All posts in Touch News

Sydney Scorpions 2021 AGM

Notice of Sydney Scorpions Annual General Meeting
Date: Monday 30 August 2021 @ 7.00pm

Venue: Via Zoom Virtual Meeting

  • Please complete the Attendance Register in advance via https://bit.ly/3048Fqj  – the Zoom link will be shared to those that register
  • This meeting will include the election of the three officers those being executive committee members Regional Director, Technical Director and Regional Administrator (previously known as Assistant Regional Director)
  • Any person interested in any of the above roles should make contact via email below
  • Following the recent NSWTA regional review, there will be a motion for amendment to the Sydney Scorpions constitution
  • Reports and financial statements will be distributed in advance of the meeting
  • All affiliates are encouraged to have representation
  • Further information via email@sydneyscorpions.com

National Touch League 2022 Coaching Appointments

Sydney Scorpions are pleased to announce their 2022 National Touch League coaching appointments with the event taking place on 9-12 March at Coffs Harbour.  NTL player Expression of Interest is now open via https://bit.ly/ScorpsNTL22-EOI with initial squads updated in coming weeks. 

Initial trials for Men’s and Women’s Open will take place on Sunday 22 August at the Sydney Academy of Sport with further information via the trial attendance form https://bit.ly/ScorpsNTL-Open-Trial   Further Mixed Open information will be available following our Men’s and Women’s Open trials.

Men’s Open (Blue)
Head Coach – Dave Roberts
Assistant Coach – TBC
Manager – Johanne Joe

Men’s Open (Green)
Head Coach – Brad Curl
Assistant Coach – Matt Lawson
Manager – Amy Alagna

Women’s Open (Blue)
Head Coach – Anthony Dudeck
Head Coach – Barry Gibson
Assistant Coach – Craig Beacroft
Interim Manager – Elesha Te Paa

Women’s Open (Green)
Head Coach – Jason Martin
Head Coach – Te Aroha Paki
Assistant Coach – Kalani Duff
Interim Manager – Elesha Te Paa

Mixed Open
Head Coach – Matt Scranage
Assistant Coach – Christian Frost
Assistant Coach – Daniel Rushworth
Interim Manager – Matt Scranage

Continue Reading

NSWTA Regional Review Recommendations

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.

NTL 2022 – Men’s & Women’s Open Trial Availability

Players are requested to complete the below form in relation to Sydney Scorpions NTL 2022 Men’s & Women’s Open initial trial. Players need to be over 16 years of age born in or before 2006 to trial and compete at the 2022 NTL. The NTL event will take place on 9-12 March at Coffs Harbour.

https://bit.ly/ScorpsNTL-Open-Trial

Date: Sunday 22 August
Time: 9.00am-12 noon
Venue: Sydney Academy of Sports @ Narrabeen
Wakehurst Pkwy, North Narrabeen NSW 2101

BACK-UP DATE:
Date: Sunday 29 August
Time: 9.00am-12 noon
Venue: Sydney Academy of Sports @ Narrabeen
Wakehurst Pkwy, North Narrabeen NSW 2101

National Touch League 2022 Coaching Appointments

Sydney Scorpions are pleased to announce their 2022 National Touch League coaching appointments for their senior divisions.  The NTL event will take place on 9-12 March at Coffs Harbour. Scorpions Men’s and Women’s Open coaching appointments for our four teams will be finalised in coming weeks. Scorpions NTL player Expression of Interest is now open via https://bit.ly/ScorpsNTL22-EOI with initial squads updated in coming weeks.

Men’s 30’s
Head Coach – Terry Cooper
Assistant Coach – Mark Boland
Manager – Chris Cooper

Women’s 30’s
Head Coach – Christian Browne
Head Coach – Keith Smith
Assistant Coach – Trevor McDougall
Manager – Alana Barlow
Continue Reading

Scorpions 2022 National Touch League Coaching Nominations

Expressions of interest are now being taken for Sydney Scorpions coaching and management roles for the 2022 National Touch League, to be held at Coffs Habour. Key Information is below:
– Event dates are still to be confirmed via TFA however based on past events the likely dates are Wednesday 9th March to Saturday 12th March 2022
– Head Coach roles will be appointed initially, then Assistant Coach and Manager roles
– As per 2021 Scorpions will be sending two Men’s and Women’s Open teams
– Initial nominations close on 13 June, 2021

2021 National Youth Championships Referee EOI

Sydney Scorpions are calling for referee expressions of interest for the 2021 TFA National Youth Championships. The event will be held at Sunshine Coast Stadium, which is part of the Kawana Sports Precinct, on 29 September – 2 October 2021. Scorpions will be sending eight teams in the Boys and Girls U12/14/16/18’s divisions and referees must be at least Level 3 and above. This EOI will close on 02/06/21 and can be accessed via: http://bit.ly/Scorps-NYC-Referee-EOI

2021 National Youth Championships Coaching Appointments

Sydney Scorpions are pleased to announce their coaches and managers for the 2021 TFA National Youth Championships. The event will be held at Sunshine Coast Stadium, which is part of the Kawana Sports Precinct, on 29 September – 2 October 2021. There will be an opportunity for coaches to review all Scorpions Junior Regional U12/14/16/18’s teams for the upcoming NYC event with further information and timelines to be shared via the team Facebook groups.

Boys 12’s:
Head Coach – Willie Bishop
Assistant Coach – Joel Marsters
Assistant Coach – Steven Matthews
Manager – Sky Bishop

Girls 12’s:
Head Coach – Te Aroha Paki
Assistant Coach – Kylie Nicholas
Assistant Coach – Tim Sleigh
Manager – Leischa Gray

Boys 14’s:
Head Coach – Craig Lowe
Head Coach – Jonathan Palau
Assistant Coach – Liam Liston
Assistant Coach – Phil McIlwraith
Manager – Lena Lowe

Girls 14’s:
Head Coach – Gloria Berryman
Head Coach – Melissa Mitchell
Assistant Coach – Elesha Te Paa
Manager – Leah Ellis

Boys 16’s:
Head Coach – Harry Berryman
Assistant Coach – Josh Phillips
Assistant Coach – Terry Joe
Manager – Johanne Joe

Girls 16’s:
Head Coach – Anthony Dudeck
Head Coach – Keith Smith
Assistant Coach – Craig Beacroft
Assistant Coach – Sammy Rodgers
Manager – Sara Wilson

Boys 18’s:
Head Coach – Brandon McDonald
Assistant Coach – Nhut Trinh
Manager – Amy Alagna

Girls 18’s:
Head Coach – Edith Nathan
Head Coach – Kalani Duff
Assistant Coach – Shellie Davis
Interim Manager – Michelle Geros

Scorpions 2021 NYC Coaching Nominations

Nominations are now being taken for Sydney Scorpions coaching and management roles for the 2021 National Youth Championships to be held on Wed 29 Sept – Sat 2 Oct on the Sunshine Coast. Initial responses close on 10 May, 2021. Further information via our Sydney Scorpions Coaching Director via brad.curl@sydneyscorpions.com

2021 Junior Regional Results, Awards & Merit Team Selections

Congratulations to all Scorpions players on their individual awards and NSWTA Merit Team selections following the 2021 Junior Regional event held in Orange.

Boys 12’s: Champions
Grand Final: Scorpions 5 Southern Suns 4
Scorpions Medal: Ethan Fletcher
Coaches Award: Beau Patterson
NSWTA Player of the Final: Harry Smythe

Girls 12’s: Grand Finalists
Grand Final: Sydney Rebels 2 Scorpions 1
Scorpions Medal: Talia Black-Berryman
Players Player: Tegan Nicholas

Boys 14’s: 3rd Place
Semi Final: Hunter Western Hornets 5 Scorpions 3
Scorpions Medal: Tamoko Berryman-Duff
Coaches Awards: Darcy Feltham, Bede Lill

Girls 14’s: Champions
Grand Final: Scorpions 5 Sydney Mets 1
Scorpions Medal: Coco Marsters
Players Player: Tia Matthews
NSWTA Player of the Final: Waiaria Ellis

Boys 16’s: 4th Place
Semi Final: Hunter Western Hornets 5 Scorpions 3
Scorpions Medal: Vaviakila Rawali

Girls 16’s: Champions
Grand Final: Scorpions 3 Hunter Western Hornets 2
Scorpions Medal: Mackenzie Davis
Players Player: Mackenzie Davis
Coaches Awards: Ellie Wilson, Ashley Fung
NSWTA Player of the Final: Mackenzie Davis

Boys 18’s: Champions
Grand Final: Scorpions 7 Hunter Western Hornets 6
Scorpions Medal: Jarod Wright
Players Player: Jarod Wright
NSWTA Player of the Final: Finn Watkins

Girls 18’s: Grand Finalists
Grand Final: Hunter Western Hornets 4 Scorpions 3
Scorpions Medal: Maggie O’Reilly
Players Player: Lara Wilkinson

Champion Permit
1st Sydney Scorpions 94pts
2nd Hunter Western Hornets 81pts
3rd Sydney Mets 70pts

Girls 12’s Merit Team
Middles: Talia Black Berryman, Ruby Nero
Links: Layla Tonga, Charlotte Baum
Winger: Scout Ferguson

Boys 12’s Merit Team
Middle: Harry Smythe
Links: Isaac Carlile, Beau Patterson
Wingers: Ethan Fletcher, Lachlan Head

Girls 14’s Merit Team
Middles: Logan Lemusu, Waiaria Ellis, Khyliah Gray
Links: Mia Tonga, Talea Tonga
Winger: Olivia Durdevic

Boys 14’s Merit Team
Link: Logan Tolar
Winger: Luke Takchi

Girls 16’s Merit Team
Middles: Piper Simons, Mackenzie Davis, Chelsea Smyth
Link: Nina van der Reyden
Winger: Ellie Wilson

Boys 16’s Merit Team
Middle: Tylan Berryman
Link: Vaviakila Rawali
Winger: Charlie Boyle

Girls 18’s Merit Team
Middles: Emily Smith, Holli Raaff
Links: Layla Ritchie, Lara Wilkinson
Wingers: Sophie Kavanagh, Sara Ryan

Boys 18’s Merit Team
Middles: Finn Watkins, Matthew Curl
Links: Cooper Angles-Corke, Reilly Canning
Utility: Will Hickey