The Newcastle, Central Coast and Hunter regions have a long history of producing highly talented, elite athletes.

And, we are proud to partner with the Hunter Academy of Sport and the Central Coast Academy of Sport to help these athletes achieve on and off the field.

Our partnership enables student athletes to explore the many pathways, flexible study options, scholarships and support programs available at the University.

From Olympic silver medallists to national representatives, our Elite Athlete Program helps student-athletes balance their study and sporting commitments while also preparing for a fulfilling career after sport.

In March 2019 the University launched it’s partnership with the Hunter Academy of Sport, providing academy athletes with access to the University’s world-class facilities and resources, such as nutritionists and sports scientists.

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Meet Julia Barton

Meet Julia Barton

An elite water polo player, Hunter Academy of Sport representative
and University of Newcastle student.

Read her story

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Central Coast Academy of Sport launch

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.