Athlete Program



Program overview

The South East Sports Academy (SESA) Golf Program is offered in partnership with Jack Newton Junior Golf (JNJG).

The program provides high performance training opportunities for talented young athletes from the South East region of NSW and the ACT.  The program supplements any home based coaching / training program that the athlete has in place. The program provides athletes with skill assessment and development,  education and personal development. The program follows the curriculum set by JNJG. 

The golf academy program will include three training camps plus the opportunity to participate in competitions.

The program will run for a period of approximately 7 months from November 2019 to May 2020. Scholarship holders will be required to undergo an induction process, attend weekend training camps, and participate in academy activities.

Scholarship benefits

  • Access to first class training facilities

  • Individual and squad coaching;

  • Be committed to a holistic approach to athlete development;

  • Insight into what it takes to become an elite athlete;

  • Identification and training methods to enhance skills;

  • Opportunities to represent SESA at various events including the Your Local Club Academy Games.

Athlete eligibility

To be eligible for a SESA Golf Academy Scholarship, athletes must satisfy the following criteria:

  1. Be affiliated member of a golf club

  2. Reside within the South East Region of NSW or the ACT

  3. Female and male athletes turning 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17 years of age in 2020.

Selection criteria

To gain selection into the SESA Golf Academy Program athletes must satisfy the eligibility criteria and demonstrate the following:

  • Be athletic and show potential in improving skills and ability

  • Be enthusiastic, motivated,  and committed 

  • Willingness to learn and apply coaching ideas.

Conditions of scholarship

SESA Golf Academy Scholarship holders are expected to:

  • Attend all program activities

  • Be committed and prepared to work toward improving performance

  • Be committed to a holistic approach to athlete development

  • Not take or use performance enhancing drugs or illegal drugs or participate in other activities that are prohibited by the South East Sports Academy Code of Conduct

  • Behave and dress in a professional and dignified manner when representing SESA

  • An athlete levy of $400* will apply which covers the cost of most program activities and athlete uniform (there is an additional fee to attend the Your Local Club Academy Games and the Peter O’Malley JM Academy Challenge)

  • Be prepared to attend an education camp at Jindabyne Sport and Recreation Centre on 16-17 November 2019.

Selection process

Complete an online nomination form before Sunday 13 October 2019. Applications will be assessed by a selection panel and information about the athlete may be discussed with:

  • Parents/ Guardians

  • Nominated referee, coach and school

  • Jack Newton Junior Golf.

2018/19 Golf Squad

Rowan Harrison; James Hynes; Patrick James; Aaron Liu; Anbarasan Mitchell; Michael Nguyen; Tan Nguyen; Silka Solomon;     Matilda Sullings; Amber Tilley; Ryan Ulrich; Nathan White Harry Whitelock

Draft Golf Program Dates for 2019/20





16 - 17 November 2019


Jindabyne Sport and Recreation Centre

Induction Camp

14-15 December 2019


Bermagui Golf Club

Training Camp #1

7-8 March 2020


Gold Creek Country Club

Training Camp #2

21-22 March 2020


Peter O’Malley Junior Masters


3-5 April 2020



Your Local Club Academy Games



Bermagui Golf Club

Camp #3

23 - 24 May 2020


Riverside Oaks

North Vs South Cup (selected players only)