- Last Updated: Tuesday, 09 February 2016 12:20
Orienteering NSW is calling for nominations for the 2016 NSW Schools Team.
Up to 20 high school students - junior boys and girls (15 and under), and senior boys and girls - are selected to compete in the Australian All Schools Championships in individual and relay races.
In 2016, the squad (known as the Carbines) will travel with a manager and coach to Queensland for a week of competition during the September/October school holidays.
Nominations close on March 17. The squad will be announced by June 30, after the Queen's Birthday weekend State Leagues.
The first 4 State League weekends will be the selection trials (all State Leagues 1 to 8), along with the Easter carnival in the ACT. Written notification to the Chair of Selectors (Andy Hill) is required if illness, injury or exceptional circumstances prevent attendance at any race.
The coach for 2016 is Jock Davis (Big Foot) and the manager is Sally Devenish (Western Plains). Andy Hill, Hilary Wood and Jock Davis will continue as selectors for the NSW Schools team in 2016. We thank them for their dedication to this important task.
- Last Updated: Monday, 08 February 2016 10:32
Newcastle members Karen Blatchford and Justin Stafford have taken out Central Coast's summer series after the tenth and final event at Bateau Bay on Sunday.
With their best six scores counting, Karen (595) held off Asya Khristosova (576), while Justin (593) only just pipped CC member Brenton Race (590) for the men's prize. Series winners on handicap were Elizabeth Bunn (NC) and Lachlan Harris (CC).
All the series results can be found here. Thank you to everyone who set, organised and supported the series.
And a reminder that entries close soon for the annual O'Shea 2-Days event on February 20-21.
It's the only pairs event on the ONSW calendar, with three races over 18 hours - Saturday afternoon, Saturday night and Sunday morning. This year we are in the Kincumber / East Gosford (new map) / Davistown area.
Enter via Eventor by February 18. We look forward to again seeing some of the zany outfits worn by participants on this always friendly weekend.
- Last Updated: Friday, 05 February 2016 14:48
Entries are open for our 2016 Middle and Long Distance championships, to be held on the revered Snow Hills maps near Braidwood on April 2-3.
Snow Hills is one of the best spur gully areas in Australia. With few tracks and a lot of termite mounds, the Hard courses will be challenging. Runnability is often flat-out fast, but there are areas of low visibility she-oak forest and some tea tree regrowth on old farmland.
Entry details and a copy of the existing map will be available in Eventor soon. See the flyer for preliminary info.
The champs are on the weekend after Easter, and coincide with the Orienteering Australia High Performance Squad camp in the ACT.
Big Foot's last attempt at a State League weekend in Snow Hills, in October 2012, was unfortunately washed out - and snowed on ! Here's hoping for nice weather for this iteration.
The NSW Sprint championships will be held on Saturday August 27 at Bankstown, in conjunction with the NSW Schools Sprint championships.