Bushrangers Test Teams Announced


Bushrangers Logo.JPGAustralian Bushrangers Orienteering Teams, 17-20 elite and 21 elite,  for the AUS-NZ test match  to be contested over the Australian Championships carnival week are announced below. Congratulations to these athletes. Further details will be provided to team members via AMP.

The NZ Pinestars will compete against the Australian Bushrangers at the Australian Championship Carnival in Queensland from 24 September to 2 October 2016.

For the Junior test match there are 3 rounds as part of the race series; the Australian Sprint, Long and Middle distance championships. The Senior test match consists of two rounds; the Australian Long and Middle distance during the final weekend of the Championships.

The Australian team selected is:

17-20 Elite Men  (Sprint, Long and Middle races)

Patrick Jaffe – Melbourne Forest Racers, Vic (S, M, L)
Simeon Burrill – Bullecourt Boulder Bounders, Qld (S, M, L)
Stephen Melhuish – Parawanga Orienteers, ACT (S, M)
Ashley Nankervis – Esk Valley Orienteers, Tas (S, L, M)
Jack Neumann – Enoggoroos Orienteers, Qld (M, L)
Jarrah Day – Astralopers Orienteers, Tas (S, L)
Toby Wilson – Garingal Orienteers, NSW (S, M)
Joseph Dickinson – Esk Valley Orienteers, Tas (L)

17 -20 Elite Women (Sprint, Long and Middle races)

Anna Dowling – Wellington Ranges, Tas (M, L)
Asha Steer – Dandenong Ranges, Vic (S, M, L)
Lanita Steer – Dandenong Ranges, Vic (S, M, L)
Tara Melhuish – Parawanga Orienteers, ACT (S, M, L)
Zoe Dowling – Wellington Ranges, Tas (S, M, L)
Joanna Maynard – Bibbulmun Orienteers, WA (S, L)
Georgia Jones – Uringa Orienteers, NSW (S, M)


Elite Men: (4 competitors in Australian Middle and Long races)

Matt Doyle, VIC
Ian Lawford, ACT
Brodie Nankervis, TAS
Simon Uppill, SA
Reserve: Andrew Barnett, ACT

Elite Women: (3 competitors in Australian Middle and Long races)

Jo Allison, ACT
Natasha Key, VIC
Belinda Lawford, ACT
Reserve: Bridget Anderson, SA

The NZ team is at: