Australian Schools Honour Team and Final Schools Championships Pointscores

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At the Australian Schools Championships presentation dinner last night at the Tidal Waters Resort in St Helens the Australian Schools Honour team was announced. It is: Junior Girls Hannah Goddard TAS Georgia Jones NSW Asha Steer VIC Heather Burridge QLD Junior Boys Jarrah Day TAS Patrick Jaffe VIC Stephen Melhuish ACT Daniel Hill NSW Senior Girls Michele Dawson NSW Anna … Read More

Cranes do the double on first weekend of Australian Championships carnival

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Matt and Grace Crane both did the double on the first weekend of the Australian Championships carnival in Tasmania, following up wins in the Australian Middle Distance Championships on Saturday with second victories in the Tasmanian Long Distance Championships on Sunday.. Grace was especially dominant in the women’s competition. She celebrated her return to home ground with a massive six-minute … Read More

2013 SILVA National Orienteering League

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Round 1: South Australia Event 1a: Saturday March 9th, Sprint Qualifier Event 1b: Saturday March 9th, Sprint Final Event 2: Sunday March 10th, Mass Start (multi-loop) Round 2: Australian 3 Day Orienteering Championships, Victoria Event 3: Friday March 29th, Prologue (Sprint) Event 4: Saturday March 30th, Middle Event 5: Sunday March 31st, Long Event 6: Monday April 1st, Reverse Chasing … Read More

Open meeting on high performance issues this Saturday

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Orienteering Australia will be convening an open meeting on high performance pathways in Australian orienteering this Saturday evening in St. Helens. This meeting is open to anyone – particularly coaches and athletes – interested in the development of high performance orienteering in Australia, from the state junior squad level up to the WOC team. We are interested in ideas for … Read More

Bushrangers Selection

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The Bushrangers’ team for the Australian Bushrangersvs NZ Pinestars Elite Test Matches (Aust Sprint Champs Sept 28th, Aust Long Champs Sept 29th) is as follows:   Men Josh Blatchford Bryan Keely Rob Preston Reserve: Brodie Nankervis   Women Grace Crane Rachel Effeney Aislinn Prendergast Reserve: Susanne Casanova

School Sport Team to be selected in Tassie.

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SCHOOL SPORT TEST MATCH TEAM A School Sport Australia team of  16 athletes, comprised of 4 Junior boys, 4 Junior girls, 4 Senior boys and 4 Senior girls.will be selected to contest a “Test Match” against New Zealand .  This will be held in NZ in January 2013.  2 non traveling reserves will be named for each category. Selection criteria are as follows: … Read More

Julian Dent does well in Nordic Tour World Cup Race.

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The Nordic Orienteering Tour began last weekend in Oslo, Norway.  This involves 5 stages –  9 races over 8 days in 3 different countries.  It also includes the last events of the 2012 World Cup.   The tour moves onto Sweden on Tuesday and finishes with two days of racing next weekend in Vuokatti, Finland. The first stage involved a sprint qualification and then the top 30 … Read More

Nominations closing for Sept Bushrangers and NZ World Cup January 2013 Teams.

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NZ WORLD CUP AND BUSHRANGERS  – NOMINATIONS  now close THIS SUNDAY  SEPT 2nd. Note change:   World Cup maximum team size is now 10 men and 10 women. Selection criteria for the Australian team to contest the World Cup races in New Zealand during the Oceania Championships, January 2013 Dates for the World Cup Races are as follows: 1) Middle distance Sun 6th 2) Sprint … Read More

MTBO Relay Championships Report.

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After the great performances by our junior boys in the middle distance there were high hopes of a medal in the relay.    They certainly gave it a great shot and were in 2nd place through legs one and two before some terrain collywobbles got to Tom Goddard on leg 3 and he slipped back to 9th.   Nevertheless it showed that our boys certainly … Read More

Chris Firman and Melanie Simpson do well in MTBO Long Final.

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The MTBO World Championships concluded today with the Long Distance Final, with races finishing in the historical town of Veszprem.. Queenslander junior Chris Firman became our “rider of the meet” with another fine performance, this time placing 12th.   This followed his 5th in the middle event and 2nd on the first leg of the relay.   Tom Goddard was 7th about 75% of the way around … Read More