Tommy Searle remembers Adrian Vowles as a tough, uncompromising player who always played ‘above his weight’.

His passion was infectious and even when things were tough he was a great club man and committed to the Seagulls.

“As players we loved being there and loved playing for the club” Vowles said

Adrian was ‘Player of the Year’ in his début year with the Gold Coast Seagulls and was selected as a reserve back in Queensland’s second State of Origin match in 1994 played for the first time in Melbourne.

After two seasons in North Queensland, Vowles moved to England to play with Castleford from 1997 through to 2001. During that time he was selected to represent Scotland in the 2000 Rugby League World Cup,[3] as well as being voted the winner of the Man of Steel award in 1999.

Learn more about the life and times of this Seagulls legend as he enters “The Lion’s Den”.