JT Squad

JT Squad 2017



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Held mostly Sundays (some Saturdays) at the events below.

Sessions run for about 30 minutes.

After the session – do your course.

Friendships, fun and fitness

Meet others who enjoy orienteering, learn how to navigate better and be active outdoors.

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Sessions – 9:30 am

29 March   Last Term 1 Schools Series Event*

9 April     Five Mile Beach, Hobart

7 May     Wild Dog Creek, Buckland

21 May   Royal George, FingalValley

27 May   Map Unknown, Hobart

4 June    Campania, Campania

24 June   Map Unknown, Hobart

2 July       Peter Murrell Res, Hobart

16 July     Risdon Brook Dam, Hobart

6 Aug      Five Mile Beach, Hobart

26 Aug    St Virgils, Hobart**

9 Sep       Uplands, Launceston**

17 Sep     Coningham, Hobart

1 Nov         First Term 4 Schools Series Event*

* Schools Series Events are in Hobart & are not JT Squad Sessions -  listed FYI

**  These weekends have events on the Sunday as well as the Saturday.


JT Squad is for upper primary and high school/college students (from grade 5).  It’s not an elite squad.  There are no performance based criteria – you can be new to orienteering.

Commitment Required

You do not have to attend every JT Squad session, just as many as you can.

Benefits Included

·         Qualified Coaches

·         Group Coaching Sessions

·         Orienteering Thumb Compass

·         Training Top

·         Membership of a club of your choice that covers your whole family (entitlement to discounted event entry fees) (existing OT family members are eligible for this benefit as well – you don’t pay twice)

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JT Squad sessions are conducted by qualified youth aged coaches.


Orienteering events are open to all.  Your parents and siblings can take part while you train.  There will be a coach on hand to help them out.


$125 for one child

$45 for each additional child

Plus, you will need to:

·         pay event entry fees (usually $5); and

·         purchase an SI card (timing device) from $15 – unless you already have one.


How to Join

Contact Miriam Whittington:

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