A long tradition of success at state, national and international levels have established hockey as the on-going success story of Como Secondary College which consistently attracting students from all corners of Western Australia as well as interstate and international fee-paying students.
Hockey is one of the major areas of study for students enrolled in this program and alongside their remaining academic studies, contributes to their secondary graduation. Students at the academy receive a diverse hockey experience with the major focus being given to skill development and game strategy. This approach has enabled the academy to become a benchmark for Western Australian school hockey development with some graduates progressing directly into the Australian Institute of Sport Hockey Program.
All our graduates of the academy complete a number of nationally recognized qualifications:
• Certificate II in Sport.
• Australian Sports Commission’s National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (Community & Beginner Coach Accreditation).
• Sports Medicine Accreditation.
• Senior First Aid Certificate.
A state of the art gymnasium and fitness centre on Como Secondary College school grounds provides further training capabilities, focusing on key areas of physical conditioning and indoor hockey.
The Coaching expertise
Our Academy staff are nationally accredited coaches and provide a wealth of experience and expertise through their life-long involvement with hockey at state, national and international levels. The staff of Como Hockey Academy are past players of a State and National Level and have extensive coaching experience across club, state and national levels.
The Academy accesses specialist staff from Hockey WA and the Australian Institute of Sport ensures that students receive the highest level of coaching available in Australia.
The Como Hockey Academy is endorsed by the governing body of hockey in Western Australia, Hockey WA.
Over a considerable period of time the Hockey Academy has produced over 150 state and national representatives in both indoor and outdoor hockey. As further evidence of the success that is the Como Hockey Academy, numerous past students have become WA Diamonds, WA Thundersticks Australian Institute of Sport Scholarship holders and have represented Australia at a senior national level.
International Tours are offered to Como Hockey Academy students every two years. Such tours offer the students an opportunity to participate in a sporting and cultural exchange with international schools all over the world. Often these tours provide an opportunity to participate in international festivals and tournaments. For example, in 2011 the students will travel to Holland to compete in the 17th International Youth Easter Tournament in The Hague.
In Scotland, Como Hockey Academy will reunite with the Glasgow School of Sport. Since 2002, Como has maintained an international exchange program with the Glasgow School of Sport, allowing students from both schools to experience short-stay international exchange in Perth and Glasgow.
The tour will provide Hockey Academy students with a platform that not only promotes skill improvement in competition, but also personal growth, stemmed from such experiences as home billeting with international students and their families. All tours are further enhanced by way of visits to places of cultural significance in each location.
2001 & 2003 South Africa
2005 & 2007 UK and Scotland
2009 South Africa
2011 Holland & Scotland
Como Hockey Academy holds an impressive and unmatched record of State School Championship Titles.
Girls – since 1995: 11 titles - ’95, ’97, 2001-02, 2004-05, 2007-10
Boys – since 2000: 9 titles - 2000 to 2009
This elite group of hockey students is selected state-wide by a trial conducted at the Perth Hockey Stadium.
Our main trial is conducted midyear, however applications are welcome at anytime.
The Specialist Hockey Program is designed for students with hockey playing ability who are able to concentrate and willingly apply new information when being coached. Since hockey demands excellent co-operation and adherence to complex plays and instructions, an ability and commitment to learn and behave appropriately is also required. Tours and representative play mean that students sometimes miss school, thus applicants must be academically capable and have the ability keep up in other subjects. Students are expected to remain in the program until they successfully graduate from Como Secondary College in Year 12. Both the practical trial and hockey club reference will be used to assess playing ability and coachability.
The school reference and report, the hockey club reference, and behaviour at the trial will be used to assess ability to work co-operatively and behave appropriately. School reports, and academic results must show at least average results. Family and teachers may also be interviewed.
Please forward a completed application form in this booklet and return it with all other required paper work to the Special Programs Officer at Como Secondary College, Bruce Street, Como WA 6152
The following MUST accompany your application:
Hockey Application - please note we DO accept applications from current year 6's