2024-25 Golf NSW Junior Interstate Squad Program

Published: June 27, 2024
Last Update: June 27, 2024

Program Purpose

To identify and select a squad of eligible boys and girls (see Essential Selection Squad Criteria) who have exhibited the capacity to perform at an “elite junior level” and as such demonstrated the potential to be Members of the Golf NSW Junior Interstate Squad and Junior State Team for the 2025 Australian Junior Interstate Teams matches.

Program Objective

Selected players will participate in Junior Interstate Squad training as well as squad nominated tournaments. The Golf NSW High Performance Manager, Junior Interstate Team Coach and Manager and junior state team selectors, will attend training sessions and squad nominated tournaments (when available) to observe each players skills, competitiveness, teamwork, attitudes, and suitability for 2025 NSW Junior Interstate Team selection.

Essential Squad Selection Criteria

  • Be age eligible (u/18) for the following years Junior Interstate Series 
  • Be a financial member of a Golf NSW affiliated golf club. 
  • Be a JNJG Tour Member
  • Are available and committed to playing the 2025 Australian Junior Amateur Championship and the 2025 Junior Interstate Series in April. (Dates and Venues for these events are not available at this stage. Queensland is the likely state where these events will be held, but this is yet to be confirmed by Golf Australia)
  • Are participating and having “noticeable” results in the Squad Selection Performance Period. See details below.
  • Be a player of “good reputation” that noticeably displays attitudes and behaviours both on and off the golf course at a standard that would be expected of an NSW State level player and representative of Golf NSW and JNJG.
  • Can attend the squad training dates (TBC)
  • Are available and committed (within reasonable means) to playing the majority of 2025 NSW Junior State Team Selection important events which will be mostly played in December 2024, January 2025 period. These important events are yet to be finalised as no dates and venues are available yet. It is anticipated that they will be similar to the listed 2024 important events in this period which were;
  • Bonville Champions Trophy
  • ACT Week of Golf
  • Australian Amateur
  • Avondale Amateur
  • NSW Medal and Amateur
  • Master of the Amateurs (if selected to play)

Squad Selection Details

Automatic Squad Selection Criteria

  • Any NSW player that meets the Essential Squad Selection Criteria listed above and also places in the Top 3 finishers including ties in the following events is an automatic selection into the squad;
  • 2024 Australian Junior Amateur Championship
  • 2024 NSW Junior Championship
  • 2024 Jack Newton International Junior Classic

Squad Selection Performance Period and Selection Events

The squad selection performance period commences from April 2024 and concludes on October 2024.

Any event listed on the 2024 JNJG Junior Vardon and Junior Derrin Averages list from the period commencing from and including the 2024 Australian Junior Amateur Championship up until and including the Jack Newton International Junior Classic is considered a selection event.

Non-Automatic Squad Selection

Participation and performances in these selection events as well as the Essential Squad Selection Criteria will be utilised in the squad selection process.

Note- players are not expected to play in every event listed, however those are not able to play in the NSW Junior Championship or the Jack Newton International Junior Classic due to National level selections (i.e. National Teams or National Touring Squads) or other important personal circumstances, it is recommended that those players email the Golf NSW High Performance Manager (Khan Pullen -khan.pullen@golfnsw.org.au) to inform Khan they are not able to play these events and provide a reason why.

Squad Size

Whilst there is no set squad size, it is anticipated that a total amount of 16 players which comprises both boys and girls (no set amounts) will be selected.

2025 NSW Junior State Team Selection

Whilst there is high likelihood that the 2025 NSW Junior Interstate Team that comprises of 5 boys and 5 girls will be selected from Junior Interstate Squad, being in the Junior Interstate Squad doesn’t guarantee Junior Interstate Team selection. It is also important to note that not being selected in the Junior Interstate Squad does not exclude you from selection consideration for the 2025 NSW Junior Interstate Team.