2013 State Cup Wrap-up – Manly Women's 20's Champions 12.12.13
Port Macquarie put on glorious weather as the 2013 State Cup took place with the Manly Women's Premier League going down in the semi final, the Manly Women's 20's winning the title and the Manly Warringah Touch Association taking out the Champion Club Award yet again. For the 20's Coaches Jamie Clifford and Keith Smith it was a very satisfying result after losing in last years Semi Final series. The team this year performed on the day it mattered winning their Quarter Final 5-1 against Port Macquarie. They then were faced with a very tough Semi Final and won in a drop-off with Captain Shellie Davis getting the winner to make it 4-3 over the Murwillumbah Mavericks. In the Final the girls took on the Berkeley Vale Panthers winning in a fantastic performance by 7-3. Player of the Final was Shellie Davis with a number of other players having big games including Tayla Clifford. The Final can be watched via YouTube here and photos from the day are here. In Premier League it was a case of a huge opportunity missed with the team going undefeated on the Friday and Saturday, topping their pool including impressive wins over the Roosters and Bulldogs. This meant avoiding a Quarter Final and having a game off progressing straight to the Semi Final where they met the winner of Wollongong vs Canterbury. To their credit Wollongong defeated the Bulldogs and then came out firing in the Semi Final to defeat the Sea Eagles 3-1. It was most definitely a State Cup of upsets with the Bulldogs and Roosters not progressing to the Semi Finals however it seems Wollongong played their Final one game early as they were easily defeated by the Magpies in the Final by 6-1. For the Sea Eagles their Players Player was Laura Peattie and the Coaches Awards went to Jenna Hitch and Danni Davis. Overall it has been a successful 2013 with Premier League making the Vawdon Cup Grand Final, State Cup Semi Final and Division 1 reaching the Vawdon Cup Semi Final and 20's winning the State Cup title. Additionally many young players were given experience in Premier League and many made their debut at their first senior State Cup for the 20's. Pre-season trials and training for the new 2014 season will commence on Friday 4th July 2014 with many players now focusing on the upcoming Junior State Cup, NTL, Elite 8 and Junior Regionals.
Manly Sea Eagles 7 defeated Berkeley Vale Panthers 3
Touchdowns: Shellie Davis 2, Teagan Wilson, Jess Fowler, Maddie Hartman, Emma Williams, Tayla Clifford
NSWTA Player of The Final: Shellie Davis
Manly Sea Eagles 2013 State & Vawdon Cup Awards:
State Cup Women's Premier League Players Players: Laura Peattie
State Cup Women's Premier League Coaches Awards: Jenna Hitch & Danni Davis
State Cup Women's 20's Players Players: Tayla Clifford
State Cup Women's 20's Best & Fairest: Shellie Davis
State Cup Women's 20's Coaches Awards: Sinead McNamara & Brittney Clifford
State Cup Women's 20's NSWTA Player of The Final: Shellie Davis
Vawdon Cup Women's Premier League Player of the Season: Sarah Peattie
Vawdon Cup Women's Division 1 Player of the Season: Stephanie Maiolo
Women's Premier League & 20's Rising Star Award: Bec Beath
Barry Gibson Perpetual Trophy: Samantha Rodgers
Club Person of the Year – Anthony Dudeck Perpetual Trophy: Anthony Dudeck (Inaugural Recipient)
Women's Premier League : Bec Beath, Brittney McLeod, Chloe Cheney, Danni Davis, Elesha Dougal, Hannah Dyball, Jenna Hitch, Justine Johnston, Laura Peattie, Rachael Cleave, Sam Rodgers, Sarah Peattie (Captain), Yasmin Meakes, Zara Nicholas. Women's 20's: Brittney Clifford, Chloe Scranage, Crystal Maguire, Emma Williams, Jess Fowler, Jessica Shanahan, Jorja McDonald, Kristie Leonard, Maddison Hartman, Shellie Davis, Sinead McNamara, Tayla Clifford, Teagan Wilson, Tully Marr
2013 Women's Premier League State Cup Results:
Friday 6th Dec – Manly Sea Eagles 13 defeated Hornsby Lions 0
Touchdowns: Zara Nicholas 5, Laura Peattie 2, Yasmin Meakes 2, Danni Davis 2, Elesha Dougal, Rachael Cleave.
Friday 6th Dec – Manly Sea Eagles 12 defeated Parramatta Eels (2) 0
Touchdowns: Yasmin Meakes 2, Danni Davis 2, Rachael Cleave, Hannah Dyball, Justine Johnston, Zara Nicholas, Sam Rodgers, Brittney McLeod, Sarah Peattie, Elesha Dougal.
Saturday 7th Dec – Championship Pool A –
Manly Sea Eagles 7 defeated Northern Suburbs Bears 0
Touchdowns: Sam Rodgers 2, Bec Beath, Yasmin Meakes, Danni Davis, Justine Johnston, Zara Nicholas.
Saturday 7th Dec – Championship Pool A
Manly Sea Eagles 3 defeated Canterbury Bulldogs 2
Touchdowns: Yasmin Meakes 2, Zara Nicholas.
Saturday 7th Dec – Championship Pool A
Manly Sea Eagles 3 defeated Eastern Suburbs Roosters 1
Touchdowns: Sarah Peattie, Hannah Dyball, Sam Rodgers
Saturday 7th Dec – Championship Pool A
Manly Sea Eagles 7 defeated Wallsend Wolves 3
Touchdowns: Yasmin Meakes 3, Danni Davis, Chloe Cheney, Laura Peattie, Elesha Dougal.
Sunday 8th Dec – Semi Final
Manly Sea Eagles 1 defeated by Wollongong Devils 3
Touchdown: Sam Rodgers
2013 State Cup Preview @ Port Macquarie 04.12.13
This weekend the State Cup gets underway once again with the Manly Sea Eagles looking for strong showings in both the Women's 20's and Women's Opens (Premier League) divisions. About four weeks have passed since the end to the Vawdon Cup where the Premier League team had their strongest season to date making it to the Grand Final where they went down by a single touchdown to the Roosters. The Sea Eagles will be a stronger team following the experience and traditionally perform better at the State Cup with the tournament format to their liking. Weather conditions in Port Macquarie look excellent with both teams kicking off their campaigns on Friday morning. For the 20's they will be looking to Shellie Davis, Emma Williams and Tayla Clifford to lead the way, and they have a number of young players making their senior State Cup debuts. For Premier League the team welcome back from injury both Sarah Peattie and Rachael Cleave. Both players were missing from the Vawdon Cup final series and have recovered well from their time out. Zara Nicholas and Bec Beath will be making their Premier League State Cup debuts with both players having solid Vawdon Cup campaigns. Bec Beath has been one of the big improvers and this time last year was playing Women's 20's – this season forcing her way into the Premier League team on the back of some very strong performances. The ever consistent Hannah Dyball is another player the Sea Eagles will be looking to at this State Cup. Hannah was a finalist in the NSWTA Junior Player of the Year and always performs at her best in these tournaments. Fresh on the back of their inclusion in the Australian Mixed Opens squad, Yasmin Meakes and Sam Rodgers are two vital components in the Manly team. Both ladies played a huge part in last season’s State Cup and will no doubt be looking to do the same this time around. Add to the team the likes of Laura Peattie, Brittney McLeod, Elesha Dougal, Danni Davis and many others and the Sea Eagles will be arriving at Port with plenty of confidence as they look to appear in their first final after two consecutive semi-finals appearances. In the Premier League division the top teams look to be the Eastern Suburbs Roosters, Wollongong Devils, Canterbury Bulldogs, Manly Sea Eagles and Wests Magpies. However with many of these teams set to rely heavily on one or two players, their campaigns could be in trouble should an injury occur to one of those players. The Sea Eagles Vawdon Cup Player of the Season Awards went behind closed doors before the final series with both Premier League and Division One winners to be announced at the Manly Club Dinner on Friday night. You can keep in touch with all the goings on at State Cup via the results page, State Cup home page and the NSWTA Facebook page. Finally, congratulations to the players below on their State Cup milestones.
Manly Sea Eagles Debut: Sinead McNamara
Senior State Cup Debut: Sinead McNamara, Brittney Clifford, Chloe Scranage, Maddison Hartman, Tully Marr, Teagan Wilson, Kristie Leonard
Premier League State Cup Debut: Bec Beath, Zara Nicholas
Sea Eagles vs Roosters Vawdon Cup Grand Final 04.11.13
You can watch highlights from the Sea Eagles vs Roosters clash or the full replay via the TFA YouTube channel. Congratulations to the Roosters who defeated the Sea Eagels by 5-4. Photo's from the day are here.
Premier League Grand Final:
Manly Sea Eagles 4 defeated by Eastern Suburbs Roosters 5
Touchdowns: Zara Nicholas 2, Brittney McLeod, Bec Beath
Player of the Year points to be announced at State Cup club dinner
2013 State Cup Premier League & 20's Training Camp 10.11.13
Date: Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th November, 2013
Venue: Umina & Woy Woy on the Central Coast (90 minute drive from Manly)
Saturday Training & Trial Games:
Meet at the hotel for check-in at 1.30pm OR be ready to run at 2.00pm at Brisbane Water Secondary College Woy Woy Senior Campus. The school is on Edward Street, Woy Woy, 2256. NOTE it is the Woy Woy campus.
F1 2.00pm Peninsula Senior Mixed vs Easts Mixed 2
F1 2.40pm Manly PL vs Peninsula Senior Mixed
F2 2.40pm Manly 20’s vs Easts Mixed 2
F1 3.20pm Manly PL vs Easts Mixed 2
F2 3.20pm Manly 20’s vs Peninsula Senior Mixed
Saturday Overnight Accomodation & Function:
28 players/Mgmt, 4 players to a room.
Glades Motor Inn Accommodation Woy Woy
15 Dunban Road, Woy Woy NSW 2256
Overnight What to Bring: Manly Training Singlet, touch shoes, runners, swimmers, towel.
The following need to be purchased and have been allocated to a few players (please keep receipts and give to Sandra)
Mixed Fruit for Sat afternoon/Sunday morning – TBA
Muesli Bars & some sweets – TBA
Banana Bread – TBA
Drinks & Ice – TBA
Sunday Trial Games:
Both teams will compete in the Peninsula touch tournament against other State Cup rep teams.
Meeting at the fields at 9.30am. Grand Finals at 3.05pm.
Fixtures & Results
McEvoy Oval, Umina
McEvoy Street, which is off Ocean Beach Road,