Hungary awaits talented trio

SELECTED: Tasmanian Joseph Dickinson is off to the junior world championships.
SELECTED: Tasmanian Joseph Dickinson is off to the junior world championships.

Three Tasmanians have been called upon to represent Australia at the junior world orienteering championships in Hungary this July.

Joseph Dickinson, Rachel Allen and Zoe Dowling have been afforded the opportunity following the national Easter carnival in Tasmania.

Two teams of six – one men’s and one women’s – will compete in four disciplines in Hungary.

A three-to-four kilometre sprint in urban environments, a 3.5-4.5km middle distance course through forests, a 10-15km long journey and a relay – teams of three running 5.5-8km each.

Team management includes Tasmanians Brodie Nankervis (coach) and Krystal Neumann.

“With two of our junior men and two of our junior women in their last year of juniors, the team will be looking for some strong performances,” said Nankervis.

“Joseph Dickinson will be looking to improve upon his fantastic 17th place in last year’s sprint… (and) Zoe Dowling will be fired up for the forest races after just missing out on the middle A-final in 2017.”

AUSSIE SQUADS

Women

Asha Steer (Victoria), Tara Melhuish (ACT), Zoe Dowling (Tasmania), Caroline Pigerre (Queensland), Rachel Allen (Tasmania), Zoe Melhuish (ACT). 

Men

Patrick Jaffe (Victoria), Aston Key (Victoria), Joseph Dickinson (Tasmania), Alastair George (NSW), Patrick Miller (ACT) and Angus Haines (South Australia).