G'day Rogainers,

Paddy Pallin- 6 hr Rogaine 19 June 2011


Shake out those winter blues - this year's Paddy is on Sunday 19th June. It will be in a very popular location between Campbelltown and Goulburn, approximately 2 to 2.5 hours drive south west of the Sydney CBD. More information is online. If you've read the flyer, the good news is that we've actually reduced the entry fees since we printed the flyers. Get your entry in early to avoid disappointment - this event does have a cap on numbers.  More info:    "http://www.nswrogaining.org/AboutEvents/Events/11PP/11PP.htm"

Financial support for Uni Students to compete in the Australian Uni Rogaining Champs

The Australian Uni Rogaining Champs, are to be held on the 13-14th August in conjunction with the WA State Champs. If you are a uni student looking for another rogaine, there are financial subsidies for teams. One university team from each state will have expenses covered through the Nigel Aylott Memorial Sponsorship Foundation (NAMSF) sponsorship, If you are interested in entering a team, and would like to apply for the travel grant, you will need to write us a brief email about yourselves and your rogaining experience. All requests need to be lodged to Gill Fowler by 10th June 2011.  More info: http://www.nswrogaining.org/

NavShield, 2-3 July 2011

At this annual event teams of participants test their bush and compass navigation abilities in an overnight event through 100 square kms of wilderness terrain a few hours drive from Sydney, Australia. They attempt to navigate to checkpoints throughout the course area on foot both by day and night. There is also an easier one-day event.   For more information;   http://www.bwrs.org.au/?q=navshield-more-info.

BWRS remote first aid

If you are keen to get some first aid skills, with a focus on remote area first aid, then you should check out the courses offered by the Bushwalkers Wilderness Rescue Squad. Members who have taken part in these course say that they are great. If you have been a major volunteer at a NSWRA event then you can claim $100 towards the cost of a first-aid course - like this one - rather than getting a free event entry!  More info: http://www.bwrs.org.au/?q=remote-area-first-aid

Other coming events:

AROCSport and In2Adventure organise a variety of different adventure racing outdoor challenges:   http://www.arocsport.com.au/


Finally, Rogaining is a volunteer-run sport.   So if you have been enjoying the sport, think about helping out at an upcoming event.   Visit the volunteer page, (http://www.nswrogaining.org/AboutEvents/Workers/Volunteers.htm),   and/or contact our volunteer co-coordinator Ian Dempsey  ( volunteer@nswrogaining.org )  to find something that suits you.   Volunteers who make a major contribution to an event are rewarded by free entry (!) to a NSWRA organised Rogaine, or a contribution to a recognised training course (such as first aid or event management training).

Jason Tsui
for NSW Rogaining Association committee

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