Archive for May, 2016

2017 Coaching Nominations

Sydney Scorpions are calling for suitably qualified applicants for roles within their 2017 NTL Open & Senior teams & 2016/17 STING Junior Development Program. STING coaching participants will assist with a number of Junior Development sessions during 2016, ideally from these candidates our coaching appointments will be made for our 2017 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. Nominations are open now and close 15 June 2016.  Nominations can be made via the following online survey

Go Scorps!


2017 National Touch League Roadmap

For the 2017 National Touch League campaign it has been agreed at Scorpions committee level that teams will be finalised much earlier than in past seasons. Scorpions realise this may equate to less teams being sent to NTL and are prepared for this outcome.  We are requesting the support of our fantastic members for this change to be successful.  More information can be found via our 2017 NTL Timelines roadmap.

Sydney Scorpions - 2017 NTL Timelines

Sydney Scorpions – Stronger Together

Sydney Scorpions are pleased to announce our new branding & marketing slogan “Stronger Together”.  These two words put together ideally describe Sydney Scorpions.  We are a number of local affiliates who come together to form Scorpions.  Yes individually we are strong, however together we are even stronger and our success over a sustained period of time is something that all members should be very proud to be a part of.  We are looking forward to our 2017 campaign with new initiatives from our High Performance Unit to be announced soon.

Sydney Scorpions Committee 2016/17

Sydney Scorpions are pleased to announce our 2016/17 committee following our Annual General Meeting over the weekend.  Our objective for the Scorpions committee is very simple – we are aiming to surround ourselves with the “best of the best” administrators from around our region.  We are confident this approach will form an extremely strong leadership team, and from this position of strength Scorpions will continue to improve and be seen as a leading permit at both state and national level.

Scorpions have acknowledged that at both Junior Regional & NTL level there is room for continual improvement.  Whilst we are extremely pleased with our Scorpions culture and abundance of success on the field, we believe with the injection of our new committee members and new initiatives we can strengthen even further over the next 12 months.

We welcome Brad Curl who has taken on our Coaching Director role.  Brad has been involved in a coaching capacity with our Junior Regional and T-League teams over the past few years and will assist us greatly in this very important role.

We have introduced a new Scorpions High Performance Unit with Stuart Geros and Vince Bateman joining the committee in official roles as our High Performance Managers.  Stuart Geros brings a wealth of touch administrative and business experience to our committee and has been working behind the scenes over the past twelve months as part of our Working Group.  Vince Bateman joins us after impressing immensely in his managerial role with the NSW Scorpions Men’s Elite 8 team.

The High Performance Unit will sit under our Technical arm, which is led by Brad Mitchell.  Brad and Anthony Dudeck will also be working closely as part of our High Performance Unit.  Some exciting new iniatives in regards to our Junior Regional and T-League programs will be released in coming weeks and months.  Additionally Michael Donaghy joins Scorpions as part of our HPU in his role as Regional Sports Scientist and we will be ensuring we utilise his skill-set as a competitive advantage for our teams.

 2016/17 Sydney Scorpions Committee:
Regional Director – Anthony Dudeck
Assistant Regional Director – Tim Kitchingham
Regional Technical Director – Brad Mitchell
Regional Finance Director – Tim Kitchingham
Regional Juniors Director – Dave Nolan
Regional Coaching Director – Brad Curl
Regional Referees Director – Bill Slade
Regional Selectors Director – Bruce Ager
Regional High Performance Managers – Stuart Geros & Vince Bateman
Regional Sports Scientist – Michael Donaghy
Regional Merchandise Manager – Tim Kitchingham
Regional Communications Managers – Anthony Dudeck, Brad Mitchell