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Event Report: OWA Junior Camp

Saturday 1st - Monday 3rd July

Swan Valley Adventure Centre, Middle Swan

Held over three days, the winter camp was held in stunning fine weather with very cold mornings. Twenty juniors attended and ten adults instructed and supervised. WA Schools Team (see below) was announced at the end of the camp.

On Saturday morning, Sharon introduced the juniors and coaches to camp and followed with a control relay activity on the oval. Then it was off to Ngangaguringguring for a contouring exercise, which Rachel had set and was assisted in putting out controls by Craig, Veronika, Andries, and Steve. The newer juniors were shadowed by coaches. After a picnic lunch, the afternoon session was a control picking and attack point exercise for the M/H juniors. The E/M juniors did a star relay. Back at camp it was afternoon tea, then an analysis of the day's orienteering. After dinner, Lily provided a presentation on all aspects of training for sports and fitness. This was followed by Rob with a team building activity involving design and construction of a Lego orienteering course for a RC jeep.

Sunday morning after breakfast it was off to Jumbuck Hill for the orienteering event, where the juniors participated doing a course that they had selected. Some of the juniors were shadowed by coaches. During the time at Jumbuck Hill, morning tea and a picnic lunch were provided. Back at camp, everyone participated in a game of frisbee golf. This was followed by a sprint relay, prepared by Riley using the SVAC map. Before dinner Rachel and Craig did an analysis of the juniors’ courses at Jumbuck Hill using their own maps and Livelox. After dinner, Jan’s Quiz had all juniors and adults involved, followed by orienteering games provided by Sarah Richards.

On Monday morning it was breakfast, pack up and cleaning the dormitory. At 10:00 am the parents arrived, and a morning tea was provided, followed by the announcement of the WA School Team, by Sarah, the team Manager.

New Numbats, Sammy-Lee Slomp, Lily Slomp, Josy Thomas, Troy Kingma, Alba Marshall-Cary and Thor Johannesson were provided with their Numbat tops and were welcomed to Orienteering WA.

Many thanks to Rachel West, the Camp Coordinator, and the coaches who attended: Jan Fletcher, Rob and Lois West, Craig Dufty, Riley Mcfarlane, Sarah Richards and parents Sarah Iles and Clint Slomp. Also, thanks to Ian Fletcher, the bus driver. Coaches who also contributed were Sharon Mcfarlane, Lily Mcfarlane, Andries Swart and Steve Fletcher from Queensland. Veronika Vavrova helped with controls.

WA Schools Team

JUNIOR GIRLS: Amy Dufty, Neve Lommers.
JUNIOR BOYS: Ruben Claessens, Lachlan Braid, Rohan Braid, Troy Kingma, Christopher Drury, Archie Brownlie, Edmund Toomey.
SENIOR GIRLS: Ruby Phillips, Kate Braid.
SENIOR BOYS: Liam Dufty, Joseph Coleman, Eckart Bosman, Seth Thomas, Isaac Madden, Arvin Nair.

Photo: Juniors at the SVAC, taken by Rob West. 

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Acknowledgement of country

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Orienteering WA acknowledges the Noongar people, the Traditional and continuing Custodians of the land on which we gather to enjoy our sport, and pay our respects to Elders past and present.