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Hunter Sports High School

Hunter Sports High School

Balancing Academic Excellence with Sporting Achievement

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


Guy Walters - Distance Coach

Runlab Coach

State Representative for 10 years


Tim Eschebach - Sprints Coach

Master of Strength & Conditioning

MBC Athletics Coach

Stawell Gift finalist & 200m winner

Souths Netball Strength & Conditioning Coach


Bella Stewart - Jumps Coach

National gold medalist and 3 times bronze medalist, 11 x CHS medalist, 6 x All Schoools medalist 


Paul Davies - HSHS Teacher/Athletics Program Coordinator


Outstanding Achievements:

  • Former student Erin Cleaver 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 while a student at HSHS.
  • 44 NSW CHS Gold medals to date
  • 19 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.