Committee

2017/18 Sydney Scorpions Committee:

Regional Director – Anthony Dudeck
Assistant Regional Director – Tim Kitchingham
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 Manager – Stuart Geros
Regional Sports Scientist – Michael Donaghy
Regional Merchandise Manager – Tim Kitchingham
Regional Communications Managers – Anthony Dudeck, Brad Mitchell

2016/17 Sydney Scorpions Committee:

Regional Director – Anthony Dudeck
Assistant Regional Director – Tim Kitchingham
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 & Vince Bateman
Regional Sports Scientist – Michael Donaghy
Regional Merchandise Manager – Tim Kitchingham
Regional Communications Managers – Anthony Dudeck, Brad Mitchell

Sydney Scorpions are pleased to announce our 2016/17 committee following our Annual General Meeting over the weekend.  Our objective for the Scorpions committee is very simple – we are aiming to surround ourselves with the “best of the best” administrators from around our region.  We are confident this approach will form an extremely strong leadership team, and from this position of strength Scorpions will continue to improve and be seen as a leading permit at both state and national level.

Scorpions have acknowledged that at both Junior Regional & NTL level there is room for continual improvement.  Whilst we are extremely pleased with our Scorpions culture and abundance of success on the field, we believe with the injection of our new committee members and new initiatives we can strengthen even further over the next 12 months.

We welcome Brad Curl who has taken on our Coaching Director role.  Brad has been involved in a coaching capacity with our Junior Regional and T-League teams over the past few years and will assist us greatly in this very important role.

We have introduced a new Scorpions High Performance Unit with Stuart Geros and Vince Bateman joining the committee in official roles as our High Performance Managers.  Stuart Geros brings a wealth of touch administrative and business experience to our committee and has been working behind the scenes over the past twelve months as part of our Working Group.  Vince Bateman joins us after impressing immensely in his managerial role with the NSW Scorpions Men’s Elite 8 team.

The High Performance Unit will sit under our Technical arm, which is led by Brad Mitchell.  Brad and Anthony Dudeck will also be working closely as part of our High Performance Unit.  Some exciting new iniatives in regards to our Junior Regional and T-League programs will be released in coming weeks and months.  Additionally Michael Donaghy joins Scorpions as part of our HPU in his role as Regional Sports Scientist and we will be ensuring we utilise his skill-set as a competitive advantage for our teams.

 Message from Anthony Dudeck – June 2015

Following our recently held AGM, Sydney Scorpions are pleased to announce our new committee and newly formed Scorpions Working Group.  First of all special recognition and thanks must go to Brett Gillard who has now completed his tenure as Regional Director.  I am extremely fortunate to have been entrusted with his role and would like to take this opportunity to thank and congratulate Brett for his successful leadership at the top of Scorpions for many years.  Brett has most certainly left our permit in a healthy and strong position, with success a regular occurrence both on and off the field over a sustained period of time.  It’s no secret that Brett’s right-hand man during his time at the top has been Tim Kitchingham, and I am very fortunate to have his support in my new role.

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Our objective for the Scorpions permit is very simple – we are aiming to surround ourselves with the “best of the best” from around our region.  We are confident this approach will form an extremely strong leadership team, and from this position of strength Scorpions will continue to improve, move forward and be leaders at both state and national level.

As has been the case for many years now, Dave Nolan will continue to lead the way with our juniors as our Regional Juniors Director.  This is an area that we feel we have continued to make strong inroads and improvements over the past few years, however the job is not yet complete and over the next 12 months we will look to allocate more resources into this area.

Brad Mitchell has vacated his Junior Coaching Director position and has now moved onto the Executive Committee and into the Technical Director role.  Brad has had great success over the past 12 months at affiliate level with Hills Touch and we are lucky to have him with us again, this time overseeing the technical arm of the permit.

Bill Slade, Bruce Ager, and Sandra Dyball all continue in their roles with Monique Nolan joining us to assist as our joint Merchandise Manager.  There are a number of opportunities to join our team through the vacant roles outlined further below, with interested parties encouraged to apply.

As previously mentioned we have formed the Scorpions Working Group.  The members of which include a number of the Scorpions committee members and additionally others who bring their own unique skill-set, experience and value to our permit.   On this group are new faces Adam Fahim and Stuart Geros, along with Brett Gillard who we are pleased has agreed to continue his involvement with Scorpions.  Adam Fahim is the current President of Parramatta Touch and Stuart Geros has impressed in his Junior Representative Director role at Manly Warringah Touch.

2015/16 Scorpions Working Group: Adam Fahim, Anthony Dudeck, Brad Mitchell, Brett Gillard, Dave Nolan, Ian Kalms, Stuart Geros, Tim Kitchingham.

The primary objectives of this working group are as follows:
1. To meet together as a group with the outcomes of these meetings both clear and actionable
2. All members are encouraged to make active contributions and should be willing and able to take on responsibility for actions as appropriate to their skills and expertise
3. Scorpions committee members should provide assistance outside of their portfolio where extra resources are required for continued and ongoing success
4. Share a common goal that the general workload involved in running the permit be distributed evenly amongst the Committee & Working Group
5. Where possible partner and collaborate with the games governing bodies in both NSW Touch Association & Touch Football Australia

So once again it’s another huge and exciting year ahead, filled with many opportunities on and off the field.

Until next time…. Go Scorps!

Anthony Dudeck
Regional Director
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2015/16 Sydney Scorpions Committee:

Regional Director – Anthony Dudeck
Assistant Regional Director – Tim Kitchingham
Regional Technical Director – Brad Mitchell
Regional Finance Director – Tim Kitchingham
Regional Juniors Director – Dave Nolan
Regional Selectors Director – Bruce Ager
Regional Referees Director – Bill Slade
Regional Junior Coaching Director – Vacant
Regional Senior Coaching Director – Vacant
Regional Merchandise Managers – Tim Kitchingham & Monique Nolan
Regional Communications Managers – Anthony Dudeck & Brad Mitchell
Regional Tournament Managers – Sandra Dyball & Scorpions Working Group

2014/15 Sydney Scorpions Committee:

Regional Director – Brett Gillard 

Assistant Regional Director – Tim Kitchingham

Regional Technical Director – Anthony Dudeck

Regional Finance Director – Tim Kitchingham

Regional Juniors Director – Dave Nolan

Regional Selectors Director – Bruce Ager

Regional Junior Coaching Director – Brad Mitchell

Regional Senior Coaching Director – Ian Kalms

Regional Referees Director – Bill Slade

Regional Tournament Manager – Sandra Dyball, Tim Kitchingham, Anthony Dudeck + 1 Vacant
Regional Sports Science Manager – Vacant
Regional Merchandise Manager – Tim Kitchingham