Manly Warringah Sea Eagles have today unveiled an exciting new commemorative logo to celebrate its 70th Year Anniversary in 2016.

The Sea Eagles were granted entry to the 1947 NSWRL first grade competition on November 4, 1946. The Club has since gone on to win eight premierships to become one of the most powerful and successful rugby league clubs in the game today.

Upon entering the NSWRL, Manly Warringah took on the colours of maroon and white. These were adopted from the colours of the first district representative rugby league team in the President’s Cup. The colours were originally worn by the Freshwater Surf Lifesaving Club.

Manly Warringah chose the sea eagle – the native bird of prey on the Sydney coastline – as its emblem.

Sea Eagles CEO Joe Kelly said the 70th Year Anniversary logo captures the past and the present.

“The Sea Eagle logo is synonymous with the northern beaches and we’re proud to adopt one of the original designs that pays tribute to our great heritage,” Kelly said.

“It’s an incredible achievement to mark 70 years in the strongest rugby league competition in the world. Our proud Club has been built on the back of some wonderful players, teams and administrators that share a special bond with our community and supporters near and far.

“We’re looking forward to celebrating our 70th year with some great achievements on and off the field in 2016.”

The unveiling of the new logo coincides with the Club launching its 2016 Membership campaign tomorrow.