Alexis Bailey

Erica Baker

Elisha Bardy

Chloe Burns

Jai Carkeek

Lachlan Chyb

Dakota Connell

Amy Cowell

Maddison Curtis

Zoe Davis

Aaron Dawson

Bryon Dicks

Owen Dinsdale

William Goften

Hamish Gomersall

Lane Haymen

Savannah Haymen

Olivia Mlinarc

Gilbert Murrell

Hugh Murrell

Ella Rey

Ella Rose

Lydia Ross-Anderson

Ellie Samson

Benjamin Sinclair

Jaspa Wegner

Matilda Wickson

Head Coach

Andrew Sinclair

Matt Davis


Assistant Coach 

Denzel Bambridge

The SSA program provides high-performance coaching and training opportunities to up-skill athletes and assist them in progressing to higher representation within the sport of hockey.

The SSA hockey program is endorsed by Hockey NSW as the underpinning development pathway for the Hockey NSW Athlete Acceleration Program (AAP).

The program sits between local representative hockey and higher-order representation, such as NSW state country team selection and AAP selection.

The 2024 hockey program will run from October 2023 to April 2024. Athletes will graduate from the program at the 2024 Presentation Night in July.

To be eligible for the Academy Hockey Program, athletes must be:
– Nominees must be 16-18 years old in 2024 (athletes born 2006, 2007, and 2008 inclusive)
– Open to athletes in Wagga, Griffith and Hockey Albury Wodonga
– Committed to progressing to higher representation within the sport of Hockey
– Currently residing or going to school within the SSA regional catchment.


The following selection criteria may be taken into consideration during the selection process:

  • Physical attributes and capabilities
  • Technical competence
  • Tactical awareness
  • Potential to improve
  • Competitive ability
  • Individual application
  • Performance and results at specific events
  • Coachability and behaviour
  • Intensive training sessions by local elite coaches
  • Skill development
  • Inter-Academy Development camps
  • Injury prevention screenings and strength and conditioning training programs
  • Sports science fitness testing
  • Educational seminars

Opportunities to compete in elite events such as the Your Local Club Academy Games

A program levy will be applicable to successful athletes.  Also an athlete uniform ordered though our online clothing supplier is required for new athletes.

Athlete levies are subsidised by minimum $100 worth or raffle ticket sales by athletes, this program is also eligible for the NSW Government Active Kids $50 voucher rebate.

* Scholarships are not in the form of a monetary sum but enable the athlete to participate in Academy development programs at a greatly reduced rate.

Nominations for the 2024 program are  now open. If you are interested in becoming a part of the Southern Sports Academy’s Hockey Program in 2024, please fill out a form which can be found on our Nominations page –