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Monday, 11 April 2011

NZ 2011 JWOCers

Firstly, yes the little spurt of posts I had going has seemingly stopped. Sorry! But about the end of february I relocated my life over the ditch to Aussie. And as a result, let's be honest here, there prob won't be many posts from me in the near future! And as noone else is writing anything, well there just won't be any posts probably.

Unless anyone wants to put up there hand to write? But I believe the last three times we've asked there's been no response. sad. but who knows, maybe someone will volunteer, and chances are I'll procrastinate and put the odd post up.

ANYWAY, on a brighter note, following trials in the poland-esque New Plymouth in mid March, the NZ team for JWOC 2011 has been announced. Competition for places was the toughest I think i've ever seen it and there are a number of Juniors who will be gutted to miss the team. To them, just take it as motivation to go away, train harder and smarter and prove yourself next time around. Oceania champs in October anyone?

And to those in the team, well done, awesome work, but that was only the first step! Take that motivation, train harder and smarter, and prove yourself in Poland. Anyone who's been to a JWOC will atest to just how intense the competition is. It is a huge step up from anything you'll have experienced in our little bit of the world. But they will also atest to how much fun the trip as a whole, the races, and the banquet is.

Well done, good skill and do us proud! :) (on a personal note, stoked to see 3 of wellington area's top juniors in the team!)

Also a huge thanks to Owen and James for putting their hands up to help out our Junior team. Just gutted I can't get the time off to coach again this year!

The New Zealand team to compete at the Junior World Orienteering Championships being held in Rumia-Wejherowo, Poland, 1-9 July 2011, is as follows:

Jaime Goodwin (Hawkes Bay)
Anna Gray (North West)
Selena Metherell (Peninsula and Plains)
Kate Morrison (Hawkes Bay)
Laura Robertson (Hutt Valley)
Angela Simpson (Bay Of Plenty)
Non-travelling reserve: Cosette Saville (Counties Manukau)

Gene Beveridge (North West)
Nick Hann (Wellington)
Scott McDonald (Hawkes Bay)
Mathew Ogden (North West)
Tim Robertson (Hutt Valley)
Toby Scott (Auckland)
Non-travelling reserve: Alistair Richardson (Peninsula and Plains)

MANAGER: Owen Cambridge (Dunedin)
COACH: James Bradshaw (Counties Manukau)