Hunter Sports High School

Balancing Academic Excellence with Sporting Achievement

Telephone02 4943 5755

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Coaching Staff:

Neil McDonald

Hunter Academy of Sport Cricket Head Coach

Newcastle U16/U17 and NSW Female Academy Coach

NSW Breakers Coach

NSW 2nd XI Coach

NSW Cricket Academy Coach

Australian Southern Stars Assistant Coach


Mark Curry - Coaching Consultant & HSHS Deputy Principal

NSW Country Team Coach 2007-2011

Australian Country player and captain

NSW Country player and captain

Bradman XI 1990

NSW & South Australian 2nd XI Representative

Australian Country Cricket Hall of Fame Inductee 


Thomas Anderson

Newcastle Female Academy Coach

Long-time first grade cricketer with Newcastle City District Cricket Club


Lyndsay Walker

First-class player

Former Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club Player (England) 


Roy Capitao: Cricket Coordinator


Outstanding Achievements:

  • Davidson Shield State Champions 2011; Runners Up 2010; Quarter Finalists 2007, 2008 & 2015
  • Marie Cornish Cup State Champions 2011 & 2015-2017; Runners Up 2008; Quarter Finalists 2010, 2013 & 2014
  • Baker Shield Champions 2003-2008
  • 29 State Representatives to date
  • 2 Australian Representatives 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 cricket 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.