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

The WRAS golf program is endorsed by Jack Newton Junior Golf as the first step in the elite athlete pathway.

The program sits between local representative golf and higher order representation such as NSW state team selection.

The 2019 golf program will run from November 2018 to July 2019 with program trials (or talent identification day) to be held in September 2018. Athletes will graduate from the program at the 2019 Presentation Night in August.

Nominations for the 2019 golf program have now closed.
To register your details for the 2020 program please contact the WRAS office.

To be eligible for selection in the 2019 program athletes must:

  • be 11 years or older (cannot turn 18 before 1 July 2019)
  • be living or attending school in the WRAS catchment area
  • be a registered member of Jack Newton Junior Golf and a member of a local club
  • preferably have a handicap of 12 and under (boys) 18 and under (girls). Athletes who do not meet this handicap may still be considered for the program
  • be representing at school or club level as a minimum (preferably at a district level)
  • submit a nomination form before the closing date

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
  • Opportunities for Inter-Academy Development camps
  • Strength and conditioning/Injury prevention screenings and programs
  • Sports science fitness testing
  • Educational seminars
  • Opportunities to compete in elite events such as the Your Local Club Academy Games

Head Coach – Bruce McLean (Orange)

Squad Athletes

Nicholas Corbett (Barry)
Ben Davis (Bathurst)
Jake Davis (Bathurst)
Cameron Jackson (Bathurst)
Thomas Large (Kandos)
Ella Murray (Dubbo)
Casey Thompson (Bathurst)

Development Athletes

Harry Daniels (Wentworth Falls)
Cooper Starkey (Bathurst)