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Hunter Sports High School

Hunter Sports High School

Personalising Pathways

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Rugby Union

Will Scully: Coach & Academy Coordinator (Boys & Girls Teams)
  • Rugby Australia Level 2 Coach
  • Hunter Junior Wildfires Coach
  • Hunter Sports High HSIE Teacher 


Lynn Koelman: Coach & Mentor

  • World Rugby Level 2 accredited coach
  • Hunter Junior Rugby Wildfires Academy Girls Coach  
  • Level 1 Referee
  • Super W and Hunter Wildfires player


Scott Dzobek: External Coach


Guest Coaches from Hunter Wildfires, NSW Rugby & Rugby AU

  • The Hunter Sports High School Rugby Union Sports Academy is supported and endorsed by Rugby Australia as a High Performance pathway. 
  • Students have access to Hunter Wildfires coaches, Rugby Australia Sevens and NSW Rugby High Performance Unit Coaches throughout the year. 



  • NSW Combined High Schools representation pathways 
  • Talent ID days for NSW Rugby and Rugby AU 
  • Rugby Australia 'Pathways to Gold' program aiming to find potential Olympians in Women's Rugby 7's
  • 7's representative and talent identification programs for U13's, U15's and U17's
  • XV representative and talent identification programs for U18 & U16
  • Involvement with local junior pathways leading students from Hunter Junior Rugby to Hunter Rugby competitions and Shute Shield/Jack Scott Cup competitions

How do I apply?

To be part of this academy prospective students need to apply online on this website. Students must participate in regular rugby union 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.