28 Sept - 6 October 2024

Orienteering New South Wales is delighted to welcome teams from across Australia and New Zealand to compete in the Australian Schools Championship over 3 days.

Australian Schools Orienteering Championships ( A potted history)

The event has existed in its present form since 1989, although it was not until 1994 that all seven teams were represented, with NSW competing for the first time and Tasmania returning after an absence. From 1981 to 1988 it was an open-entry event, including age classes for primary schools and, in some years, teachers and university students. The event did not receive any significant interstate participation until 1984, and 1986 was the first year in which it had a reasonably representative national field.

New Zealand teams currently compete in the Southern Cross Junior Challenge, which is held in conjunction with the Australian Schools Championships.

Over the course of 3 days of competition there are 3 trophies to be decided.

  1. Australian Schools Orienteering Championships (ASOC)
  2. South Cross Junior Challenge (SCJC)
  3. Overall winners of the championship events

As well as team awards there are a number of individual awards:

State Team Members are eligible for:

  • OA medallions for the overall winners
  • Team points
  • ASOC medal
  • Honour team
  • Rob Simson memorial shield for best newcomer
  • The ASSOA shield will be presented to the best performing team.

For our NZ teams and Independent School competitors there are also awards to be presented.

NZ school teams (NZST) – school team members are eligible to compete against the AST for the South Cross Junior Challenge (SCJC) and receive:

  • OA Medallions for the overall winners 

Independent School Competitors are also eligible to compete against the AST for the South Cross Junior Challenge (SCJC) and receive:

  • OA Medallions for the overall winners 

 

ASOC 2024 bulletin 1  now available