Our new coach in residence Francesca Taufer arrived in Tasmania last week. Francesca is 26 and hails from northern Italy - home of beautiful and complex orienteering terrain. She has been a member of the Italian national orienteering team for many years and has a masters degree in applied cognitive psychology. After finding her feet in Hobart, she will be based in Launceston for the next few months, where she will be helping out on the sporting schools program. In the lead-up to Oceania, she will also be assisting with the coaching on the national junior camp. After Oceania she will head back to Hobart to run the weekly training sessions we've all come to love (once the pain goes away). We're delighted to have such an accomplished young woman as our new CIR - please make her feel very welcome!