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Manly Women’s Development Day – 21 October 2018

Sunday 21 October saw the Manly Women's Premier League hold their Junior Touch Development Day at the Narrabeen Sports High all weather facility.  Many thanks to all the kids and parents who supported the day, with photos available here now.  We are looking forward to continuing to cater for all player skill levels, both boys and girls and whether players are touch newbies or representative players keen to sharpen up their skills whilst learning new ones.

Many thanks from the squad to all the helpers on the day especially the fantastic Jenny Rodgers and Michelle Geros who did a fantastic job with the event organising.  Also special thanks to Mike Pawley Sports who donated discount vouchers to all attendees! 

Watch this space for our next Development Day in the upcoming December/January School Holidays so that players can get ready for Junior State Cup and Scorpions Junior Gala Day in the perfect way!  Dates coming soon and keep practicing those skills you learnt so we can check them out next time we meet!  Further info via

All photos from the day here now!

2018 Vawdon Cup Results & Player of the Season Points

Women’s Premier League Championship
Manly Sea Eagles 10 Defeated Easts Roosters 2 (Player of the Final Elesha Te Paa Manly Sea Eagles)

Women’s Division 1 Championship
Manly Sea Eagles 6 Defeated Parramatta 3 (Player of the Final Sariah Paki Manly Sea Eagles)

Girl’s Youth League 1 Championship
Manly Sea Eagles 12 Defeated Parramatta Eels 5 (Player of the Final Kiiahla Duff Manly Sea Eagles)

Friday 26 October
Semi Final – Premier League 
Manly Sea Eagles vs Wests Magpies
7.00pm at Bankstown Touch F2

Friday 26 October
Semi Final – Division 1
Manly Sea Eagles vs Canterbury Bulldogs
7.50pm at Bankstown Touch F3

Saturday 27 October
Grand Final – Youth League Div 1
Manly Sea Eagles vs Winner Parra vs Orange 
1.00pm at Chifley Sports Reserve F5

Saturday 27 October
Grand Final – Youth League Div 2
Manly Sea Eagles vs Winner Wests vs Hills
3.30pm at Chifley Sports Reserve F3

GYL 2 – Semi Final (19/10/18)
Manly Sea Eagles 3 defeated Hills Hornets 2
Touchdowns: Imogen Sayer 2, Lucy Forrest
Player of the Season Points: Withheld

GYL 1 – Semi Final (19/10/18)
Manly Sea Eagles 7 defeated Parramatta Eels 1
Touchdowns: Lala Duff 3, Georgie Forrest, Maddie McGrath, Millie Durdevic, Caitlin Hickey
Player of the Season Points: Withheld

Premier League – VC Round 11
Manly Sea Eagles 10 defeated Northern Beaches Renegades 1
Touchdowns: Sam Rodgers 4, Steph Maiolo 3, Brittney Clifford 2, Faith Nathan,
Player of the Season Points: Withheld

WD1 – VC Round 11
Manly Sea Eagles 6 defeated Norths 2
Touchdowns: Alysse Cooper, Charmayne Nathan, Chesky Curtin, Tina Clancy, Sariah Paki, Lucy McDonald
Player of the Season Points: Withheld

GYL 2 – VC Round 11
Manly Sea Eagles 4 defeated Lower Blue Mountains 0
Touchdowns: Charlee Evers 2, Tilly Daniels 2
Player of the Season Points: Withheld

GYL 1 – VC Round 11
Manly Sea Eagles 7 defeated Balmain Tigers 0
Touchdowns: Maddie Binding 3, Lala Duff, Mille Durdevic, Sara Ryan, Maddie McGrath
Player of the Season Points: Withheld

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2018 NSW State of Origin Teams

Massive congratulations to all 9 of our NSW Women’s Open representatives. Special mention to Zara Nicholas, Steph Maiolo and Faith Nathan on debut for NSW Women’s Open. NSW will take on Queensland in November at the 2018 State of Origin series in Redcliffe.

Sophie Broadhead (Wollongong Devils)
Tayla Clifford (Manly Sea Eagles)
Madison Crowe (Central Coast Dolphins)
Danielle Davis (Manly Sea Eagles)
Rachelle Davis (Manly Sea Eagles)
Hannah Dyball (Manly Sea Eagles)
Stephanie Maiolo (Manly Sea Eagles)
Jessica McCall – (C) (Wollongong Devils)
Patricia Michaelopolous (Wests Magpies)
Faith Nathan (Manly Sea Eagles)
Zara Nicholas (Manly Sea Eagles)
Laura Peattie (Manly Sea Eagles)
Ashleigh Quinlan (Easts Roosters)
Samantha Rodgers (Manly Sea Eagles)

Congratulations to the following players for their selection in the NSW Women’s 20’s team to take on Queensland in November.

Brittany Clifford (Manly Sea Eagles)
Maddison Higgins-Ashby (Manly Sea Eagles)
Lucy McDonald (Manly Sea Eagles)
Aliyah Paki (Manly Sea Eagles)
Sariah Paki (Manly Sea Eagles)
Kate Ryan (Manly Sea Eagles)
Billie Taylor (Manly Sea Eagles)
Elise Wilson (Manly Sea Eagles)

NSW vs QLD Women’s Touch Exhibition Match

In what should be another great promotion for touch football, nine of our Manly players will be representing NSW Women’s Open in their exhibition game against Queensland at North Sydney Oval on Friday 22nd June as a curtain raiser to the Holden Women’s State of Origin game.   Photo’s can be found here.

New South Wales:
Tayla Clifford – Manly Sea Eagles
Madison Crowe
Danielle Davis – Manly Sea Eagles 
Shellie Davis – Manly Sea Eagles 
Hannah Dyball – Manly Sea Eagles 
Stephanie Maiolo – Manly Sea Eagles 
Patricia Michaelopoulos
Faith Nathan – Manly Sea Eagles 
Zara Nicholas – Manly Sea Eagles 
Laura Peattie – Manly Sea Eagles 
Ashleigh Quinlan
Samantha Rodgers – Manly Sea Eagles 

Catherine Sargent
Elizabeth Campbell
Taylah Connell
Sammy-Jo Curtis
Grace Griffin
Emily Hennessey
Hayley Maddick
Katee Maller
Paige Parker
Georgina Rackemann
Kimberley Sue See
Marikki Watego


2018 NRL Touch Premiership

A new era in elite touch football has commenced with the inargural 2018 NRL Touch Premiership season now underway.  Three teams each from NSW and Queensland will battle it out aiming to make the Grand Final which will be played on the Gold Coast on Sunday 29 July, 2018. Regional touch permit Sydney Scorpions has been aligned with the NRL Parramatta Eels with the Women’s team made up of all 16 players from the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles touch affliliate.  In game one the Parramatta Eels defeated the Wests Tigers 4-3 at ANZ Stadium.  Game two will take place for the Eels against the Newcastle Knights on Saturday 20 June at Newcastle Stadium.  A positive result there will see the Eels up against the top placed Queensland team for a match-up on the Gold Coast in July and live on Fox Sports.   Photo’s can be found here.


The NRL Touch Premiership has tapped off in a big way with the Women’s Eels winning a nail biter 4-3 over the Tigers.  Patricia Michaelopoulous will go down in history as the first try scorer in the Premiership when she crossed the line in the 4th minute to give the visitors the lead.  Both teams took some time to adjust to the occasion at ANZ Stadium with the Eels needing 13 minutes to level up the scores. They did so when Zara Nicholas latched onto a long ball to score in the right-hand corner and they hit the lead shortly after when Sammy Rodgers crossed for the first of her double in the opposite corner; a lead they took into half-time.  The second was a replica of the first as both sides failed to trouble the scorer for first 10 minutes of the second stanza. Hannah Dyball found a free Sam Rodgers with 5 minutes left on the clock to give the Eels some breathing space at 3-1.  With time running out the Tigers looked to star play maker Ash Quinlan to make it happen and she duly delivered as she broke the Eels defensive line and found Courtney Young in the in-goal area to get the visitors back to 3-2.  The Eels again stretched the lead back out to two with Nicholas not wanting to be outdone and picking up a double for herself with a classy putdown in the left-hand corner. The Tigers Amy Webb got them within striking distance of tying it up and sending the first Premiership match into a drop-off when she scored with 60 seconds left on the clock.  The Eels played their part for the crowd when they turned it over from the restart giving the Tigers one last shot but they couldn’t convert their opportunity as the Eels hung on to secure an historic first ever Premiership win.

NRL Parramatta Eels: Aaliyah Paki, Bec Beath, Brittney Clifford, Chloe Cheney, Danni Davis (Captain), Elesha Dougal, Faith Nathan, Hannah Dyball, Laura Peattie, Lucy McDonald, Samantha Rodgers, Shellie Davis, Steph Maiolo, Tayla Clifford, Yasmin Meakes, Zara Nicholas.  Coach – Barry Gibson Assistant Coaches – Anthony Dudeck & Christian Browne

The team will be gunning for nine championship tournaments in a row with the current record below.

2014 Elite 8 Champions
2015 Vawdon Cup Champions
2015 State Cup Champions
2016 Vawdon Cup Champions
2016 State Cup Champions
2017 Elite 8 Champions
2017 Vawdon Cup Champions
2017 State Cup Champions
2018 Elite 8 Champions

Congratulations to our stand-out players from game one versus the Wests Tigers, with Player of the Match points below.

3. Hannah Dyball
2. Sammy Rodgers
1. Steph Maiolo