NSW & ACT Junior State Teams Selection Protocol

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


The following guidelines outline the selection criteria for the NSW and ACT Junior State Teams to compete in the Australian Junior Interstate Team matches. 

Each team will comprise five (5) male and five (5) girls.

Essential Criteria

Membership of an affiliated NSW Golf Club, or ACT & surrounding golf clubs for the ACT Junior Team.

Selected athletes are expected to be exemplary representatives of Golf NSW and the sport while participating in the Australian Interstate Teams matches.

Athletes will also be required to agree to a representative player agreement, and be bound by the Golf Australia and Golf NSW Code of Conduct 

Age eligibility for team selection

Players must be under 18 as of the first day of play of the Australian Junior Amateur Championship contested immediately prior to the start of that years’ interstate teams matches

Selection Process

The NSW Selection Panel, appointed by the Golf NSW Golf Committee, will use several benchmark indicators and tournament results to guide selection of players for the Junior Interstate Teams Matches.

The list of benchmark indicators below is not all-encompassing, nor are they in priority order or weight:

  • World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR).
  • Golf Australia Order of Merit Rankings (GA OOM).
  • Results in interclub Pennant Competition
  • Results in Jack Newton Junior Golf (JNJG) Junior Vardon, and Junior Derrin tournaments
  • Participation and results in gazetted “Important Events”.

    *A list of “important events” will be posted on the GolfNSW website annually

Team Announcement(s)

NSW & ACT Junior State Teams are selected early to mid-February.

Athletes selected will be expected to enter and play in the Australian Junior Championships during the week prior to the Interstate Teams Matches.

Information about the Junior Interstate Teams Matches can be found via the Golf Australia website –https://www.golf.org.au/