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Selection Notice: New Zealand Schools Team 2014/15
By Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe - Mon 16 Jun 2014 5:00pm
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School Orienteering

Perth, Western Australia 27 September to 5 October 2014 and Tasmania 7-8 January 2015

The Orienteering NZ Selection Policy states:

2.2.1 The objective of selection is to select the team that is likely to be most successful in competition at the event for which the team is selected. The following selection criteria should be applied to give the Selection Panel the latitude to pick the best possible team.

2.2.2 The primary guide to selection shall be performance in previously nominated selection trials or selection events… Where a candidate is precluded from competing in a nominated event because of being involved in its organisation or other valid reason, performance in other events may be used in consideration of his/her merits for selection.; and

2.2.4 As secondary criteria, recent performances in high standard events, both in New Zealand and overseas, performance in previous New Zealand representative teams and likely performance in the anticipated competition terrain shall be considered.

Perth

A New Zealand Secondary Schools Team is to be selected to compete for the Southern Cross Trophy against the six Australian states and the Australian Capital Territory in the 2014 Australian Schools Championships. The championships will be held in Perth, Western Australia as part of the Australian Championships carnival which runs from 27 September to 5 October.

The specific schools championship events are:

  • Individual championship, Wed 1 October
  • Relay championship, Thurs 2 October

Further event information is available at the http://wa.orienteering.asn.au/karrak-karnival

The team will be 16 in size (four each of senior boys, senior girls, junior boys and junior girls). Senior grades have a birth date of 1998 or earlier.

Tasmania

A New Zealand Secondary Schools Team is to be selected to compete in the Test Match against Australia at the 2015 Oceania Championships. The championships will be held in Tasmania 2 – 11 January 2015.

The specific schools championship events are:

  • Relay championship, Wed 7 January
  • Individual championship, Thurs 8 January

Further event information is available at the http://oceania2015.com/

The team will be 16 in size (four each of senior boys, senior girls, junior boys and junior girls). Senior grades have a birth date of 1998 or earlier.

Selection Criteria

Selection for the New Zealand Schools Team will be based on performances at the NZ Secondary Schools Championships on 17-19 July, with the exception of these orienteers selected to represent New Zealand at the Junior World Orienteering Championships who are unable to compete at the NZ Secondary Schools Championships (as per Orienteering NZ Selection Policy Clause 2.2.2).

All known form will be taken into account.

Availability for selection

It will be assumed all orienteers entered in the NZ Secondary Schools Championships will be available for selection, so no nomination is necessary.

If, however, orienteers are available for selection for ONE, but not both competitions, they should advise the Convener of Selectors, Peter Watson [prwatson@xtra.co.nz] which competition they would be available for by the 1 July 2014.

Announcement of Team

The Selectors plan to announce the team no later than 31 July 2014.

Orienteering NZ reserve the right to amend the team selected for Tasmania after the 2014 Australian Schools Championships if athlete performance, or availability of selected or previously non-selected athletes change to ensure the best team possible is selected to represent New Zealand in the Test Match 2015.

NZ Secondary Schools Championships

Orienteering NZ expect all orienteers entered at the NZ Secondary Schools Championships to enter in their current age grades and not assume selection preference will be based on “running up” an age grade.

 

Peter Watson
Orienteering NZ Convenor of Selectors

 

Download a copy of this Notice: 2014 Australian & Oceania Schools selection Notice

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