Nationals entries and team nominations close Sep 30th

Rosalyn Lawrence, Monday, 23 September 2013

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Selection Policy

The 2014 national Wildwater Championships will be held on the first weekend in October this year to take advantage of snow melt on the Goobagandra River in the Snowy Mountains of NSW.  

The meeting place for the races will be the Hume and Hovel Camping Reserve right beside the river.  There is a small fee from the local authority for camping at the site. Amenities include flushing toilets, hot water for cleaning and gas BBQ's making the camping quite civilised.

Late entries will be accepted on the day of competition with the additional late fee of $50 on top of the standard fee.

The program of events is as follows:

Saturday 5th October          - Free Training on the River

Sunday 6th October            - Individual Australia Rapid Sprint Championships in the morning.  Best of 2 runs to count.

                                         - Team Australian rapid Sprint Championships in the afternoon. Best of 2 Runs to Count.

Monday 7th October           - Individual Classic Australian Championships in the morning.

                                         - Teams Classic Australian Championships in the afternoon. 

The second team selection event will be held on the 23/24 November, in conjunction with the Tasmanian state championships and ICF ranking race.

Nominations are being called for athletes wishing to be considered for selection to the Australian senior Wildwater Team to compete at next year's World Wildwater Championships both Classic and Sprint at Valtellina, Italy and subsequent World Cup events to be advised.  The world Championships will be held towards the end of June, 2014 and will comprise up to 4 Athletes per class and for world cups up to 6 Athletes will be considered based on a selection criteria soon to be announced.