Event report: End-of-year celebration

Sunday, 05 November 2023

The OWA annual end-of-year celebration was held at Whiteman Park to celebrate a great year of orienteering, and especially the very successful Kambarang Carnival. OAWA thophies and awards were also presented at the event.

2023 OAWA Volunteer Awards

The 2023 OAWA Volunteer Awards were presented at the Whiteman Park end-of-year celebration last Sunday. The awards recognised the highly successful Kambarang Carnival and the outstanding work of the organising committee, which consisted of the following people. Thanks were also extended to all those who contributed to making the carnival so successful. 

Graham Braid - Carnival Director2023 owa lunch report
Noel Schoknecht - Mapping
Tony Simpkins - Technical Director
Susan Coleman - Finance
Vanessa Smith - Promotions
Dave Pass - Arena and Equipment
Christine Howitt - Volunteer Coordinator
Liisa Hirvonen - Website
Rosalie McCauley - Computing/Finish
Tom Brownlie - Schools (ASOC)
Anna Napier - Sponsorship and Grants
Ken Brownlie - Starts Manager
Sten Claessens - SI Units
Jack Dowling - Entries Manager

2023 OAWA Trophies & Awards

The 2023 OAWA trophies and awards were also presented at the Whiteman Park end-of-year celebration. Congratulations to the following people on their achievements across the year.

Junior Female Orienteer of the Year -  Neve Lommers
Junior Male Orienteer of the Year - Quinn Lommers
Female Orienteer of the Year - Carol Brownlie
Male Orienteer of the Year - Craig Dufty
Jeff Whittam Junior Award Female - Amy Dufty
Jeff Whittam Junior Award Male - Christopher Drury
WA Female Long Distance Champion (Open) - Kellie Whitfield
WA Male Long Distance Champion (Open) - Craig Dufty
WA Female Middle Distance Champion - Kellie Whitfield
WA Male Middle Distance Champion - Oliver Martin
WA Female Sprint Distance Champion - Zali Dale
WA Male Sprint Distance Champion - Oliver Martin
Rutty Rock for Champion Club - Relays - BO
Bengtsson-Offrell Trophy - Champion Club - ADHOC
MetrO Series Champion Club - 2022/23 - LOST
MTBO State Open Female Champion - Debbie McKay
MTBO State Open Male Champion - Hadrien Devillepoix

Photos: Kambarang Carnival director Graham receiving his certificate and voucher; Amy and Chris with their Jeff Whittam Junior Awards. Taken by Christine Howitt.

OWA Sponsors

Australian Sports Commission
Department of Local Government,Sport and Cultural Industries

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.