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Wheres' Wally? That may be the last remaining question after Wynnum this week reverted to its former name, Wynnum-Manly Seagulls, the same moniker which the club sported in the 1980s while Wally Lewis, Gene Miles, Greg Dowling, Colin Scott and the French brothers graced the Kougari turf.
After struggling for a win at the turn of the millennium the Baysiders have re-emerged as a force in recent years and now brandish the most successful coach in Queensland Cup history, Neil Wharton.
Yet for all its advances, the club knows it is still to taste the jubilation of a modern State League title.
Chief executive Mark Rockley revealed the return to Wynnum-Manly and the adoption of a new marketing logo helped achieve several objectives.
The club will wear an official logo similar to that displayed in recent years, but will also carry an animated, rampaging Seagull for supporter wear and merchandise.
"From a marketing point of view the name change prevents us from isolating ourselves to the Wynnum area only," said Rockley.
"The Seagulls club represents the whole bayside district including junior clubs, schools and residents and as the name suggests this is the Wynnum Manly district.
"Our new Mascot was designed to represent the club and reflect our culture and nature. His aggressive appearance and no nonsense manner reflects alot about our team and the game we play."
To view the new Seagull or purchase supporter gear, simply visit www.wynnumseagulls.com.au
Wynnum has recently formed a partnership with the Brisbane Broncos NRL club.
Thanks to the guys at http://www.qrl.com.au for another great story