There won't be much an off-season for a number of Western Zone juniors following the ACT/NSW Country under 15, under 17 and under 19 squad announcements.
Nine Western players have been named across all squads, male and female, with five of those hailing from Dubbo.
Tom Coady, coming off a stellar season which included selection in the Australian under 15 side, has been named in the under 17 squad again, alongside Western teammate Harry McGregor.
Another Dubbo-based Australian representative, Brock Larance, headlines the under 19s squad alongside Henry Railz.
Railz made the move from Dubbo to Sydney prior to last season and went on to help Penrith claim the Sydney Premier Cricket first grade title while he was also part of the ACT/NSW Country side which won last summer's under 19 national titles.
RSL-Colts all-rounder Tom Atlee was also named, along with Bathurst duo Ben Mitchell and Nic Broes in the 20-man squad.
"They have a mixture of players that have represented ACT/NSW Country previously and those that are new to our academy program entirely," Cricket NSW Pathways Senior Manager, and former Blues fast bowler, Mark Cameron said.
"(That's) Testament to the robust nature of the ACT/NSW Country Pathway and depth of players within the ACT and country New South Wales."
Another Dubbo junior, Aimee Longhurst, was named in the female ACT/NSW Country under 15s squad.
All squad will train through winter in the lead up to next season's respective national titles.
The off-season training squads will be cut to the final squad closer to the tournaments.