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 October 2018 to April 2019. 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.

  • Access to “Shots to hole” at reduced rate (50% subsidy).

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 2019

  4. Handicap range for boys is preferably 12 and under and for girls is preferably 18 and under.

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 $350* will apply which covers the cost of most program activities (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 27-28 October 2018.

Selection process

Complete an online nomination form. 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

Golf Program Dates for 2018/19





Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 October 2018


Jindabyne Sport and Recreation Centre

Induction Camp

15-16 December 2018


Gold Creek

Training Camp #1

15-16 March 2019


Bermagui Golf Club

Training Camp #2

22-24 March 2019


Peter O’Malley Junior Masters


6-7 April 2019

Southern Highlands competition


Training Camp #3

Friday 12 – Sunday 14 April



Your Local Club Academy Games

Friday 24 - Sunday 26 May


Riverside Oaks

North Vs South Cup (selected players only)