Jayden earns WACA rookie contract and SWAS scholarship

The good news keeps on coming for Bunbury teenager cricket talent Jayden Goodwin – son of former Zimbabwean cricketer Murray Goodwin − as he continues his ascent through the sport’s ranks.

Not long after earning a rookie contract with the Western Australian Cricket Association, the all-rounder has been given more reason to celebrate with the announcement he has secured a coveted place in the South West Academy of Sport’s individual athlete support program.

The assistance offered through SWAS will come in handy as the exciting left-handed batsman takes a step forward in his cricketing career by taking up the opportunity to develop his game at the WACA.

“Securing a two-year contract with the WACA is probably the biggest thing that has happened to me,” Jayden said.

“But it’s still a starting stone to hopefully bigger things.”


The right-arm leg-spinner has plenty of runs on the board, having excelled on the national stage in junior carnivals.

He captained the WA side at the Cricket Australia 2018/19 Under 17 Male National Championships, impressing on the field to be named Player of the Tournament with a batting average of 95.20.

Other achievements for the 17-year-old include playing in the Futures League series in February, and representation at the under-19s carnival.