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Hunter Sports High School

Hunter Sports High School

Personalising Pathways

Telephone02 4943 5755



Coaching Staff:

Ken Harradine - Throws Coach

  • Level 4 Throws ATFCA Coach
  • Coach of Olympic and Commonwealth Champion
  • Strength and Conditioning accreditation with ASCA
  • National Talent Identification Program member
  • AWD Accredited


Scott Westcott - Distance Coach & Athletics Academy Coordinator

  • HSHS Science Teacher 
  • Former Olympian - competed in the Marathon in 2016 Rio Olympic Games and ran a time of 2:22:19.
  • Placed 4th in 2006 Commonwealth Games Marathon
  • Has the best Parkrun time in Australia (14:23) set in October 2013


Tim Eschebach - Sprints Coach

  • Master of Strength & Conditioning
  • MBC Athletics Coach
  • Stawell Gift finalist & 200m winner
  • Souths Netball Strength & Conditioning Coach


Samuel Taylor

  • Open State Decathlon Champion
  • Also coaches primary school students with Gecko Sports


How do I apply?

To be part of this academy prospective students need to apply online on this website. Students must participate in regular athletics competitions, undertake a trial, and provide supporting documentation as detailed in the online application form. Note that students may be in any year, and acceptance and ongoing placement in the academy is based on continued academic effort, acceptable attendance levels and an excellent behaviour record.

Students are supported by a school environment which caters for the academic and welfare needs of the talented athlete, allowing them to gain a quality education whilst still pursuing their sporting dreams.