As an orienteer, you will be pleased to hear the Australian Orienteering Championships is now supported by the Tasmanian Government through Events Tasmania.
“Ongoing government support of major events indicates the community has confidence in the strength of Orienteering Tasmania and our ability to conduct major sporting events,” said Warwick Moore, Championships Director. “In practical terms the financial contribution will help ease the pressure on the carnival budget”.
This support through Events Tasmania adds to the Championship Grant awarded by Communities Sport and Recreation.
“The Australian Championships will bring around 800 competitors to St Helens for over a week in late September,” said Sally Wayte, OT President. “It’s likely many of these people and their families will stay on for a holiday in Tasmania. So the Championships are a great boost for regional tourism”.
To help you make the most of your time while you’re down here, Events Tasmania have a website, jam packed with tourist information: Discover Tasmania.