Six Seagulls set to leave the nest chasing opportunity
SIX junior Seagulls, of which three were regular A-grade starters in 2017, will join Intrust Super Cup clubs or compete in the restructured Queensland Rugby League under-20s competition.
Dylan Glynn, Hedi Moani-Kafoa and Tuia Eliu will link with Western Mustangs' U20s for the Hastings Deering Colts competition.
Glynn took control of the Seagulls' A-grade custodian role when first-choice fullback Logona Vetemotu suffered a season-ending injury halfway through the season.
The former Fraser Coast Crushers and Central Crows representative's improving performances proved he could play at a much-higher standard of footy.
Kafoa and Eliu started the season at Maryborough Brothers but switched to Hervey Bay midway through the year.
Kafoa, a prop who has gained recognition as the one-handed superman, was among both teams' best players throughout the season.
Eliu was described as one of the competition's best centres.
Young guns Braden Whittaker and Michael O'Shea are set to link with Wynnum-Manly Seagulls, while Tiko Hooper will link with Sunshine Coast Falcons.
Whittaker, a talented halfback, hooker and fullback, has spent his whole junior playing career at Hervey Bay.
Hooper, a utility forward, scored four tries in nine U18s games and one try in three reserve grade appearances this season.
O'Shea was invited to play in Wynnum-Manly's under-18s competition. He played 15 games for Hervey Bay Seagulls' U18s this season, scoring two tries.