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 2023 golf program will run from October 2022 to July 2023 with athletes to graduate from the program at the 2023 Presentation Night in August.

Nominations for the 2023 Golf Program are now OPEN.

Please ensure you have read and understand the background information for golf 2023 before submitting your nomination.

The nomination form can be accessed here

Nominations will close Friday 19th August 2022.

New Athletes MUST attend the Talent ID day on Sunday the 21st August at Duntryleague Golf Club from 9am-2pm – please note the Talent ID day is not compulsory for returning athletes

To be eligible for selection in the 2022 program athletes must:

  • be turning 12-17 years of age in 2023
  • be living or attending school in the WRAS catchment area
  • be a registered member of Golf NSW and a member of a local club
  • have a handicap of 18 and under* (boys) or  27 and under* (girls). **Athletes who do not meet this handicap may still be considered for a development program so please fill out a nomination form
  • 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
  • Injury prevention screenings (all athletes) and a strength and conditioning training program (squad athletes only)
  • Sports science fitness testing
  • Educational seminars
  • Opportunities to compete in elite events such as the Your Local Club Academy Games

The 2023 Golf Coaching Staff will be announced shortly.

The 2023 Golf Athletes will be announced shortly.