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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Expressions of interest are now being taken for Sydney Scorpions Boys & Girls 18’s teams in coaching and management roles for the 2020 National Youth Championship (NYC). Scorpions are looking to make a return to the event which is held at Sunshine Coast Stadium from Wednesday 16th to Saturday 19th September 2020. Nominations will close on 18 January, 2020. Further information via Sydney Scorpions Coaching Director Brad Curl via email@example.com
Applications via: https://forms.gle/e8y7fTpmgRqSNMwr7
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
Sydney Scorpions 2020 NTL Player Levy:
- Scorps NTL 2020 Levy of $650 Includes TFA Levy, Tent, Physio & Strapping, 1 x Adult Scorpions Awards Dinner Ticket, Accommodation (all pay for 5 nights minimum, average $55 per night), Laminated Team Photo, Scorpions 2020 design water bottle, two pairs of playing socks.
- Playing uniforms are the same as the 2019 Inferno designs (playing shirt/singlet, playing shorts/bike pants). New Inferno uniform designs are used for 3 years minimum, due for review in 2022.
- New players need to purchase playing gear (approx. $70), further info as per the bottom of this page
- All player gear orders via here: https://forms.gle/Z1mVkLaQkbDPvZKx8
- All accommodation & additional Scorps Dinner tickets via here: https://forms.gle/GUNqGhZEEPg91Vo36
Sydney Scorpions 2020 NTL Payment Info:
Levy 1 – Due 10 January 2020 = $250 (Pay via payment options below)
Levy 2 – Due 15 February 2020 = $400 (Invoice issued early February)
All new player gear plus all extra gear and extra accom due 1 March 2020
Gear distribution – Scorps Day, Sun 1 March @ Doyle Ground
**Note – our full balance for Boambee Bay is due 10 Jan 2020 hence the timelines above
All payments via direct bank transfer or via PayPal.
Sydney Scorpions, Commonwealth Bank BSB: 062 016 Account #: 2802 4586
Reference: Your TEAM & NAME or Invoice Number if you have an invoice
PayPal via www.paypal.me/scorps
*Payment via PayPal will incur an extra cost of 2.6% of the total invoice cost as per stated on the invoice
**Enquiries via your Team Manager who will liaise with Scorpions accounting
Sydney Scorpions 2020 NTL Gear Information:
ALL NEW PLAYERS THAT DID NOT PLAY AT NTL 2019 AND DO NOT HAVE A CURRENT UNIFORM NEED TO COMPLETE THE ORDER FORM BELOW, INCLUDING SQUAD PLAYERS IF FINAL TEAMS ARE NOT YET FINALISED. PLAYERS THAT DO NOT MAKE THE FINAL TEAM WILL NOT HAVE GEAR PURCHASED FOR THEM AND THEIR LEVY PAYMENTS ARE FULLY REFUNDABLE.
Compulsory gear is below, all NEW players need to order via here: https://forms.gle/Z1mVkLaQkbDPvZKx8.
– Men’s Playing singlet $40 (MO, MXO, M30, M40)
– Men’s Playing shirt $40 (M45, M50, M55)
– Men’s Playing shorts $30
– Women’s Playing Bike Pants $35 (WO, MXO, W30)
– Women’s Playing shorts $30 (W40, W45)
– Women’s Playing singlet $40
– Two pairs of socks (All divisions) no charge included in levy
Optional items which need to be pre-ordered via order form.
– Hat or Visor $20
– Off-field Shorts $35
– Long sleeve t-shirt $35
– Sports Science Cooling Towels (2020 Design, 40cms x 110cms oversized) $8 each
– Sports Science Graduated Compression Socks (2020 Design, 20-30 mmhg) $8 each
All player gear orders via here: https://forms.gle/Z1mVkLaQkbDPvZKx8
Sydney Scorpions are pleased to announce their NTL Men’s Open train-on squad. Many thanks to all who attended the trial which was extremely competitive. All players who trialled will remain as shadows and new players can be added to the squad as the campaign progresses. The final team of 16 will compete at the National Touch League which is to be held at Coffs Habour from 11-14 March, 2020. All players are requested to join the squad Facebook group via https://tinyurl.com/tp6txm7 Further info via firstname.lastname@example.org
Men’s Open (25 players):
Cuban Porter Sheen
Jordan Marshall King
Sydney Scorpions are pleased to announce their NTL Women’s Open train-on squad. Many thanks to all who attended the trials which were extremely competitive. All players who trialled will remain as shadows and as previously communicated new players can be added to the squad as the campaign progresses. Additional TalentID will be conducted at the NSWTA State Cup, with squad training to commence during January 2020. The final team of 16 will compete at the National Touch League which is to be held at Coffs Habour from 11-14 March, 2020. All players are requested to join the squad Facebook group via https://bit.ly/2rYoqln Further info via email@example.com
Women’s Open (22 players):
Aaliyah Berryman Pakii
Elesha Te Paa
Vanessa Da Pra
*6 to be omitted
Sydney Scorpions are pleased to announce NTL Mixed Open trial information and initial squad. The final team will compete at the National Touch League which is to be held at Coffs Habour from 11-14 March, 2020. Further info via firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday 19 January, 2020
Nolan Reserve, North Manly
Mixed Open Squad (32 players):
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 http://tiny.cc/llybez Scorps calendar can be found via https://sydneyscorpions.com/calendar
Head Coach – Craig Lowe
Head Coach – Jonathan Palau
Assistant Coach – Liam Liston
Head Coach – Gloria Berryman
Assistant Coach – Kalani Duff
Assistant Coach – Kylie Nicholas
Head Coach – Harry Berryman
Assistant Coach – Mark Jones
Assistant Coach – Phil McIlwraith
Head Coach – Keith Smith
Assistant Coach – Trevor McDougall
Assistant Coach – Andre Bali
Head Coach – Matt Lawson
Head Coach – Ricky Hetherington
Assistant Coach – Tim Kitchingham
Head Coach – Melissa Mitchell
Head Coach – Anthony Dudeck
Assistant Coach – Carol Jones
Head Coach – Brandon McDonald
Assistant Coach – Nhut Trinh
Assistant Coach – TBC
Head Coach – Edith Nathan
Head Coach – Roha Paki
Assistant Coach – Carly Easterbrook
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.
Jason Martin (Coach)
Luke Saldern (Referee)
Melissa Mitchell (Assistant Coach)
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.
Sydney Scorpions are pleased to announce their coaching teams for the National Touch League to be held 11-14 March, 2020 in Coffs Harbour.
Coach – Brad Curl
Coach – Matt Scranage
Assistant Coach – Matt Lawson
Coach – Roha Paki
Coach – Anthony Dudeck
Assistant Coach – Craig Beacroft
Assistant Coach – Nhut Trinh
Coach – TBC
Manager – TBC
Coach – Terry Cooper
Manager – Christine Cooper
Coach – Ron Larcombe
Manager – Paul Macpherson
Coach – Edith Nathan
Manager – Johanne Joe
Coach – Ian Kalms
Manager – Andre Bali
Coach – Phil McIlwraith
Assistant Coach – Monique Nolan
Manager – Megan Kennedy
Coach – Brett Gillard
Manager – Aron Watson
Coach – Cliff Lyons
Manager – Caren Friend
Notice of Sydney Scorpions Annual General Meeting
Date: Monday 23 September 2019 @ 7.00pm
Venue: Northmead Bowling Club, 166 Windsor Rd, Northmead NSW 2152
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 email@example.com
Sydney Scorpions once again continued their dominance of the Junior Regionals claiming their 10th consecutive Regional Championship title and 11 titles in total. The tournament bought with it a number of challenges including the timing and weather conditions during the event. Scorpions have now held both the National Touch League (Open and Seniors) and Junior Regional champion permit titles for eight of the past nine years running.
Fifty teams from the six New South Wales regions – Sydney Mets, Sydney Scorpions, Sydney Rebels, Southern Suns, Hunter Western Hornets, Northern Eagles and this year for the first time ACT Raiders – competed at Orange in chilly wintery conditions. For the first time, this year’s event welcomed Under 12’s into the mix along with the 14’s, 16’s and 18’s Boys and Girls divisions.
In the new Boys 12’s division three new Scorpions coaches in Jonathan Palau, Craig Lowe and Liam Liston were making their debut. The team won all their pool games except one which was a draw. The team went on to win a tight semi-final 2-1 against Rebels and then suffered their only defeat in the tournament against the Hornets 4-3 in the Grand Final. Overall a very pleasing performance from all involved with a bright future ahead for many of these players who will surely represent Scorpions for many years to come.
In the Girls 12’s the experienced coach Gloria Berryman was aided by Tim Sleigh and Kylie Nicholas. Ava Jones and Tia Matthews were amongst the stand-out players with the team winning their semi-final 2-1 against Mets and then knocking off the undefeated Hornets in the Grand Final by 2-0. What an amazing experience for this team of talented young girls taking out their first Junior Regional title in their first attempt.
In the Boys 14’s Scorpions once again had three new coaches in Harry Berryman, Nathan Wong and Mark Jones. The team only lost one game all tournament, that being in the round game against Hornets 2-1. However they bounced back from that minor setback to strongly beat Suns 9-3 in the semi-final and Mets 3-2 in the Grand Final. Joseph Teaupa and Tylan Black-Berryman were two of the strong performers for the team. Well done to all three new coaches on success on their first outing for Scorps.
The Girls 14’s were rated highly coming into the event with a number of strong players from affiliates that performed well at Junior State Cup. Coaches Keith Smith, Trevor McDougall and Andre Bali would have been happy with the team undefeated in their round games including a 5-0 win over Mets. However Mets bounced back strongly in the semi-final to knock off the highly fancied Scorpions by 3-2 in a nerve racking drop-off. Scorps led early but couldn’t put the Mets away leading to the drop-off. The Mets went on to finish the job by winning the Grand Final. Strong performers for the team included Raphaella Perigo, Mackenzie Davis, Marrisa Stubbs and Milla Elaro.
There was quiet confidence amongst the Boys 16’s team with coach Matt Lawson aided by Ricky Hetherington and Nhut Trinh. The team only lost one round game to the Hornets 6-5 and then faced off against the Mets in the semi-final only to go down 3-1 with Mets going on to win the title. Definitely a lot of talent to work with in years to come with all players benefiting from this regional event.
The Girls 16’s backed up their championship title from 2018 with another undefeated stella tournament. Coaches Edith Nathan, Carol Jones and Charmayne Nathan would have been very confident going into the Grand Final after a 8-3 semi-final victory. The semi-final win over Northern Eagles saw the Scorpions play some outstanding running touch football only letting Eagles back into the game slightly towards the end when it was all but over. The Grand Final win was against the Hornets 4-2 with Emily Smith named Player of the Final. Co-captains Kiiahla Duff and Lara Wilkinson led the team admirably all tournament.
A young Scorpions Boys 18’s team had a number of changes leading into the event, with the loss of the talented Flynn Angles Corke too big a hurdle to jump. That said coaches Brad Curl and Tim Kitchingham did see many positive signs for next year with the team making it to the semi-finals only to get beaten 5-2 to the Mets. The team were led by co-captains Ethan Klein and Nate Scrange. A strong Hornets team went onto beat Mets in the Grand Final with Josh Menzies being awarded the prestigious Scorpions Medal.
A star studded Girls 18’s team continued the domination of this division with yet another undefeated championship title. The team was coached by Roha Paki with Kalani Duff and Carly Easterbrook assisting. The team won their semi-final 4-2 over Mets setting up a Grand Final show down against the Hornets. Lucy McDonald was named Player of the Final with the Scorpions winning 3-0 in the game that mattered. Players Player for the Scorpions was Jade Pond after having a very strong tournament on debut.
Overall Scorpions claimed four of the eight divisions on offer. Whilst the Scorpions were dominant they were pushed yet again by the Hunter Western Hornets, who also participated in six finals and claimed two titles in Boys 12’s and Boys 18’s divisions. Sydney Mets also had a strong showing winning two divisions and finishing third in the overall Champion Permit title. In 2020 the event will head to the Central Coast and return to Orange in 2021 in a warmer time of the year.
2019 NSWTA Junior Regional Photos – Sydney Scorpions
Additional congratulations to all our Sydney Scorpions award winners and those named in the NSWTA Merit teams from the 2019 NSWTA Junior Regional event.
Girls 12’s: Champions
Sydney Scorpions 2 Hunter Western Hornets 0
Scorpions Medal: Ava Jones
Players Player: Tia Matthews
Player of the Final: Tia Matthews
Boys 12’s: Grand Finalists
Hunter Western Hornets 4 Sydney Scorpions 3
Scorpions Medal: Tamoko Berryman-Duff
Players Player: Max Davies
Coaches Award: Jackson Ellia
Girls 14’s: Semi-Finalists
Scorpions Medal: Raphaella Perigo
Coaches Awards: Mackenzie Davis, Marrisa Stubbs, Milla Elaro
Boys 14’s: Champions
Sydney Scorpions 3 Sydney Mets 2
Scorpions Medal: Joseph Teaupa
Player of the Final: Tylan Black-Berryman
Girls 16’s: Champions
Sydney Scorpions 4 Hunter Western Hornets 2
Scorpions Medal: Kiiahla Duff
Coaches Award: Lara Wilkinson
Player of the Final: Emily Smith
Boys 16’s: Semi-Finalists
Scorpions Medal: William Hickey
Girls 18’s: Champions
Sydney Scorpions 3 Hunter Western Hornets 0
Scorpions Medal: Kate Ryan
Players Player: Jade Pond
Coaches Award: Paris Mooney
Player of the Final: Lucy McDonald
Boys 18’s: Semi-Finalists
Scorpions Medal: Josh Menzies
2019 Good Sports Team:
Sydney Scorpions Girls 18’s
1st Sydney Scorpions 91pts
2nd Hunter Western Hornets 84pts
3rd Sydney Mets 78pts
Girls 12’s NSW Touch Football Merit Team
Middles: Waiara ELLIS, Ava JONES, Logan LEMUSU
Links: Kelsey BERRYMAN, Jazzy JAMES
Winger: Tia MATTHEWS
Utility: Amelia HOLLIS
Boys 12’s NSW Touch Football Merit Team
Middles: Tamoko BERRYMAN-DUFF, Taiaroa LOWE, Jarvis HEMMINGS
Link: Beau ALEXANDER
Winger: Luke TAKCHI
Girls 14’s NSW Touch Football Merit Team
Middle: Zara HALLIDAY
Links: Olivia Rose INKSTER, Raphaelle PERIGO
Winger: Alyssa MEDVED
Boys 14’s NSW Touch Football Merit Team
Middle: Tylan BLACK-BERRYMAN
Link: Lehi HOPOATE
Winger: Alfred Mikas DE JESUS III
Utility: Thomas KLEM
Girls 16’s NSW Touch Football Merit Team
Middles: Kiiahla DUFF, Emily SMITH, Grace CARPENTER
Links: Holli RAAFF, Layla RITCHIE, Maddison BINDING, Millie DURDEVIC
Wingers: Sailor PERRETT, Hannah STACEY
Boys 16’s NSW Touch Football Merit Team
Middles: Finn WATKINS, Oskar WARNER
Link: Lachoneus PAKI
Winger: Cuban PORTER-SHEEN
Congratulations to all Sydney Scorpions who will represent the NSW Touch Development teams that will participate at the 2019 National Youth Championships in Kawana, Queensland from September 18-21.
Men’s Development Team:
Matt Scranage (Coach)
Jackson Mills (Assistant Coach)
Women’s Development Team:
Roha Paki (Assistant Coach)
Nhut Trinh (Manager)