The Australian team to contest the Junior World Orienteering Championships in Denmark has been announced, following the Australian 3-Days over the Easter weekend.
Six of the twelve team members will be making their first JWOC appearance, with Oliver Poland, still eligible for M16, becoming the youngest male member of an Australian JWOC team. At the other end of the scale, Belinda Lawford will be making her fourth appearance. The men’s team was particularly deep with all six members of last year’s team available for selection.
Five of the twelve team members come from the ACT (including three from the Bushflyers club), and four from Tasmania.
The team is:
Men: Lachlan Dow (ACT), Oliver Poland (ACT), Kurt Neumann (Qld), Ian Lawford (ACT), Joshua Blatchford (NSW), Oscar Phillips (Tas). Reserves Max Neve (Vic), Leon Keely (Vic).
Women: Sarah Buckerfield (Tas), Claire Butler (Tas), Lilian Burrill (Qld), Brea Pearce (Tas), Belinda Lawford (ACT), Georgia Parsons (ACT). Reserves Emily Prudhoe (NSW), Michele Dawson (NSW).