Big Week for NSW Juniors

Last Updated: Friday, 06 July 2012 15:44

Some of the best NSW juniors will be running hard this weekend as the Coalfields Classic includes the first selection races for the 2012 NSW Schools Team.   The team will compete in the Australian All Schools Orienteering Championships in Tasmania during the September school holidays.

If juniors are interested in nominating for the team, it’s not too late, but you had better be quick!  Entry on the day is available for this weekend’s events and selectors have generously extended the deadline for nominations to 13 May.  Full selection criteria for the squad is available here.  Late nominations for the NSW 2012 Schools Team should be emailed to Karen Blatchford (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with cc to Hilary Wood by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and note your name, school attended, date of birth and contact details.

In other junior news, Waggaroos hosted the Riverina Schools Orienteering Championships this week.  By all reports the day was outstanding with 60 young local orienteers competing.  The support of the Riverina School Sport Unit was very much appreciated. In Sydney, the Junior League started last Sunday at UWS Kingswood.  Times for all competitors are available here and the Junior League point score from the day is available here.  The ONSW Development Team has also been kept busy this week with 180 Mosman High students in the midst of a three week orienteering program.  Thanks to the support of Sydney Harbour Federation Trust the students were able to explore the historic defence buildings and magnificent harbour views at Georges Heights.  Active After-school Communities programs are also running in Sydney, the Hunter Valley and Illawarra this term and are keeping our wonderful coaches busy providing excellent orienteering experiences for primary schoolers.