Tweed Heads Seagulls are participants in the Queensland Cup, also known as Intrust Super Cup, competition. The foundation of our success in this competition is due to our faith and commitment of our talented juniors. The Cup team plays 24 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.
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.
The Intrust Super Cup provides great exposure for its participating clubs, players and associated with televised matches, television replays and radio broadcasts. Please see the next page for more information.