Tweed Heads Seagulls

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Tweed Heads Seagulls
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Club information
Full name Tweed Heads Seagulls Rugby League Football Club Ltd.
Nickname(s) The Seagulls
Colours      Black
     White
Founded 1909
Website tweedheadsseagulls.com.au
Current details
Ground(s)
  • Piggabeen Sports Complex , Tweed Heads
Competition Queensland Cup
2010 9th
Rugby football current event.png Current season
Records
Premierships 1 (2007)
Runners-up 1 (2011)
Minor premiership 1 (2011)
Logo circa 2003

The Tweed Heads Seagulls, often referred to simply as Tweed or Seagulls or Tweed Seagulls, is a rugby league club based in Tweed Heads, New South Wales, and with the PNG Hunters is one of the only non-Queensland teams to play in the Queensland Cup.

History[edit]

Union beginnings[edit]

Tweed Heads Seagulls was established in 1908 and began competing in the Tweed District Rugby Union competition in 1909.[1] The Seagulls played their home games at Tweed Heads Recreation Ground. Coach Mick McGrath decided to name the team the Tweed Heads Seagulls. The club claimed their first rugby union premiership in 1912 and went back-to-back in 1913.

Entry into the NSWRL[edit]

In 1990 the Seagulls Leagues club bought out the New South Wales Rugby League licence 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. The club played their home games at Seagulls Stadium. In 1990, the Seagulls pulled off a major coup when they signed future Rugby League Immortal Wally Lewis. In 1995 the club sold its licence to businessmen Jeff Muller, who changed the club's name to Gold Coast Gladiators.[citation needed]

Relegation to Gold Coast Group 18[edit]

The Tweed Heads Seagulls joined the Gold Coast Group 18 Rugby League competition in 1996.

Queensland Cup[edit]

In 2007 they were Intrust Super Cup Premiers.[2]

Squad[edit]

  • Jordan Aiono-Fatu
  • Jayden Baker
  • Shaun Carney
  • Jack Cook
  • Beau Cordtz
  • Tevita Folau
  • Shane Gillham
  • Ali Grant
  • Kainoa Gudgeon
  • Jarrod Morfett
  • Ryland Jacobs
  • Lamar Manuel-Liolevaue
  • Eli Levido
  • Siuatonga Likiliki
  • Tristan Lumley
  • Brayden McGrady
  • Lindon McGrady
  • Sam Meskell
  • Hiale Roycroft
  • Sam Saville
  • Maia Sands
  • Kieran Tarrant
  • Cheyne Whitelaw
  • Nathan Young
  • Taylor Kahn Walters
  • Ethan Roberts
  • Rex Johnson
  • Theo Hippi
  • Josh Harvey
  • Regan Olge (Muir)

[3]

Home ground[edit]

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.[citation needed]

Honours[edit]

  • Queensland Cup
    • Premiers: - (2007)
    • Runners-Up: - (2011)
    • Minor Premierships - (2011)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ History of the Tweed Heads Seagulls
  2. ^ "Tweed Heads Seagulls". Intrust Super Cup. QRL. Retrieved 22 November 2015. 
  3. ^ "Player Profiles | Tweed Heads Seagulls RLFC". www.tweedheadsseagulls.com.au. Retrieved 2018-03-30. 

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