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The Runaway Bay Rugby League Football Club was established in 1974 after a handful of locals met at the old Runaway Bay shopping centre to form a club for kids to play sport.


The Seagulls' first season in the Gold Coast Rugby League competition was in 1979 but did not win their first 1st grade title until 1997 when they defeated Cudgen 18–17 in the Gold Coast -Group 18 competition. They won again in 2000 by easily accounting for Burleigh Bears 32–0.

In season 2018 Bay defeated Tweed Heads 36-10 and in 2020 CBUS Super Stadium was host to Runaway Bay 22 def Burleigh 14 Grand Final. Runaway Bay Seagulls were crowned Undefeated Minor and Major Premiers 2020.

Notable First Grade Players that have played at Runaway Bay Seagulls include:

Premiership Winning Teams:

  • 1997 Runaway Bay 18 vs. Cudgen Hornets 17

  • 2000 Runaway Bay 32 vs. Burleigh Bears 0

  • 2005 Runaway Bay 18 vs. Parkwood Sharks 16

  • 2018 Runaway Bay 36 vs. Tweed Heads Seagulls 14

  • 2020 Runaway Bay 22 vs. Burleigh Bears 14


225 Morala Avenue, Runaway Bay, QLD 4216

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