SA Schools Team 2017


Failure to comply by the State Schools Selection process, assessment and rules may affect your selection so please read the Selection Guidelines carefully before nominating. 

The following additional information relates to 2017:

 National championships carnival in 2017

This year’s Australian Schools Individual, Sprint and Relay Championships will take place in Bathurst, NSW on Monday 25th September. These events form part of the Australian Orienteering Championships Carnival which runs from Saturday 23rd September until Sunday 1st October 2017.

The cost for each team member for the trip will be a little over $2000 /person but may be less depending on the level of fund raising during the year and whether participants already have a uniform. Also it may be possible to negotiate lower air fares once the team is confirmed. More details to follow regarding costs.


Any school student attending a school affiliated with SSSSA or SAPSASA who is between 12 and 19 years of age as at the 31st of December, 2017 is eligible for the team. The student, if not a member of an affiliated Club with Orienteering SA, must join a club once selected.

Selection trials

The 2017 State Selection Trial (SST) events are listed below:

SST 1: 5th of March- SA Sprint Champs
SST 2: 2nd April- Pewsey Vale
SST 3: 15th May- SA Schools Orienteering Champs

SST4: 18th June- Para Wirra OY
SST 5: 23rd July- World’s End

A Junior Training Camp will be held from 19th-23rd July in conjunction with the last SST. The location of this camp will be Burra and it is expected that all potential SA Schools Team members attend this camp.Performance at major interstate events will also be observed. This includes results from the 2017 Australian Easter 3 Day competition and National Orienteering League (NOL) events throughout 2017. Attendance at these events is encouraged but due to the difficulty of attending these events it is not compulsory.

Announcement of team

The team will be announced in late July by email and on the Orienteering SA website. After the announcement, all juniors selected should accept or decline within 3 days. Within 2 weeks of the announcement a deposit of $500 must be made. More information will be available closer to the date. The deposit will be fully refunded in extenuating circumstances.


Fundraising, with assistance from parents and junior squad members, will be carried out throughout the year.

 Deadlines for nomination are:

Nominations must be received before competing in your first SST event, with the final deadline being prior to the Easter Carnival

Please return the completed form or address any queries/problems to the 2017 SA School Team Manager:

 Bridget Anderson:0432511836

38 Tallarook Road Hawthorndene, SA, 5051



   * SA Schools Team Selection Guidelines

   * SchoolsSelectionNominationForm2017.doc


  Please note: It is essential that both of the above are read before nominating.