Henry McNulty
Team: 2015 Australian Team for Junior World Orienteering Championships Age: 18 State of Origin: Western Australia Orienteering Highlights: JWOC 2014 best result: 49th Long Distance Recent Performances: Breakthrough domestic results Read More
Henry McNulty

Team: 2015 Australian Team for Junior World Orienteering Championships
Age: 18
State of Origin: Western Australia
Orienteering Highlights: JWOC 2014 best result: 49th Long Distance
Recent Performances: Breakthrough domestic results early 2014
Interesting Facts: Currently living and training in Sweden
History in Orienteering: Henry had a range of breakthrough performances in the early 2014 NOL season – particularly in the sprint discipline

After some breakthrough domestic performances at the beginning of 2014, where he placed in the top level in the national senior level in sprint, Henry has moved to Uppsala, Sweden, to train and compete. With the European winter coming to an end, we look forward to seeing what early results Henry can post overseas. The experience gained in the Swedish terrain (somewhat similar to Norway) will make Henry one of the best prepared for the technical challenges of tough Norwegian terrain. Henry will be keen – and well prepared – to improve on his 2014 JWOC results. His experience will be an asset to the team and the team’s preparations. Henry has been under the radar in the domestic competition: look out for what could be his best result yet at JWOC 2015.

Simeon Burrill
Team: 2015 Australian Team for Junior World Orienteering Championships Age: 17 State of Origin: Queensland Orienteering Highlights: 2015 Oceania Championships; 3rd middle distance Recent Performances: Easter National Championships; 2nd overall Read More
Simeon Burrill

Team: 2015 Australian Team for Junior World Orienteering Championships
Age: 17
State of Origin: Queensland
Orienteering Highlights: 2015 Oceania Championships; 3rd middle distance
Recent Performances: Easter National Championships; 2nd overall
Interesting Facts: plays AFL and tenor saxophone
History in Orienteering: represented Australia in Aus-NZ schools challenge 2015

After recent breakthrough performances, Simeon makes his JWOC debut. He is currently studying Year 12 at Warwick State High School, QLD. His local club is the Bullecourt Boulder Bounders covering the Granite Belt in the regional Southern Downs area. Here, challenging thick vegetation and low visibility terrain will give him good experience in the tough low visibility terrain in Norway. Simeon has represented QLD in the Schools Orienteering Team and NOL events in the Queensland Cyclones team. His best results from 2015 include; 3rd in the Individual Schools Test champs (Oceania Middle), 1st in the QLD Sprint Champs in Toowoomba (M17-20) and recently at Easter 2015 with 3rd placings in both the Long and Relay Distances (2nd overall). Simeon has benefited from time training and staying with Danish orienteer/coach Tobias Svarer and he has enjoyed competing against and ‘getting some orienteering know-how’ from him. Other than orienteering, Simeon enjoys playing volleyball, AFL, cross country, piano and tenor saxophone.

Patrick Jaffe
Team: 2015 Australian Team for Junior World Orienteering Championships Age: 16 State of Origin: Victoria Orienteering Highlights: 2015 Australian Easter M20E Champion Recent Performances: 2015 Oceania Tasmania; 2nd sprint, 3rd Read More
Patrick Jaffe

Team: 2015 Australian Team for Junior World Orienteering Championships
Age: 16
State of Origin: Victoria
Orienteering Highlights: 2015 Australian Easter M20E Champion
Recent Performances: 2015 Oceania Tasmania; 2nd sprint, 3rd long and middle
Interesting Facts: Plays piano and double Bass
History in Orienteering: M16 Australian Long Champion 2013-14

Patrick has a raft of solid results under his belt. These have been accomplished in a range of major competitions and terrain types. He makes his JWOC debut as one of the younger members of the team. He is currently a Year 11 student at Trinity Grammar School, Kew. His hometown and current place of residence is Melbourne, Victoria. Patrick runs for Melbourne Forest Racers and the Victorian Nuggets. His best recent results include being 2015 Easter 3Days M20E Champion (including 1st in the Sprint Prologue and 2nd in the Middle Distance), M16 Australian Long Distance Champion (2013 and 2014) and his results at the 2015 Oceania Championships in M18 (2nd Sprint, 3rd Long and Middle). Recently, Patrick has been mentored and coached by Thor Norskov (Denmark) while he has been staying in Australia. Patrick’s interests outside of orienteering include playing piano and double bass, tennis and soccer. Patrick is a young, outstanding performer with more JWOC opportunities ahead of him. He will be keen to start his JWOC campaign strongly.

Aidan Dawson
Team: 2015 Australian Team for Junior World Orienteering Championships Age: 18 State of Origin: NSW Orienteering Highlights: 2015 NOL Sydney Sprint Champion Recent Performances: 2015 Easter National Champs; 3rd overall Read More
Aidan Dawson

Team: 2015 Australian Team for Junior World Orienteering Championships
Age: 18
State of Origin: NSW
Orienteering Highlights: 2015 NOL Sydney Sprint Champion
Recent Performances: 2015 Easter National Champs; 3rd overall
Interesting Facts: follows his sister, Michelle, into JWOC the ranks
History in Orienteering: Aidan has shown talent in the sprint discipline over a number of years

In 2015, Aidan will make his JWOC debut as one of the younger members of the team. Born and raised in Sydney NSW, he is currently studying at UNSW enrolled in an Electrical Engineering degree. He runs for the local Garingal Orienteers (Sydney based) and as a NSW Stinger in the National Orienteering League. In the sprint discipline, Aidan’s recent performances in the domestic Junior National Orienteering League have matched those of the best senior elites. Recent breakthrough performances in the forest disciplines at the national Easter carnival have highlighted Aidan’s developing all round ability. In January he competed in the Australian New Zealand challenge during Oceania 2015 carnival in Tasmania, and followed up with being Sydney Sprint Champion at the 2015 NOL Round 1. At the recent Easter 2015 National carnival, Aidan placed 3rd overall (3rd in the sprint, 2nd in Long) to firmly secure a JWOC position.

Nicola Blatchford
Team: 2015 Australian Team for Junior World Orienteering Championships Age: 19 State of Origin: NSW Orienteering Highlights: 2015 Oceania results Recent Performances: Sprint, Middle and Long Distance Champion in W20E Read More
Nicola Blatchford

Team: 2015 Australian Team for Junior World Orienteering Championships
Age: 19
State of Origin: NSW
Orienteering Highlights: 2015 Oceania results
Recent Performances: Sprint, Middle and Long Distance Champion in W20E at the 2015 Oceania Orienteering Championships in Tasmania
Interesting Facts: Bachelor of Communication at the University of Newcastle, majoring in Media Production and Public Relations
History in Orienteering: 3rd JWOC

In domestic competition, Nicola was second overall in the 2014 Junior National Orienteering League standings and is leading the season tally for 2015. She is an experienced campaigner competing in JWOC on 2 previous occasions: 2013 and 14. She will certainly be keen to build on her international performances. Nicola is currently enrolled in a Bachelor of Communication at the University of Newcastle, majoring in Media Production and Public Relations. She resides in Maitland, NSW and runs for the Newcastle Orienteering Club and the NSW Stingers. Recent best results include; being the Sprint, Middle and Long Distance Champion in W20E at the 2015 Oceania Orienteering Championships in Tasmania, and the W20E Australian Middle Distance Champion for 2014 in Western Australia. Nicola is one of the more experienced members of the women’s JWOC team and her experience in a variety of terrain will prepare her well for the expected tough technical challenges in the Norwegian forests.

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Winnie Oakhill
Team: Australian Team for Junior World Orienteering Championships Age: 16 State of Origin: Queensland Orienteering Highlights: 2015 Easter Champion W17-20E Recent Performances: 2015 Oceania Championships W18 1st Interesting Facts: Other Read More
Winnie Oakhill

Team: Australian Team for Junior World Orienteering Championships
Age: 16
State of Origin: Queensland
Orienteering Highlights: 2015 Easter Champion W17-20E
Recent Performances: 2015 Oceania Championships W18 1st
Interesting Facts: Other sport – basketball
History in Orienteering: Qld school team, schools honour team, Australian schools team

At 16, Winnie is one of the youngest members of the Australian Junior World Orienteering team. Despite this, her recent performances show talent and consistency in tough navigational terrain, which will certainly be part of the Norwegian JWOC courses. At the 2015 January Oceania Championships, in the W18 class, she placed 1st in the Long, 2nd in the Middle and 4th in the Sprint: impressive performances. She then went on to win the overall W17-20E Easter Australian 3 Day Championships overall – as one of the youngest in the field. Winnie is a member of the Brisbane’s Ugly Gully club and competes in the Junior National Orienteering League as a Queensland Cyclone. Still at high school, she has a number of JWOC opportunities ahead of her and will be keen to make the most of her first international experience. Her hobbies include running and basketball. Norway will be tough and in her first international event, Winnie will learn a great deal for the future.

Anna Dowling
Team: 2015 Australian Team for Junior World Orienteering Championships Age: 18 State of Origin: Tasmania Orienteering Highlights: JWOC 2015; 25th Middle Qualification Recent Performances: National Easter championship; 3rd Overall Interesting Read More
Anna Dowling

Team: 2015 Australian Team for Junior World Orienteering Championships
Age: 18
State of Origin: Tasmania
Orienteering Highlights: JWOC 2015; 25th Middle Qualification
Recent Performances: National Easter championship; 3rd Overall
Interesting Facts: Anna has a gymnastics background
History in Orienteering: First JWOC was last year, 2014 in Bulgaria

Last year at the Junior World Orienteering Championships in Bulgaria, Anna Dowling was one of Australia’s best placed women. She was 25th in the Middle Qualification race to just miss qualifying for the final. As a Tasmanian regularly training and competing on continental style terrain, she will be one of the most experienced to cope with what will be on offer in Norway. Her recent domestic result at the the Easter National Championships of 3rd overall, indicates good form and the potential for another successful JWOC campaign. At the Oceania Championships in Tasmania in January, Anna place 3rd in the technical middle race; a tough course where visibility was low. This will stand her in good stead for the low visibility forests and tough technical challenges that will be on offer in Norway.

Lanita Steer
Team: 2015 Australian Team for Junior World Orienteering Championships Age: 19 State of Origin: Victoria Orienteering Highlights: 2015 Oceania Long Distance Tasmania; 2nd Recent Performances: Winner of 2 stages of Read More
Lanita Steer

Team: 2015 Australian Team for Junior World Orienteering Championships
Age: 19
State of Origin: Victoria
Orienteering Highlights: 2015 Oceania Long Distance Tasmania; 2nd
Recent Performances: Winner of 2 stages of the Easter 2015 National Carnival
Interesting Facts: Study; agriculture
History in Orienteering: 3rd JWOC campaign previously running in Bulgaria and Czech

Lanita is currently a member of the Australian Junior Development Squad and competes for the Victorian Nuggets at National Orienteering League events. In 2013 and 2014, Lanita represented Australia at the Junior World Orienteering Championships in the Czech Republic and Bulgaria respectively. In her first year of competing in the Australian University Championships, in 2014, Lanita won the women’s title for the University of Melbourne where she currently studies Agriculture. While training injury free at present, 2015 will hopefully be a strong and successful year at both Australian and International level.

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Hannah Goddard
Team: 2015 Australian team for Junior World Orienteering Championships Age: 17 State of Origin: Tasmania Orienteering Highlights: Australian Schools Team 2015, 2013 Recent Performances: 2015 Australian Easter 3 day; 5th Read More
Hannah Goddard

Team: 2015 Australian team for Junior World Orienteering Championships
Age: 17
State of Origin: Tasmania
Orienteering Highlights: Australian Schools Team 2015, 2013
Recent Performances: 2015 Australian Easter 3 day; 5th overall
Interesting Facts: Member of premiership team in State Netball League
History in Orienteering: Member of Tasmanian schools team for 6 years

At 17, this will be Hannah Goddard’s Junior World Orienteering Championship debut. A current year 12 student from Launceston, Tasmania, Hannah has been a part of the Tasmanian Schools team for 6 years and was a member of the Australian Schools team in 2013 which travelled to New Zealand and the Australian Schools team this year competing in Tasmania. Aside from orienteering, Hannah has been a member of the U19 State League Netball Premiership team in 2014 and the captain of the First VIII rowing crew for her school in 2015. In 2015, Hannah is running her second year with the Tasmanian Foresters in the domestic Junior National Orienteering League competition.

Jarrah Day
Team: 2015 Australian Team for Junior World Orienteering Championships Age: 17 State of Origin: Tasmania Orienteering Highlights: Oceania Championships Recent Performances: Easter National Champs; 4th overall, 2nd day 4 Interesting Read More
Jarrah Day

Team: 2015 Australian Team for Junior World Orienteering Championships
Age: 17
State of Origin: Tasmania
Orienteering Highlights: Oceania Championships
Recent Performances: Easter National Champs; 4th overall, 2nd day 4
Interesting Facts: Has competed in national cross country and track championships
History in Orienteering: Tasmania schools team since 2010

Jarrah Day, currently living in Hobart, is completing senior studies in year 12. He is studying Physics, Chemistry, and Legal Studies at Elizabeth College, as well as undertaking Mathematics and Philosophy at UTAS. He makes his JWOC debut in 2015. Jarrah has represented Tasmanian in the School Orienteering Team since 2010, and travelled with the Australian team to both recent Oceania Championships in New Zealand, 2012, and Launceston, 2014. Outside of Orienteering, Jarrah plays saxophone and guitar. Impressively, he has competed in national level cross country and track championships, but finds orienteering more interesting than going around in circles. Uniquely, he also enjoys the challenge of unicycling the trails of Mount Wellington. Another of Jarrah’s interests is juggling – with fire. The local Tasmanian terrain has similarities to the technically demanding Norwegian terrain. His experience in this (including Pitwater Dunes) will be very valuable for his JWOC aspirations.

Matt Doyle
Team: 2015 Australian Team for Junior World Orienteering Championships Age: 19 State of Origin: South Australia / Started orienteering QLD Orienteering Highlights: 2015 Australian Senior World Cup Team Tasmania – Read More
Matt Doyle

Team: 2015 Australian Team for Junior World Orienteering Championships
Age: 19
State of Origin: South Australia / Started orienteering QLD
Orienteering Highlights: 2015 Australian Senior World Cup Team Tasmania – as a Junior
Recent Performances: 2014 JWOC; 29th sprint
Interesting Facts: Studying finance, Australian National University
History in Orienteering: 2014 Junior National Orienteering League season title holder

Matt Doyle is one of the most accomplished and experienced members of the 2015 Australian JWOC team. He will be looking to improve on his 2014 JWOC results; the best of which was 29th in the sprint. Matt is currently studying first-year Finance at the Australian National University in Canberra and has just moved from Victoria to start his studies. He is still running for the Victorian Nuggets and his best domestic results are winning the Easter 3 Day Championships 2014 and winning the 2014 season JNOL title. Having lived and orienteered in many states, Matt’s experience in a variety of terrain will help him to adapt to the unique technical demands of the very challenging Norwegian forests.

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