innovative strategy to drive attendance in social sports competitions
  • Manage social sports competitions budgets
  • Oversee the development, negotiation and management of all social sports competitions contracts
  • Identify, access and develop strategies to mitigate risk
  • Develop strong relationships with key social sports competitions stakeholders including venue owners, TRL head office, local schools
  • Work closely with CEO to develop additional revenue streams
  • Manage all social sports competition staff

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Tertiary qualifications or similar experience in sports/events management
  • Passion to deliver outstanding events
  • Ability to work autonomously and take initiative
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise work and deliver on tight deadlines
  • Good understanding of the social sports scene and fundraising sector
  • Reasonable understanding of the Rugby League landscape in Brisbane
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities, maturity and confidence
  • Readiness to hit the ground running!

To apply and further information:

Please send through a cover letter and resume to Hanan Laban (CEO, Wynnum Manly Seagulls) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For further information, please contact the Seagulls office on 07 3393 3482.

 

 

FOOTY IS BACK

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THE FOOTY IS BACK! 

BMD Kougari Oval will play host to the Brisbane Broncos when they take on the Wynnum Manly Seagulls ISC side in a pre-season trial match on Saturday 18th February 2017. 

This matchup is certain to be an exciting contest as the boys from Red Hill travel to the Bayside with all intentions of starting 2017 in a winning fashion. With both clubs possessing star studded playing rosters - players from both sides will be emphatically laying their claims for a playing spot come Round 1 of both the 2017 NRL and Intrust Super Cup competitions. 

Game Day Times:
1.30pm Gates Open 
2.45pm Wynnum Manly Seagulls U18 V Western Mustangs U18 
4.15pm Wynnum Manly Seagulls U20 V Western Mustangs U20 
5.45pm Wynnum Manly Seagulls Women V Toowoomba Women
7.30pm Wynnum Manly Seagulls ISC V Brisbane Broncos NRL 

 

Tickets are available online NOW - CLICK HERE 

TRAVIS BURNS TO JOIN THE WYNNUM MANLY SEAGULLS IN 2017

Travis Burns

Photo Source: Courier Mail 

WYNNUM Manly Seagulls have announced a signing coup for the 2017 Intrust Super Cup season, with former North Queensland Cowboys playmaker Travis Burns to join new coach Adam Brideson at the club next year.

Burns - a halfback or five-eighth with 127 games of NRL experience after playing stints with the Cowboys, Penrith and Manly - will join the Seagulls from the English Super League competition.

Burns has been in the UK since 2013, with playing stints at Hull KR, St Helens and Leigh Centurions, and will be part of a new-look Seagulls team in 2017 under the direction of new head coach Brideson.

“Travis is a renowned competitor who will give Wynnum Manly his all on every single play,” Brideson said.

“He expressed a desire to return to Queensland and win a competition before he retires, and pleasingly believes he can tick the last box in an excellent career by doing that with Wynnum Manly.

“Travis will obviously bring an enormous amount of experience and direction to the team. He will play hard, lead by his actions and is the type of bloke that everyone will want to play alongside.

“As a coach, I could not ask for much more out of a senior player.”

Wynnum Manly Seagulls Chief Executive Hanan Laban said signing a player of Burns’ ability and experience was a tremendous vote of confidence in the Seagulls as a club, and for the Intrust Super Cup competition as a whole.

“We are ecstatic to secure Travis for next year. To be able to sign a player of his calibre just shows the strides that the Intrust Super Cup has made in recent years and reaffirmed its status as the second best rugby league competition in the world,” Laban said.

“Travis is a player that our valuable members, sponsors, supporters and local community will be excited to see in a Seagulls jersey next season.”

Burns believes it is the right time to return home and was thankful for the support he received at St Helens.

“It is the right time to move back home and take up a new challenge,” he said. “My wife and kids have followed me followed me around Australia and the UK for several years and now it’s time to put them first.

“I’d like to thank the Saints fans for their fantastic support – alongside Mike Rush and Eamonn McManus who have supported me and my family.

“Nothing was too much trouble for them and for that I am most appreciative.”

St Helens Chief Executive Mike Rush added: “We’d like to wish Travis all the best for the rest of 2016 with the Centurions and with the Seagulls in 2017.

“He was a dedicated professional whose experience proved vital to the younger members in our squad.”  


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