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45th SA Schools Orienteering Championships set the bar high for School Relay Championships

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Umbrellas were out in force for the spectator crowd at the 45th SA Schools Orienteering Championships held on Monday 29 May at Bonython Park, North Adelaide.

Even drenching rain did not dampen spirits, with more than 240 students from 22 schools taking part, achieving the organisers’ goal of a 25 percent increase over the 2022 champs.

Heathfield High School took home the Brian Wales Trophy, knocking out Adelaide Botanic in a convincing win, while Hawthorndene Primary nabbed the Williams Trophy from favourites Linden Park, with several outstanding individual efforts.

See below for the individual winners list and schools winners poster (for download). For all the results visit the Results Page

Kym Barnett, supported by Lyn Barnett and Controller Jenny Casanova, set the 10 courses, with the right level of challenge for brand new orienteers fresh from after-school orienteering programs all the way up to our more experienced regular orienteers.  The ‘pink hat’ brigade stationed themselves around the course to provide help where needed and monitor creek crossings.  Mitchell Stephens on roving mic helped everyone follow the action.

Early starters didn’t let wet weather get them down, braving the squally conditions, whereas the sun broke through as the morning wore on, making later starts a bonus.

Some orienteers coming up the straight got carried away by the moment, storming past the finish to jump the tape out of the arena… “PUNCH THE FINISH!!” could be heard from mums, dads and classmates showing their vocal support throughout the day.

“Today’s turnout was fantastic, especially with the challenging weather,” organiser Aylwin Lim said. “We are seeing some keen promising orienteers who can now go on to attend regular events and enjoy all the benefits of our international sport. It was also a great preparation in the lead-up to the SA Schools Relay Champs on September 1, where we expect many of these schools will send teams."

Furthest travelled was Josh Steadman from Goolwa, who came in 2nd in M12A. Great achievement, Josh!

Many thanks go out to all who made the event such a success. Led by Aylwin Lim, the Orienteering SA team included:  Ben Cazzolato, Pavel Grecian, Colin Burnett, Fi Pahor, Bob Smith, Jan Hillyard, Paul Hoopmann, Chris Franklin, Joel Stanley, John Anderson, Noelene Anderson, Diane Mather, Barry Wheeler, Steve Cooper, Carol Such, John Such, John Hicks, Tara Miller, David Tilbrook, Clive Arthur, Marian Arthur. Diane Bergen, Anne Oke, Guy Schubert, Mark Overton, Meredith Rasch, Al Sankauskas, Peter Cutten, Peter Kreminski, John and Jeffa Lyon, Jess Jarvis, Zita Sankauskas, Robin Uppill, Mitchell Stephens and Leila Henderson.

 

SEE BELOW FOR WINNERS LIST AND PHOTO GALLERIES

 

 SA Schools 2023 Trophy winners

 

FIRST PLACES - FEMALE 

WOpenA  Gemma Burley

Unley HS

W16A Jessica Jarvis

Mitcham Girls HS

W15A  Lucinda Fogarty

Mitcham Girls HS

W15B Esther Moran

Heathfield HS

W14A  Adeline Richmond

Mitcham Girls HS

W13A Alexandra Garden

Glenunga International

W12A Molly Miller

Black Forest PS

W11A Eleanor Hobbs

Hawthorndene PS

W11 Pairs Freya Powell & Mia Tisato

Coromandel Valley PS

W10 Ailie Hawthorn

Stirling East PS

 

 

FIRST PLACES - MALE

MOpen A Finn Johnston

Adelaide Botanic HS

M16A Mitchell Morcom

Reynella East College

M15A Marcus Cazzolato

Adelaide HS

M14A Jamie Spooner

Heathfield HS

M13A Eric Cassey

Urrbrae HS

M13 Pairs Eamon Williams & Joel Zanker

Coromandel Valley PS

M12A Euan Farquharson

Hawthorndene PS

M11A Cade Richmond

Hawthorndene PS

M11 Pairs Benjamin Goodwin & Harley Mcshane

Woodside PS

M10 Darcy Crettenden

Woodside PS

MOpenB Oliver Farnan

Marryatville HS

 

 PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS


High Schools

Heathfield

Adelaide Botanic

Glenunga IHS

Mitcham Girls

Urrbrae

Marryatville

Adelaide High

Reynella East College

Unley

St Johns Grammar

Cabra Dominican College

 

Primary Schools

Hawthorndene

Linden Park

Woodside

Coromandel Valley

Crafers

Stirling East

Black Forest

Goolwa

Echunga

Eden Hills

St Thomas Goodwood 

 

PHOTO GALLERIES

SA Schools Orienteering Champs 2023 Gallery 1
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SA School Champs Wrap Up

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20220523 095607The 2022 SA Schools Orienteering Championships were held on Monday 23rd May in Belair National Park. 21 Schools took part bringing a total of 152 primary and secondary school aged children from across the state. The courses were set by Jenny Casanova covering the former golf course site and southern parts of Belair National Park, allowing the children to test their navigational abilities in an exciting and safe bush location. The weather was kind to the competitors which made the event arena a lively atmosphere with loud cheering from all who were spectating or finished competing. These loud cheers sometimes lead to over excited competitors missing the last control, a reminder that the race is never done until the finish20220523 100405 has been punched! Nonetheless the mispunches and DNF's were few, showing that these students have great potential for a future in our sport.


This year the Williams Shield for Primary Schools was claimed by Stirling East Primary School with a 1 point win over Coromandel Valley Primary School, no doubt stirring on a rivalry to be challenged at the Schools Relays and at the 2023 Individual Championships. The Wale Shield for Secondary Schools was this year taken in an upset win by Adelaide Botanic High School, newcomer to the Schools Championships with a convincing 5 point win over 2021 trophy winner Heathfield High School, no doubt encouraging Adelaide Botanic and Heathfield to bolster their attendance in 2023. 20220523 102000


The organiser for the day - Tyson Hillyard from Wallaringa Orienteers - wishes to extend his congratulations to all students on fantastic efforts at the championship. Additionally to thank the multitude of volunteers who, without quarrel or incident, brought a high quality and well organised event to the schools this year. Thanks to Aylwin Lim who acted as event controller and ensured all bases were covered in course setting, control sites and event administration on the day. Rachael Upton too deserves a great deal of thanks for acting as event secretary, administering all of the entries and handling the many equiries in the lead up to the event.
Tyson Hillyard, Wallaringa Orienteers and all of our volunteers wish to thank all the schools who took part in this year's Schools Individual Orienteering Championships.

Full results can be see by clicking on this link

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Cobbler Creek Foot & MTBO Event

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CobblerCreekYalanga Orienteers invite you to the first event on a brand new map at Cobbler Creek on Sun 6th June

Entries close on Wed 2nd June

https://eventor.orienteering.asn.au/Events/Show/15510

Nigel Dobson has re-mapped the recreation park and surrounding areas to make an exciting new area for both Foot and MTB events. He has prepared two maps, one to ISOM foot orienteering standards, and the other to ISOM MTB standards which will be easy to read. 

Adjoining Golden Grove has a complex network of streets with beautiful creek reserves and a network of dual use trails. Many “no through roads” have connecting pathways so the car traffic is kept to a few main roads. Cobbler Creek has open vegetation that is fun to run and a lot of flowing single tracks to enjoy for MTB.

Remi Afnan and Ethan Penck have set a 60 minute score event to make the most of the terrain.

Peter Mayer has set 3 MTB line courses that include most of the single tracks with many route choices to consider, especially on the longer legs. Controls have been set to minimise disruption while riding the flow trails.

There is a separate category for E-bikes for each course.

Choose the course length to suit your pace and enjoy the new maps. 

SA School Championships at Wadmore Park

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Today (24th May 2021) the SA Schools Championships was held at Wadmore Park in Athelstone. There were 202 entries from 21 primary and secondary schools. Winners of the shields were as follows:

IMG 20210524 102234Primary Schools - Williams Trophy

1) Woodside PS with 37 points
2) Linden Park PS with 32 points 
3) Hawthorndene PS with 21.5 points 

Secondary Schools - Wale trophy-

1) Heathfield HS with 60 points
2) Glenunga International HS with 21 points
3) Marryatville HS with 16 points.

Full results and splits can be found on Eventor

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The event was organised by Tintookies Orienteering Club with much assistance from members of other orienteering clubs. The event would not be possible without this support. Thanks to all who assisted in any way. Thanks also to teachers and parents for the work in preparing and supervising the teams.

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Part of Course 1..the longest course!!

 

Southern DartsTraining Events

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For all younger juniors who have enjoyed the after school weekday orienteering events, weekend orienteering training activities are now planned from mid-June.

These activities come under the banner of the Southern Darts Training Squad, and are for the younger juniors who are new to orienteering. As they become more experienced they move to the Junior Arrows. For more information about the Darts - see this page:

https://www.sa.orienteering.asn.au/coaching-training/our-teams-and-squads/southern-darts

Training is sumarised in this flyer

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SA Schools Orienteering Championships

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The SA Schools Orienteering Championships was held at Belair National Park on Monday 27th May, on a cool cloudy but fine day.  Approximately 340 students were entered from 16 Primary Schools and 14 Secondary Schools.  Students entered 36 different age classes, with A classes for the more experienced, and B classes for those newer to the sport. Recreational pairs classes were also available to primary school students.

The event was presented by Onkaparinga Hills Orienteering club, with

Course Planners: Adrian and Robin Uppill
Controller: Peter Cutten
Organiser: David Tilbrook

assisted by helpers from OH and all other metropolitan clubs.

The presentations to primary classes were made by Ruhi Afnan representing “Surveying and Mapping SA”, which provided medals for these classes.  Senior class medals were presented by the local state MP Sam Duluk.

The shields were won as follows

John Williams Primary Shield – Woodside PS, with Goodwood and Stirling East PS in 2nd and 3rd places

Brian Wale Secondary Shield – Heathfield HS (first time winners of the shield) with Black Friars Priory School, and Marryatville HS in 2nd and 3rd places.

Thanks to all who participated, all helpers that made the event possible and National Parks for permission to use the park for the event.

Results are here.

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Course for MOpenA and M16A

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Students at the Presentation

 

 

Awards in Western Australia

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Following the Australian Three Day event in WA over Easter last month, several South Australians were rewarded for their efforts in various areas of orienteering.

Three juniors were selected in the Australian team for the Junior World Orienteering Chamspionships to be held in Denmark - Joanna George, Dante Afnan and Angus Haines (also selected in 2018).

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The above 3 can contribute part of their result to our junior and schools team coach Bridget Anderson. Bridget was awarded the Orienteering Australia award for services to coaching.

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SA Schools Championships Report

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SchoolsChampsAssemblyThe championships were held at “The Paddocks” Para Hills on Monday May 21.  Yalanga Orienteering Club with the assistance of other clubs hosted this year’s event.

234 students from 28 primary and secondary schools competed over 12 courses. The map terrain was generally flat and comprised sports grounds, tracks, mounds, parklands, wetlands and suburbs. Only the harder courses extended into the suburbs.

The weather conditions were overcast but mild. A southerly breeze became slightly gusty late morning. There was no rain. There was ample parking space for cars and buses.  The veranda of the Para Hills West Soccer Club provided shelter for Registration and the Finish computers. The event went smoothly apart from a marquee upturned by a wind gust.

Competitors used Pcards. This year teachers on registering were handed a pack containing Pcards for distributing to students. Previously these were handed to students at the start. This seemed to work well saving time and labour at the start.SchoolsChampsStart

 The courses were suitably challenging particularly for students who were not regular orienteers. The seven volunteers (“Pink Hats”) out on the courses assisted dis-orientated competitors. The majority of competitors completed their courses and good times were also achieved.

Congratulations to the following place getters.

M10

1.

Ben Marschall

The Heights PS

M10

2.

Orlando Langbein

Woodside PS

M10

3.

Marcus Cazzolato

Goodwood PS

M11A

1.

Nicholas Herbert

Sturt St Community School

M11A

2.

Mitchell Morcom

Woodcroft PS

M11A

3.

Riley O’Shea

Woodside PS

M12A

1

Max Ochota

Goodwood PS

M12A

2

Jay Trowbridge

Stirling East PS

M12A

3

Cameron McLean

Woodside PS

M13A

1

Finn Johnston

Goodwood PS

M13A

2

Alex Hunyh

Burnside PS

M13A

3

Josh Pannell

Pembroke School

M14A

1

Remi Afnan

Concordia College

M14A

2

Oscar Johnston

Adelaide HS

M14A

3

Jayden Bertram

Glenunga International

M15A

1

Max Grivell

Trinity College

M15A

2

Toby Cazzolato

Adelaide HS

M15A

3

Finlay Twining

Glenunga International

M16A

1

Ethan Penck

Heathfield HS

M16A

2

Zar Maclaren

Pembroke School

MOPEN A

1

Rohan Jackson

Pembroke School

W10

1

Lucinda Fogarty

Hawthorndene PS

W10

2

Macy Loy

East Adelaide PS

W10

3

Kiana Batters

Tanunda PS

W11A

1

Emily Philpott

Stirling East PS

W11A

2

Isabelle Austin

Black Forest PS

W11A

3

Amalia Tsalikis

Sturt St Community School

W12A

1

Giselle Draper

St John’s Grammar PC

W12A

2

Yannika Bertram

Goodwood PS

W12A

3

Zoe Anderson

Goodwood PS

W13A

1

Jemima Lloyd

Good Shepherd Lutheran

W13A

2

Charlotte Muffet

Heathfield  HS

W13A

3

Abbie Faulkner

Burnside PS

W14A

1

Ana Penck

Heathfield HS

W14A

2

Lucy Burley

Heathfield HS

W14A

3

Sandra Gong

Pembroke School SC

W15A

1

Erica Norman

St Aloysius College

W15A

2

Holly Selway

Trinity College SC

W15A

3

Anna Wilson

Pembroke School SC

W16A

1

Joanna George

Trinity College SC

W16A

2

Abigail George

Trinity College SC

WOpen A

1

Meredith Norman

St Aloysius College

WOpen A

2

Sarah Lim

Pembroke School SC

WOpen A

3

Olivia Bevelander

Glenunga International

M11B

1

Isaac Jones

East Adelaide PS

M12B

1

Alex Clark

East Adelaide PS

M12B

2

Aiden Hammond

East Adelaide PS

M12B

3

Harrison Sheridan

East Adelaide PS

M13B

1

James Keating

Hawthorndene PS

M13B

2

Jack Palmer

East Adelaide PS

M13B

3

Thomas Riggall

East Adelaide PS

MOpenB

1

Jeremy Patch

Marryatville HS

W11B

1

Maddison Weber

East Adelaide PS

W11B

2

Eliza Pannell

East Adelaide PS

W11B

3

Christina Markou

East Adelaide PS

W12B

1

Holly Burton

East Adelaide PS

W12B

2

Amelia Patrick

Stirling East PS

W13B

1

Isobel Richardson

Marryatville HS

W13B

2

Pip Zdenkowski

Stirling East PS

W13B

3

Tessa Miller

Stirling East PS

W16B

1

Kate Haythorpe

Marryatville HS

W16B

2

Rosie Pagram

Marryatville HS

W16B

3

Imogen Longmire

Marryatville HS

M11 PAIRS

1

Declan/Kayden Lovell/Meldrum-Graetz

Woodside PS

M11 PAIRS

2

Sylvie/Liam Ochota/Mellow

Woodside PS

M11 PAIRS

3

Ryan/Morgan Sutton/Burroughes

Woodside PS

M13 PAIRS

1

Josh/Caleb Armstrong/Mlikota

Woodside PS

M13 PAIRS

2

Isaiah/Maksim Korcz/Mclean

Hawthorndene PS

W11 PAIRS

1

Zara/Leah Pelham/Hunyh

Burnside PS

W11 PAIRS

2

Lucy/Imogen Parkes/Richmond

Hawthorndene PS

W11 PAIRS

3

Sophie/Evie Steer/Cant

Hawthorndene PS

W13 PAIRS

1

Daisy/Jazmine Trim/Egan

Burnside PS

W13 PAIRS

2

Matilda/Lara Fogarty/Higgins

Hawthorndene PS

W13 PAIRS

3

Grace/Tahlia Jennings/Keegan

Hawthorndene PS

SchoolsChampsComputingTeamCongratulations to the schools that were the place getters for the two shields. Woodside and Goodwood Primary schools jointly won the Primary Schools Williams Shield.  East Adelaide PS came 2nd  and Stirling East PS came 3rd.SchoolsChampsPresentation

The Brian Wales shield was won by Pembroke School. Trinity College was 2nd  and Heathfield HS 3rd.

For full results click here

Article by Doug Fotheringham Event Organiser Yalanga Orienteers

Winter Orienteering - Training, Coaching and the Flinders Ranges

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Over the next few months, a range of training and coaching opportunities are run by Orienteering SA. Some of these have a junior focus, others are for all ages.

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For details of the immediately upcoming events, and our competitive events, see the event list at the right of this page. For a more extended program – go to Eventor.

Our competitive event program takes advantage of the June long weekend with 3 events near Wilpena Pound.

Saturday 9th June PM – Rawnsley Park– event to get you warmed up

Sunday 10th June AM – Manawarra OY event– with long distance courses

Monday 11th June AM – Manawarra Middle Distance event

Pre-entry for the above events is preferred – not all courses may be available for enter on the day.

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