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See you next year!
That's it for the year folks! The weekly newsletter will become intermittent for the next month or so. Thanks for coming orienteering this year - we hope you enjoyed it and we look forward to seeing you next year. Check out our full event calendar for next year. The orienteering year kicks off in Launceston on the weekend of Jan 23-24 with the EVOC Summer Cup, followed shortly after by the Australopers Summer Fiesta in Hobart on the first weekend in February.
Summer coaches wanted - is this you?
Expressions of interest are sought for two paid positions of Local Summer Coach – one in the north of the State and one in the south - commencing in January 2021.
The end date is negotiable but ideally the coach would continue to provide coaching over the summer months, up to Easter 2021. A shorter period would also be considered.
The coach(es) would assist the State Coaching Coordinator to plan and conduct regular training sessions in in either the north or the south of the State, depending on where he/she is located. They would also be expected to attend a summer Junior training camp on January 20-22.
The EVOC AGM and Christmas Breakup will be held next Wed 16th December.
Sussan and Phil Best have very kindly offered to host the AGM and BBQ at 71 New Ecclestone Rd., Riverside.
The AGM will run from around 5:30 until 6:30, followed by the BBQ and social event. As usual the BBQ is BYO everything, with a salad/plate to share.
All positions will be open for nomination, so if you would like to be part of the running of the club, feel free to put your hand up. If there is anything that you would like discussed please email EVOC secretary Donelda Niles and she will add it to the Agenda.
Southern Twilight Wraps Up
The Southern Spring Twilight Series has now finished. School results are calculated by adding the scores of the best three students from each school. Congratulations to Taroona High for once again winning the Boys and Girls Secondary trophies. The big news is that, after 7 wins in succession, South Hobart Primary School has been knocked off its perch by Taroona Primary School. See here for detailed results.
Here's some stats: median attendance per event was 162 and 275 people participated in at least one event.
Special thanks to the army of 70 volunteers who planned courses, collected maps, towed the trailer and toilet, helped at the desk and in the trailer, set up and packed up each event, collected controls, processed and published the results. We couldn’t have run the series without you.
New OST Structure for 2021
If you are planning an OST event next year, don't forget the course structure has changed a bit. The Organisers' Toolkit is being progressively updated to reflect the new structure. For more details see Event Types Guidelines
Technical Talk Tantaliser
Event organisers! How often have you wondered: what is a foolproof method of avoiding misplaced controls; how to calculate climb on a course; how on earth do you get the circle sizes right in Condes, what is the best way to allocate start times; what is the essential difference between a Sprint and Middle race; where can I find the rules for organising the Easter 3-Day; and how do I get rid of that dashed line in Condes? Your trials are over - all this and more will be revealed (bit by bit) in our new monthly Technical Talk email newsletter. The wise and experienced Lindsay Pender will be our inaugural editor. Stay tuned for more information in early 2021.
O-themed Christmas decorations
The NSW Stingers are holding a Christmas decoration fundraiser to help support the team's entry fees, uniforms and transport costs for the 2021 National Orienteering League.The decorations are being sold as sets of three for $15, with three distinctive O-themed designs, with an Australian twist. Sets are available to order through Eventor and postage is available Australia-wide.
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