• Garvey Park
  • Wednesday, 12 June 2024

The Orienteering Association of Western Australia (OWA) held the 2024 Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships at Garvey Park on Wednesday 12th June. The organising team and participants were happy that the event was rain free. Over 450 students from 13 schools participated. Thirty-two volunteers from OAWA helped run the event.

Feedback from the students and their teachers was very positive. The 15 pairs and 16 pairs ran a score event, and all students had a result which was very pleasing. The vibe when over 110 students mass started was exciting for the students and spectators. Overall, Quinns Baptist College retained their position as Champion School with 39 points from Shenton College with 35 points, while Mandurah Catholic College was third with 30 points.

As with past schools championships, a large and wonderful team of current and past OWA members worked hard on the event. There are simply too many to list, but you know who you are and thank you for giving up your time to introduce orienteering to secondary school students. Nick Dale and Brian Austen visited Garvey Park many times to set and check the courses. Melinda Richards and Rosalie McCauley organised the event, and Christine Howitt was the chief starter for the individual starts.

Sincere thanks to Healthway and OWA for supporting the event, Schools Sports WA for helping promote the event, teachers for their participation, and City of Belmont for allowing access to Garvey Park.

Results are available on Eventor.

Photos: Above - 2024 winning school Quinns Baptist (taken by Pamela Yeatman). Below - 450 students listening to the briefing (taken by Christine Howitt).

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