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Preston Campbell, Chris ‘Choppy’ Close, Billy Moore, Greg Inglis, Trevor ‘The Axe’ Gillmeister and Kevin Campion will headlinethe Tweed Seagulls ‘Lion’s Long Lunch’ that will be held at Seagulls Club on August 5.

The upcoming lunch will see proceeds from the event will help support the Seagulls community links and the Tom Searle scholarship program.

It is a great line-up of guests and with a limit of 200 seats, this event will be in high demand.

The event will take place on the Friday to build hype for the Hostplus Super Cup rivalry round against Burleigh where the Seagulls hope to fill the stands in a must-win clash for the Tweed side.


Lunch will be a 2 course meal with a 3-hour drinks package included.

The lunch, named in memory of Seagulls legend Tom Searle, with funds raised directed to the scholarship program in his name and the Seagulls to Heroes Pathways program.

Several scholarship recipients will be named on the day, including the inaugural Andy Stubbs scholarship.

Andy originally worked in the media, and his close association with Seagulls saw him become a key member of the consortium that brought the Titans to the Gold Coast.

Following the success of Queensland in the recent State of Origin decider, the special guests will almost be able to provide a living history of Origin with ‘Choppy’ winning the man-of-the-match in the inaugural game when the legendary Arthur Beetson captained the team.

‘Gilly’ famously led the team to one of its most famous victories in the 1995 series during the Super League war and was rushed back to the hospital after the final game at Melbourne.

This was the same series in which Billy Moore was captured in the tunnel at the Sydney game, yelling out the rallying cry of “Queenslander” that echoed around Suncorp Stadium as the Maroon ‘underdogs’ once again took the mantle of Origin holders.

This was the legacy that ‘Campo’ carried with him in his four Origin appearances, with teammate Gorden Tallis paying him the ultimate compliment of saying Campo was the player he wanted by his side in any game.

Greg Inglis, of course, was part of the Maroons dynasty playing alongside the likes of Cameron Smith and Johnathan Thurston, who Billy Slater reunited as part of his coaching team in his inaugural year as Coach.

GI will be joined on stage by his cousin Preston Campbell who brings the event back to ‘The Lion’.

Preston got his original start in the top grade when 'Tommy' recruited him in 1998 for the Gold Coast Chargers, where he shared a bedroom with Michael Searle, who brought him back to the Coast as the inaugural signing for the Titans.

Preston’s link with Seagulls involves the Preston Campbell Foundation trainees, with Campbell's son debuting for the Titans after a break-out year for Seagulls in the Queensland Cup last year.

The Seagulls guests will have plenty of stories to tell, and with a limit of 200 guests, tickets are selling fast.


Acknowledgement of Country

Gold Coast Titans proudly acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we are situated, the Kombumerri families of the Yugambeh Language Region. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their continuing connections to the lands, waters and their extended communities throughout South East Queensland.