It all started when…
Sport Development Services (sportDS) was established in 2008, running tailored development programs for schools and sporting clubs in Melbourne.
The Academy emerged in 2013 when a couple of players from the UK wanted some extra training during their time in Oz, so we designed and developed an Academy program for them. We soon realised that for many overseas players making the trip here, two club trainings and a match per week just wasn’t enough. We were able to put together a program that really satisfied the needs of young hockey players who were keen to develop.
Realising its success, we’ve extended the program to include domestic players of all levels.
We now also regularly assist players and coaches from Australia, the UK, and across Europe to realise their hockey dreams playing in different competitions around the world.