Selection Notice | 2024 ANZ MTBO Challenge
By Christo Peters - Wed 8 May 2024 5:47pm
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2017 NZ MTBO Team in Australia

ANZ Challenge, Australian MTBO Champs ACT, 17-20 October 2024

  • New Zealand has been invited to take on Australia in an ANZ challenge competition at the Australian MTBO champs, ACT 17-20 October 2024.  
  • We seek riders who wish to be selected for the New Zealand MTBO Team. To be considered for selection please notify the MTBO Selection Panel before 31 May 2024, via the Convenor, Peter Swanson – peteswanson64@gmail.com
  • Please include your club, date of birth and preferred age class, or classes where you are eligible for more than one class (remembering that your age class is determined by your age at 31/12/2024).
  • The Australian MTBO Championships include Mass Start, Sprint, Middle and Long distance races. Details can be found here: https://www.orienteering.org.nz/mtbo/australian-mtbo-champs-2024-act/
  • The ANZ Challenge is competed for in the Sprint, Middle and Long distance events, and possibly Mass Start event. Classes to be contested in the Challenge are currently being considered, so interested people are urged to make contact ASAP to assist us in that process of confirming classes. Teams of up to 3 will be selected for each class.

Selection Criteria

  • As per the Orienteering NZ G1 Selection Policy, the 2024 ANZ Challenge team will be selected on the basis of known form. Known form will include results from all known races with emphasis on the 2023 New Zealand and Australian MTBO Championships, or other relevant races or experience cited. Please include any relevant recent results in your application.
  • Riders must be NZ passport holders and be current financial members of their orienteering club at the time of the Australian MTBO Championships to qualify as part of the New Zealand Team, so please ensure your club memberships are up to date.

Applications must be in by COB Friday 31 May 2024.

Note – this year we expect a large contingent of NZ riders to attend these champs, with many also attending the NSW MTBO champs the weekend before – 12-14 October, note information here: https://www.orienteering.org.nz/mtbo/australian-nsw-mtbo-champs/. Rob Garden is coordinating the team travel and accommodation for this trip and can be contacted if you are interested in being part of this; rgmg@xtra.co.nz

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