Frequently Asked Questions


Q. What dates are the Academy Games?

A. Friday, 27th April – Sunday 29th April, 2018



Q. What sports are at the Academy Games?

A. There will be 8 sports in the 2018 Academy Games: AFL, Basketball, Netball, Hockey, Tennis, Surfing, Softball and Golf



Q. What are the details of the Opening Ceremony?

A. The Opening Ceremony will be held on Friday 27th April at Newcastle Basketball Stadium to begin at 5pm and will run for roughly an hour. It is encouraged that all competing athletes attend if possible.


Athletes are asked to arrive by 4:30pm and make their way to Court 7 to begin lining up in their Academies for the march in. Parents and supporters will be asked to sit in the grandstand to the right of the stage. Athletes will also be given their Welcome Packs at the Opening Ceremony.


Basketball games will be held following the Opening Ceremony, so feel free to hang around and support your Academy!



Q. What do athletes wear to the Opening Ceremony?

A. Please ensure athletes are in uniform as advised by your Academy. 



Q. Will merchandise be available?

A. Yes, merchandise will be available for the Games courtesy of TLA. The online store has now closed, and all orders placed online will be available for pick up from the Opening Ceremony.


TLA will be set up at the front of the Basketball Stadium on Friday afternoon selling all stock, and will be at various venues across Newcastle on Saturday.



Q. Will the Official Program & Individual Sport Programs be available at my venue?

A. No, all programs will be only available online. They are available for download on your mobile or desktop from All team lists, competition format, rules and draws will be in the programs. A printed draw will be available at your venue.



Q. Will canteen facilities be available at my venue?

A. Yes, if not already advised by your Academy.



Q. Can I attend any of the other sports throughout the weekend?

A. Yes, you are welcome to go along and support your academy at any of the venues as long as you are not needed at your venue. Please ensure you let your coach know where you are at all times.


All locations are available in the Official Program, or on



Q. Will there will be an Official Photographer at the event?

A. Yes, Kevin Bull photography will be present throughout the weekend and will cover a couple of hours per venue. You can spot Kevin & his team in hi-vis singlets throughout the weekend. These will be available at  



Q. How will we see the results over the weekend?

A. From Saturday and Sunday evening, the Hunter Academy of Sport team will be collating all the results from the day and uploading them to Please give them a few hours to ensure that all results are accurate.



Q. Will there be a Closing Ceremony?

A. No, there will not be an official Closing Ceremony. Each venue will hold a small unofficial presentation of winners.


Each sport will be awarding winners differently, so please check your program.