Southern Downs to host 660
THE largest orienteering event in Australia will be held on the Southern Downs this weekend.
Action is at Applethorpe on Friday and Saturday, Pratten on Sunday and Dalveen on Monday in a sport which is conducted in bushland.
Six hundred and sixty competitors will compete from six countries, including 23 from New Caledonia and 10 from Finland.
The event is part of selection trials for Australian open and junior teams.
Warwick orienteer Lilian Burrill will be aiming for selection in her fourth successive national team to compete in the world junior championships.