Archive for September, 2018

NTL 2019 Coaching Appointments

Sydney Scorpions are pleased to announce their coaching appointments for the 2019 National Touch League. The tournament will be held at Coffs Habour on 13-16 March, 2019.  Scorpions have a proud history of winning the NTL Golden Boot Champion Permit on six occasions since 2012 and once again will be aiming for a memorable and successful campaign. In coming weeks all NTL initial squads will be published along with trial dates.  With no T-League division Scorpions will be heavily investing in our three open division teams aiming to get a good mix of young developing talent and experienced players. Additionally, a number of our senior teams have new coaches at the helm who will be striving  for success in their first outing with these teams. Further information via email@sydneyscorpions.com

Men’s Open
Head Coach – Brad Curl
Head Coach – Jason Martin
Assistant Coach – Matt Lawson
Manager – TBA

Women’s Open
Head Coach – Anthony Dudeck
Head Coach – Roha Paki
Assistant Coach – Craig Beacroft
Manager – TBA

Mixed Open
Head Coach – Barry Gibson
Manager – TBA

Mixed 30s
Head Coach – Terry Joe
Manager – Simon Kowald

Men’s 30s
Head Coach – Terry Cooper
Manager – Christine Cooper

Men’s 40s
Head Coach – Ron Larcombe
Manager – Paul Macpherson

Men’s 45s
Head Coach – Ian Kalms
Manager – Andre Bali

Men’s 50s
Head Coach – Brett Gillard
Manager – Aron Watson

Men’s 55s
Head Coach – Cliff Lyons
Manager – Caren Friend

Women’s 30s
Head Coach – Edith Nathan
Assistant Coach – Vacant
Manager – Alana Barlow

Women’s 40s
Head Coach – Lynda Robertson
Manager – Kerrie Doyle

Women’s 45s
Head Coach – Phil McIlwraith
Assistant Coach – Monique Nolan
Manager – Megan Kennedy

R U OK Teammate? Because we are all on the same team!

September is R U OK awareness month and we at Sydney Scorpions believe we can all do more to encourage these important conversations.  Why?  Because deep down we are all on the same team and need to support each other where we can.

We are challenging all touch affiliates and teams competing in the NSW Touch Vawdon Cup and at the National Youth Championships on the Sunshine Coast to get involved in our R U OK Teammate initiative. Of course any other team is also invited to join regardless of what competition you play in.

To sweeten the deal we’ve got a fantastic prize pack to be won from our friends at Inferno and Touch Football Australia.  How to take part?  Well it’s easy just follow the steps below!

R U OK TEAMMATE?
01. List your team players names in alphabetical or player shirt number order
02. Publish the list on your team or club Facebook group or by whatever other means you communicate with your team
03. Player 1 needs to have a R U OK conversation with Player 2, then Player 2 with Player 3 and so on until all the list is complete
04. If you have a number of teams you can add the names together to make it more challenging to get through the entire list
05. Refer to the R U OK conversation tip sheet and video below – face to face conversation is the best if possible, otherwise by any other means, but try not to rush it
06. Everyday is R U OK day… aim to have all your teams conversations completed by the end of September
07. Get in contact with Scorps letting us know your club and teams involved by responding to our Facebook post or via email@sydneyscorpions.com
08. By participating you will go into the draw to win a fantastic prize pack thanks to Inferno and Touch Football Australia, which will be announced at the end of the month
09. Updates will be provided via Scorps Facebook and via www.scorps.co with more info via https://www.ruok.org.au/
10. And if your players need help at anytime through the process encourage support for them via coaches, managers, parents or guardians