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National Touch League Final Results & Award Winners

NTL 2022 Sydney Scorpions Team Results & Award Winners:

Women’s Open
Grand Finalists – Sharks 4 defeated Scorpions 3
Scorpions Boland Trophy (Best & Fairest) – Mackenzie Davis
Coaches Awards – Sarah Peattie, Hannah Dyball, Zara Nicholas, Sammy Rodgers
TFA Player of the Series – Hannah Dyball

Men’s Open Blue
Quarter Finalists
Scorpions Boland Trophy (Best & Fairest) – Will Hickey

Men’s Open Green
10th Placed
Scorpions Boland Trophy (Best & Fairest) – Max Barnett

Mixed Open
Semi Finalists
Scorpions Eltakchi Medal (Best & Fairest) – Jaycob Fong
Coaches Awards – Emma Williams, Aydan Marsters
Players Player – Jaycob Fong

Women’s 20’s
Champions – Scorpions 7 defeated Cobras 5
Scorpions Medal (Best & Fairest) – Maggie O’Reilly
Players Player – Jade Pond
TFA Player of the Final – Bella Geros

Senior Mixed
Champions – Scorpions 14 defeated Hornets 4
Scorpions Medal (Best & Fairest) – Vanessa Cooper
TFA Players of the Final – Willie Bishop & Kataraina Withell

Women’s 45’s
Grand Finalists – Hornets 2 defeated Scorpions 1
Scorpions Medal (Best & Fairest) – Megan Taberner
Coaches Award – Cindy Dawson

Women’s 40’s
5th Placed
Scorpions Medal (Best & Fairest) – Terri Roberts

Women’s 50’s
Semi Finalists
Scorpions Medal (Best & Fairest) – Cathy McGain

Men’s 40’s
Grand Finalists – Sharks 8 defeated Scorpions 5
Scorpions Medal (Best & Fairest) – Jason Scharenguivel

Men’s 45’s
5th Placed
Scorpions Medal (Best & Fairest) – Steve Menzies

Men’s 50’s
Champions – Scorpions 10 defeated Sharks 7
Scorpions Medal (Best & Fairest) – Stewart Syron
Coaches Award – Christian Papalia
TFA Player of the Final – Edward Fong

Men’s 55’s
Champions – Scorpions 8 defeated Cobras 0
Scorpions Medal (Best & Fairest) – Derek Duguid
TFA Players of the Final – Derek Duguid

Men’s 60’s
Grand Finalists – Cobras 5 defeated Scorpions 3
Scorpions Medal (Best & Fairest) – Tim Kitchingham

All Abilities Tier 1
Semi Finalists
Scorpions Greg Brown Medal (Best & Fairest) – Nathan Whalen
Coaches Award – Bailey Morris

All Abilities Tier 2
5th Placed
Scorpions Greg Brown Medal (Best & Fairest) – Harry Woodhouse
Coaches Award – Cooper Robb-Jackson

Junior Regional Final Results, Award Winners & Merit Team Reps

Congratulations to all our Sydney Scorpions teams and players for their success over the weekend at Tuggerah. A total of 52 teams from the six New South Wales Regions including Sydney Mets, Sydney Scorpions, Southern Rebels, West South West Suns, Hunter Western Hornets, Northern Eagles, and ACT Raiders – competed in the two day event at the excellent Central Coast Regional Sporting & Recreation Complex. Scorpions had six out of eight teams making Grand Finals with the Girls 14’s, Girls 16’s and Girls 18’s all being crowned champions. As a result Scorpions successfully retained their Champion Region title, making it 12 in a row and a total of 13 wins. It was noticeable to see a spread of regions contesting finals and the closeness of competition across all divisions through the finals series. Congratulations to West South West Suns and Hunter Western Hornets for finishing second and third placed respectively.  All our action and team photos can now be found via the Scorps website with many thanks to Matt Long Photography. Further information will be provided in coming weeks in relation to the 2022 DoorDash National Youth Championships, which will be played on Wednesday 28 September – Saturday 1 October 2022 at Sunshine Coast Stadium with Scorpions sending teams and referees to this event.

2022 Sydney Scorpions Award Winners:

Boys 12’s
Grand Finalists – Rebels 2 defeated Scorpions 1
Scorpions Medal – Isaac Casey

Girls 12’s
Semi Finalists – Hornets 2 defeated Scorpions 0
Scorpions Medal – Bethany Wilson
Players Player – April Unwin

Boys 14’s
Semi Finalists – Hornets 5 defeated Scorpions 4
Scorpions Medal – Rhys Webster
Coaches Award – Taj Paterson

Girls 14’s
Champions – Scorpions 5 defeated Mets 1
Scorpions Medal – Olivia Durdevic
Coaches Award – Davina Raghvani
Player of the Final – Kelsey Berryman

Boys 16’s
Grand Finalists – Suns 6 defeated Scorpions 5 (Drop-off)
Scorpions Medal – Tylan Berryman
Players Player – Tylan Berryman
Coaches Award – Issac Fotu-Moala

Girls 16’s
Champions – Scorpions 3 defeated Suns 1
Scorpions Medal – Tia Matthews
Player of the Final – Ava Jones

Boys 18’s
Grand Finalists – Hornets 4 defeated Scorpions 2
Scorpions Medal – Dylan Charlier
Players Player – Josh Turner

Girls 18’s
Champions – Scorpions 3 defeated Suns 2
Scorpions Medal – Imogen Sayer
Players Player – Lauren McCurley
Player of the Final – Mackenzie Davis

JR Club Captains – Emily Smith & Josh Turner
Sarah Peattie Medal – Emily Smith
Sam Brisby Medal – Josh Turner

Regional Championship:
1st Sydney Scorpions 89 points
2nd West South West Suns 64 points
3rd Hunter Western Hornets 63 points

2022 Merit Teams Scorpions Representatives:

Girls 12’s
Middle: April Unwin

Boys 12’s
Link: Cooper Eveleigh, Jay Calandruccio
Utility: Kobe Bishop

Girls 14’s
Middle: Coco Masters , Shah Wakely, Talea Tonga
Link: Kelsey Berryman, Mia Tonga
Winger: Summer Bourke
Utility: Olivia Durdevic

Boys 14’s
Middle: Taj Paterson
Link: Jack Kalms
Winger: Rhys Webster, Jake Medved

Girls 16’s
Middle: Waiaria Ellis, Ava Jones
Winger: Jazz Vera, Leila McDougall

Boys 16’s
Middle: Tylan Berryman
Link: Max Davies, Logan Tolar
Winger: Taj Thompson

Girls 18’s
Middle: Emily Smith, Mackenzie Davis
Link: Imogen Sayer, Nina Vander Reyden

Boys 18’s
Middle: Josh Turner
Link: Cooper Angles-Cork
Winger: Cooper Wood

 

National Touch League 2022 Coaching Appointments

Sydney Scorpions is pleased to announce their updated coaching teams for the 2022 National Touch League. The event will take at C.ex Coffs International Stadium at Coffs Harbour on the 4-7 May, 2022.

Men’s Open (Blue)
Head Coach – Dave Roberts
Assistant Coach – Mark Boland

Assistant Coach – Matt Scranage
Manager – Johanne Joe

Men’s Open (Green)
Head Coach – Brad Curl
Assistant Coach – Matt Lawson
Manager – Amy Alagna

Women’s Open
Head Coach – Anthony Dudeck
Head Coach – Barry Gibson
Assistant Coach – Te Aroha Paki
Manager – Sara Wilson

Women’s 20’s
Head Coach – Christian Browne
Assistant Coach – Jordan Parsonage
Assistant Coach – Keith Smith
Manager – Michelle Geros

Mixed Open
Head Coach – Matt Scranage
Assistant Coach – Christian Frost
Assistant Coach – Daniel Rushworth
Manager – Donna Ryan

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NSWTA Junior Regional Squads

Sydney Scorpions trials for their Boys & Girls U12-U18’s squads will take place on Sunday 20 March. The U12-U14’s were previously advertised for this date, however we are now also bringing forward the U16-18’s to this date. Further communication will be provided on the squad Facebook groups. Any unavailability to these sessions should be communicated directly with the team officials. Players are requested to wear their Junior State Cup or affiliate numbered playing singlet. The NSWTA Junior Regional event will be held at Tuggerah on the Central Coast on 30 April – 1 May 2022. The Touch Football Australia DoorDash National Youth Championships will be held on the Sunshine Coast from 28 Sept – 1 Oct 2022.
 
Date: Sunday 20 March, 2022
Venue: Beacon Hill Reserve, Willandra Rd, Beacon Hill 2100
Divisional Squad Trial Times:
U18 Boys & Girls – 10.20am-12.00pm
U16 Boys & Girls – 12.15pm-2.00pm
U12 Boys & Girls – 2.15pm-4.00pm
U14 Boys & Girls – 4.15pm-6.00pm

– Squads for all divisions can be found here:  https://bit.ly/Scorps-Almanac
– Further information on the selection process and feedback can be found via here.

NSWTA Junior Regional Trial Info

Updated 30/03/22.  Sydney Scorpions updated pathway and timeline information for the 2022 NSWTA Junior Regional campaign can now be found below. Refer to the pathway infographic in relation to the TalentID events for Scorpions Boys & Girls U12-U18 squad/team selection. Scorpions Junior Pathways info-graphic can be found via: https://bit.ly/Scorps-JR22-Pathway-070222  The NSWTA Junior Regional event will be held at Tuggerah on the Central Coast on 30 April – 1 May 2022.

Scorpions Gary Croft Junior Gala Day 2022

Sydney Scorpions ‘Gary Croft Junior Gala Day’ updated draw is now available. Since the original draw release there have been fixture changes to a number of divisons as well as field changes so please recheck the latest online draw. The event will be hosted by Northern Beaches Renegades on Sunday 30 January at North Narrabeen Reserve, Warriewood. Key event information including the draw via: https://bit.ly/Scorps-GalaDay22
– Renegades will have a canteen in operation on the day and additionally a BBQ from 12noon-4.00pm
– There will be lots of parking available
– Basic first aid and ice will be available, each club or individual to do their own strapping
– There will action photography taken on the day
– All teams to provide their own referee to each game

Narrabeen Sports High School Partnership

Sydney Scorpions is pleased to announce our official partnership with Narrabeen Sports High School (NSHS). Scorpions has achieved sustained success in junior athlete development and provides regional representative pathway opportunities for athletes, referees, coaches and officials – including those based on the Northern Beaches.

Student-athletes involved in the NSHS Touch Football Academy Program, attended the official launch of the partnership on Friday 3rd December. Attendees participated in skills, drills and activities with academy coaches.  The partnership will increase opportunities for talent development and improve access to high performance resources including coaches and events for the school. We look forward to partnering with Narrabeen Sports High School in 2022 and beyond, aiming to assist student-athletes on their journey for success in both sporting and academic pathways.

As part of our official partnership with Narrabeen Sports High School, Anthony Dudeck spoke with Principle Tracy Postle & Director of Sport Ian Wood.

As part of our official partnership with Narrabeen Sports High School, Sammy Rodgers spoke with athlete-students and Scorpions representatives Marissa Stubbs, Chelsea Smyth, Tamoko Berryman-Duff and Tylan Berryman.

 

NTL 2022 – Updated Men’s, Women’s Mixed Trials

Sydney Scorpions updated trial information for their Men’s Open/20’s, Women’s Open/20’s and Mixed Open divisions for the 2022 National Touch League can now be found below. With the recent postponement of the NSWTA Senior State Cup and based on the current uncertainty for many participants, trials below will be used initially for TalentID purposes as this will no longer be possible at State Cup. At the appropriate time, should it be required, Scorpions will reconfirm with players if they are still available for selection and intend on playing NTL. Teams will then be finalised based on this updated information whilst utilising TalentID obtained at trials. All players that wish to be considered for selection at this current point in time should complete the updated EOI trial forms below by 5pm Wednesday 1 December. All players over 16 years of age will need to show proof of double vaccination in order to trial. Further information via email@sydneyscorpions or Messenger.
 
Trial EOI Women’s Open / 20’s via https://bit.ly/Scorps-WO-Trial
Trial EOI Men’s Open / 20’s via https://bit.ly/Scorps-MO-Trial
Trial EOI Mixed Open via https://bit.ly/Scorps-MXO-Trial
 
Women’s Open / 20’s Trial 1:
Date: Friday 3 December
Time: 6.15pm-8.30pm
Venue: Narrabeen Sports High School, 10 Namona St, North Narrabeen 2101
 
Women’s Open / 20’s Trial 2:
Date: Sunday 5 December
Time: 8.30am-10.30am
Venue: Bernie Mullane Sports Complex, 10 Marella Ave, Kellyville 2155
 
Men’s Open / 20’s Trial 1:
Date: Sunday 5 December
Time: 10.00am-12.00pm
Venue: Bernie Mullane Sports Complex, 10 Marella Ave, Kellyville 2155
 
Men’s Open / 20’s Trial 2:
Date: Sunday 12 December
Time: 9.00am-10.30am
Venue: Nolan Reserve, 8 Riverview Parade, North Manly 2100
 
Mixed Open Trial 1:
Date: Sunday 5 December
Time: 10.00am-12.00pm
Venue: Bernie Mullane Sports Complex, 10 Marella Ave, Kellyville 2155

NSWTA Junior Regional Coaching Appointments

Sydney Scorpions are pleased to announce their coaching appointments for the 2022 NSWTA Junior Regional Championships. The event will be held at Tuggerah on the Central Coast on 30 April – 1 May 2022. Vacant Team Manager roles will be appointed and published following the selection of the final teams. Scorpions Junior Pathways info-graphic can be found via: https://bit.ly/Scorps-JR22-Pathway
 
Boys 12’s
Head Coach – Heath Cooper
Head Coach – Willie Bishop
Assistant Coach – Steve Matthews
Interim Manager – Vanessa Cooper
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Boys 14’s
Head Coach – Craig Lowe
Assistant Coach – Dallas Paterson
Assistant Coach – Ian Kalms
Interim Manager – Lena Lowe
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Boys 16’s
Head Coach – Brad Curl
Head Coach – Terry Joe
Assistant Coach – Matt Lawson
Manager – Johanne Joe
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Boys 18’s
Head Coach – Brandon McDonald
Assistant Coach – Eddie Johnston
Assistant Coach – Mark Jones
Manager – Amy Alagna
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Girls 12’s
Head Coach – Te Aroha Paki
Assistant Coach – Kylie Nicholas
Assistant Coach – Tim Sleigh
Manager – Leischa Gray
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Girls 14’s
Head Coach – Gloria Berryman
Head Coach – Kalani Duff
Assistant Coach – Nicole Saldern
Manager – Kellie Cohen
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Girls 16’s
Head Coach – Keith Smith
Head Coach – Shellie Davis
Assistant Coach – Jordan Parsonage
Interim Manager – Leah Ellis
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Girls 18’s
Head Coach – Samantha Rodgers
Assistant Coach – Justin Richardson
Assistant Coach – Trevor McDougall
Manager – Sara Wilson

NSWTA Junior Regional Player EOI

Sydney Scorpions are requesting player expressions of interest (EOI) for their Boys & Girls U12/14/16/18’s teams who will complete at the 2022 NSWTA Junior Regional Championships. The event will be held at Tuggerah on the Central Coast on 30 April – 1 May 2022. Squads will be selected from gala days including Scorpions Junior Gala Day plus the NSWTA Junior State Cup, with those squad members invited to trial. Scorpions trials will take place for each age division on the weekend of the 19-20 March. Coaching teams for the event will be published in coming weeks. Scorpions Junior Pathways info-graphic can be found via: https://bit.ly/Scorps-JR22-Pathway Further information is available within the EOI form and via Scorpions Messenger or via email@sydneyscorpions.com