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Scorpions Referee Development Camp

Sydney Scorpions affiliate referees are amongst the best in the world and we are inviting the next up and coming referees to join our two day Scorpions Referees Development Camp, to be held on 21-22 March at Sydney Sports Academy at Narrabeen.

What you will receive:
– Get mentored by International Level Referees
– Game time and assessments, to prepare you for your next level grading
– Learn how the top level referees prepare for events and game day
– Understand the techniques required to become a representative level referee
– Learn helpful preparation and recovery information via Scorpions Sports Scientist and High Performance Unit

Additionally you may have opportunity to become part of Sydney Scorpions first Referee Touring Team that will officiate at the 2020 TFA National Youth Championships in September on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland (Dates TBC).

Register your interest now via the form below and more info via

2019 Scorpions Highlights Video

As the year comes to a close what a huge 10 years of development and growth it’s been for Sydney Scorpions. In 2019 we took out another NTL Golden Boot Champion Permit, now holding an outright lead of 8-7 over the mighty South Queensland Sharks. Additionally we won our 10th successive Junior Regional Champion Permit and as such we continue to hold both state junior and national open/senior champion permit titles. Thank you to everyone who has been a part of our culture and success over this sustained period of time. So much to look forward to in 2020 here are the extended highlights of our 2019 Junior Regional and NTL campaigns.  Stronger Together again in 2020 and beyond! #goscorps

Scorpions 2020 Junior Regionals

Sydney Scorpions will shortly be calling for player Expressions of Interest (EOI) for our 2020 NSWTA Junior Regional squads and Junior Elite Camp. In an effort to create even greater partnerships with our affiliates, our selectors will be working with affiliate coaches to obtain feedback on their players which we will then combine with our own TalentID information. Our Scorpions Junior Elite Camp will act as our primary selection trial for all age groups to be held at the Sydney Sports Academy, Narrabeen on 21-22 March 2020 (times to be provided shortly). Additionally our Boys & Girls U16/U18 final teams will be taking part in our new Scorpions Elite Athlete Strength & Conditioning Program with further details to be released in coming weeks. Our 2020 Junior Regional coaches continue to be a strong mix of experienced and developing leaders who will be looking to get the best out of their teams at the Junior Regional event on 2-3 May at the Central Coast Regional Sporting & Recreation Complex, Tuggerah. Further information including the 2020 junior representative pathway timelines can be found via Scorps calendar can be found via

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Australian Youth Trans-Tasman

Congratulations to all Sydney Scorpions who will be representing Australia at the 2020 Youth Trans-Tasman Test Series. The Youth Trans-Tasman test match series between Australia and New Zealand takes place at Newcastle from 24-26 January, 2020. Selections have been made for the six Australian teams including 18’s and 20’s Boys, Girls and Mixed.

Billie Taylor
Connor Hickey
Flynn Angles-Corke
Isabella Geros
Jade Pond
Kate Ryan
Kiiahla Duff
Kyle Bowen
Layla Ritchie
Lucy McDonald
Macy Carrothers
Maddie Binding
Millie Durdevic
Molly Donkin
Olivia Steer
Paris Mooney
Sam Kelly
Jason Martin (Coach)
Luke Saldern (Referee)
Melissa Mitchell (Assistant Coach)

Sydney Scorpions Junior Pathways 2020

Sydney Scorpions is pleased to provide our 2020 junior representative pathway timelines and information.

Due to the already congested touch calendar and the date on which the Australia Day holiday falls in 2020, Scorpions will not be holding a Junior Gala Day in 2020, however the Gala Day will reconvene in 2021.

Our Scorpions Junior Elite Camp will once again take place as our primary selection camp for our U12/14/16’s at the Sydney Sports Academy, Narrabeen on 21-22 March 2020.

Final teams selected will represent Sydney Scorpions at the 2020 Junior Regional event which will be held on 2-3 May at the Central Coast Regional Sporting & Recreation Complex, Tuggerah.  In an effort to keep costs to a minimum Scorpions will not be arranging accommodation for this event.

NTL 2020 Coaching Appointments

Sydney Scorpions are pleased to announce their coaching teams for the National Touch League to be held 11-14 March, 2020 in Coffs Harbour.

Men’s Open
Coach – Brad Curl
Coach – Matt Scranage
Assistant Coach – Matt Lawson

Women’s Open
Coach – Roha Paki
Coach – Anthony Dudeck
Assistant Coach – Craig Beacroft
Assistant Coach – Nhut Trinh

Women’s 30’s
Coach – TBC
Manager – TBC

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

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

Women’s 40’s
Coach – Edith Nathan
Manager – Johanne Joe

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

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

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

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

Sydney Scorpions AGM 2019

Notice of Sydney Scorpions Annual General Meeting

Date: Monday 23 September 2019 @  7.00pm
Venue: Northmead Bowling Club, 166 Windsor Rd, Northmead NSW 2152

Scorpions AGM Order of Business 23 Sept 2019
Sydney Scorpions 2019 AGM Report – 01 July 2018 – 30 Jun 2019
NSW Touch Association Sydney Scorpions Division – 2019 Financial Statement

Meeting papers can be found above. This meeting will include the election of the two officers those being Regional Director and Technical Director.

All affiliates are encouraged to attend and have representation.

Further information via