The 2023 program nominations are CLOSED NOW

2024 program information to come 


The Hunter Academy of Sport program will help assist identified athletes to access quality holistic development opportunities delivered by professionals with a view to:

  • Identify talented athletes
  • Enhance opportunities for selection into state development squads and state teams/ squads
  • Increase the level of success of those athletes at competition and events
  • Increase athlete exposure to sports science and personal development and education


The Pathway:

Scholarship athletes are selected from local Hunter athletics clubs and receive the associated benefits of being a scholarship holder through HAS in the anticipation of progressing further through to state and national selection. The Athletics program follows the FTEM Model of pathway development, from Foundation, Talent, Elite and Mastery of the sport.


Athlete Eligibility:

  • Regional Targeted Talent Program - aged 14-17 years old (born 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006)
  • Development Athlete Program - aged 11-14 years old (born 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
  • Currently residing in the Hunter Region
  • A current registered member of Athletics NSW or willing to join Athletics NSW for the next season
  • Committed to progressing to higher representation within track or field
  • Athletes must submit results from recent Athletics meets. The performance requirement guide is demonstrated via the entry matrix for Regional Academy athletes set by Athletics NSW and can be found here: Regional Academy Entry Matrix.


Program Outline:

The 2023 athletics Program will consist of the following:

  • 4 face-to-face training sessions + 6 Strength & Conditioning sessions for skill development acorss approx 12 weeks throughout May-October 2023. 

  • Athletes will also be provided with face to face educational opportunities such as: Strength and conditioning, Nutrition, Sport Psychology, and more

  • Access to all Hunter Academy of Sport providers


Program Calendar

Click HERE for a DRAFT calendar


Program Levy:

A program levy will apply to selected athletes.