WA finished second in their Pool but were knocked out in the semi-final by the eventual winners Queensland, who shared the ultimate prize with ACT/NSW Country after rain forced a draw in the final. 

16-year-old Goodwin was a shining light for WA after scoring a staggering 476 runs at an average of 95.20. 

The Goodwin name is a familiar one in WA cricket circles, with Jayden’s father Murray having an illustrious career for Zimbabwe and the Western Warriors. 

“My dad has been a great coach and always been there for me in life and in my sport. He has helped me a lot with all the hours he has put into my training,” he said. 

“The highlight of the tournament was probably making the hundred in the day night game, it was a special fixture as we got the opportunity to play under lights, and to also perform was great.”

“I aspire to hopefully play for WA one day and even Australia, maybe even have the chance to captain those teams.”

WA’s Under-17’s coach Wayne Andrews witnessed Jayden’s tournament first hand and speaks very highly of the talented left hander. 

“Jayden is an accumulator of runs, he’s good at finding gaps for singles and putting the bad ball away. He is really determined and his approach was the same every game.”

“He has a really bright future, he was certainly a class player at the 17’s Championships which will hold him in good stead for the Cricket Australia XI in the under 19’s Championships. He is on the right track.”

Jayden’s success has earned him selection in the CAXI side to compete in the Under-19’s Championships in Adelaide in December, where he will no doubt be looking to back up his dominance in the coming tournament.