This program is supported by:          

   AusCycling NSW  


This Program provides recognition and motivation to identified emerging talented athletes 13-18 years of age with a stated goal to achieve NSWIS selection, and ultimate progression through to National Team selection by following the FTEM high performance pathway:



The HAS cycling talent development program runs all year with annual intake starting in August with nominations and then officially restarting the program in October. 

Athlete Benefits

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

  • Weekly Training Sessions to Further Develop Skills
  • Access to a Network of Specialised Coaches
  • Athlete Education in Topics such as Nutrition and Psychology
  • Strength and Conditioning Coaching and Program
  • Competition Entry and Development Camp Opportunities


A program levy and a uniform levy will be applicable to selected athletes.

Athlete Eligibility

  • Athletes in the following Cycling NSW Age groups:
    • U15s (Born in 2007 & 2008)
    • U17s (Born in 2005 & 2006)
    • U19s (Born in 2003 & 2004)
  • Athletes must be gold license holders of Cycling Australia;
  • Reside within the Hunter Region
  • Attend School within the Hunter Region
  • Registered with a Local Club/Association


2022/23 Hunter Academy of Sport Squad 

Anderson Dell
Caitlin Rose
Caleb Ashpole
Hallie Boucher
Hayley Dell
Jake Pajtl
Noah Mason
Phoenix Julian