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2019 Junior Regional Expressions of Interest

Sydney Scorpions is requesting players (or parents/guardians) to state their expression of interest for the Scorpions Junior Regional Boys & Girls 12/14/16/18’s squads by completing this form
– Scorpions Junior Elite Camp will take place on 11-12 May, 2019 at the Sydney Academy of Sport, Narrabeen
– This will act as the Boys & Girls 14/16’s final selection trial weekend for our 2019 Junior Regional teams, with selected squad invited to attend
– The Boys & Girls 12’s squad will only attend a few hours of the camp
– Approx. 26 player squads will be selected from the NSW Touch Junior State Cup Conference & Final will be invited to the camp
– Squads will be announced by Monday 29 April with acceptances then being taken for the Junior Elite Camp
– The Boys & Girls 18’s will not attend the camp and their final teams will be selected via trials with the selected squad invited to attend

Final teams will compete at the 2019 NSWTA Junior Regional Championships to be held at Orange Touch Association on 13-14 July 2019.

Some player and parent accommodation has been arranged.

Further info via & via this form

2019 NTL Gear Designs

Sydney Scorpions along with Inferno are pleased to release our 2019 National Touch League playing uniforms and off-field gear designs. We are also delighted to be able to acknowledge our 27 Scorpions Hall of Fame inductees with their names appearing within all playing numbers. It’s another great way we pay respect to those who have had such a huge contribution in making Scorpions the success it is today. Bring on NTL 2019!

Hall of Fame 2017/18: Adam Fahim, Barry Gibson, Bernard O’Donohue, Bill Slade, Brandon McDonald, Brett Gillard, Bruce Ager, Chris Benfield, David Cheung, David McDonald, David Roberts, Dean Murphy, Derek Duguid, Heath Cooper, Jason Martin, Jason Scharenguivel, Jeff Cheung, Katrina McIlwraith, Linda Patterson, Mark Boland, Michelle Smidt, Peter Wandl, Phil Jarrett, Terry Cooper, Tim Kitchingham, Tony Eltakchi, Vicki Humpherson

2019 Junior Regional Coaching Appointments

Sydney Scorpions is pleased to announce their 2019 NSWTA Junior Regional coaching teams.  The event which is being held at Orange on 13-14 July 2019, sees the exciting introduction of the U12’s division.  Our 2019 appointments are a mix of experienced and new Scorpions coaches. Team Manager roles will be appointed after the final teams are announced after our Junior Elite Camp on 11-12 May 2019.  Further information on Junior Regional timelines and representative pathways can be found via here.

12 Boys
Head Coach – Jonathan Palau
Assistant Coach – Craig Lowe

12 Girls
Head Coach – Gloria Berryman
Assistant Coach – Tim Sleigh
Assistant Coach – Kylie Nicholas

14 Boys
Head Coach – Harry Berryman
Assistant Coach – Nathan Wong
Assistant Coach – Mark Jones

14 Girls
Head Coach – Keith Smith
Assistant Coach – Trevor McDougall
Assistant Coach – Andre Bali

16 Boys
Head Coach – Matt Lawson
Assistant Coach – Charlie Suters
Assistant Coach – Nhut Trinh

16 Girls
Head Coach – Edith Nathan
Assistant Coach – Carol Jones
Assistant Coach – Charmayne Nathan

18 Boys
Head Coach – Brad Curl
Assistant Coach – Barry Gibson
Assistant Coach – Tim Kitchingham

18 Girls
Head Coach – Roha Paki
Assistant Coach – Kalani Duff
Assistant Coach – Carly Easterbrook

2019 Junior Regional Championship

Sydney Scorpions congratulates Orange Thunder Touch Football on being awarded the hosting rights for the 2019 and 2021 NSW Touch Junior Regional championships. The 2019 event will be held on 13-14 July, with Scorpions aiming for 10 consecutive Junior Regional Championship titles. Additionally Sydney Scorpions is excited by the inclusion of the new Boys & Girls U/12 divisions, which add to the U14, U16 and U18’s. Once again Scorpions will be hosting their Junior Elite Camp at the Sydney Sports Academy at Narrabeen on 11-12 May, 2019. The U12’s will be attending one day of the camp with the U14’s and U16’s plus Scorps Referees Junior Dev Program taking place over both days.  More info will be made available in coming weeks.

2019 Junior Representative Key Dates:

Sunday 27 January, 2019
Scorpions Junior Gala Day @ North Manly

Friday 15 – Sunday 17 February, 2019
NSWTA Junior State Cup – Northern Conference @ Port Macquarie

Friday 22 – Sunday 24 February, 2019
NSWTA Junior State Cup – Southern Conference @ Wagga Wagga

Saturday 27 – Sunday 28 April, 2019
NSWTA Junior State Cup – State Finals @ Wollongong

Saturday 11 – Sunday 12 May, 2019
Sydney Scorpions Junior Elite Camp @ Sydney Sports Academy, Narrabeen
U12’s (1 day only), U14’s, U16’s + Scorps Referees Junior Dev Program

Saturday 13 – Sunday 14 July, 2019
NSWTA Junior Regionals @ Orange

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

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!

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
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 with more info via
10. And if your players need help at anytime through the process encourage support for them via coaches, managers, parents or guardians



2018/19 Sydney Scorpions Committee

Sydney Scorpions held their 2018 AGM on Monday 20 August at Northmead Bowling Club.  It’s been another extremely successful year with Sydney Scorpions holding both the national open/senior NTL champion permit along with the state junior regional champion permit.  NSWTA General Manager Dean Russell was in attendance with Scorpions communicating regularly with NSWTA in relation to upcoming decisions regarding the Junior State Cup final date and further information on the 2019 Junior Regional event.  Additionally Scorpions are liaising with Touch Football Australia and are expecting further information on the 2019 National Touch League divisions within the next few weeks.  Once updated information comes to hand Scorpions will provide further notice in regards to 2019 NTL coaching appointments and squads, plus our 2019 Junior Regional selection process and coaching nominations.  At this stage Scorpions will be once again leveraging their Junior Gala Day (Sunday 27 January, 2019 at Nolan Reserve, North Manly) and the Parramatta TA Twilight Gala Event (Doyle Ground, North Parramatta) for TalentID squad selection for the Boys & Girls 14/16/18’s squads.  At this time whether the Scorpions Junior Elite Camp progresses in 2019 is still unknown – the congested touch calendar of great concern.  Additionally at the meeting Brad Curl was elected as Assistant Regional Director and Tim Kitchingham re-elected as Finance Director.  As such Scorpions committee for the next 12 months is as follows.

2018/19 Sydney Scorpions Committee:
Regional Director – Anthony Dudeck
Assistant Regional Director – Brad Curl
Regional Technical Director – Brad Mitchell
Regional Finance Director – Tim Kitchingham
Regional Juniors Director – Dave Nolan
Regional Coaching Director – Brad Curl
Regional Referees Director – Bill Slade
Regional Selectors Director – Bruce Ager
Regional High Performance Managers – Stuart Geros, Michael Donaghy
Regional Sports Scientist – Michael Donaghy
Regional Merchandise Manager – Tim Kitchingham
Regional Communications Managers – Anthony Dudeck, Brad Mitchell

Sydney Scorpions 2019 NTL Coaching Nominations

Expressions of interest are now being taken for Sydney Scorpions coaching and management roles for the 2019 National Touch League, to be held at Coffs Habour on 13-16 March, 2019.  At present there is a TFA review process taking place in regards to the divisions to be offered, and as such our EOI survey has named the divisions with that in mind – also taking into account there will be no Elite 8 event at the upcoming NTL.   Further information via our Sydney Scorpions Coaching Director Brad Curl or via

For nominations click here

Sydney Scorpions 2018 AGM

Notice of Sydney Scorpions Annual General Meeting

Date: Monday 20 August 2018 @  7.00pm
Venue: Northmead Bowling Club, 166 Windsor Rd, Northmead NSW 2152

All reports, Notice of Motions, Special resolutions, Nominations for Executive Officer Positions and General Business items are to be forwarded to Tim Kitchingham, Assistant Regional Director by close of business  July 9, 2018.  Reporting period will cover an 18-month period 1 January 2017 – 30 June 2018.  Meeting papers can be requested and will be distributed in in advance.  This meeting will include the election of the two officers those being Assistant Regional Director and Finance Director.  All affiliates are encouraged to attend and have representation. Further information via

1. Welcome
2. Apologies
3. Registration of Attendance
4. Minutes from previous AGM

5. Annual Reports (1 January 2017 – 30 June 2018)
a) Technical reports: i. Referees report  ii. Coaching report  iii. Selectors report  iv. Participation (Juniors) report
b) Assistant Regional Director’s report
c) Regional Director’s report

6. Financial Statement
7. Election Of Officers  a) Assistant Regional Director (2 year appointment)  b) Finance Director (2 year appointment)
8. Appointment of Life Membership
9. Special Resolutions
10. Notice of Motions
11. Appointment of Auditor
12. General Business

Scorpions Claim 2018 Junior Regional Title

The Sydney Scorpions have continued their dominance of the Junior Regionals claiming their 9th consecutive Regional Championship title. The Scorpions claimed three of the six divisions on offer. Whilst the Scorpions were dominant they were pushed to the limits yet again by the ever-improving Hunter Western Hornets, who also participated in four finals and claimed two titles in Boys 14’s and Boy’s 18 divisions. Sydney Mets also claimed the 16 Boys Division for their lone title.

Final Results
14 Girls: Champions
Sydney Scorpions 3 def Northern Eagles 2
Player of the Final: Emily Smith Sydney Scorpions
Scorpions Medal: Yasmin Aloisio
Coaches Award: Esme Sergi

14 Boys: Grand Finalists
Hunter Western Hornets 4 def Sydney Scorpions 3
Player of the Final: Elijah Faalua Hunter Western Hornets
Scorpions Medal: Ollie Cummins
Player Player: Finn Watkins

16 Girls: Champions
Sydney Scorpions 4 def Southern Suns 3
Player of the Final: Kiiahla Duff Sydney Scorpions
Scorpions Medal: Brearna Nathan
Player Player: Kiiahla Duff & Brearna Nathan

16 Boys: Semi-Finalists
Scorpions Medal: Daniel O’Donnell
Coaches Awards: Harry Fryer

18 Girls: Champions
Sydney Scorpions 5 def Hunter Western Hornets 2
Player of the Final: Faith Nathan Sydney Scorpions
Scorpions Medal: Faith Nathan
Player Player: Faith Nathan
Coaches Awards: Tatum Bird, Molly Donkin, Billie Taylor
Sarah Peattie Medal: Tatum Bird

18 Boys: Semi-Finalists
Scorpions Medal: Matt Swain
Coaches Award: Josh Menzies
Sam Brisby Medal: Matt Swain

Regional Championships
1st Sydney Scorpions 69pts
2nd Hunter Western Hornets 64pts
3rd Sydney Mets 53pts
4th Northern Eagles 24pts
5th Sydney Rebels 14pts
6th Southern Suns 10pts

NTL 2018 Champion Permit

Congratulations to all involved on another successful National Touch League campaign with Sydney Scorpions retaining the champion permit Golden Boot trophy.  Our NSW Scorpions Women’s successfully won back to back Elite 8 tiles and we had divisional success in the Men’s 30’s Men’s 40’s, Men’s 50’s & Men’s 55’s – with many other teams making it to their respective finals.  Also congratulations to our award winners from our annual NTL Dinner along with the new inductees into the Sydney Scorpions Hall of Fame.

Games in the finals of the National Touch League and Elite Eight 2018 couldn’t have been tighter, with 11 of the 16 grand final scores just one touchdown apart.  The Women’s Elite 8 went into a drop off, and, despite a slow start, the NSW Scorpions won 4-3 against the Broncos to claim back to back titles.  More close action in the Men’s 30’s (the Scorpions stung the Sharks, 9-8), and the Women’s 35’s (the Hornets beat the Cobras 3-2).  In the Men’s 40’s, the Scorpions got away from the Hornets, 10-6.  Another Sharks versus Scorpions challenge in the Men’s 45’s – but this time the Sharks took the win, 6-5. And another Scorpion vs Hornets match in the Women’s 45’s, where this time the Hornets came out on top, 3-2. The Scorpions won against the Sharks in the Men’s 50’s, and against Sunshine Coast in the 55’s.  But the Cyclones in the inaugural Men’s 60’s division at NTL managed to outperform the Scorps, with a win of 5-4.

NTL Players of the Final:
Women’s Elite 8: 
Laura Peattie (NSW Scorpions)
Men’s 30’s: Kyle Joyce (Sydney Scorpions)
Men’s 40’s: Darren Reynoldson (Sydney Scorpions)
Men’s 45’s: Bruce MacDonald (Sydney Scorpions)
Men’s 50’s: Brandon McDonald (Sydney Scorpions)
Men’s 55’s: David Cheung (Sydney Scorpions)

Scorpions Medals & Awards:
Men’s Elite 8 Boland Trophy – Ciaran Toner
Women’s Elite 8 Boland Trophy – Faith Nathan
Men’s T-League – Connor Hickey
Women’s T-League – Simone Rodgers
Women’s 27’s – Kate Van Beek
Senior Mixed – Vanessa Hunter
Men’s 30’s – Willie Bishop
Men’s 40’s – Steve Matthews
Women’s 40’s – Johanne Jo
Women’s 45’s – Katrina McIlwraith
Men’s 45’s – Mark Leonard
Men’s 50’s – James Marks
Men’s 55’s – David Cheung
Men’s 60’s – Phil O’Keefe

Junior Coach of the Year: Brandon McDonald
Senior Coach of the Year: Barry Gibson
Manager of the Year: Kerrie Doyle
Referee of the Year: Andrew Smith
Regional Directors Award (Brett Gillard Medal): Michelle Geros

Outstanding Achievement at Affiliate Level (new award category):
Craig Nicholls & Tracey Elliott – Rise of Carlingford Touch Association
Graham Knights – Rod Wise Medal & TFA Volunteer of the Year Recipient
Craig Beacroft – Hills Hornets Vawdon Cup Women’s Div 1 & State Cup WOB Champions 2017
Terry & Chris Cooper – Hornsby State Cup Men’s Open Champions 2017
Barry Gibson – Manly Warringah Vawdon & State Cup Women’s Open Champions 2017

In Appreciation Awards:
Sarah Nash – For administration support to Sydney Scorpions during NTL 2018
Julianne Bowen – For administration support to Sydney Scorpions during NTL 2018
Michael Donaghy – For Sports Science services to Sydney Scorpions
Parramatta Touch Association – For the use of Doyle Ground for team training & junior selection trials
Manly Touch Association – For the use of Nolan Reserve for team training and Scorpions Junior Gala Day

NTL Dinner Scorpions Medal Winners

Women’s Elite 8 Champions

Men’s 30’s Champions

Men’s 40’s Champions

Men’s 50’s Champions

Men’s 55’s Champions

2018 Junior Regional Teams

Sydney Scorpions are pleased to announce their final teams to compete at the NSWTA Junior Regional Championships to be held at Penrith on 28-29 April, 2018.

Girls 14’s: Camille Berryman, Edie Burke, Emily Smith, Esme Sergi, Gillian Fa’aumu, Imogen Sayer, Lucy Forrest, MacKenzie Davis, Matilda Daniels, Milla Elaro, Olivia Rose Inkster, Sienna Hinwood, Thea Prasetya, Yasmin Aloisio. Shadows: Addison Cordery, Amelia Polley, Marissa Stubbs, Zara Halliday.

Boys 14’s: Aiden Flynn, Daniel Bertolissio, Dylan Coutts, Finn Watkins, Josh Turner, Luke Maroun, Malakai Latilevu, Nathan Hall, Ollie Cummins, Oscar Gray, Ryan Field, Savelio Tamale, Thomas Klem, Vikay Rawali. Shadows: Dylan Bissett, Dylan Charlier, Matt Chatten, Noah Read.

Girls 16’s: Adelaide Sylvester, Brearna Nathan, Caitlin Hickey, Ellie Kerr, Holli Raaf, Isabella Geros, Jessica Nagy, Kiiahla Duff, Lara Wilkinson, Macy Carrothers, Maddi McGrath, Maddie Binding, Malayika Russell, Millie Durdevic. Shadows: Gracie Carpenter, Jade Pond, Tia Young.

Boys 16’s: Cuban Porter-Sheen, Daniel O’Donnell, Harry Fryer, Jesse Michniewicz, Kyle Bowen, Lachoneus Paki, Liam Haskins, Liam Jones, Nathan Hassan, Nick Russell,  Tom Morrison, Witika Ress Hatu, Zach Couper, Tom Jarrett. Shadows: Brody Hoy, Harrison Read, Joseph Rahme, Keahlan Bray.

Girls 18’s: Bailee Nix, Billie Taylor, Briana Hibbert, Emily Phelps, Faith Nathan, Grace Hanks, Julia Zubak, Molly Donkin, Molly Donohoe, Olivia Steer, Paris Mooney, Sariah Paki, Tatum Bird, Tyler Pelligra.

Boys 18’s: Adrian Sciglitano, Alex Nolan, Ben Tait, Boehn Russell, Cody Morgan, Decan Ahipene, Ethan Klein, Jack Griffiths, Josh Menzies, Matt Swain, Nate Scranage, Tom Skelly, Tuatai Marsters, Tyreece Figota. Shadows: Lachlan Nolan, Ned Ritchie.