NSW All Schools Team
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.
Selection races for the 2022 NSW Schools Team were the Armidale State League weekend (April 9-10) and the QB III weekend in Wagga (June 11-13). Rob Bennett, Toby Wilson and Michele Dawson are the selectors. The Australian All Schools Orienteering Championships comprises two days of individual racing and one day of relays. The racing is a highlight on the Australian Orienteering calendar and the relays particularly are always fantastic for spectators.
The 2022 team is:
The 2021 virtual 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.
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.