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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



2018 Elite 8 Champions

Congratulations to all involved on another successful National Touch League campaign with NSW Scorpions Women’s successfully winning back to back Elite 8 tiles. The Women’s Elite 8 went into a drop off, and despite a slow start and a 0-3 half-time deficit, the NSW Scorpions won 4-3 against the Broncos to claim back to back titles.  Additionally it's three Elite 8 championship titles in five years and as such the team has dominated the Women’s Elite 8 division since it's inception in 2011.  For the second successive year all 16 players from the winning NSW Scorpions team were from the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles affiliate. Player of the Final for the second year in a row was Laura Peattie.

Women’s Elite 8:  Billie Taylor, Brittney Clifford, Chloe Cheney, Danielle Davis, Elesha Dougal, Faith Nathan, Hannah Dyball, Laura Peattie, Lucy McDonald, Madison Higgins-Ashby, Rachelle Davis, Samantha Rodgers, Stephanie Maiolo, Tayla Clifford, Yasmin Meakes, Zara Nicholas.  Head Coach – Barry Gibson Assistant Coaches – Anthony Dudeck & Christian Browne

Season 2017 Begins & Ends As Champions

Manly Women's Premier League have capped off a tremendous season taking out the 2017 Vawdon & State Cup titles making it six titles in a row.  Along with this they won the NTL Elite 8 title undefeated representing the NSW Scorpions with all players from the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles club.  It was a great season for our junior teams winning the Vawdon Cup Youth League Division 1 title and State Cup Women's 20's. 

At the 2017 State Cup the team produced a clinical performance in the Women’s Open A final, wrapping up a third successive Vawdon Cup and State Cup double. The match was played with plenty of grit as expected with both teams going set for set early on. Eventually the Roosters defensive wall cracked and the Sea Eagles swooped to open the scoring before putting the game out of reach for the Roosters with 4-1 the final score.  COngratulations to Player of the Final Chloe Cheney.

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