2016 Johns-Putra Junior Elite Training


Anshika Jain and Sayum Rupasinghe have been selected for the 2016 Johns-Putra Junior Elite Training Squad.

The following article was published in the ACF Newsletter 31 May 2016. 

The JETS Training Squad is sponsored by Geraldine Johns-Putra. It aims to encourage the next generation of champions. Applicants are judged by enthusiasm and commitment as well as rating,  with a maximum of 30 players and at least one third of either gender.

Members of the 2016 JETS Squad will attend the national junior training camp to be held at St Andrews Hall in Roseville, Sydney from July 4-8.

The first three days will involve free intensive coaching in small groups. The final two days of the camp will include competing in a training tournament, with post-game analysis by JETS coaches GM Zhang Zhong (Chinese born Singaporean registered), GM Darryl Johansen, GM Max Illingworth, IM Moulthun Ly and Australian Champion IM Bobby Cheng. GM Zhao Zong-Yuan will serve as a guest coach.

 GM Zhang Zhong (twice Chinese champion) with wife WGM Li Ruofan

The successful applicants were:

Archer, Saffron ACT
Asaka, Samuel VIC
Au, Alexander QLD
Bracks, Sebastian VIC
Chang, Emma VIC
Chang, Sophie VIC
Chiverton, Fergus VIC
Dharmapuri, Sri Krishna Kousel WA
Dharmapuri, Kundan WA
Dullaway, Erin QLD
Herrmann, Oscar SA
Hooi, Kathleen VIC
Jain, Anshika NSW
Lee, Abigail ACT
Li, Oliver VIC
Marsh, Luke NSW
Marsh, Brett NSW
Maunders, Myiesha VIC
Melamed, Daniel NSW
Mikkelsen, Max NSW
Rumley, William TAS
Rupasinghe, Sayum NSW
Shen, Fiona NSW
Shen, Kevin NSW
Slater-Jones, Henry QLD
Slater-Jones, Tom QLD
Tennakoon, Nadula QLD
Wang, Yifan Eva VIC
Woon, Rachel VIC
Yang, Gordon NSW