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 that for the first time mirror those in resource-rich city areas. In a first outside major metropolitan high schools, NEGS has partnered with Hockey NSW, Netball NSW and NSW Rugby to deliver exclusive Player Pathway Programs incorporating high performance coaching. The Talented Athlete Program (TAP) is also available in the Junior School, with talented students in Years 5 and 6 paired with a high school pupil who will mentor and coach them once a week. This will help guide them into pathways for senior TAP if they wish to pursue it.
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.
We want to see sportswomen #playlikeanegsgirl – and we’re committed to boosting the numbers of ladies pulling on a jersey or lifting a hockey stick. It’s a huge source of pride for us to see former students represent their state and country in sport; dominating in their chosen field like a boss. Running parallel to this program is the NEGS ethos of inclusivity. We aim to give as many of our students the opportunity to develop their sporting skills at a competitive level, while fostering sporting confidence in all our girls, no matter their skill. This is greatly aided by our Regional Sporting Complex; a new $1.5 million multi-purpose offers one of the best training and competition venues in the region. This is a cutting-edge facility, available for daily training and competition.
NEGS has a commitment to growing and diversifying our sporting opportunities, as we recognise that extra-curricular activities play an integral role in our school experience. We are the only girls’ school to participate in the AAGPS Rifle Shooting Premiership in Hornsby, and are committed to finding the right pathways to channel individual and group talent.