Junior Regionals 2011

NSWTA 14/16’s Regionals – Sydney Scorpions Champion Permit 18.04.11
The Sydney Scorpions have continued their great performances over recent years by claiming back-to-back Regional Championship titles, this year by just two points over the Hunter Western Hornets. NSWTA Business Development Manager Daniel Rushworth explained the closeness of the competition during the presentation, “The points spread of the Regional Championship was extremely close with most regions within striking distance of each other.” Additionally congratulations to all players who were selected in the NSWTA State Merit teams. The highly talented Sydney Scorpions 14 Girls have won their division undefeated at the NSWTA 14/16’s Regional Touch Championships this weekend at Penrith. Winning their Semi Final 4-1 over Southern Suns the girls met their main rivals the Sydney Mets in a tightly fought final. Kaitlin McCafferey, Shellie Davis and Georgia Toovey starred as Jamie Clifford’s team beat Mets by 4-1.

In the 14 Boys the Scorpions stormed into the final beating Rebels 11-1 in their semi. However they were then upset by the Hunter Hornets who won in a drop-off 4-3. Scorps led for nearly the entire game until Hornets scored with a minute to go to even up the score. From the tap-off Scorps tried to secure the win however the siren sounded. Hornets had possession in the drop-off and after a few sets of play they managed to get the winning touchdown. The Scorpions 16 Boys coached by Dave Nolan went down in their semi-final 8-4 to the eventual winners Southern Suns. In the 16 Girls the Scorps lost in their semi final 3-0 to the Northern Eagles. Well done to all Sydney Scorpions players and management for their fantastic efforts over the weekend. Scorpions Medal winners from each team to be advised soon.

Scorpions Girl’s 16’s – NSWTA Regional Champs: 06.03.11
The final team for Girl’s 16’s is as follows:  Sam Donlan (Manly), Emma Williams (Manly), Ashley Gray (Parra), Taylor Mikaelian (Parra), Zara Nicholas (R/E), Remy Randall (Manly), Taylor Hornery (Parra), Eliza Parish (Manly), Abbey Papenhuyzen (Parra), Bottile Vette-Welsh (Parra), Kate Young (R/E), Courtney Duguid (Parra), Sam Rodgers (R/E), Mason McMillan (Manly)  Coach:  Kim Solman  Assistant Coach: Christian Alonzo

Sydney Scorpions Girls 14’s – NSWTA Regional Champs: 01.03.11
Congratulations to the following girls on their selection in the Sydney Scorpions Girls 14’s team: Kaitlin McCaffery, Georgia Toovey, Rachelle Davis, Tayla Duguid, Tayla Clifford, Stephanie Miaolo, Georgette Randall, Hannah Dyball, Courtney Milone, Nicole Saldern, Logan Glasson, Simone Rodgers, Emily Gordon, Kristie Leonard, Shadow – Rebecca Fear. Coach Jamie Clifford 0420 280 287 Assistant David Duguid 0413 802 637

Scorpions Boy’s 14’s – NSWTA Regional Champs: 28.03.11
Congratulations to the following boys on their selection in the Sydney Scorpions Boys 14’s team: Kai Simbolon, Brodie Naughton, Mark Griffith, Malcolm Chaney, Matthew Wilson, Nathan Cooper, Simon Kennewell, Jean-Louis Jones, Regan Walsh, Brad Gibson, Denzel Tonise, Troy Black, Anthony Layoun, Billy Eltakchi, Nathan Barbieri (Shadow). Coach Barry Gibson 0416 060 402 Assistant David Brown.

Sydney Scorpions Boys 16’s – NSWTA Regional Champs: 02.03.11
Congratulations to the following boys on their selection in the Sydney Scorpions Boy’s 16’s team: Peter Achmar (Parramatta), Matthew Arnold (Manly), Ben Crerar (Manly), Zac Docker Clay (Parramatta), Jack Dyball (Manly), Hopoate Holakeituai (Manly), Jedd Ibbotson (Manly), Chris Jackson (Parramatta), Jeremy King (Parramatta), Paul Lamerton (Parramatta), Grant McDonald (Manly), Jacob McLean (Parramatta), Jonathan Miller (Manly),Josh Wehbe (Parramatta). Coach Dave Nolan 0411 138 972

2011 Junior State Cup: 21.02.11
Congratulations to the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles who took out the Junior State Cup Club Championship. It was an extremely successful weekend for Sydney Scorpions affiliates with the highlights below (3 points first touchdown, then 2). Sydney Scorpions and NSWTA Selector of the Year, Barry Gibson had unique Coaching success in taking out both Under 14’s Divisions. Firstly the Boys with Ryde Eastwood who went through the tournament undefeated only conceding four touchdowns all weekend. They beat the well fancied Penrith Panthers 5-2 in the final with John Louie Jones, Matthew Wilson, Malcolm Chaney, and Brad Gibson the standouts in a solid team performance. In the 14’s Girls Manly 11 defeated Newcastle 4, with Player of the Final going to Georgia Toovey. Other good results for Scorpions included both finalists in the Boys 18’s division and a win in the Under 10 Girls with Manly defeating 13-0 over Ryde Eastwood with Player of the Final going to Monique Mortimer (Manly).

Additional congratulations to the Manly Warringah U/12 Girls for winning their division at the Junior State Cup. Coached by Te Aroha Paki and Erena Wikaire the girls came from 7th place after the round games to win against Peninsula in the round of 16, and Wagga Wagga in the Quarter Finals. The girls played a thrilling Semi-final against Ryde Eastwood coming back from 3 touchdowns to win 8-3 with winger Rebecca Farrah scoring 3 tries which were set up by two up-and-coming touch superstars Aaliyah Paki and Elliemay Asprey – with Faith Nathan stepping three players to score. Manly then met Berkeley Vale in the Grand Final winning 5-2 to take out the competition. Aaliyah Paki scooped from acting half and threw a cut out long ball to Rebecca Farrah on the wing who scored the first try. The second try was set up by Elliemay Asprey who also broke the line with her unmatchable speed off the mark. Player of the Final, Aaliyah Paki, also received the Manly Warringah club overall player award. Captained by Tully Marr and Rachel Fear, the girls found inspiration and determination to succeed in their team goal to have fun, make new friends and work hard for each other to ultimately peak at the right time and win as a team. A big thank you to Loretta Asprey who did an amazing job as Manager and all of the parents and supporters. We are very proud! Thanks Roha, Erena.

Under 18’s Boys – Galea Cup – Parramatta 7 defeated Manly 2 Player of the Final – Wesley Sefuiva (Parramatta)
Under 14’s Boys – Yiangou Cup – Ryde Eastwood 5 defeated Penrith 2 Player of the Final – John Louie Jones (Ryde Eastwood)
Under 14’s Girls – Taylor Cup – Manly 11 defeated Newcastle 4 Player of the Final – Georgia Toovey (Manly)
Under 12 Girls – Manly defeated 5 Berkeley Vale 2 Player of the Final Aaliyah Paki (Manly)
Under 10’s Girls – Tirado Cup – Manly 13 defeated Ryde 0 Player of the Final – Monique Mortimer (Manly)
Club Championships: First – Manly Sea Eagles Second – Newcastle City Third – Parramatta Eels