Congratulations to the Orienteering ACT members named in the 2019 Orienteering Australia High Performance Squads.
The ACT continues to punch above its weight with 15 of the 75 selected athletes, more than any other state, including members across all four squads. 6 of the 20 National Junior Squad members are from the ACT’s Blue Lightning Development Squad.
David Stocks, named in the Targeted Talent Squad was first noticed in the winning SC-ORE school orienteering team in 2015. David has represented the ACT at Nationals four times, with the ACT team victorious for the past 3 years.
More information on OA High Performance Squad structure here.
Congratulations to these 15 orienteers for their selection:
|Tristan Miller||Targeted Talent||BS|
|David Stocks||Targeted Talent||BS|
|Ryan Stocks||Targeted Talent||BS|
|Ella Cuthbert||Junior Squad||PO|
|Tara Melhuish||Junior Squad||PO|
|Zoe Melhuish||Junior Squad||PO|
|Patrick Miller||Junior Squad||BS|
|Caitlin Young||Junior Squad||BS|
|Noah Poland||Junior Squad||BS|
|Andrew Barnett||High Performance||BS|
|Matthew Crane||High Performance||AO|
|Martin Dent||High Performance||RR|
|Matt Doyle||High Performance||AO|
|Belinda Lawford||High Performance||AO|
Words by Toni Brown, photos by Tom de Jongh.