- Last Updated on Friday, 06 December 2013 14:09
Garingal junior Aidan Dawson and SHOO senior Dave Meyer are the new NSW faces in Orienteering Australia's High Performance Squads for 2014.
The OA high performance pathway has been thoroughly reworked under new mentor Nick Dent, who has introduced extra squads to define a clearer path from talented junior to world championship athlete.
High schooler Aidan's extensive fitness program throughout 2013 is paying big dividends, and he joins older sister and dual JWOC rep Michele in gaining selection in the OA junior development squad.
Dave Meyer (R) ran at JWOC a decade ago and it's great to see him back in the green and gold as a member of the High Performance Squad, just one level below the Elite HPS. Brother Ian is in the National Development Squad.
The family theme continues with junior squad member Nicola Blatchford joined by older brother Josh, who has returned to Australia after a year training in Sweden and is in the High Performance Squad.
Our ONSW representatives in the OA squads are:
Elite HPS: Julian Dent (CC), Felicity Brown (CC).
High Performance Squad: Josh Blatchford (NC), Dave Meyer (SH), Matthew Parton (NC), Rob Preston (NC).
National Development Squad: Kasimir Gregory (NT), Alex Massey (NC), Ian Meyer (SH).
Junior Development Squad: Nicola Blatchford (NC), Aidan Dawson (GO), Michele Dawson (GO), Daniel Hill (GO).
OA is seeking specialist coaches as a result of expanding this program. Applications close on December 22 with Nick Dent. Details are in the story linked above.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 December 2013 12:05
Andrew Brown is our Stinger of the month for November.
Known affectionately as 'Brooner', Big Foot's lanky Scottish import has racked up some impressive results of late.
He was third at the Victorian sprint titles over the weekend, backing up his win in the two-race Big Foot sprints at Sydney Uni by a commanding 38 second-margin.
Andrew also ran in each round to help the Feet land a fifth straight MetrO League championship, and has been very generous with his time this year, helping out with coaching at numerous junior events.
We wish Andrew the best of luck with his training and racing. He wins an Endura pack – nutrition for elite athletes to help them train harder, race faster and recover quicker.
- Last Updated on Saturday, 30 November 2013 10:09
It's time to join up or renew your membership for 2014, and for the first time this process is now available through Eventor.
If you are after a family membership, each person will need to register and 'join' or 'renew' separately. This is due to the way Eventor has been set up.
Click on the 'My Pages' header in the left-hand column, then click on 'My Memberships'.
This will show your current membership(s). From the dropdown menu, click on '2014'. Now select your state and club. Then choose your membership type.
Check your details are correct, then proceed through the payment steps.
Once you have finished, each subsequent family member will need to log in to Eventor and proceed as above. Except... when they click on family membership they need to find your name in the dropdown list and click on it - this will link them to the membership already generated by you and as such they will not have to pay a second time.