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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

NYC 2020 Coaching Nominations

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

Applications 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

NTL 2020 Levy Info

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:
  • All accommodation & additional Scorps Dinner tickets via here:

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
*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:

Compulsory gear is below, all NEW players need to order via here:
– 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:

NTL 2020 Open Train-On Squads

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 Further info via

Men’s Open (25 players):
Alex Nicholls
Bailey Hayward
Caidyn Wynward
Ciaran Toner
Cuban Porter Sheen
Dallas Paterson
Ethan Klein
Flynn Angles-Corke
George Palau
Harry Fryer
Jaycob Fong
Jayden Horo
Jordan Horo
Jordan Marshall King
Joe Ng
Kai Simbolon
Keeley Bowen
Luke Mansour
Luke Osborne
Mason McDonald
Mark Roberts
Nate Scranage
Tom Suters
Tyla Love
Zac Symons

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 Further info via

Women’s Open (22 players):
Aaliyah Berryman Pakii
Billie Taylor
Brearna Nathan
Caitlin Cimarosti
Elesha Te Paa
Emily Smith
Isabella Geros
Jade Pond
Jessica Nagy
Kate Ryan
Kiiahla Duff
Layla Ritchie
Lucy McDonald
Macy Carrothers
Nicole Saldern
Olivia Steer
Paris Mooney
Regan Stephens
Simone Rodgers
Tatum Bird
Tyler Pelligra
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

Sunday 19 January, 2020
Nolan Reserve, North Manly

Mixed Open Squad (32 players):
Adelaide Sylvester
Alex Nolan
Bailee Nix
Brad Gibson
Brendan Robertson
Britt Clifford
Casey Shelley
Charlie Suters
Chris Vanderos
Conor Hickey
Emily Phelps
Finn Watkins
Holli Raaff
Jack Woodrow
Jesse Parker
Maddie Binding
Matt Swain
Matt Wilson
Millie Durdevic
Molly Donkin
Regan Walsh
Sam Watkins
Sarah Peattie
Shellie Davis
Sophie Wickham
Sophie Williams
Steph Maiolo
Tallara Bamblett
Tayla Clifford
Teagan Long
Troy Black
Zara Nicholas

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

Boys 12’s
Head Coach – Craig Lowe
Head Coach – Jonathan Palau
Assistant Coach – Liam Liston

Girls 12’s
Head Coach – Gloria Berryman
Assistant Coach – Kalani Duff
Assistant Coach – Kylie Nicholas

Boys 14’s
Head Coach – Harry Berryman
Assistant Coach – Mark Jones
Assistant Coach – Phil McIlwraith

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

Boys 16’s
Head Coach – Matt Lawson
Head Coach – Ricky Hetherington
Assistant Coach – Tim Kitchingham

Girls 16’s
Head Coach – Melissa Mitchell
Head Coach – Anthony Dudeck
Assistant Coach – Carol Jones

Boys 18’s
Head Coach – Brandon McDonald
Assistant Coach – Nhut Trinh
Assistant Coach – TBC

Girls 18’s
Head Coach – Edith Nathan
Head Coach – Roha Paki
Assistant Coach – Carly Easterbrook

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

2019 Junior Regional Champions

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

Regional Championship:
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
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
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:
Alexander Nolan
Cuban Porter-Sheen
Decan Ahipene
Dylan Bosschieter
Ethan Klein
Nate Scranage
Oskar Warner
Tom Jarrett
Matt Scranage (Coach)
Jackson Mills (Assistant Coach)

Women’s Development Team:
Isabella Gerros
Layla Ritchie
Lucy McDonald
Molly Donkin
Sophie Wickham
Tyler Pelligra
Roha Paki (Assistant Coach)
Nhut Trinh (Manager)