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Hunter Sports High School

Hunter Sports High School

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Telephone02 4943 5755



Coaching Staff:

Ben Horgan: Football Coordinator

  • FFA B Licence (Completing)
  • Newcastle Jets Academy Coach
  • Tasmanian U13-U15 Girls State Coach 2018 & 2019

Ashley Wilson: Coach/Coordinator 

  • FFA A Licence (Completing)
  • Newcastle Jets W-League Head Coach 2020/21
  • NSW CHS Selector 
  • Former National League Player
  • HSHS PD/H/PE Head Teacher


Andrew Goldman: Goalkeeper Coach

  • FFA Level 2 Goalkeeper Coach
  • FFA B Licence (completing) 
  • Newcastle Jets W-League Assistant Coach 
  • Newcastle Jets Academy Goalkeeper Coach


Scott McCarter: Field Coach & Football Coordinator

  • FFA A License (completing)
  • Newcastle Jets W-League Assistant Coach

Mason Palmieri

  • FFA B Licence
  • Newcastle SAP Coach 


Mitchell Oxborrow

  • FFA/AFC C Licence
  • Lambton Jaffa's U13s Coach
  • Former Australian U17's and Under 20's player
  • Former A-League player (Newcastle Jets, Perth Glory, Brisbane Roar)


Outstanding Achievements:

  • Boys Bill Turner Cup Champions 2007; Runners Up 2014; Quarter Finalists 2009 & 2019
  • Girls Bill Turner Trophy Champions 2005-2007, 2011 & 2013; Runners Up 2014, 2016, 2017 & 2019; Quarter Finalists 2009-2010, 2012, 2015 & 2018
  • Boys Errea Shield Champions 2015; Finalists 2007 & 2008; Quarter Finalists 2013 & 2014
  • Open Boys All Schools Finalists 2015
  • Girls Errea Trophy Finalists 2013; Quarter Finalists 2014
  • Open Boys & Girls both placed 3rd in 2017 Puma Cup
  • 40 Australian Representatives to date
  • 67 NSW CHS Representatives to date
  • 9 A-League players to date
  • 18 W-League players to date
  • 22 players in the Emerging Jets 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.