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Hunter Sports High School

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Rugby League


Coaching Staff:

Tony Gleeson: Head Coach & Coordinator

Head Coach NSW Knights Cup

High Performance Coach

Matt Lantry

Head Coach Maitland Rugby League

Craig Martine

HSHS Teacher

Senior Club Coach

Adam Trypas: Head of Strength & Conditioning

Rebecca Young: Girls Coach

Level 1 Club Coach

CRL Newcastle/North Newcastle Coach

Australian Jillaroos, Prime Minister's 13 and NSW State of Origin Player

Indigenous Allstars Captain 

Matt Kennedy: Girls Coordinator


42 games with Newcastle Knights 

Outstanding Achievements:

  • Buckley Shield Champions 2001 & 2005; Runners Up 2004, 2007, 2009-2011 & 2016; Semi Finalists 2006 & 2015
  • University Shield Champions 2006; Runners Up 2001 & 2007; Semi Finalists 2000, 2008 & 2016
  • U13s State Knockout Finalists 2014
  • U14s State Cup Champions 2012
  • U15s State Knockout Champions 2006-2008; Finalists in 2015
  • U16s State Knockout Champions 2000; Finalists 2014 & 2015
  • Buettner Shield Champions 2010; Semi Finalists in 2016
  • GIO Schoolboys Cup Semi Finalists in 2016
  • 58 State Representatives to date
  • 18 Australian Schoolboys Representatives to date
  • 19 First Grade NRL Players to date


Kade Snowden - Newcastle Knights NRL Player

"Participating in the TSP Rugby League Program provided me with great opportunities to improve my skills and compete at a regional, state and national level whilst completing my HSC. The coaches and staff were fully supportive and encouraged my development over a six-year period."

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 rugby league 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.