This program is supported by: 


The 2019-2020 program is currently running. Nominations for the 2020-2021 program will open in August 2020.

Submit your expression of interest HERE


Head coach: Ben Brown 

Manager: Nikki Simpson


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 2020 (born in 2004, 2003 or 2002)
  • 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
  • Your local Club 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).


2019/20 Hunter Academy of Sport Hockey Squad


Shae Bradford
Lily Burgmann 
Ella  Hewat
Emma Hayes
Maddison Willson
Alissa McLeod
Leah Ollerton 
Tully Sharman
Abbie  Jenner
Lily heather Forbes
Indi Loretan
Sophie Lawrence
Tiarna Tull
Chloe Ollerton



Samuel Brisby
Ben Johnson
Sean O'Rourke
Nick Churchill
Cooper Jones 
Calum Crawford 
Christopher Murray
Oliver Rollings
Calum Crawford
Thomas Magann
Flynn Thompson
Ryan Doherty
Liam Jackson 
Izaac Smith
Kobe Moore Le Grange
Aiden Rollings
Conor Smith
Ethan Cornell
Griffin Coleman
Jonathan Gremm
Lukas Gremm
Elijah Alchin
Kai Kabayama
Joseph Mursa
Will Pennell







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