Hockey remains a very popular sport at NEGS, with teams from U9’s to Opens participating in local Indoor and Field competitions through summer and winter, and enjoying access to representative opportunities and participation in the Independent Girl’s Schools Sports Association (IGSSA) Competition held in Sydney through winter.
For talented athletes, NEGS is proud to be the first regional school to partner with Hockey NSW to deliver our Player Pathway Program from 2019.
The Player Pathway Program is not a participation program and is aimed at producing top level athletes as they move forward on the Hockey NSW Player Pathway. The program will run for the 4 school terms each year and is designed to develop female hockey students 12 to 18 years of age, in a school environment.
Players will participate in twice weekly on pitch training sessions delivered by Hockey NSW Regional Coaches, and participate in weekly strength and conditioning sessions. Established programs with nutritionists and sports psychologists will also assist Player Pathway participants throughout the program.
Hockey NSW also provide athlete skill identification and Individual Player Plans (IPP) for all students to identify areas for improvement during the program, and students benefit from flexible timetables to assist them to meet the demands of training and competition.
The program is administered by Hockey NSW and will be directed by Richard Willis, Hockey NSW Pathway Manager. Coaching will be provided by Greg Doolan, Hockey NSW Regional Coaching Coordinator. Greg has had National Coaching success in Advanced Coaching roles.