Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Logo

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Logo

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Logo PNG

Meaning and history

Manly Warringah Sea Eagles Logo history

1947 — 1955

Manly Warringah Sea Eagles Logo 1947

In 1946, Manly Warringah was admitted to the NSWRL first grade competition. The earliest Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles logo made its debut in the early 1950s. It was a white shield with a thin maroon outline. The shield housed the letters “M” and “W,” which were given in a plain sans serif type.


Manly Warringah Sea Eagles Logo 1956
In 1956 the calm and boring logo was changed to a delightful and modern emblem, where the burgundy and white eagle with smooth contours was placed on a solid yellow circle. The bird was sitting on a burgundy ball with a bold “MW” monogram on it. The letters were executed in extra thick lines and evoke a sense of power and confidence.

1957 — 1959

Manly Warringah Sea Eagles Logo 1957

The logo adopted in 1957 was somewhat ambiguous, and due to this the team was often mistakenly referred to as the “Seagulls” instead of the official “Sea Eagles.”

1960 — 1977

Manly Warringah Sea Eagles Logo 1960

To avoid the misconception, they had a logo redesign in 1960. The bird looked more like an eagle now.

1978 — 1979

Manly Warringah Sea Eagles Logo 1978

Eventually, in 1978, the crest featuring a detailed depiction of the eagle was adopted.

1980 — 1997

Manly Warringah Sea Eagles Logo 1980
In 1980 the club decided to get back to its original white and burgundy color palette, drawing the flying eagle on a white background and enclosing it into a double frame with the lettering arched along its top and bottom parts. In the center of the badge, there were no additional elements, just the image of the flying bird, which looked aggressive and determined.

1998 — 1999

Manly Warringah Sea Eagles Logo 1998

The 1998 logo was even richer with details, but it also looked somewhat cluttered and had a cartoonish feel.

2003 — Today

Manly Warringah Sea Eagles logo

The simplified palette of the 2003 crest looks nobler. The bird doesn’t have to “carry” the heavy lettering on its shoulders anymore.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles symbol


Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles

Ever since the club entered the competition, it has used the combination of maroon and white for the logo. The colors were inspired by those worn by the President’s Cup side, who, in their turn, borrowed the colors from the local Freshwater Surf Lifesaving Club. At some points, other colors were added to the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles logo.