AUSTRALIAN SCHOOLS CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Australian Schools Orienteering Championships are contested by teams from each state and the ACT. The competition consists of four classes – senior (16 and above) and junior (12-15) boys and girls.
The event is normally run in the Australian Championships week. There is sprint and long individual events, where each state can field four competitors with the best three to count, and a relay for teams of three. The event was established as a secondary schools event, but this has become less clear-cut in recent years due to changes in the school structure in some states.
The event has existed in its present form since 1989, although it was not until 1994 that all seven teams were represented, with NSW competing for the first time and Tasmania returning after an absence. From 1981 to 1988 it was an open-entry event, including age classes for primary schools and, in some years, teachers and university students. The event did not receive any significant interstate participation until 1984, and 1986 was the first year in which it had a reasonably representative national field.
New Zealand teams currently compete in the Southern Cross Junior Challenge, which is held in conjunction with the Australian Schools Championships.
Results since 1989 (not including New Zealanders)
2014 Australian Schools Honour Team
Full results for all events since 1986 are available via the national events results page.