SA Schools Team 2023
In 2023 the SA schools team will be competing in the Australian Schools Orienteering championships as part of the National carnival to be held in Western Australia in Perth and the adjacent hinterland in the September/October school holidays.
More information about the National carnival can be found in this link:
The team that will be selected based on the criteria set out below will be looking to build on the success of recent years. The team will be selected by an independent panel of orienteers, with the chair being the appointed Schools team coach.
As in previous years, the focus for selection will be on participation and results at the Schools Selection Trial Events, and the Junior Arrows trainings and training camp held July (Date TBC). Results from 2023 National League races, the Easter Carnival in ACT, or any overseas major competitions will also form part of the extended criteria for selection.
The minimum age selection criteria is that you must be turning 12 years old during 2023, regardless of whether you are in primary or high school. Sign off from your school principal will be required should you be successful in being selected.
The SST trials are below:
- 26th March - Belair National Park
- 2nd April - Lady Alice - Para Wirra NP
- 29th May - SA Schools Orienteering Championships
- 10-11th June - Flinders Ranges Weekend - Sat 10th Rawnsley and Sun 11th SA Long Champs
- Camp Champs - 2 races - forest and sprint
Additional supporting events that may be considered are listed in this document - Schools_Selection_Trials.jpg-
These inlcude country SST include Eyre peninsula champs (TBD) or another event to be confirmed.
Other event considerations include NOL events and Easter.
Please note that there is no a minimum SST to attend but it is HIGHLY RECCOMMENDED that those nominating attend as many events as they can.
It is also recommended that those who nominate also participate in the July Orienteering Camp.
Overseas trials include Oringen and any national championship results from international countries.