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Fri 3 Dec 6:00 pm
Bennelong Northside 50th Anniversary Dinner & Celebration (by invitation) for Past (BOO & NOSH) & Past/Present (BNO) Members - Deadline Extended till 24/11/21 only

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Fri 3 Dec 6:00 pm
Orange Botanic Gardens
Botanic Gardens, Hill St.

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Sun 5 Dec 8:30 am
NOY 8 - Kitchener

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Sun 5 Dec 9:00 am
Central Coast Summer Series 4 - Narara/Niagara Park
Gavenlock Oval, Narara.

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Sun 5 Dec 9:30 am
West Sydney Orienteering Series 2021-2022 #1 - Darling Mills
Darling Mills, Grass clearing, 5min walk from NE end of Mill Dr, North Rocks

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Sun 5 Dec 9:30 am
2021 WHO Cup & AGM
Darling Mills, Grass clearing, 5min walk from NE end of Mill Dr, Baulkham Hills

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Sun 5 Dec 11:00 am
Wayne Richards Park Summer Sprint Series #1
Port Macquarie.

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Sun 5 Dec 4:00 pm
River and Bay Series #4
Two Valleys (new). This is a variant of the "The Warren" map which Dave Lotty has recently extended to the east along Cooks River while retaining all the interesting parkland and bush areas of the old map., Gough Whitlam Park, Bayview Avenue, Earlwood -

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Wed 8 Dec 4:30 pm
2021/22 Sydney Summer Series #4 Fox Valley
Fox Valley, George Christie Playing Field
Wed 8 Dec 5:00 pm
Newcastle SSS2 - Broadmeadow
Broadmeadow

NSW All Schools Team

Generously supported by
the Carbine Club of NSW
Carbine Club NSW

The NSW Schools Team, known as "The Carbines", is selected annually to represent NSW at the Australian All Schools Orienteering Championships. The Championships are conducted mid-week during the Australian Orienteering Championships Carnival which is held in late September and early October each year. The Championships rotate around the Australian states.

Sadly, the 2020 and 2021 titles were cancelled due to the covid outbreaks in several states.

You can read the report on the 2021 team here.

Jenny Enderby (Newcastle) is the manager and Bjorn Mella (Newcastle) is the coach.

In 2019, NSW won the schools trophy for the first time since 2002!

Each year the NSW team stays together for the week and also stays with the squads from other states. All the teams race hard all week but also enjoy some social time and recreation.

The NSW Schools team comprises up to six runners in each of four classes as follows:

1. Junior girls (W15) - girls aged 15 and under;

2. Senior girls (W16+) - girls aged 16 or older;

3. Junior boys (M15) - boys aged 15 and under; and

4. Senior boys (M16+) - boys aged 16 and older.

 

The 2021 team was:

Junior Girls

Rebecca Craig (NC), Erika Enderby (NC), Lilja Lehtonen (GO), Maggie Mackay (UR), Lyra Simpson (BF), Savanna Sweeney (WH)

Senior Girls (16+)

Julia Barbour (BF), Louise Barbour (BF), Mikayla Enderby (NC), Nea Shingler (BF)

Junior Boys

Lachlan Coady (WH), Cooper Horley (GO), Will Kay (WH), Alex Woolford (BB)

Senior Boys (16+)

Oliver Freeman (BF), Clyde McGhee (BN), Oskar Mella (NC), Jamie Woolford (BB), Sam Woolford (BB), Oscar Woolford (BB)

Our junior reps have generated press coverage in the Newcastle Star and St George Leader.

2021 Selection

Selection races for the 2021 NSW Schools Team are the Broulee State League weekend (May 15-16) and the QB III weekend (June 12-14). Students are expected to commit to the sport and participate in other events to improve their skills and fitness. Nominations close April 14. The team will be announced by June 30.

Rob Bennett, Toby Wilson and Michele Dawson are the selectors. Written notification to the Chair of Selectors (Rob Bennett) is required if illness, injury or exceptional circumstances prevent attendance at any race.

The Australian All Schools Orienteering Championships comprises two days of individual racing and one day of relays (the junior boys, pictured, won in 2014 and 2016). The racing is a highlight on the Australian Orienteering calendar and the relays particularly are always fantastic for spectators.

Highlights of the NSW Australian All Schools team in action in 2012

Highlights of the NSW Australian All Schools team in action in 2010

The squad has enjoyed much success over the years and has generated many of the country's elite orienteers.

Orienteering NSW thanks the Carbine Club for its generous annual donation that helps subsidise the cost for team members' families.