NTL 2022 Sydney Scorpions Team Results & Award Winners:
Women’s Open Grand Finalists – Sharks 4 defeated Scorpions 3 Scorpions Boland Trophy (Best & Fairest) – Mackenzie Davis Coaches Awards – Sarah Peattie, Hannah Dyball, Zara Nicholas, Sammy Rodgers TFA Player of the Series – Hannah Dyball
Men’s Open Blue Quarter Finalists Scorpions Boland Trophy (Best & Fairest) – Will Hickey
Men’s Open Green 10th Placed Scorpions Boland Trophy (Best & Fairest) – Max Barnett
Mixed Open Semi Finalists Scorpions Eltakchi Medal (Best & Fairest) – Jaycob Fong Coaches Awards – Emma Williams, Aydan Marsters Players Player – Jaycob Fong
Women’s 20’s Champions – Scorpions 7 defeated Cobras 5 Scorpions Medal (Best & Fairest) – Maggie O’Reilly Players Player – Jade Pond TFA Player of the Final – Bella Geros
Senior Mixed Champions – Scorpions 14 defeated Hornets 4 Scorpions Medal (Best & Fairest) – Vanessa Cooper TFA Players of the Final – Willie Bishop & Kataraina Withell
Women’s 45’s Grand Finalists – Hornets 2 defeated Scorpions 1 Scorpions Medal (Best & Fairest) – Megan Taberner Coaches Award – Cindy Dawson
Women’s 40’s 5th Placed Scorpions Medal (Best & Fairest) – Terri Roberts
Congratulations to all our Sydney Scorpions teams and players for their success over the weekend at Tuggerah. A total of 52 teams from the six New South Wales Regions including Sydney Mets, Sydney Scorpions, Southern Rebels, West South West Suns, Hunter Western Hornets, Northern Eagles, and ACT Raiders – competed in the two day event at the excellent Central Coast Regional Sporting & Recreation Complex. Scorpions had six out of eight teams making Grand Finals with the Girls 14’s, Girls 16’s and Girls 18’s all being crowned champions. As a result Scorpions successfully retained their Champion Region title, making it 12 in a row and a total of 13 wins. It was noticeable to see a spread of regions contesting finals and the closeness of competition across all divisions through the finals series. Congratulations to West South West Suns and Hunter Western Hornets for finishing second and third placed respectively. All our action and team photos can now be found via the Scorps website with many thanks to Matt Long Photography. Further information will be provided in coming weeks in relation to the 2022 DoorDash National Youth Championships, which will be played on Wednesday 28 September – Saturday 1 October 2022 at Sunshine Coast Stadium with Scorpions sending teams and referees to this event. 2022 Sydney Scorpions Award Winners:
Boys 12’s Grand Finalists – Rebels 2 defeated Scorpions 1 Scorpions Medal – Isaac Casey
Girls 12’s Semi Finalists – Hornets 2 defeated Scorpions 0 Scorpions Medal – Bethany Wilson Players Player – April Unwin
Boys 14’s Semi Finalists – Hornets 5 defeated Scorpions 4 Scorpions Medal – Rhys Webster Coaches Award – Taj Paterson
Girls 14’s Champions – Scorpions 5 defeated Mets 1 Scorpions Medal – Olivia Durdevic Coaches Award – Davina Raghvani Player of the Final – Kelsey Berryman
Boys 16’s Grand Finalists – Suns 6 defeated Scorpions 5 (Drop-off) Scorpions Medal – Tylan Berryman Players Player – Tylan Berryman Coaches Award – Issac Fotu-Moala
Girls 16’s Champions – Scorpions 3 defeated Suns 1 Scorpions Medal – Tia Matthews Player of the Final – Ava Jones
Boys 18’s Grand Finalists – Hornets 4 defeated Scorpions 2 Scorpions Medal – Dylan Charlier Players Player – Josh Turner
Girls 18’s Champions – Scorpions 3 defeated Suns 2 Scorpions Medal – Imogen Sayer Players Player – Lauren McCurley Player of the Final – Mackenzie Davis
JR Club Captains – Emily Smith & Josh Turner Sarah Peattie Medal – Emily Smith Sam Brisby Medal – Josh Turner
Regional Championship: 1st Sydney Scorpions 89 points 2nd West South West Suns 64 points 3rd Hunter Western Hornets 63 points
2022 Merit Teams Scorpions Representatives:
Girls 12’s Middle: April Unwin
Boys 12’s Link: Cooper Eveleigh, Jay Calandruccio Utility: Kobe Bishop
Sydney Scorpions trials for their Boys & Girls U12-U18’s squads will take place on Sunday 20 March. The U12-U14’s were previously advertised for this date, however we are now also bringing forward the U16-18’s to this date. Further communication will be provided on the squad Facebook groups. Any unavailability to these sessions should be communicated directly with the team officials. Players are requested to wear their Junior State Cup or affiliate numbered playing singlet. The NSWTA Junior Regional event will be held at Tuggerah on the Central Coast on 30 April – 1 May 2022. The Touch Football Australia DoorDash National Youth Championships will be held on the Sunshine Coast from 28 Sept – 1 Oct 2022.
Date: Sunday 20 March, 2022
Venue: Beacon Hill Reserve, Willandra Rd, Beacon Hill 2100
Sydney Scorpions is pleased to announce our official partnership with Narrabeen Sports High School (NSHS). Scorpions has achieved sustained success in junior athlete development and provides regional representative pathway opportunities for athletes, referees, coaches and officials – including those based on the Northern Beaches.
Student-athletes involved in the NSHS Touch Football Academy Program, attended the official launch of the partnership on Friday 3rd December. Attendees participated in skills, drills and activities with academy coaches. The partnership will increase opportunities for talent development and improve access to high performance resources including coaches and events for the school. We look forward to partnering with Narrabeen Sports High School in 2022 and beyond, aiming to assist student-athletes on their journey for success in both sporting and academic pathways.
Sydney Scorpions are pleased to announce their coaching appointments for the 2022 NSWTA Junior Regional Championships. The event will be held at Tuggerah on the Central Coast on 30 April – 1 May 2022. Vacant Team Manager roles will be appointed and published following the selection of the final teams. Scorpions Junior Pathways info-graphic can be found via: https://bit.ly/Scorps-JR22-Pathway
Head Coach – Heath Cooper
Head Coach – Willie Bishop
Assistant Coach – Steve Matthews Interim Manager – Vanessa Cooper —–
Head Coach – Craig Lowe
Assistant Coach – Dallas Paterson
Assistant Coach – Ian Kalms Interim Manager – Lena Lowe
Sydney Scorpions are pleased to advise that we are accredited with the Good Sports Program as a commitment to ensuring that our members representing the region feel welcome and safe. The Good Sports Program is Australia’s largest community health sports program, having supported clubs for over 20 years. The program is run by the Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF), an independent and not for profit organisation funded by state and federal governments. The ADF is committed to building strong communities and limiting harm caused by alcohol and other drugs.The Good Sports website has a large number of resources as well as articles available for a range of issues including, but not limited to Mental Health, Alcohol, Drugs, Membership and Management, Safe
Sydney Scorpions are pleased to announce our 2021/22 committee which has now been finalised. In an effort to work more collaboratively with our affiliates, Georgia Randall has taken on the newly created Regional Affiliate Liaison Manager role. Georgia will partner closely with Elesha Te Paa and our affiliates ensuring communication between all parties is regular, open and transparent. Additionally Scorpions have established a Coaching Panel which is a knowledgeable and diverse group of highly skilled coaches who are passionate about assisting our athletes and teams in reaching their full potential. It is the objective of the panel to provide advice, recommendations, knowledge, experience, guidance, leadership and accountability in order to achieve positive outcomes for Sydney Scorpions. #strongertogether #goscorps Continue Reading
Sydney Scorpions in conjunction with touch football historian Cary Thompson have now published our team lists from 1997-2021. Additionally in 2021 Scorpions celebrates 25 years of competing at events such as the National Touch League, National Youth Championships and the Junior Regionals. In coming weeks we will publish our Scorpions 25 Year All Stars teams in Men’s, Women’s and Mixed. There will also be presentations made to those named in our All Star teams at our 2022 NTL Awards Dinner with a commemorative training singlet also being made. Thank you to everyone past and present who has contributed to our great region over 25 years of representative touch football.
Sydney Scorpions thank NSWTA and the Board for the professional manner in which the regional review was conducted. This includes the initial feedback process in which regions/affiliates were engaged, leading to the Board review and recommendations made which can be viewed here: https://bit.ly/NSWTARegionalReview
Whilst it is disappointing to lose Parramatta who have been a great contributor to our success, we are extremely pleased to keep Hills Hornets within our region. Scorpions also lose Westmead, who along with Parramatta will now be under the Sydney Mets. These changes will not impact any of our junior players involved in the 2021 National Youth Championships. All current NTL players from Parramatta and Westmead will still be able to represent Scorpions under the TFA “home grown” rule and also under the regional review recommendation as “incumbent” Scorpions players.
Congratulations to all Sydney Scorpions representatives on yet another successful National Touch League campaign. Scorpions took out 5 championship titles and were runners-up in another 4 divisions with the overall results below. #StrongerTogether Also congratulations to South Queensland Sharks Touchwho have taken out the Golden Boot Champion Permit at the 2021 NTL. Better yet to win all three Open divisions in the Men’s, Women’s and Mixed is an outstanding accomplishment and no doubt due to a great amount of behind the scenes hard work by the Sharks committee, staff and volunteers. Scorpions are already looking forward to the challenge at NTL 2022.
Sydney Scorpions High Performance Unit have released a series of three fitness drills. The purpose of the drills is to act as a primer for standardising fitness testing for Scorpions, so that as a region we can establish reliable and valid benchmarks over a range of age groups. The drills will now become standard at our annual Junior Elite Camp for all age divisions. The videos also empower players and coaches to carry out these drills at their local affiliate training sessions and additionally on their own. The drills can be accessed via Sydney Scorpions new Knowledge Base and additionally via Scorps YouTube channel. The fitness drills include the Sprint Drill (Acceleration & Speed), Illinois Drill (Change of Direction) and Bronco Drill (Maximum Aerobic Speed).
💥TFA NATIONAL YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS💥The 2022 Touch Football Australia National Youth Championships (NYC) are to be played on 28 September - 1 October at Sunshine Coast Stadium, Kawana. Sydney Scorpions will shortly be naming our initial squads for our Girls & Boys 12/14/16's divisions with players then requested to confirm their place in the squad. Accommodation has been arranged by Scorpions and will be available for players and families. In relation to the 18's divisions it is expected that many Scorpions players will represent the school sector via CCC (Combined Catholic Colleges), CHS (Combined High Schools) and CIS (Combined Independent Colleges); and as such a decision will be made in coming weeks in relation to Scorpions sending 18's teams. The NSW All Schools 15's Championships (which includes CCC, CHS, CIS) are to be held on 3-5 June at the Sydney Academy of Sport, Narrabeen. From this event the NSW All Schools 15's team is selected and will compete at the School Sport Australia Championships on 30 October - 4 November at Wagga Wagga. ... See MoreSee Less
💥SCORPIONS NTL ACTION & TEAM PHOTOS💥All our NTL 2022 photos can now be found via our Facebook page and also via our Sydney Scorpions website. Many thanks to Kathryn Johnston Photography who has yet again done an outstanding job capturing so many great action and team photos. Thank you Kath from all at Sydney Scorpions!sydneyscorpions.com/photos/... See MoreSee Less