Congratulations to EVOC for winning the inaugural
Orienteering Australia Development Award
Their award is credit to the great development work they do around their local area, Launceston, Tasmania.
The Esk Valley Orienteering Club Inc. (EVOC), based in Launceston, Tasmania, was established in 1975, and has been a highly active club since then.
The club has a proud history in the sport that is evident both through strong performances by its members of all ages in competition, and through a high involvement in administration. A significant number of EVOCers have been involved with the major national and international events hosted by Orienteering Tasmania; have held senior positions in Orienteering Tasmania and Orienteering Australia; held and hold positions with the IOF and have acted as managers and coaches to Australian WOC and JWOC teams. Currently the club has one Level 3 Coach, and a number of Level 2 and Level 1 coaches, and has one IOF Senior Event Adviser, one IOF Event Adviser, three Level 3 Controllers and several Level 2 and Level 1 Controllers.
The club has a membership of around 60, but attracts a much wider participant support.
During 2007 EVOC conducted 37 orienteering events with a total of 3,352 entrants:
10 Twilight events 655
13 Sunday events (local/state, etc.) 976
3 MTBO events 68
3 special (requested) events 104
1 Seniors Week activity 20
7 Launceston State Primary Schools Sports Association events 1529
Total: 37 events 3352
The club meets regularly for business meetings, and has several social functions (BBQs, games nights, etc.) each year, including the annual award presentations dinner.
Club Officials for 2008:
President: John Brammall
Vice President: Ian Brown
Secretary: Jan Mitchell & Carol Phillips
Treasurer: Paul Pacqué
Other office bearers:
Coaching: Debbie Gale
Equipment: Ron Briggs & Peter Hoban
Events: Christine Brown
Junior representative: Juniors to be invited to put forward a nomination.
Mapping: Christine Brown
Projects: John Brammall
Publicity: Valerie Brammall & Lynn Carswel
Our development projects
In 2007, EVOC was involved with two specific development projects:
- The mapping and setting up of a permanent DIY orienteering course in a local park including a children’s maze.
Aim: to produce a permanent public orienteering course in a popular park that will offer the public a quality DIY experience of orienteering.
- The furthering of a continuing project with the Launceston State School Sports Association to include orienteering for one term a year as an optional primary school sport.
Aim: to provide primary aged children from Grades 5 and 6 with an enjoyable, “quality” orienteering experience
Details are contained in the following: