Hunter Sports High School

Balancing Academic Excellence with Sporting Achievement

Telephone02 4943 5755

Emailhunterspt-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Athletics

 

Coaching Staff:

Ken Harradine - Throws Coach

Level 4 Throws ATFCA Coach

Coach of Olympic and Commonwealth Champion

Coach Australian Sports Commission's Jumpstart to London 2012 Program

Strength and Conditioning accreditation with ASCA

National Talent Identification Program member

AWD Accredited

 

Guy Walters - Distance Coach

Runlab Coach

State Representative for 10 years

 

Dennis Pitt - Sprints Coach

Level 3 Sprints AFTCA Coach

Level 2 Strength and Conditioning Coach ASCA

Sprints Coach for Newcastle Knights, Newcastle Jets, Lake Macquarie Rugby Union, Charlestown Representative Netball and Newcastle Representative Netball

 

Paul Davies - HSHS Teacher/Program Coordinator

 

Outstanding Achievements:

  • Current Year 12 student Erin Cleaver has competed and claimed medals for Australia at the 2016 Rio Paralympics (bronze), 2017 World Championships (silver) and 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games (silver) in the L38 Women's Long Jump.
  • 42 NSW CHS Gold medals to date
  • 18 NSW CHS Silver medals to date
  • 17 NSW CHS Bronze medals to date
  • 22 NSW All Schools Gold medals to date
  • 26 NSW All Schools Silver medals to date
  • 14 NSW All Schools Bronze medals to date
  • 5 State Cross Country Gold medals to date
  • 3 State Cross Country Silver medals to date
  • 1 State Cross Country Bronze medal to date
  • 4 Australian Championships Gold medals to date
  • 3 Australian Championships Silver medals to date
  • 2 Australian Championships Bronze medals to date

 

How do I apply?

To be part of this program prospective students need to obtain an application package from our website. Students must participate in regular athletics competitions and undertake a trial, and provide supporting documentation as detailed in the application package. Note that students may be in any year, and acceptance and ongoing placement in the program 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.