Club President Represents Australia

Club President Represents Australia

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Angus Haines

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Early July 2019 club President Angus Haines travelled to Denmark to represent Australia at the Junior World Orienteering Championships. He was part of a team of 6 men and 6 women who competed in 5 events over the course of a week which consist of a Sprint, Middle Qualification, Middle Final and Relay race.

Orienteering is a sport where athletes navigate a course through unfamiliar terrain using a map and compass, the fastest competitor wins. This year Australia had some spectacular results, with Melbourne athlete, Aston Key winning the sprint distance and Angus placing 39th. Key continued his excellent performance placing 3rd in the Long distance.

The week concluded with a banquet and party for all the competing athletes to relax and let loose after a tense week of competition and races. Many athletes including Angus continued to travel and compete at various races throughout Europe during the following weeks before returning home.