2021 NSW Schools Team Announced

Last Updated: Friday, 25 June 2021 15:49

Students from seven of our NSW Clubs have been named in the NSW 2021 Schools team for the 2021 Australian Championships in Tasmania this September/October.

There are eight new faces in the team this year: Rebecca Craig (Newcastle), Maggie MacKay (Uringa), Lyra Simpson (Big Foot), Savanna Sweeney (Western & Hills) and Lilja Lehtonen (Garingal) all in Junior Girls and in the Juniors Boys Lachlan Coady (Western & Hills), Alex Woolford (Bush n Beach) and Curtis Pepper (Bennelong Northside).

Australian and New Zealand school students will contest the championships organised by Orienteering Tasmania in conjunction with Orienteering Australia. Each Australian State will send a team of up to 20 students competing along with two New Zealand teams of 20 students. 

A team of 20 has been selected, the maximum allowed. The strong family element of orienteering is reflected in there being three sets of siblings in the team.

Congratulations to the following students upon their selection: 

Junior Girls Junior Boys
Rebecca Craig (NC) Lachlan Coady (WH)
Maggie Mackay (UR) Alex Woolford (BB)
Lyra Simpson (BF) Cooper Horley (GO)
Savanna Sweeney (WH) Will Kay (WH)
Erika Enderby (NC)  
Lilja Lehtonen* (GO)  
Senior Girls Senior Boys
Mikayla Enderby (NC) Jamie Woolford (BB)
Nea Shingler (BF) Oliver Freeman (BF)
Julia Barbour (BF) Oskar Mella (NC)
Louise Barbour (BF) Oscar Woolford (BB)
  Sam Woolford (BB)
  Clyde McGhee (BN)


*by prior agreement with the selectors, Lilja was selected based on results from races in Finland. Also Curtis Pepper (BN) was originally selected in the Junior Boys team but declined his position.

All selected will travel with the team to Tasmania and run in the three schools championship events from September 28-30 (Sprint, Individual and Relay), while also competing in the other major events on both weekends of the carnival.

The team will be travelling with the managers and coaches Jenny Enderby, Damien Enderby and Bjorn Mella.