Posted: 2 April 2014, 8:51 PM
NZOF is pleased to advise the following athletes have been selected to represent New Zealand at JWOC in Borovets, Bulgaria 21– 28 July 2014 :
Ed Cory-Wright PAPO
Nick Hann Wellington
Callum Herries Hawkes Bay
Shamus Morrison Wellington
Tim Robertson Hutt Valley
Cameron Tier North West
Helena Barnes North West
Rebecca Gray North West
Kayla Fairbairn North West
Sophie Harrison PAPO
Sonia Hollands Counties Manukau
Alice Tilley North West
Matthew Goodall Counties Manukau
Vida Fox Hawkes Bay
Team Manager Anna Robertson
Team Coach Rob Jessop
Posted: 2 April 2014, 9:19 PM
That's what Matt, Greg and I had, so very happy with the selection, and the fact there are 5 NorthWest club members.
Posted: 2 April 2014, 9:31 PM
One of the strongest teams across the board for a while and augers well for future teams considering the age of some of them at the moment
Sorry Rob we can't actually take Helena as our own even though we would like too, as she's now joined PAPO because she at Uni in Chch. Mind you we've taught her all she knows.
Well done to the selectors for getting the team out so quickly, now those selected can get on with booking flights
Posted: 2 April 2014, 9:44 PM
Well played selectors, fast turnaround is awesome. Some hard choices I'm sure.
Posted: 3 April 2014, 3:18 AM
Some of us are enjoying spring orienteering rather than autumn and so out of the loop...
Presumably Danielle Goodall was unavailable?
Is it taboo to ask why Lauren Turner was disqed?
Have to say after seeing how much O training these Danish juniors do that it's no wonder that Denmark gets a few JWOC medals. Matt and Tim of course can also fill the team in on the dedication that's needed... but also prove that it is possible from NZ! Of course the team should be aiming to have great orienteering races and then the results will take care of themselves.
Posted: 3 April 2014, 7:37 AM
Danielle wasn't available but watch out next year, she's an unbelievable talent for someone so young.
Lauren didn't follow the taped route through the event centre from control 10-11, instead she cut through the forest.
She also had an mp in the sprint so not the greatest of weekends for someone with so much experience and talent.
Posted: 4 April 2014, 10:23 PM
For all those thinking of future JWOC's, it's Norway next year. Looking further out, here's a taster of JWOC 2016 in Switzerland.