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Scorpions Coaching Teams 2017/18

Sydney Scorpions are pleased to announce their 2017/18 STING coaching team that will participate in our upcoming STING Junior Development Program. Continuing on from last season’s success the program aims to up-skill and develop players and coaches both within Scorpions regional teams and additionally at local affiliate level, with this newly acquired knowledge being taken back to local clubs at the grass roots level. Further information on upcoming development & TalentID training sessions to be held later in the year will be provided in coming weeks. Once again our Junior Elite Camp will act as our final section trial for Junior Regional teams and this will take place on 3-4 March, 2018 at Sydney Academy of Sport, Narrabeen. This camp will also include a “Coach the Coaches” component where leading NSW & Australian coaches will be knowledge sharing with affiliates nominating coaches from their local clubs to participate.

Scorpions STING Coaching Team 2017/18: Alex Ferro, Anthony Dudeck, Barry Gibson, Brad Curl, Brad Mitchell, Brandon McDonald, Carol Jones, Charlie Suters, Craig Beacroft, Daniel Barton, Dave Nolan, Edith Nathan, Jason Martin, Jim Randall, Josh Phillips, Kalani Duff, Keith Smith, Kylie Nicholas, Matt Lawson, Matt Scranage, Mel Mitchell, Peter Langmack, Phil McIlwraith, Timothy Sleigh, Tearoha Paki, Tua Marsters.

Additionally Scorpions are pleased to announce their coaching appointments for the 2018 National Touch League with further timelines to be communicated over coming weeks.

Sydney Scorpions 2018 NTL Coaching Appointments:
Men’s T-League: Head Coach – Brad Curl Assistant Coaches – Matt Scranage & Matt Lawson  Manager – Keith Lee
Women’s T-League: Head Coach – Brandon McDonald Assistant Coaches – Craig Beacroft & Keith Smith  Manager – Melinda Scranage
Men’s 30’s: Head Coach – Terry Cooper  Manager – Chris Cooper
Men’s 40’s: Head Coach – Ron Larcombe  Manager – TBC
Men’s 50’s: Head Coach – Brett Gillard  Manager – TBC
Men’s 55’s: Head Coach – Cliff Lyons  Manager – Caren Friend
Women’s 27’s: Head Coach – Charlie Hassarati  Manager – Cindy Dawson
Women’s 40’s: Head Coach – Lynda Robertson  Manager – Kerrie Doyle
Women’s 45’s: Head Coach – Paul Robinson  Manager – Megan Kennedy
*Mixed Open & Senior Mixed appointments will be made at a later date with any interested coaches encouraged to make contact via

Scorpions 2018 NTL Coaching & 2017/18 STING Junior Development Program EOI

Sydney Scorpions are calling for suitably qualified applicants for roles within their 2018 NTL teams & 2017/18 STING Junior Development Program.  NTL roles include Coach, Assistant Coach & Manager.  Once again we will be using our Junior Development STING program for our Junior Regional TalentID process and similar to this year final selection will be via our Junior Elite Camp at the Sydney Sports Academy, Narrabeen on 3-4 March 2018. STING coaching participants will assist with a number of Junior Development sessions during 2017, from these candidates our coaching appointments will be made for our 2018 Junior Regional teams. Additionally we are aiming for our T-League coaches to be actively involved with our STING program and our Junior Regional 18’s teams.  Tournaments include the TFA National Touch League (March 2018 @ Coffs Harbour) & NSWTA Junior Regionals (April 2018 @ Venue TBC).  Nominations are open now via this survey & close on 1 June with criteria & selection policy information found at  Appointments will be announced during June 2017 with further information available via


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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