Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Logo

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles logo
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.

Meaning and history

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles logo history


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.”

Symbol evolution

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles symbol
To avoid the misconception, they had a logo redesign in 1960. The bird looked more like an eagle now. Eventually, in 1980, the crest featuring a detailed depiction of the eagle was adopted.
The 1998 logo was even richer with details, but it also looked somewhat cluttered and had a cartoonish feel.

Current emblem


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

Colors

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.