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Selection Announcement: New Zealand Schools Team 2015
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe - Wed 25 Mar 2015 3:06pm
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NZ Schools Team

Selection Announcement: New Zealand Schools Team 2015
Ballarat, Victoria 25 September – 4 October 2015

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 2015 Australian Schools Championships.

The championships will be held in Ballarat, Victoria as part of the Australian Championships carnival which runs from 25 September to 4 October 2015.

The specific schools championship events are:

  • Individual championship, Tuesday 29 September
  • Relay championship, Wednesday 30 September

Further event information is available at the http://www.orienteering.asn.au/learn-2/schools-development/australian-schools-orienteering-championships/

The team will be 16 in size (four each of senior boys, senior girls, junior boys and junior girls). Senior grades have a birthdate of 1999 or earlier.

Selection Eligibility and Criteria

The team selection will be made in accordance with the Orienteering NZ Policy G1 – Selection Policy (dated December 2014). This policy is available on the Orienteering NZ website https://www.orienteering.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/G1-Selection-Policy.pdf

Selection for the New Zealand Schools Team will be based on performances at the Queen’s Birthday Orienteering event hosted by North West Orienteering Club.

Information on the trial can be found on the event website http://www.nworienteering.org.nz/

Availability for selection

It will be assumed all orienteers entered in the Queen’s Birthday event will be available for selection, so no nomination is necessary.

Athletes whose performances at the Queen’s Birthday event may result in their consideration for selection, but who are Not Available for selection, should advise the Junior Panel Selection Convenor, Tom Reynolds [thomasreynolds123 [at] gmail.com] by close of entries (date to be advised on event website).

Announcement of Team

The Selectors plan to announce the team no later than 30 June 2015.

Download the Selection Announcement: OrienteeringNZ Selection Notice 2015 Australian Schools (PDF 154KB)


Note: This post was updated 26/3/2015 with a correction the to “Availability for selection” assumption statement, which incorrectly mentioned [NZ Secondary Schools Championships].

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