WA School Teams, Junior Camp, and Junior Training Events

WA Orienteering School Team

OWA selects a School Team of up to 16 members to represent WA at the Australian Schools Championships, which is held in different states each September / October.  
The 2020 Championships are being held in Tasmania.

For the 2020 Team Nomination Form, click here.
Closing date for entries is 25 May.  
You will also need to ensure you are familiar with the Team Selection Policy.

The WA Orienteering School Team Qualifying events for 2020 are listed below.   

22nd March    NavDash 1 - Canning Vale College
5th April    NavDash 2 - Scotch College
19th April    NavDash 3 - John Curtin College of the Arts
3rd May  Bush 1 - Mt Billy
17th May  Bush 2 - Jorgensen Park
30th May  NavDash - 4 Narrogin
31st May- 1st June  Bush 3,4 - WA Classic - Narrogin


Performance at the above 8 events will be considered. Of these attendance is required at a minimum of one Sprint event and at least 2 Bush events.

Which course should I run?
Bush Events
 - Senior Boys (16 or over on 31/12/19) must run the H3 course
 - Senior Girls (16 or over on 31/12/19) must run the H4 course
-  Junior Boys (15 or younger on 31/12/19) must run the M course
 - Junior Girls (15 or younger on 31/12/19) must run the M course
Sprint Events
 - Junior Boys and Girls may run the Short course if only two courses are offered, or the middle length course if one is offered
 - Senior Boys and Girls MUST run the Long course

Competitors will not be disadvantaged by running a more difficult course or older age group than the one listed.
Some extra weight will be placed on the three events in Narrogin (30th May – 1st June) to encourage better competition at those events.

If for some reason you cannot make enough events, please contact a team official (Graham Braid, Rachel West or Craig Dufty) so appropriate allowances can be made.

Junior Training Camp

The yearly training camp takes place in the July school holidays for our junior members, and is run by our accredited coaches.

This year's camp will be held 4th-6th July at Swan Valley Adventure Centre.  Details to follow in due course.

We provide for a wide range of orienteering abilities.
The camp is suitable for young people who enjoy orienteering, want to learn more about it and have a fun time with other young people.
The camp is open to orienteers aged from 10 to 17 years who have participated in at least one bush event or NavDash event in addition to any school events.
To attend the camp you need to be a member of Orienteering WA.

You'll find a review of the 2019 camp in the July Edition of O Xpress (page 12) and plenty of photos on our Facebook page.

Junior Training Events

Training sessions for juniors are run by Rachel West.  
Contact the OWA Coaching Convenor for further information. 


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