Simeon Burrill shows his style in orienteering in Melbourne.
Simeon Burrill shows his style in orienteering in Melbourne.

Warwick orienteer selected for the worlds for a third time

ORIENTEERING: For the third successive year, Warwick orienteer Simeon Burrill has made the Australian team to compete in the Junior World Championships.

Burrill first made the world championships team and competed in Norway while in year 12 at Warwick State High School.

The Bullecourt Boulder Bounders Orienteering Club member secured a job in Warwick last year as he had a break from his studies and competed in the junior world championships in Switzerland and has continued his training in Brisbane this year where he is studying physiotherapy at UQ.

Burrill competed in events in the southern states early this year and competed strongly in the final selection races at the Oceania Championships in New Zealand at Easter.

He is in the Australian boys team of six to compete in Tampere, Finland. He and Winnie Oakhill, one of six girls in the Australian team, are the two Queenslanders heading to Finland.

Australian Team for Junior World Orienteering Championships, 2017, Finland

Aston Key, Jarrah Day, Joseph Dickinson, Patt Jaffe, Simeon Burrill, Toby Wilson, Asha Steer, Caroline Pigerre, Rachel Allen, Tara Melhuish, Winnie Oakhill, Zoe Dowling. Reserves: Georgia Jones, Patrick Miller

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