Wynnum Manly Seagulls
|Full name||Wynnum Manly Seagulls Rugby League Football Club Ltd.|
|Colours||White, Green, Red|
|Ground(s)||BMD Kougari Oval, Manly West (5,000)|
|Competition||Intrust Super Cup|
|Premierships||6 (1982, 1984, 1986, 1995, 2011, 2012)|
|Minor premiership||2 (1984, 1997)|
The Wynnum-Manly Seagulls are an Australian rugby league football club based at Kougari Oval, which is in the Eastern Brisbane suburb of Manly West. They competed in the Brisbane Rugby League from 1951 to 1997. Since 1996 they have competed in the Queensland Cup. Their jersey is red, green and white. From 1995 to 2005 they were known as the Wynnum Seagulls.
Wynnum-Manly first played in the Brisbane premiership in 1931, but withdrew from the competition at the outbreak of World War II. After the war, the Seagulls re-entered the premiership in 1951 as the Wynnum Manly District Rugby League Football Club. In the club's formative years from 1951 through to 1964 Jim Cloherty held the role of President. Lionel Morgan in 1960, was the first international representative while playing with Wynnum-Manly and when he made his test debut against France in 1960 became the first indigenous Australian to make a Test appearance.
Before moving to their current home ground of BMD Kougari Oval in 1967, the club played at Kitchener Park. Kitchener Park remains the home of the Wynnum Manly Junior Rugby League Club.)
The Seagulls won the Brisbane premiership in 1982, 1984, 1986 and 1995. They were runners up in 1985. In 2011 the club won the Queensland Cup, which succeeded the BRL Premiership in 1996, after finishing 6th in the minor premiership and then defeating the minor premiers, Tweed Head Seagulls, twice during the final series, including the grand final. In the 2010 season, it was announced that Paul Green would become Wynnum's new coach. The Seagulls defended their premiership title in 2012, beating minor premiers Redcliffe in the grand final by 20-10.
In 2006 Wynnum Manly started the 100.3 Bay FM live rugby league for the Wynnum-Manly Queensland Cup games. The commentators are Mike Higgison and former ABC radio personality Troy Robbins. In 2012 Wynnum-Manly went on to break there biggest win record by beating Central Caparas 84-6.
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- Pollard, Jack (1965). Gregory's Guide to Rugby League. Australia: Grenville Publishing. p144.
- "By The Numbers: Grand Final Stats". Queensland Rugby League. 19 September 2012. Retrieved 23 September 2012.
- Ricketts, Steve (23 September 2012). "Wynnum-Manly Seagulls beat Redcliffe Dolphins 20-10 in Intrust Super Cup grand final at Suncorp Stadium". Herald Sun (News Limited). Retrieved 23 September 2012.