Specific comprehensive selection criteria for all teams will be released in early 2012.
However actual selection events have been decided and are advertised here to enable early travel and accommodation arrangements and for planning of training. Please note that there have been additional events from past years included for the JWOC foot team selection, as below.
JWOC FOOT ORIENTEERING TEAM – Slovakia, July 7-14th
The primary selection events are the four events of the Easter weekend, to be held in Queensland from 6-9 April 2012. Performances in previous Junior World Championships (for those who have been in a JWOC team previously) may also be taken into account.
The March National League events (in Victoria on 11-12 March) will be asecondary selection trial. All candidates for selection are expected to compete in these events unless they have grounds for special consideration).
Events in 2011 (other than JWOC) will not be part of the 2012 selection process, other than in the case of applications for special consideration.
Candidates for selection will normally be expected to compete in M/W17-20E at Easter. Any candidates for selection who want to run M/W21E should seek the approval of the Chair – Blair Trewin (B.Trewin@bom.gov.au) as soon as practicable – this approval will normally be given only to those who are realistic candidates for selection in senior representative teams or squads.
WOC FOOT ORIENTEERING TEAM – Switzerland, July 14-21
The selection races to be held within Australia are;
-All four days of Easter 2012 April 6-9thin Stanthorpe, Qld
– All three events at the May 12/13th National Orienteering League races in Newcastle, NSW
Arrangements for overseas-based athletes to run other races as selection trials will be arranged and communicated to all nominees.
-Selection criteria for 2012 World Cup events will be released also in early January and that for the Bushranger team to NZ at a slightly later date.
JWOC & WOC MT BIKE ORIENTEERING TEAMS – Hungary, August 20-25th
-All events at the National Series round 1 on 28-29th April based in central Victoria at Maryborough and Newstead.
Orienteering Australia wishes everyone a happy and enjoyable Christmas.