Last weekend NSW’s best junior players traveled to Ballina to compete in the NSW Junior Regional Championship. After a weekend of high quality Touch Football, the Sydney Scorpions were crowned regional champions for the 8th year in a row – edging out the Hunter Hornets by only 1 point.
Sydney Scorpions teams included representatives from Hills, Manly, Parramatta, Hornsby, Northern Beaches and Carlingford.
Congratulations go to the following Hills Hornets players who contributed to Scorpions Success:
U14 Girls (Champions) Sophie Williams
U16 Girls (Champions) Paris Mooney
U18 Girls (Runners Up) Abi Shephard, Bella Duncan
U14 Boys (Champions) Finn Watkins.
U16 Boys (Semi Finalists) Connor Griffiths, Ethan Klien, Flynn Anges-Corke
U18 Boys (Runners Up) Keeley Bowen, Lachlan Henrisson, Ray Wehbe (C)
In addition to players, the following Hills Hornets Coaches also contributed
Matt Lawson (Asst Coach U14 Boys)
Brad Curl (Head Coach U18 Boys)
Brad Mitchell (Asst Coach U18 Boys)
Phil McIlwraith (Asst Coach U18 Boys)
Mel Mitchell (Head Coach U18 Girls)
Craig Beacroft (Asst Coach U14 Girls)
Anthony Dudeck (Head Coach U16 Girls)
Dave Nolan (Juniors Director)
At the finalisation of the tournament, NSW merit teams were announced. Congratulations to the following Hills players for their selection:
Finn Watkins (U14 Boys)
Paris Mooney (U16 Girls)
A special mention for Ray Wehbe who as well as being selected as Scorpions Club captain, also won the Sam Brisby Medal as recognition for his contribution as a Junior Scorpion over a number of years.
All players and coaches are now looking forward to getting back to home turf at the Hills Hornets and relaying what they have learnt to the next group of potential Scorpion representatives.