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This will be our final Bulletin for the year. The next edition will be out early January.
Join Launceston Training: Wednesdays After School/Work
All Full (Cub) Members are welcome (beginners - experienced) to join these skills sessions to learn to orienteer better. Train at your own pace. Come along as an individual or with friends. Children welcome if accompanied by an adult. Opt in on a weekly basis (no need to commit to attend every session).
***Special Offer for Casual Members*** Come along for a trial session for free but you must thereafter take up Full (Club) Membership
Next Session: Wednesday 12 December, Along Duck Reach Road, Trevallyn Recreation Area
Arrive to start any time between 4:30 - 5:30 pm. Three courses to chose from. Long, Medium & Short
RSVP to attend: Please Email Coaches Katye & Ksenia by Tuesday Evening! Please also join the Facebook Closed Group "Esk Valley Orienteering Club". Here you will keep in touch with further training opportunities and updates.
Additional Fitness Opportunity: Running Training with Simon 6 pm Mondays
Improving your fitness doesn't happen by magic. You need to work at it.
All Full (Club) Members are welcome (beginners - experienced) to join these sessions to learn to orienteer better. Pick a time that suits you best. Come along as an individual or with friends (children welcome if accompanied by an adult). Opt in on a weekly basis (no need to commit to attend all sessions).
*** Special Offer for Casual Members *** You can come along for a trial session for free (but must thereafter take up Full (Club) Membership
*** Next Session: Monday 14 January at either 4:30 or 6 pm *** At Waverly Park, Warrane. Parking at the end of Quarry Road (which...
EVOC are organising the Summer Cup this January with the help of their newly arrived Russian Coaches in Residence. The format has been designed to offer challenging courses but with lots of time to explore or simply relax. You do not have to enter every event to take part. To enter any event, simply turn up on the day.
You're Invited: Chris's Farewell Fiesta 8 & 9 February
Come along and celebrate the social side of orienteering as we farewell Chris Prunsche who'll be heading back to Germany. There'll be 3 fun Relay events. On Friday afternoon a Sprint Relay at Hobart College. On Saturday morning a 3 Hour Relay at Pittwater (Chris's favorite map) followed by an evening BBQ and BEvERage Relay at the Calder's place in Taroona.
More details will be out in the New Year. For now - pencil the dates in your Calendars. And don't fret about "relays". Chris will put us all in teams. And the emphasis is definitely on fun. No pressure!
Introducing the new membership Option: ‘Junior Membership plus Free Local Events Entry’
For 2019 we are introducing a new type of membership: 'Junior Plus Free Local Events'. This gives parents another option for children who attend lots of local events but are not part of a ‘Family Membership’. Any questions Email IAN RATHBONE
Membership Types for 2019 (all include 12 months club membership, discounted entry fees to all events & free access to coaching sessions): Adult: $50, Junior/Concession: $25, Junior plus free local events entry: $90 (includes free entry to all local events - but not Statewide OST events), Family: $125...
All existing members should have received a renewal notice. This includes a link to Eventor where you can renew your membership and others in your family using a single PayPal transaction. Any questions Email Bert Elson
Please note: Members who joined after October 2018 will have their 2019 membership renewed automatically and won’t get an email to renew. All other members will need to renew their membership prior to entering the northern or southern summer series in January.
Nominate to join the Schools Selection Panel
Nominations are being called for selectors for the 2019 Tasmanian Schools Team. The panel will consist of three members, ideally one from each region. Each of the three members are expected to attend all selection events (dates and venues yet to be finalised). Nominations may be made by clubs or individually. For more information see the Selection Policy. Nominations close 5pm Tuesday 18 December. To nominate contact OT President Ian Rathbone
Hobart Twilight/Schools Series Wrap-Up & Individual Points Results
The Series finished on a high note last week with excellent courses at Mt Nelson planned by Juniors Tom and Ben Poortenaar. It had finally stopped raining, and we had our highest attendance for the Series. There was tight competition like at WOC this year (see Tasmanian Brodie pictured at WOC).
Thanks everyone for coming along during the Series, and thanks to the many volunteers who made it happen. In particular, well done to our other Juniors who also along with Tom and Ben, stepped up to plan the courses – Eddie Stoner, Zali McComb, Jett McComb, and Will Whittington.
You can see the final series results on the Mt Nelson Eventor page. Or see here for...
Hobart Twilight / Schools Series - Schools Teams Results
After each event, points are awarded to runners in each division like this: the winner receives 20 points, 2nd place gets 19 points and so on down to 1 point for 20th place. At the end of the series the points of the top three performers from each school are added to find the most successful schools in Girls Secondary, Boys Secondary and Primary divisions.
Points can be found below but Collegiate were too good in Girls Secondary, Hutchins had their first win in the Boys Secondary and South Hobart once again won the Primary Schools division. They have now won the past 4 Twilight competitions and 5 of the last 6. It was great to see how many primary students ran on the short and medium courses. These courses provide a greater challenge and we should see these people featuring in our results for many years to come.
Congratulations to all participants for making the Twilight Series such a success – see you all in February next year for an 8-week series.
Tasmanians Heading to the Australian Junior Development Camp
Jed Fleming, Arabella Phillips, Josh Allen, Mikayla Cooper, Jack Wickham, Will Whittington and Niko Stoner are heading to Ballarat this Saturday for the 5 day long Australian Junior Development Camp. The Camp was open to all juniors 14 years or older. There are over 100 young athletes participating.
The Camp Head Coach is former Tasmanian Brodie Nankervis. He'll be supported by coaches from around Australia including our German coach-in-residence Chris Prunsche and Hobart elites Anna & Zoe Dowling.
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