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
Website tweedheadsseagulls.com.au
Colours      Black
     White
Founded 1909
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, 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.

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]

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)

References[edit]

  1. ^ History of the Tweed Heads Seagulls
  2. ^ "Tweed Heads Seagulls". Intrust Super Cup. QRL. Retrieved 22 November 2015. 

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