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Hunter Sports High School

Hunter Sports High School

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Touch Football


Coaching Staff:

Craig Harris

  • Level 3 Touch Football Coach
  • Diploma of Sports Development
  • Hunter Western Hornets - Director of Administration
  • AFL Community Coach
  • Currently coaching Beresfield Mens Open Team and Hunter Western Hornets Mixed Open Team 
  • Previously coached Port Hunter Mixed Opens, Maitland Mens, Newcastle Womens and various Hunter Western Hornets Junior teams. 


Jamie McSpadden: Coach & Touch Football Academy Coordinator

  • HSHS Maths Teacher
  • Level 3 Touch Football Coach
  • Hunter Western Hornets - Technical Director
  • Newcastle Mixed Opens Coach
  • Hunter Hornets 14, 16 & 18 Boys Coach since 2014
  • Port Hunter Mixed Opens Assistant Coach 2013-2017
  • Hornets Mixed Opens, T-League and State Cup Player 


How do I apply?

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