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Gary Croft Memorial Championship – Initial EOI Information

The Gary Croft Memorial Championship (GCMC) is not intended to replace the NSWTA Junior Regional or TFA National Youth Championship (NYC) events. Any region attending the NYC event could still participate in the GCMC.   Initial expressions of interest (EOI) should be completed via the region representative (and not individuals) via the form below.  The EOI will be open from Thursday 6 August 2020 and close end of day Monday 10 August 2020.  If further time is required please make contact with Sydney Scorpions.

Further information is as follows:

Sydney Scorpions NYC Update & Juniors Information Pack

Sydney Scorpions NYC Update & Juniors Information Pack – 5 August 2020
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In light of today’s announcement by the Queensland Premier to re-close the borders to NSW and ACT, Sydney Scorpions Executive Committee have made the decision to withdraw from the 2020 National Youth Championship event.

Whilst this is disappointing, we feel it is the right decision to be made taking into consideration the uncertainty of when the borders may re-open.

Scorpions believe it is important for their junior teams to continue training for both positive mental health benefits and further touch football development as we continue to plan for alternate opportunities.

Competitive game options for all our 8 junior teams are outlined within the information pack below . These games will ideally take place over the coming months.

Thanking you for your continued support.

Anthony Dudeck
Regional Director
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Sydney Scorpions 2020 AGM Update

Sydney Scorpions 2020 Annual General Meeting took place on Monday 3 August, 2020.  Thank you to all who attended including Dean Russell from NSWTA.

In what has been a very challenging year, we also received the sad news with the passing of NSWTA and Sydney Scorpions Life Member Gary Croft. Gary’s memory will live fondly in the hearts and minds of all within our region and beyond.

A highlight of the year was the NTL Scorpions Dinner in March 2020, where our two All Abilities teams attended enjoying the evening and the spot-light attention.  The night was also highlighted by the addition of three Hall of Fame inductees plus the newly introduced Heath Cooper Medal for 20 years Playing Service.

Sydney Scorpions committee would like to thank Tim Kitchingham who has stepped down from the Executive Committee and Finance Director role.  Kitch has given his beloved Scorps more than 15 years of outstanding service, a highlight of which being the proud recipient of the Rod Wise Medal as NSWTA Volunteer of the Year.  Kitch also hands over the Regional Merchandise Manager role to the capable hands of Michelle Geros.

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2020 Junior Coaching Appointments

Sydney Scorpions are pleased to announce their coaching teams for 2020 Junior campaign. Scorpions have appointed a mix of seasoned experienced coaches along with a number of developing coaches representing five different Scorpions affiliates.   Scorpions are also pleased to announce our Juniors Directors and High Performance Managers for the campaign and beyond.

Boys 12’s:
Head Coach – Craig Lowe
Assistant Coach – Liam Liston
Interim Manager – Lena Lowe

Girls 12’s:
Head Coach – Gloria Berryman

Assistant Coach – Kylie Nicholas
Assistant Coach – Tim Sleigh
Interim Manager – Kellie Cohen

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Scorps Fitness Drills

With the return to Touch Football just around the corner, 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).

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National Youth Championships 2020

Update as at 15 June 2020
Sydney Scorpions have advised TFA that we wish to enter 8 teams to compete in the 2020 National Youth Championships.  This include our Boys and Girls U12, U14, U16 and U18’s.  Final teams will be selected from our 2020 Junior Regional squads, which were due to compete at the Junior Regional event which was cancelled.  Further information via the squads closed Facebook groups as it comes to hand.  Further info via Facebook messenger or info@sydneyscorpions.com

 

Code of Conduct

Sydney Scorpions is pleased to announce our new Code of Conduct that must be adhered to by all individuals involved with Sydney Scorpions including Players, Parents / Guardians and Officials.  Further information via here.

Sydney Scorpions 2020 AGM

Notice of Sydney Scorpions Annual General Meeting
Date: Monday 3 August 2020 @ 7.00pm

Venue: Via Zoom Virtual Meeting

  • Please complete the Attendance Register in advance via https://bit.ly/3048Fqj
  • This meeting will include the election of the two officers those being Executive Committee members Assistant Regional Director and Finance Director, any person interested in either of these Executive Committee roles should make contact via below
  • All General Committee roles will be reviewed and appointed
  • All affiliates are encouraged to have representation
  • Further information via email@sydneyscorpions.com