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Hunter Sports High School

Hunter Sports High School

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Telephone02 4943 5755


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Coaching Staff:

Ian Hook

  • Level 4 Accredited Baseball Coach
  • Hunter Academy of Sport Head Coach 
  • Head Coach of NSW Country U18's for 11 years
  • Assistant Coach NSW Country 16's 2013-2015
  • NSW Country Open Team Clayton Shield Assistant Coach
  • Coach of Newcastle Junior Representative teams
  • Belmont Grade Coach for the last 10 years
  • Played for 6 years NSWML Sydney
  • Played in 15 1st Grade Premierships with Belmont


Stephen Hook

  • Level B Accredited Coach
  • Australian Junior Representative Player
  • 20 years playing experience
  • 10 years coaching experience


Janelle Sceresini - HSHS Teacher/Baseball Academy Coordinator


Outstanding Achievements:

  • NSW Boys Proud Shield Champions 2008 & 2014; Runners Up 2007, 2009 & 2010, Semi Finalists 2011-2013 & 2016
  • NSW CHS Girls Open Softball Champions 2007, 2009, 2010 & 2014; Runners Up 2011 & 2012; Quarter Finalists 2008
  • 1 student signed to Minnesota Twins 2014
  • 2 students signed by Boston Red Sox in 2009
  • 14 Australian Representatives to date
  • 4 Hunter CHS Representatives in 2017
  • Multiple NSW Country Representatives
  • 3 World Youth Baseball Representatives to date
  • 3 US College Scholarships


How do I apply?

To be part of this academy prospective students need to apply online on this website. Students must participate in regular football 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.