HAS Teams Shine at Academy Games

8th May 2018
By Bianca Smith
The Hunter Academy of Sport had an impressive weekend of sport over the 27th-29th April, check out their results here!


The Greater Bank Netball girls displayed some fantastic talent over the weekend against some very strong opposition. All games were competitive and they showed great sportsmanship across the entire weekend.


Div 1:  Our Div 1 team faced a tough competition coming away with 4 wins out of their 10 games. As voted by opposing coaches, Charli Carroll was awarded the Merit Player for the HAS Div 1 team.

Div 2: The Div 2 team won 5 of their 8 games and Maddison Mueller was awarded the Merit Player Award for the Div 2 team. 




Our golfers faced fierce competition over the weekend and played to their best ability over the 2 day tournament. Unfortunately, half of the 2nd day was rained out at Newcastle Golf Club, and final placings were based on the previous days score.


HAS athlete Caleb Bromley came equal 2nd on 77 in the boys competition, and Pyper Hollis came 3rd on 85 in the girls. A great weekend of golf from our 13 competing athletes.




Girls: HAS girls placed 4th over all with a very close loss to South West Sydney in the play off for 3th and 4th. Our MVP was awarded to Lily Burgmann.



Boys: HAS boys faced a tough game against Western Region coming out on top and  walking away with a gold medal for the tournament. A hard earned win. Chris Murray was awarded MVP for the HAS boys team.



Girls: A gold medal for the HAS Girls Basketball team after a fierce competition and final game against Northern Inland Academy. The HAS team played well over the whole 3 days, with some very close games- a well deserved win.



Boys:  The HAS boys also walked away with a gold medal in an incredible and close game against Central Coast. The boys set a new level of competition, with some highlighted shots and exceptional play.  




Girls: The HAS girls faced a tough competition over the weekend, and managed to walk away with a 6th place. They all played extremely well, showed great sportsmanship and skill throughout the entirety of the tournament.


Boys: Unfortunately, the Softball finals were rained out on Sunday afternoon, meaning that official placings were awarded from the pool. The HAS boys had a great weekend, and were awarded 2nd place up against South West Sydney Academy of Sport. They played exceptionally well over the weekend and should be commended for their efforts. 




Saturday: It was a tough competition for the Burton Automotive HAS surfing team, who competed in a tag-team event on the first day of competition against Illawarra and South East. Everyone surfed extremely well, displayed brilliant sportsmanship, and showed off their high level of skill, with HAS taking out 1st and 2nd place.



Sunday: The Sunday event bought the individual competition format, with some highly skilled young athletes on show. HAS did an incredible job in the boys competition, taking out 1st with Dominic Thomas, 2nd Ethan Hartge and 3rd Oscar Salt. The girls almost mirrored the boy’s results, with 2nd going to Leila Salt and 3rd to Amelie Burke.




Boys: The boys played in an exhibition match against Central Coast prior to the girls kicking off the tournament, with a very close loss of 12-13. The young boys ranged from 9-12 years old, and played a hard game against their Central Coast counterparts.


Girls: The HAS Property Solutions 101 girls played for the first time as a team at the Academy Games, with many of the girls playing their first ever game. They all showed exceptional skill and talent, with big wins in all of their games in Pool B. The girls came out on top of the competition, catching the eye of NSW State Selectors.




The HAS Tennis squad had their first trip of the year to Forster Junior Tournament as a part of the Academy Games. The squad performed brilliantly with great results and fighting spirit in all matches won, or lost. With high emphasis on attitude, effort and never give up mind set, the entire squad can be proud of meeting these standards. Laia Pasini came first in the girls tournament, with a win in the 16’s singles and 16’s doubles. Other commendable results include Kirra Morris winning the 16’s doubles, and Logan Paulson coming 3rd in the 14’s singles.


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