Tom Searle remembers Mick Ryan not only as a skilful, hard-running but as a great tactician and communicator as a winning Seagulls Coach.

Mick Ryan’s connection to the Seagulls started when his father was captain-coach in the 1950s with Mick also following in his Dad’s footsteps when he played with Newtown in a Flegg team captained by another Gold coast identity in Neil Pringle.

Upon returning to Tweed he was recruited by the Bulldogs where he lived with another Seagulls legend Steve Hage playing with and against some of the game’s true greats.

He was enticed to move to the Newtown Jets where he had the opportunity to be coached by his namesake Warren Ryan and he described playing under him “like going to football university.”

Mick played for the Jets in the famous 1981 Grand Final against Parramatta before playing a final season in Sydney with the Roosters.

Returning to Seagulls he captain-coached the Club to two Premierships and a Grand Final making him one of the most successful coaches in the Club’s history.

Tommy recounts some of those glory days with Mick as well as other memories.

Join Mick as he enters ‘The Lion’s Den’…

🎙🏉 Lion's Den Episode 3 🎙🏉 (Mick Ryan)

Tom Searle remembers Mick Ryan not only as a skilful, hard-running but as a great tactician and communicator as a winning Seagulls Coach.Mick Ryan’s connection to the Seagulls started when his father was captain-coach in the 1950s with Mick also following in his Dad’s footsteps when he played with Newtown in a Flegg team captained by another Gold coast identity in Neil Pringle.Upon returning to Tweed he was recruited by the Bulldogs where he lived with another Seagulls legend Steve Hage playing with and against some of the game’s true greats.He was enticed to move to the Newtown Jets where he had the opportunity to be coached by his namesake Warren Ryan and he described playing under him “like going to football university.”Mick played for the Jets in the famous 1981 Grand Final against Parramatta before playing a final season in Sydney with the Roosters.Returning to Seagulls he captain-coached the Club to two Premierships and a Grand Final making him one of the most successful coaches in the Club’s history.Tommy recounts some of those glory days with Mick as well as other memories.Join Mick as he enters ‘The Lion’s Den’….

Posted by Tweed Seagulls RLFC on Tuesday, 2 June 2020