Wynnum Manly Seagulls
The UQ Sport Academy (UQSA) has been coaching the Wynum Manly Seagulls since 2009, after being approached by their head coach Paul Green.
As a player and coach, Paul Green has been involved with Rugby League at the highest levels and has seen the value of a well structured strength and conditioning program and how it can raise the performance standards of a team. The UQSA strives to meet the high expectations set by Green and his coaches to ensure their club remains competitive throughout their season.
Wynnum compete in the ultra-competitive Queensland Cup, a competition that feeds players into the National Rugby League division. The relationship extends beyond the top team with UQSA staff working with many other teams at Wynnum. Wynnum players from the U16, U18, U20, and FOGS teams all benefit from the training provided by UQSA. The relationship has also extended beyond these teams with the UQSA now implementing long term athlete development programs to Wynnum’s development academy, the Bayside Broncos.
The Seagulls saw the biggest benefit of all their hard work and intense off-field training sessions when they won the 2011 season - becoming Queensland Cup Premiers.
- Club finish 2nd in the Club Championship with all three top grades making it to the finals.
- U21 Colts 2nd place
- Queensland Cup grade win - 2011 Premiership champions
- Established Bayside Broncos Development Program U13-U15
“The guys from the UQSA have provided the Wynnum Manly Seagulls with best practice strength & conditioning coaching this year. They have always presented and coached in a professional manner making it a challenging and enjoyable experience for the players. They’ve made a huge difference for us this year
Paul Green. Head Coach Wynnum Manly Seagulls.
“The UQSA strength & conditioning team headed by Vince Kelly and Anthony Wood have left no stone unturned to make sure the players have the best possible platform to work from when the whips start cracking in early February. It hasn't taken them long to whip the boys into shape and the statistics speak for themselves as regular testing provides the coaches with the results they are looking for.
Queensland Rugby League
UQ Sport Academy services used by Wynnum Manly Seagulls:
- Strength Training
- Conditioning Training
- Speed & Agility Training
- Field Testing
- Strength & Power Testing
- Flexibility & Range of Motion Testing
- Body composition testing
- Talent Identification