“Today’s work and effort is an investment in your future, your reputation and will eventually become a part of your legacy.” – Arnold Palmer

Forest Hill is a highly focussed government school with the added benefit of an elite sporting pathway that enables students to achieve their best, in both academics and sporting performance.

Successful completion of Forest Hill College Academic and Academy Programs opens up a number of pathways. Forest Hill College has active and growing relationships with Tertiary level providers including La Trobe University and Victoria University.

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Why enrol in the Sports & Performing Arts Academy?

Research on gifted and talented practitioners in sport and other environments has acknowledged the correlation between frequency of deliberate practice and the achievement of expertise. Appropriate time on task in specific learning/practice environments is known to enhance personal growth and development both on field and off.

In the FHC Sports & Performing Arts Academy, students have access to elite training facilities, expert coaches and industry leaders. Time spent training and practicing as part of the school day contributes to the hours required to achieve expertise. Students are encouraged to maintain playing commitments in their existing club structures.

Today’s work and effort is an investment in your future, your reputation and will eventually become a part of your legacy. – Arnold Palmer

sport

Forest Hill is a highly focussed government school with the added benefit of an elite sporting pathway that enables students to achieve their best, in both academics and sporting performance.

Successful completion of Forest Hill College Academic and Academy Programs opens up a number of pathways. Forest Hill College has active and growing relationships with Tertiary level providers including La Trobe University and Victoria University.

Why enrol in the Sports & Performing Arts Academy?

Research on gifted and talented practitioners in sport and other environments has acknowledged the correlation between frequency of deliberate practice and the achievement of expertise. Appropriate time on task in specific learning/practice environments is known to enhance personal growth and development both on field and off.

In the FHC Sports & Performing Arts Academy, students have access to elite training facilities, expert coaches and industry leaders. Time spent training and practicing as part of the school day contributes to the hours required to achieve expertise. Students are encouraged to maintain playing commitments in their existing club structures.

Basketball

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“When the whistle blows, it’s time to work and if it’s important you’ll find a way, if not, you’ll find an excuse.” – Dain Swetalla

The FHC Basketball Program provides players with specific and tailored strength and conditioning programs, combined with outstanding academic learning opportunities in addition to maximising access to US College pathways.

Train 4 times per week during school hours with local SEABL player and FHC Academy coach, Dain Swetalla.

After graduating college in the US in 2008, Dain played extensively in Europe, including Romania, Spain, Serbia and Portugal. In 2013 he was one of six players chosen to be drafted into the NBA D-League. Dain comes to FHC with broad experience both on and off court.

Complete our Basketball Academy application form

Golf

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“My goal as a golf coach is to assist my pupils with furthering their golfing skills and their enjoyment of the game.” – Brian Fitzgerald

Students of the Forest Hill College Golf Academy enjoy first class tutoring from Brian Fitzgerald  – ‘The Golf Doctor’.

Currently in his 33rd year as a golfing professional , Brian has had a wide and varied career in the golf industry.

Brian spent 5 years as a tournament professional playing the Australasian Golf Circuit winning over 30 events including the 1991 Tasmanian PGA Championship.

Brian’s coaching philosophy is to provide individual attention and instruction on all aspects of the student’s game. His teaching style is friendly, simple, patient and positive.

Since 2010 Brian has been the Head Golf Coach with Golf Services Management at The Morack Public Golf Course and Golf Range.

Brian has been head professional at:

  • Riverside Golf Club, Tasmania
  • Canterbury Public Golf Course, Sydney
  • Yarra Yarra Golf Club, Melbourne

Brian has been a golf instructor at:

  • Narrabeen Golf Driving Range, Sydney
  • Hudson Park Golf Complex, Sydney
  • Homebush Golf Range, Sydney
  • Keysborough Golf Range, Melbourne
  • Frankston Golf Range, Melbourne

Train 4 times per week during school ours with Golf Academy coach Brian Fitzgerald.

Complete our Golf Academy application form

Soccer

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“If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.” – Neb Stojkovic

In association with Neb Stojkovic of Futbal First, the college is proud to have Former Socceroo and Melbourne Victory Defender, Roddy Vargas  as primary coaches of our Soccer Academy.

The FHC Soccer Academy Program provides players with specific and tailored strength and conditioning programs, combined with outstanding academic learning opportunities and access to a complete VCE Program.

As owner of Futbal First, Neb brings a significant amount of experience and opportunities to our Soccer Academy, helping players develop their skills in order to reach their highest potential.

Complete our Soccer Academy application form

Tennis

“Champions keep playing until they get it right.” – Billie Jean King

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The Forest Hill College Tennis Academy is proud to partner with Nectar Davos of Tennis Train in order to provide a high quality program for Academy Students.

Nectar brings significant expertise to our College, having trained Australian Top 20 players and coached at the National Tennis Centre – Melbourne Park. Nectar was also involved in launching of the “Lilttle Champs” program, mentored by Peter McNamara and the “Super 10’s “ program run by Tennis Australia.

Nectar is also currently Head Coach at Waverley Tennis and is heavily involved in feeding quality athletes into the National Academy at Melbourne Park.

Train 4 times per week during school hours with expert tennis coaches and industry leaders in their field.

The FHC Tennis Academy Program provides players with specific and tailored strength and conditioning programs, combined with outstanding academic learning opportunities and access to a complete VCE Program.

Complete our Tennis Academy application form

Netball

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“We deliver programs that assist each individual to stay consistent in their training, resulting in more substantial development both in their skill and fitness levels.” – Robert Nardelli

Train 4 times per week during school hours with Nardelli Coaching.

Nardelli Coaching was formed in 2013. Lauren has a netball and athletics background while Rob has worked in the health and fitness industry for 15 years.

Lauren has represented Victoria in netball at a national level and umpired netball at a national level. She has been coaching players aged 3 upwards for around 10 years now.

Through her experience and knowledge, she is able to provide a comprehensive level of mentoring that is rare in the sport. Her high-level experience in each facet of the game means that those players she coaches are very well rounded, complete players.

Rob has been treating and training the general public as well as professional athletes for 15 years. He has experience working with many elite level, professional athletes including footballers, rugby players
and dancers.

Rob has also trained many high level amateur athletes including rowers, martial artists, power lifters, basketballers and netballers. Rob has spent the last 6 years focussing his attention on junior athletes who
are aspiring to make it as far as possible in their chosen sport.

Rob’s training as a Myotherapist has a strong influence over all programs implemented at Nardelli Coaching. An essential part of developing the athlete is to give high priority to the prevention of injury and enable longevity within sport.

Complete our Netball Academy application form

Performing Arts

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“Mandis, millabo. At et dit quaspelicab inovit” – Tony Nikolakopoulos

Undertake professional mentoring 4 times per week during school hours with celebrated artist and respected coach Tony Nikolakopoulos.

Tony is a leading Australian actor and director. Film and television credits include The Wannabes, Head On, Alex and Eve, Wentworth, The Director, Kangaroo Jack, Pirate Island, and The Wog Boy. Theatre credits includeCourtyard of Miracles (State Theatre Co of SA), The Wog Story (National Tour), Roulette (Adelaide Festival, Company B Belvoir, Portugal and Melbourne), August: Osage County and Hamlet (Melbourne Theatre Company), The Spookand Pompeii L.A. (Malthouse), and as producer/director The Last Proxy (National Tour). Tony taught for many years at Deakin University, Rusden, where he also completed his Bachelor of Education.

Complete our Performing Arts Academy application form

AFL

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“Be humble enough to prepare.  Be confident enough to perform.” – Luke O’Shannessy

2017 has seen Forest Hill College introduce the first ever girls only AFL Academy and now 2019 sees the establishment of and AFL Academy to include boys.

Train 4 times per week during school hours with TAC Cup U18 Youth Girls Coach – Luke O’Shannessy.

Luke is a Level 3, AFL qualified coach working with Forest Hill College and the renowned Oakleigh Chargers.

A primary focus of both the AFLW and AFL Boys Academies, is to develop a group of student athletes who are self starting and take responsibility for their own development.

The FHC Girls AFL Academy Program provides players with specific and tailored strength and conditioning programs, combined with outstanding academic learning opportunities and access to a complete VCE program.

Complete our AFL Academy application form

Academy Application Form

For any general enquiries please contact:
Andrew Christie
Director of Sport and Performance
E. fhc@fhc.vic.edu.au