Applications for 2023|24 are currently open and will close on Friday 13 October. Applications will open in September ahead of selections on October 22 2023.
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The program is developed in close consultation with Jack Newton Junior Golf (JNJG) and consists of six regional weekend training sessions conducted between November 2023 and May 2024. The program is designed to provide players with increased skills and education to better prepare them for selection in higher levels of representation.
Performance support includes sessions on goal setting, resilience, opportunities beyond sport, health management, fitness testing and media training.
Athletes will also be invited to attend an inter-academy Golf Challenge and the Clubs NSW Academy Games (Wagga Wagga).
Eligibility & Selection
To be eligible, athletes must be aged 13 – 17 years in 2024 (born 2007 – 2011), reside in or attend school in the NIAS catchment area, and be a registered member of a local Golf Club (or be prepared to join).
Athletes must have a golf handicap of 12 and under for males, 18 and under for females. If your handicap is slightly greater, please contact NIAS. Selection will not only be based on handicap but also on your attitude and commitment to golf.
Interviews may be required. Discussions with your local club may also be conducted.
ATHLETE BENEFITS & COMMITMENT
- Intensive coaching from accredited regional, guest and state level coaches.
- Regional training sessions – technical and tactical skill development.
- Performance Support including Sport Psychology, Nutrition, Fitness Assessments, Strength & Conditioning and more.
- Complimentary invitation to the annual Academy Awards.
- Access to RuralFit Training Hubs across the region- Armidale, Tamworth, Gunnedah, Narrabri & Glen Innes.
- Opportunities to participate in higher level competitions and challenges.
- Be committed to a holistic approach to their development, both on and off the field.
- Attend RuralFit Training Hubs.
- Comply with the training requirements and respond in a positive manner to any feedback.
- Maintain an appropriate performance standard to continue to receive opportunities.
- Behave and dress in an appropriate manner when representing NIAS and its sponsors.
Wear NIAS apparel when representing the Academy at events.
- Be available to sponsors and the media for promotional purposes.
- Adhere to NIAS Athlete Code of Conduct and policies including anti-doping policy.
- Maintain regular communication with NIAS and coaching staff as required.
$220 includes: training sessions, coaching and performance support activities, and invitations to special events such as the annual Academy Awards Night.
NIAS is an approved organisation for NSW Government Active Kids Vouchers.
- Academy Challenges, Academy Games and any specific Sports Tours are additional to the Athlete Levy. Costs differ from sport to sport.
- Athlete Uniform. Uniform requirements vary from sport to sport.
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