Tweed Heads Seagulls
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|Full name||Tweed Heads Seagulls Rugby League Football Club Ltd.|
|Competition||Intrust Super Cup|
|Minor premiership||1 (2011)|
The Tweed Heads Seagulls, often referred to simply as Tweed or Seagulls, is a rugby league club based in Tweed Heads, New South Wales, and is the only non-Queensland team to play in the Queensland Cup.
With legendary former Test halfback Barry Muir as captain-coach, Tweed Seagulls failed to win a game in 1971 in the Group 18 Gold Coast competition. However the following year In the Seagulls reached the grand final under Tom Searle, (father of Michael Searle), only to beaten by a Gold Coast Tigers side which included 17-year-old Steve Rogers in the centres.
In 1990 the Seagulls Leagues club bought out the license for the Gold Coast - Tweed Giants, and renamed the club the Gold Coast Seagulls, although it continued to play its home games in the New South Wales town of Tweed Heads. In 1995 the club sold its license to businessmen Jeff Muller, who changed the club's name to Gold Coast Gladiators.
Prior to 2005, the team played in the Gold Coast - Group 18 competition; however, at the end of 2004 this was disbanded and split, with the Queensland-based clubs playing in a dedicated Gold Coast competition and the remainder playing in an expanded Group 1 competition The Tweed Heads Seagulls was formed in 1909 and is one of the oldest Rugby league clubs in Australia. Tweed applied for the 2002 Queensland Cup but were unsuccessful. Following the exit of the Logan City Scorpions at the end of 2002, Tweed re-applied, successfully, for the 2003 competition.
In 2006 Tweed Heads successfully entered the FOGS Cup and FOGS Colts Challenge
Crest and colours
The Tweed jersey is traditionally black and white butcher stripes, similar in design to that of Past Brothers. The Gold Coast Seagulls initially played in a similar jersey, with the addition of two red lines horizontally through each wide black stripe on the jersey.
Tweed Heads originally played out of Seagulls Stadium on Gollan Drive, West Tweed Heads. However due to financial trouble, the club sold the ground in the late 1990s and the stadium was demolished. Currently, Tweed play their Queensland Cup games nearby at the Piggabeen Sports Complex.
Notable First Grade Players that have played at Tweed Heads Seagulls include:
- Ricketts (23 September 2010). "Michael Searle and father Tom part of rugby league's rich history on the Gold Coast". The Courier-Mail (Australia: Queensland Newspapers). Retrieved 14 October 2010.