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2017 Junior Regional Champion Permit

Congratulations to our mentors, coaches, managers and players on winning our 8th Junior Regional Championship Permit in a row. Scorpions won three divisions, those being in the Girls 14’s & 16’s plus the Boys 14’s.  More reports and photos to follow in coming days.  Special thanks to our Player Mentors and 18s Scorpions players who ran a touch development session for the local Ballina Touch Association players on Saturday. Once again the feedback from players, parents, coaches and managers on your touch knowledge, the unique value you add and the way you all conduct yourselves is an absolute credit to you all. Thank you Sam Brisby, Sarah Peattie, Jackson Mills & Sammy Rodgers.

Watch all the Scorpions TV social media interviews from the tournament via our YouTube channel now.

Sydney Scorpions is requesting feedback from players/parents on the recent 2017 Junior Regional tournament. The objective of this survey is to obtain feedback so that Scorpions can identify improvement opportunities and monitor our members satisfaction.

Girls 14’s Champions:
Sydney Scorpions 5 Hunter Western Hornets 0
Player of the Final – Brearna Nathan
Scorpions Medal – Brearna Nathan
Players Player Award – Lara Wilkinson

Boys 14’s Champions:
Sydney Scorpions 5 Hunter Western Hornets 3
Player of the Final – Nesta Tutunoa
Scorpions Medal – Teddy Wilson

Boys 16’s Semi Finalists:
Scorpions Medal – Griff Bamford

Girls 16’s Champions:
Sydney Scorpions 5 Hunter Western Hornets 2
Player of the Final – Maddi Ashby
Scorpions Medal – Maddi Ashby
Players Player Award – Pihuka Duff
Coaches Awards – Jess Nagy, Sariah Paki, Maddi McGrath

Girls 18’s Grand Finalists:
Hunter Western Hornets 5 Sydney Scorpions 0
Scorpions Medal – Brittney Clifford
Sarah Peattie Medal – Brittney Clifford

Boys 18’s Grand Finalists:
Hunter Western Hornets 6 Sydney Scorpions 4
Scorpions Medal – Sam Kelly
Coaches Award – Matt Swain
Sam Brisby Medal – Raymond Wehbe

Sydney Scorpions 77pts
Hunter Western Hornets 76pts
Sydney Mets 54pts
Sydney Rebels 24pts
Southern Suns 15pts
Northern Eagles 6pts

Congratulations to our 2017 Scorpions Nolan Medal winners tonight which were presented at our annual Junior Regional Dinner at Ballina RSL.

Girls 14’s – Brearna Nathan
Boys 14’s – Teddy Wilson
Girls 16’s – Maddi Ashby
Boys 16’s – Griff Bamford
Girls 18’s – Brittney Clifford
Boys 18’s – Sam Kelly

Additional congratulations to our Scorpions Junior Recognition Award recipients who will complete their Scorpions junior representative tenure after this tournament.

Sarah Peattie Medal – Brittney Clifford
Sam Brisby Medal – Raymond Wehbe











Congratulations to our 14/16’s NSW Merit team representatives.

14 Boys NSW Touch Football Merit Team
Middles: Teddy Wilson, Nesta Tutunoa
Links: Daniel Odonnell, Lachoneus Paki
Wingers: Cuban Porter-Sheen
Utility: Finn Watkins

14 Girls NSW Touch Football Merit Team
Middles: Kiiahla Duff, Brearna Nathan
Links: Lara Wilkinson, Gracie Carpenter
Wingers: Malayiki Russell, Millie Durdevic

16 Boys NSW Touch Football Merit Team
Middles: Griffin Bamford, Connor McCann
Links: Decan Ahipene

16 Girls NSW Touch Football Merit Team
Middles: Pihuka Duff Scorpions, Sariah Paki Scorpions, Paris Mooney, Isabella Geros
Links: Maddi Ashby, Maddi McGrath
Wingers: Jessica Nagy, Brianna Hibbert
Utility: Lucy McDonald

2017 Scorpions Relay Team

Junior Development Session held for Ballina Touch Association U12-U16’s via our Player Mentors

Scorpions Player Profiles

The 2017 Junior Regional tournament is just over two weeks away so Scorpions caught up with some of our 14/16’s stars and found out what makes them tick including asking them what it means to represent the mighty Sydney Scorpions.

Briana Hibbert, Brody Hoy, Ellie Kerr, Finn Watkins, Joshua Menzies, Lauren Bell, Layla Ritchie, Liam Jones, Maddi McGrath, Matilda Donkin, Teddy Wilson, Will Allan.

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Sydney Scorpions Annual General Meeting

Notice of Sydney Scorpions Annual General Meeting

Date: Tuesday 2 May 2017 @  6.45pm
Venue: Northmead Bowling Club, 166 Windsor Rd, Northmead NSW 2152

All reports, Notice of Motions, Special resolutions, Nominations for Executive Officer Positions and General Business items are to be forwarded to Tim Kitchingham, Assistant Regional Director by close of business 9 April 2017.  Reports are based on the calendar year Jan-Dec 2016.  Meeting papers will be available in advance by request and at the meeting.  This meeting will include the election of the two officers Regional Director and Technical Director.  All affiliates are encouraged to attend and have representation. Further information via

SYDNEY SCORPIONS AGM AGENDA:   1. Welcome   2. Apologies  3. Registration of Attendance  4. Minutes from previous AGM  5. Annual Reports  a) Regional Director’s report  b) Assistant Regional Director’s report  c) Technical reports i. Referees report  ii. Coaching report  iii. Selectors report  iv. Participation (Juniors) report  6. Financial Statement  7. Election Of Officers  a) Regional Director (2 year appointment)  b) Technical Director (2 year appointment)  8. Appointment of Life Membership  9. Special Resolutions  10. Notice of Motions  11. Appointment of Auditor  12. General Business

NSW Scorpions Elite 8 Champions

Saturday 11 March 2017

Congratulations to all of the Scorpions winners and Grand Finalists at the 2017 National Touch League in Coffs Harbour.
Women’s Open: NSW Scorpions 8 defeated Qld Broncos 5
Women’s T League:  South West Swans 6 defeated Sydney Scorpions A 1
Men’s 30’s:  South Queensland Sharks 8 defeated Sydney Scorpions 6
Women’s 45’s:  Sydney Scorpions 1 defeated Hunter Western W45 0
Men’s 50’s: Sydney Scorpions 5 defeated South Queensland Sharks 3
Men’s 55’s: Sydney Scorpions 7 defeated Sydney Mets 2

The New South Wales Scorpions have made history in the Women’s Elite Eight grand final, defeating the Queensland Broncos 8-5 in an entertaining affair at the National Touch League in Coffs Harbour.   The Broncos were aiming for three titles in a row, but it wasn’t to be, outplayed from start to finish by a highly talented Scorpions side.

Hat-tricks to Scorpions stars Yasmin Meakes and Samantha Rodgers capped off a great tournament for both.

Despite the comfortable three-touchdown win, the Scorpions did not always look comfortable.  The Broncos had all the momentum after the half-time break and they used this to their advantage, scoring through Rebecca Lapraik just minutes into the second half to make the score 4-3.   Lapraik’s touchdown cut the margin to one and the Broncos’ appeared to have all the legs heading towards the last 15 minutes of play.

But after five minutes of great defence, the Scorpions hit back, scoring in the left corner through hat-trick hero Rodgers.  The score quickly became 6-3 to the Scorpions, with Yasmin Meakes grabbing her first of the afternoon with ten minutes to play.  Meakes then grabbed her second in the 33rd minute, all but icing the game for the Scorpions as they stretched their lead to four touchdowns.

Paige Parker hit back in the 35th minute for the Broncos to give them some hope, but as the minutes ticked by it became clear that it was going to be the Scorpions year.  Meakes capped a great tournament for herself in the 38th minute, scoring her third touchdown to kick-off the celebrations for the Scorpions team.  The Broncos managed a consolation touchdown in the 39th minute, with Catherine Sargent adding some respectability to the scoreboard to make it 8-5 in favour of the Scorpions.

The Scorpions were deserved winners, leading from the outset after opening the scoring in the 7th minute. They did that through Rodgers who found open space on the right wing to stroll over for a touchdown after some lazy defence.  She doubled her tally just a minute later in an almost identical play, and it soon became clear that the Scorpions would look to target the Broncos’ left-side defence.

The Broncos were always going to hit back and they did so through Emily Hennessey just seconds after the Scorpions last score. The match was beginning to open up and with the game on the line it was either teams to win.  In the 15th minute, the Scorpions regained their two-touchdown lead, with Zara Nicholas crossing in the left corner after a slick team play to make it 3-1.  The Broncos defence were caught napping by Stephanie Maiolo in the 18th minute and the Scorpions suddenly hit a 4-1 lead.  But the Broncos regained some momentum heading into half-time through the handy work of Sargent who crossed just seconds before the hooter to make the score 4-2 at the break.  It wasn’t enough, with the Scorpions going on with it in the second half to take the 2017 title.

New South Wales Scorpions 8 (Meakes 3, Rodgers 3, Nicholas, Maiolo touchdowns)
Queensland Broncos 5 (Sargent 2, Parker, Hennessey, Lapraik touchdowns)
Player of the Final – Laura Peattie

Scorpions Hall of Fame Inductees

Special congratulations to our 21 Scorpions Hall of Fame inductees who were presented with their awards this evening at our annual Scorpions Awards Dinner by TFA CEO Colm Maguire.

Adam Fahim, Barry Gibson, Bill Slade, Brandon McDonald, Brett Gillard, Bruce Ager, Chris Benfield, David Cheung, David Roberts, Dean Murphy, Derek Duguid, Jason Scharenguivel, Jeff Cheung, Katrina McIlwraith, Mark Boland, Michelle Smidt, Phil Jarrett, Terry Cooper, Tim Kitchingham, Tony Eltakchi, Vicki Humpherson.

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