17’s Academy

17’s Thundersticks Academy Program 2020

Age eligibility: Born 2003


32 boys / 32 girls (field players)

4 boys / 4 girls (goalkeepers)

How do I get selected into the 17’s Academy?

  1. Athletes selected in the 2019 U18 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
  3. Program Cost:$625 incl GST


  • HWA Academy Head Coach / 17’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 as optional uniform items.

Program overview:

Training Sessions:

  • Sunday 17th May, 7:00-9:00am @ PHS
  • Sunday 31st May, 9:00-11:00am @ UWA
  • Sunday 11th October, 4:00-6:00pm @ PHS
  • Sunday 8 November, 8:00-10:00am @ PHS Following Perth Thundersticks H1 Saturday night game.
  • Sunday 29th November, 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 and expectations
  • 17th May, 8:00-9:00am @ Eastman Room PHS

Physical testing

  • At beginning and end of program

Camp 1:

  • WAIS Induction and Engagement Program (Gameplay, video analysis, testing and feedback)
  • 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