Harness Racing Driving

 

This program is supported by:

       

The 2018/19 Program has finished. Please keep an this page for any updates on the 2019/20 Program.

 

Program Coordinator: Barry McColl

 

The Hunter Academy of Sport (HAS) is now accepting nominations from athletes interested in participating in the 2019 Harness Racing Program. This program is supported by Harness Racing NSW.

 

A pathway program for high performance including healthy lifestyle & integrity has been created utilising the Regional Academies of Sport (RAS) in partnership with various venues & facilities around the state. The main focus of the Academy program is to create junior development to educate off-track, or out-of-racing. Parents are encouraged to attend these sessions alongside their athlete(s). 

 

The program will consist of two education sessions of as follows:

 

Session One - Saturday 16th Feb

Time: 9am-3:30pm

Venue: HAS Office, Administration Building, 294 Turton Rd Broadmeadow & Newcastle Harness Racing Club

This full day session will include the following topics presented by various professionals:

  • Rules & Driving
  • Social Media
  • Personal Fitness
  • Training & Driving
  • Animal Welfare
  • Media Training
  • Dual Sulky Driving

A HAS Polo, lunch & dinner will be provided. 

 

Session Two - Sunday 17th Feb

Time: 9am-3:30pm

Venue: HAS Office, Administration Building, 294 Turton Rd Broadmeadow

This full day session will include the following topics presented by various professionals:

  • Gearing a Horse
  • Nutrition
  • Well Being
  • Goal Setting
  • Pathway Opportunities 
  • Media Training
  • Public Speaking
  • Further Animal Welfare

All athletes will recieve a participation certificate upon completion. 

 

Cost & Eligibility

The cost of the 2019 Hunter Academy of Sport Harness Racing  Program is FREE, and is open to athletes aged between 10-14 years of age in 2019. 

 

Please note: if you wish to bring your horse along to these sessions please email sallie@hunteracademy.org.au