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Hunter Sports High School

Hunter Sports High School

Balancing Academic Excellence with Sporting Achievement

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Girls Rugby Union

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Coaching Staff:

Will Scully: Coach & Coordinator

Rugby Australia Qualified Coach

NHRU Women's Representative Coach

Australian University's Coach

Former NSW 7's Coach

Hunter Sports High HSIE Teacher


* Supported by guest coaches from Rugby Australia 7's & NSW Rugby


Hunter Sports High's Girls Rugby program is the only girls development program in a regional area. It is endorsed and supported by Rugby Australia with input from their High Performance Unit.


Outstanding Achievements:

  • NSW U16 State Champions 2016
  • NSW CHS Sevens U18 and U16 Champions 2014
  • NSW U18 All Schools Sevens Champions 2014
  • NSW Sports High Schools U18 Champions 2017
  • 1 Australian Youth Olympics Sevens Representative
  • 5 NSW U18s Sevens players to date
  • 7 NSW Country players to date
  • 2 Australian Sevens players to date



  • ARU 'Pathways to Gold' program aiming to find potential Olympians in Women's Rugby 7's
  • 7's representative and talent identification programs for U16's and U18's
  • U14 program with other Sports High Schools
  • Involvement with local junior pathways leading to the Hunter Women's Rugby or Sydney Women's Rugby



Alison Traverso - NSW High School U18's Sevens Halfback 2013

"Hunter Sports High School has given me the opportunity to pursue both my sporting and academic goals. The support from the coaches and extra practical coaching sessions at school have enabled me to continually improve my skills."


How do I apply?

To be part of this program prospective students need to obtain and application package from our web page. Students must participate in regular rugby union 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.