Scorpions are delighted to announce the introduction of our Scorpions Junior Recognition Awards. Awarded to Scorpions junior players who have excelled through our junior levels and higher representative honours including Elite 8, State and Country. These awards, for male and female, will be presented annually at our Scorpions Junior Regionals dinner. At our recent NTL Scorpions dinner we announced that these awards will be named in honour of two of our best junior players to come through the Scorpions junior ranks with both players having gone onto represent their state and country at the highest level.
Looking at the touch CV of our male player and it’s a very impressive read. He was selected in Scorpions junior teams from the age of 14, and at this time he was considered a fringe player. However only a few years later he went on to represent the Australian Men’s Open at just 17. He was instrumental in Scorpions winning the Men’s Open title in 2010 and has been an important member of our teams since. In summary he has won Youth & Open Trans-Tasman titles, two World Cups, has been an Australian Flag Bearer and Captain, and won multiple NSW Player of the Year and Player of the Series awards. It gives Scorpions great pleasure to announce that our Boys Scorpions Junior Recognition Award is to be named the Sam Brisby Medal.
Moving onto our female player and her touch CV is equally as impressive. She made her Scorpions debut with the Girls 14’s winning that division and also making the NSWTA Merit Team. In 2009 she scored a unique double by taking out both the Girls 18’s and Women’s Opens Scorpions Medals in the same year. In 2011 she captained her country to victory in the Youth Trans-Tasman series. She has represented both NSW and Australia at Women’s Open level and won a World Cup with the Australian Mixed Opens. In 2014 she was a valuable member of the NSW Scorpions Women’s Elite 8 undefeated champions. Unfortunately injury prevented her from playing in the recent 2015 World Cup here in Coffs Harbour. It gives Scorpions great pleasure to announce that our Girls Scorpions Junior Recognition Award is to be named the Sarah Peattie Medal.
Co-incidentally both Sam and Sarah were still recovering from injury and unable to be at our Scorpions dinner however they did prepare a message of thanks.