Tweed Heads Seagulls Rugby League Football Club was established in 1908. The first team was formed in 1909 and entered the Tweed District Rugby Union Competition until Rugby League was later introduced into the Tweed region.
In 1922 Tweed Heads Seagulls won their first ever Premiership in the Rugby League Competition. The success of the club continued with a number of winning seasons in the competition including 1939 and 1940.
The 1960s and 70s saw many accomplishments for the now established club including: a stellar sling of seasons as undefeated Premiers, the purchase of the Club’s first piece of land and the completion and opening of the first ever Tweed Heads Seagulls Club House.
The 1980s and 90s saw the Club receive the opportunity to represent Australia and the sport in the United States as well as touring Papua New Guinea, purchasing their second piece of land on Piggabeen Road, converting The Gold Coast Giants into the Gold Coast Seagulls and entering the Winfield Cup Competition to become the Gold Coast’s first professional Rugby League team.
Some of Rugby League’s finest players have played in the black and white butcher stripes for Seagulls over the years including Wally Lewis, Henry Horace, Barry Muir, Col Hayes, Henry Kafoa and Elwyn Walters. The late 90s in to the new millennium were a tough time for the Club. Seagulls were accepted into the Queensland Cup in 2003. In 2007, Seagulls were premiers in both the Queensland Cup and Colts competition. That year, the Gold Coast became home to its first National Rugby League Team; the Gold Coast Titans.
Tweed Heads Seagulls are participants in the Intrust Super Cup which a Qld state wide semi-professional Rugby League competition. The foundation of our success in this competition is due to our faith and commitment of our talented juniors. The Cup team plays 23 games per season, not including the final series.
The Intrust Super Cup is one of the most premier Rugby League competitions in Australia. There are 14 competing clubs in the competition which covers the major Queensland areas including Cairns, Mackay, Townsville, Rockhampton, Sunshine Coast and outer suburbs of Brisbane and the only International team Papua New Guinea. The Intrust Super Cup provides great exposure for its participating clubs, players and associated with televised matches, television replays and radio broadcasts.
Many clubs participating in the Intrust Super Cup feed into the National Rugby League (NRL). Tweed Heads Seagulls RLFC is a proud ‘feeder’ club to the Gold Coast Titans. This feeder club agreement can result in players from the NRL coming back to play in the Intrust Super Cup and players from the Intrust Super Cup being moved up to play in the NRL. This arrangement has allowed for many now NRL players to have their start in the competition. Tweed Heads Seagulls has provided many players to the NRL including, David Mead, Ryan James, Cody Nelson, Tom Kingston, Dominique Peyroux, Will Mathews, Kayne Lawton and Ben Ridge. Luke O’Dwyer, Michael Gordon and Jeremy Smith played in the foundation Queensland Cup team. The founding idea of the feeder club arrangement is to ensure the quality of the Intrust Super Cup competition is of a very high standard as a second tier to the NRL. As an affiliate feeder club to the Gold Coast Titans Tweed Heads Seagulls are the only official regulated pathway for players in Northern NSW to progress to the NRL. The Gold Coast Titans put their trust in The Seagulls to nurture, develop and grow their players who are working to breakthrough into the Titans team.
In addition to the Intrust Super Cup, Tweed Heads Seagulls have teams in the Hastings Deering Colts, Mal Meninga Cup and Gold Coast Rugby League A Grade competitions.
Vision, Mission and Values
To create sustainable pathways and opportunities for Rugby League Players to play at the highest level of Rugby League Possible.
To be a competitive and sustainable club that is successful and respected amongst the community.
- Provide pathways to nurture grassroots and elite football talent for on-field success
- Be seen as the club for children and seniors from the region to aspire to play for
- Attract and retain the best athletes by providing first rate player conditions and career pathways
- Employ the best people and harness technology to become a professional and efficient organisation
- Provide friendly, exciting and inspiring experiences for members, fans and local communities
- Develop programs to promote healthy lifestyles with a particular focus on obesity and mental health.
- Valuing the importance of every decision and every action
- Striving to improve and innovate in everything we do
- Setting clear goals against which we measure success
- Inspiring the highest standards in ourselves and others
- Engaging and empowering everyone to feel welcome in our game
- Reaching out to new participants and supporters
- Promoting equality of opportunity in all its forms
- Respecting and celebrating diversity in culture, gender and social back ground
- Standing up for our beliefs and empowering others to do the same
- Being prepared to make a difference by leading change
- Putting the game ahead of individual needs
- Having the strength to make the right decisions, placing fact ahead of emotion
- Encouraging and supporting others to achieve common goals
- Committing to a culture of honesty and trust
- Motivating those around us to challenge themselves
- Respecting the contribution of every individual
- Engendering discipline on and off the field
- Employing the highest standards in everything we do
- Being professional, accountable and transparent in our decision making