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Talented Athletes Program

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Trials for entry into our 2020 Talented Athlete Programs will be held on 7th June 2019.  

Registration is required.

We believe active students are healthy students, and encourage all of our pupils to find movement that sparks joy for them. For those who show added passion and talent for their chosen sport, we are proud to provide pathways for talented rugby, netball, hockey and equestrian students.

In a first outside major metropolitan high schools, NEGS , in collaboration with Hockey NSW, Netball NSW and the UNE Lions will deliver exclusive Player Pathway Programs incorporating high performance coaching.

TAP is unprecedented for a regional boarding school for girls, identifying talent and offering our students the chance to hone in on their skills and reach their greatest potential, whether on the pitch, the court or the paddock. It also extends to our equestrian centre, where riders have wonderful access to tutelage from some of the best horsemen and women in the country.

This pathway will provide intensive training and skills development to current and newly enrolled NEGS students, giving them the best chance to excel in NSW netball, hockey and rugby. Elite players will have access to the best coaching in the state, delivered by specialists.

At NEGS, we believe motivation is essential for improving educational performance. Learn how an emphasis on extracurricular activities keeps students motivated here.

The NEGS Talented Athlete Pathway programs focus on the following areas:

Core Skill Development

  • Junior elite skill development
  • Junior elite specialist skill development

Game Education

  • Junior elite decision-making development
  • Junior elite game and positional strategy development
  • Junior elite execution of skills under game pressure
  • Junior elite introduction to team performance analysis

Physiology Component

  • Junior elite athlete specific movement and  functional competencies
  • Planning and delivery of physical program on an individual basis and/or within a group
  • Recovery
  • Individual athletes program and monitoring

Athlete Personal Management

  • Injury prevention and management as required
  • Performance enhancing substance education

Team Dynamics and Performance

  • Introductory education and training in required  behaviours
  • Introductory group dynamics
  • Respect and responsibility


Specialist coaches from NEGS, the UNE Lions, Hockey NSW along with NEGS TAP Ambassadors Susan Pettitt (Australian Diamonds Netball), Kate Hanna (Hockeyroos) and Rhiannon Byers (Australian Pearls Rugby 7’s) will support NEGS TAP Athletes through regular squad sessions and clinics.

Strength and Conditioning coaching will be provided by NEGS Staff member Fraser Ashman.

Fraser’s achievements include:

  • 4x International Athletics Representative for Scotland in Discus, Javelin and Shot Put
  • Level 2 Athletics Coaching Qualification
  • UK Strength & Conditioning Association Qualification
  • U20’s Scottish Rugby Representation

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