SA Schools Team

SA Schools Team 2018

 Failure to comply by the State Schools Selection process, assessment and rules may affect your selection so please read the Schools Selection Guidelines carefully before nominating. 

National championships carnival in 2018

This year’s Australian Schools Individual, Sprint and Relay Championships will take place in South Australia from the 2nd October. These events form part of the Australian Orienteering Championships Carnival which runs from Saturday 29th September until Sunday 7th October 2018.

The cost for each team member for the trip will be a little over $1200/ person but may be less depending on the level of fund raising during the year and whether participants already have a uniform. More details to follow regarding costs.


Any school student attending a school affiliated with SSSSA or SAPSASA who is between 12 and 19 years of age as at the 31st of December, 2018 is eligible for the team. The student, if not a member of an affiliated Club with Orienteering SA, must join a club once selected.

School Selection Trials

Each year we select a team of up to 20 for the South Australian Schools Orienteering team to compete at the Australian Orienteering Championships. This year the championships will be held in South Australia.

To be selected for this team you need to nominate and attend as many of the Schools Selection Trials as possible. You must run either MW14 or up in the trials or run the course stated by the Schools Coach/Manager.

These trials are below:

  1. 4th March SA Sprint Distance Championships: Tatachilla
  2. 25th March- Mack Creek OY
  3. 21st May- SA Schools Orienteering Champs
  4. 9th-11th June All three days of the Flinders long weekend
  5. 14th July- Camp champs

Fitness trial

All nominated athletes will need to include a 3km time trial time. This needs to be given to Bridget before the 14th July.

Interstate and overseas selection races:

All National Orienteering league events, Easter carnival will count towards selection. They are not compulsory.  

Athletes who are overseas need to submit a 3km time trial time before the 14th July and nominate an event as a trial. This event needs to be either a state or national sized event. You must nominate for this event before the 4th March. Nominate to Bridget or Simon.

A Junior Training Camp will be held from 10th-14th July in conjunction with the last SST. The location of this camp will be in the Adelaide Hills and it is expected that all potential SA Schools Team members attend this camp.

 Announcement of team

The team will be announced in late July by email and on the Orienteering SA website. After the announcement, all juniors selected should accept or decline within 3 days. Within 2 weeks of the announcement a deposit of $500 must be made. More information will be available closer to the date. The deposit will be fully refunded in extenuating circumstances.


Fundraising, with assistance from parents and junior squad members, will be carried out throughout the year.

Deadlines for nomination are:

Nominations must be received before competing in your first SST event, with the final deadline being prior to the Easter Carnival

Please return the completed form or address any queries/problems to the 2018 SA School Team Manager:

 Bridget Anderson:0432511836

38 Tallarook Road Hawthorndene, SA, 5051




   * Schools Selection Guidelines

   *2018 Nomination Form

  Please note: It is essential that both of the above are read before nominating.

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