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Vawdon Cup 2017

Manly Women's touch is pleased to announce their 2017 Vawdon Cup squads. In order to secure their position in the squad and be financial and eligible for round one (Friday 21 July), all players are required to pay their $100 MWTA Vawdon Cup levy by Tuesday 18 July with banking details below. 

All players in Youth League that are over 16 years of age are also eligible for both Premier League and Division 1 (Open divisions), with a few players named in both Youth League & the PL/Div 1 squad. Players in the Youth League teams can move between divisions meaning we can move players from Division 2 to 1 and vice versa if the need arises and/or based on training attendance / player performances.

NSWTA player registration information will be released shortly, the cost will be $78.50 per player and is due by Friday 7 July.  Further info via

Premier League & Division 1 (34 players): Abbey Steanes, Alysse Cooper, Amelia Suters, Bec Beath, Billie Taylor, Brittney Clifford, Brittney McLeod, Charmayne Nathan, Chloe Butcher, Chloe Cheney, Chloe Scranage, Claudia Mete, Danni Davis, Emma Williams, Faith Nathan, Hannah Dyball, Jade Geros, Jennaya Wiggins, Jorja McDonald, Kate Ryan, Laura Peattie, Lucy McDonald, Maddi Ashby, Maddison Hartmann, Nicky Albery, Pihuka Duff, Rachelle Davis, Roha Paki, Sam Rodgers, Sariah Paki, Steph Maiolo, Tayla Clifford, Yasmin Meakes, Zara Nicholas.

Youth League – Division 1 (18 players): Anna Forrest, Audrey Little, Billie Taylor, Brearna Nathan, Caitlin Hickey, Francesca Curtin, Isabella Geros, Jade Geros, Kate Ryan, Kiiahla Duff, Macy Carrothers, Maddi McGrath, Mia Wilson, Millie Durdevic, Sophie Wickham, Teagan Long, Tia Young, Tianah Geros.

Youth League – Division 2 (17 players):  Charlie Scott, Georgie Forrest, Gracie Carpenter, Hannah Lovlin, Jamie Brown, Jordan McMahon, Josie Carlile, Kiana Kipa, Laila Pincus, Lily Marsters, Maddie Binding, Malayiki Russell, Olivia Wood, Sabrina Zochling, Sailor Perrett, Sara Ryan, Sascha Taurins.

Bendigo Bank
Account Name: Manly Women’s Open Touch Football
BSB: 633 000
A/C: 145 671 368
* Please ensure you put your name and short comment on your transfer so it can be identified*


NSW Scorpions Elite 8 Champions

Saturday 11 March 2017

The New South Wales Scorpions have made history in the Women’s Elite Eight grand final, defeating the Queensland Broncos 8-5 in an entertaining affair at the National Touch League in Coffs Harbour.   The Broncos were aiming for three titles in a row, but it wasn’t to be, outplayed from start to finish by a highly talented Scorpions side.  In a very rare feat that is unliklely to be repeated all 16 of the NSW Scorpions players come from the Manly Warringah club.

Hat-tricks to Scorpions stars Yasmin Meakes and Samantha Rodgers capped off a great tournament for both.

Despite the comfortable three-touchdown win, the Scorpions did not always look comfortable.  The Broncos had all the momentum after the half-time break and they used this to their advantage, scoring through Rebecca Lapraik just minutes into the second half to make the score 4-3.   Lapraik’s touchdown cut the margin to one and the Broncos’ appeared to have all the legs heading towards the last 15 minutes of play.

But after five minutes of great defence, the Scorpions hit back, scoring in the left corner through hat-trick hero Rodgers.  The score quickly became 6-3 to the Scorpions, with Yasmin Meakes grabbing her first of the afternoon with ten minutes to play.  Meakes then grabbed her second in the 33rd minute, all but icing the game for the Scorpions as they stretched their lead to four touchdowns.

Paige Parker hit back in the 35th minute for the Broncos to give them some hope, but as the minutes ticked by it became clear that it was going to be the Scorpions year.  Meakes capped a great tournament for herself in the 38th minute, scoring her third touchdown to kick-off the celebrations for the Scorpions team.  The Broncos managed a consolation touchdown in the 39th minute, with Catherine Sargent adding some respectability to the scoreboard to make it 8-5 in favour of the Scorpions.

The Scorpions were deserved winners, leading from the outset after opening the scoring in the 7th minute. They did that through Rodgers who found open space on the right wing to stroll over for a touchdown after some lazy defence.  She doubled her tally just a minute later in an almost identical play, and it soon became clear that the Scorpions would look to target the Broncos’ left-side defence.

The Broncos were always going to hit back and they did so through Emily Hennessey just seconds after the Scorpions last score. The match was beginning to open up and with the game on the line it was either teams to win.  In the 15th minute, the Scorpions regained their two-touchdown lead, with Zara Nicholas crossing in the left corner after a slick team play to make it 3-1.  The Broncos defence were caught napping by Stephanie Maiolo in the 18th minute and the Scorpions suddenly hit a 4-1 lead.  But the Broncos regained some momentum heading into half-time through the handy work of Sargent who crossed just seconds before the hooter to make the score 4-2 at the break.  It wasn’t enough, with the Scorpions going on with it in the second half to take the 2017 title.

New South Wales Scorpions 8 (Meakes 3, Rodgers 3, Nicholas, Maiolo touchdowns)
Queensland Broncos 5 (Sargent 2, Parker, Hennessey, Lapraik touchdowns)
Player of the Final – Laura Peattie

State Cup 2016 Champions

State Cup Grand Final Results:

Premier League: Manly Sea Eagles 2 defeated Canterbury Bulldogs 1
Touchdowns: Nicky Albery, Sam Rodgers
NSWTA Player of the Final: Steph Maiolo

Women’s Open B: Manly Sea Eagles 9 defeated Taree Flames 2
NSWTA Player of the Final: Bec Beath

Women’s 20’s: Murwillumbah Mavericks 6 defeated Manly Sea Eagles 5

 2016 State & Vawdon Cup Awards:

State Cup Women’s Premier League Players Player:  Shellie Davis & Aaliyah Paki
State Cup Women’s Premier League Coaches Awards:  Zara Nicholas, Aaliyah Paki, Steph Maiolo
State Cup Women’s 20’s Players Player: Faith Nathan
State Cup Women’s 20’s Coaches Awards: Sariah Paki, Lucy McDonald, Pihuka Duff, Isabella Geros, Caitlin Hickey
State Cup  Women’s Premier League NSWTA Player of The Final: Steph Maiolo
State Cup  Women’s Open B NSWTA Player of The Final: Bec Beath
Vawdon Cup Women’s Premier League Player of the Season: Yasmin Meakes & Hannah Dyball
Vawdon Cup Women’s Division One Player of the Season: Brittney McLeod
Vawdon Cup Women’s Youth League Player of the Season: Sariah Paki
Women’s Premier League & 20’s Rising Star Award:  Brittney Clifford
Barry Gibson Perpetual Trophy: Hannah Dyball
Club Person of the Year – Anthony Dudeck Perpetual Trophy: Sarah Peattie
Keith Smith Perpetual Trophy: Keith Smith (Inaugural Recipient)
Presentation of Barry Gibson Shield to Barry Gibson



NSWTA Blues Awards Dinner

Congratulations to everyone involved in what was a huge evening with Manly taking out many awards on the night.

NSWTA Coach of the Year 2015/16
Barry Gibson – Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
(Barry Gibson also nominated for Junior Coach of the Year)

NSWTA Open Female Player of the Year 2015/16
Danni Davis – Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
(Sam Rodgers also nominated)

NSWTA Junior Female Player of the Year 2015/16
Brittney Clifford – Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
(Pihuka Duff also nominated)

NSWTA Team of the Year 2015/16
Manly Warringah Women’s Open

NSWTA Affiliate of the Year 2015/16
Manly Warringah Touch Association

Sea Eagles Tweets

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  • Only 63 days till Vawdon Cup 2016... not that we’re counting. #oldskool
  • Head to TFA Facebook to see some highlights from Danni Davis who received the Player's Player award #transtasman2016
  • Congrats to our 8 Manly girls set to represent NSW Women's Opens against Qld in September 2016! GO BLUES!
  • Dynamo duo

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