16’s Academy

16’s Thundersticks Academy Program 2020

Age eligibility: Born 2004


32 boys / 32 girls (field players)

4 boys / 4 girls (goalkeepers)

How do I get selected into the 16’s Academy?

  1. Athletes selected in the 2019 U15 State teams and 2019 U16 Schoolsport team will receive automatic entry invitations
  2. The remaining places will be selected from 2020 U18 State Team Trial performances

Program Cost:$625 incl GST


  • HWA Academy Head Coach / 16’s Academy Lead Coach
  • 2 x Assistant Coaches
  • 1 Goalkeeping Coach
  • Development Coaches

To apply for a coaching role within the HWA Academy Programs, please click here.

Uniforms: Athletes will receive a training shirt as part of the program levy, extra training shirts and Academy jumpers are available to order through Just Hockey as optional uniform items.

Program overview:

Training Sessions:

  • Saturday 23rd May, 9:00-11:00am @ PHS
  • Sunday 14th June, 8:00-10:00am, @ PHS
  • Sunday 21st June, 9:00-11:00 @ PHS
  • Sunday 5th July, 7:00-9:00am @ PHS
  • Sunday 30th Aug, 7:00-9:00am @ PHS
  • 2021 Trial preparation support: Date TBC @ PHS

Athlete workshop:

  • Athlete journey – Aran Zalewski
  • (Date and Time TBA pending National commitments)

Parent workshops: (Dean Evans – HWA General Manager)

Athlete management (Delivered by WAIS and HWA)

21st June 10:00-11:00am @ Eastman Room PHS

(Subject to Covid-19 restrictions allowing.)

Physical testing

  • At beginning and end of program

FHE Cup 2020:

  • HWA will look to nominate teams to play in the FHE Cup from the 15’s & 16’s Thundersticks Academy

Camp 1 –

  • WAIS induction and engagement: (Gameplay, video analysis, testing and feedback sessions)
  • Saturday 5th December, 4:00-8:00pm @ UWA / Sunday 6th December, 7:00-11:00am @ UWA

Camp 2: (Games)

  • Sunday 13th December, 4:00-8:00pm @ PHS

Contact details: development@hockeywa.org.au