National Squads

National Squads

The Junior and Senior National Squads are made up of the country’s top performing orienteers. The Youth National Squad targets promising youngsters with the potential to do well at Junior level.  The Development Squad targets all promising orienteer’s from a PDI background with the potential to do well at Youth, Junior or Senior level.

Members of the Junior and Senior Teams are selected from the Squads to represent South Africa internationally at the World Orienteering Championships and World Cup.

Members of the 2017 Development Squad are

Men (in alphabetical order):

Ephraim Chuene (POC), Lesedi Chuene (POC), Tebatso Ramodike (POC)

Members of the 2017 Youth National Squad are:
Girls (in alphabetical order):

Carla Collins (PENOC), Sarah Wimberley (RACO)

Boys (in alphabetical order):

Tristan Malherbe (RACO), Matthew Siepman (DOC), Luan Swart (RACO), Jordan van Huyssteen (RACO), Keagen van Huyssteen (RACO)

Members of the 2017 Junior National Squad are:
Women (in alphabetical order):

Kirsten Chambers (RACO), Christie Courtnage (RACO), Sarah Everett (RACO), Heather Wimberley (RACO),

Men (in alphabetical order):

Rory Ellis (RACO), James Hancock (RACO), Carl Holmes (RACO), Andries Swart (RACO)

Members of the 2017 Senior National Squad are:

Women (in alphabetical order):

Michele Botha (ROC), Sarah Pope (ROC), Sarah Roffe (WITSOC)

Men (in alphabetical order):

Dylan Barry (WITSOC), Timothy Chambers (UCTMSC), Michael Crone (WITSOC), Bradley Lund (TUKS-O), Nicholas Mulder (ROC), Roark Robinson (PENOC)

Subject to fulfilment of their responsibilities, these Squad members will be invited to attend training sessions and workshops held to develop their skills and to advance the level of orienteering in South Africa.

Further information on the National Squads, eligibility, selection and responsibilities is available in this document: 2017 Selection Policy