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World Schools Orienteering Championships Selection

The World Schools Orienteering Championships will be held in Otepää, Estonia from 24 April to 5 May 2019. The school teams selected by Orienteering New Zealand are: Diocesan School for Girls – W1 girls school team (16-18 years) Mt Albert Grammar School – M1 boys school team (16-18 years) St Cuthbert’s College – W2 girls school team (14-15 years) Mt Albert Grammar School – M2 boys school team (14-15 years) Read More

MAGS Orienteering Boys run away with NZ Champs

The Mt Albert Grammar School Boys Orienteering team pulled off a major coup by winning the National Secondary Schools title in Christchurch at the weekend. A string of impressive results by the 18-strong team of boys wrested the trophy from Napier Boys High School, who had won it the previous 14 years in a row. They beat Napier BHS by 59pts (432pts vs 373pts) with 15 of the team scoring points. In the relays, the Junior Boys (Sam Taylor Sinclair, Daniel Wood, Tom Aish) came first by over four minutes.... Read More

Waiuku College leading the way in orienteering

Waikato Times: Three year 9 girls are turing heads in the orienteering world, after they came away from the North Island Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships with an award. Despite limited orienteering experience, Waiuku College’s Millie Thompson, Charlize Aicken and Beanie Rattrie came away with the small school section from the event, where the three girls’ aggregate score topped the leaderboard for the category. Millie also placed second in the long course event. Sports co-ordinator Judith Coe said it was a great achievement. “To win that was pretty special. “To have that team of three... Read More

Award tops off great year for Kurtis

The Post – Franklin & North Waikato: Christmas came early this year for Waiuku College student Kurtis Shuker. Earlier last month, Kurtis received notice that he’d been named a finalist in the 27th Annual Young Sportsperson of the Year Awards. Judith Coe, Sports Coordinator at Waiuku College, had nominated Kurtis for his achievements in orienteering, which included thrashing the Australian field at the 2017 Australian Schools’ Orienteering Championships. Along with other finalists, Kurtis was invited to attend the awards ceremony at Eden Park. It was the first time he’d been... Read More

Kurtis Selected to take on the Aussies

The Post: If running 60 to 80kms per week, and traipsing up and down hills as part of your weekly training regime sounds like hard work, you’re not Kurtis Shuker. The 18 year old Waiuku College student has been selected to represent New Zealand as part of a four strong team, competing for the Southern Cross Trophy at the upcoming 2017 Australian Schools’ Orienteering Championships, and he will be training hard to ensure he’s at his best. The Australian event will be held later this month in Bathurst, New South... Read More

Orienteering Information

Southern & Eastern Entry Information 2019 Central, North Harbour & Western Entry Information 2019   Contact College Sport Auckland school.sport@collegesport.co.nz Read More

Baradene College girls orienteering team finish third at World Championships

AucklandNOW: Baradene College’s girls orienteering team have returned from the World School Championships in Sicily with a third-place finish. The five-girl junior squad went to Italy late last month to compete alongside three other New Zealand teams in the week-long event. Mt Albert Grammar junior boys, Napier Girls senior girls, and Napier Boys senior boys also competed. Orienteering is a sport where competitors use maps to complete navigational challenges in unfamiliar areas. The World School Championships consisted of two races in which the girls took on 19 other countries. The three best individual team member’s... Read More