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


Head coach: Ben Brown 

Manager: Sarah Leoniuk



The Hunter Academy of Sport (HAS) hockey program plays a vital role in the Hockey NSW pathway by identifying, monitoring and developing the skills of young hockey players.


The HAS hockey program forms an underpinning program for the Hockey NSW Athlete Acceleration Program (AAP) that can see athletes progress through the athlete pathway and be given the support they need to progress to the next level. Members of the squad will be exposed to expert coaching services, and sport specific education in areas such as, physiotherapy and nutrition.


Athlete Eligibility Criteria

  • 16-18 year olds in 2019 (born in 2003, 2002 or 2001)
  • Not a scholarship holder in the Hockey NSW AAP for the same term
  • Selected based on the Academy’s defined local government boundaries (HAS accepts athletes outside of our LGAs if your Academy is not offering a program)
  • Must reside and/or go to school or play, in these areas to qualify for selection. With residential being the primary selection criteria.
  • All athletes are to be registered Hockey NSW athletes with an Association in NSW being the primary Association as at July 01
  • Athletes can only be scholarship holders in one Academy and the scholarships are based on an annual basis.


Athlete Benefits

The following benefits will apply to those selected in the hockey program:

  • Over 30 hours of skill development
  • Minimum 6 hours of athlete education including Nutrition and Sport Psychology
  • Fitness testing/strength and conditioning program 
  • Targeted Goal Keeper coaching
  • ClubsNSW Academy Games (inter regional academy competition)
  • Inter-Academy training days/camps


A program levy will be applicable to successful athletes and a uniform levy will also be applicable (inc. GST).


2018/19 Hockey Squad


Sienna Toohey
Abbie  Jenner
Laura Dean
Skye  Vaughan
Maddison Willson
Emma Hayes
Tully Sharman
Alissa McLeod
Lily  Burgmann
Ella Hewat
Tara Slattery
Chloe Ollerton
Phoebe Maree Cause
Shae Bradford
Matilda Mason
Rosemary Hunt
Kalani Cross
Dalice Gallagher 
Katelyn Williams



Noah Dimmock
Jack Warren
Bradley Fletcher
Bradely Smith
Ethan Cornell
William Pennell
Billy Milne
Aiden Rollings 
Jesse Knight
Nick Churchill
James Rowland 
Connor Dewbery
Beau Carpenter
Izaac Smith
Conor  Smith 
Flynn Thompson
Kingsley Hansen-Tarrant
Benjamin  Martin
Ryan Doherty
Beau Crockett
Samuel  Brisby
John Gudgeon
Thomas Neal
Cooper Jones
Kye Lewis
Dylan Murphy
Dylan Queen
Christopher  Murray