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Hunter Sports High School

Hunter Sports High School

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Coaching Staff


Tim Mallon: Teacher, Coach & Basketball Academy Coordinator

  • Hunter Sports High English Teacher
  • NSW U18 & U20 Head Coach
  • Assistant Coach of Hunter Pirates & Newcastle Falcons
  • Assistant Coach for the Australian U20 & U23 Men's Teams
  • Assistant Coach NSWIS

Brendan Sims: Teacher, Coach & Basketball Academy Coordinator

  • Hunter Sports High PDHPE Teacher
  • Level 1 Coach
  • Coach of Riverina Regional Rep Teams & NSWCHS State Rep Teams 


Myles Cherry: Senior Boys Academy

  • NSW Junior Representative who has won several Australian Championships as a player. 
  • Won a playing scholarship to USA where he attended and played at Lafayette College (Pennsylvania) under legendary coach Fran O'Hanlon
  • Currently working for Newcastle Basketball and playing in the Championship Men's program. 
  • Myles is regarded as an outstanding player with tremendous intellignece and poise. He is a leader and his experience as an elite player is being used with our Senior Boys program. 

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.