Dandenong Ranges Orienteering Club is proud to support our junior orienteers at all levels, from kids taking part in their very first event, to members of national teams selected to represent Australia overseas. Here’s how:
JUNIOR MEMBERSHIP IS FREE – we don’t charge a fee for members under 21.
KIDS RUN FREE – we offer free entry for kids under 21 at many of our events.
LYREBIRD AWARD – we sponsor an annual award of $500 to the best Junior Girl as selected by Orienteering Victoria.
VICTORIAN JUNIOR SQUAD AND SCHOOLS TEAM – we donate a significant amount annually, through event income, donations and fundraising, to the Victorian junior squads and teams. In 2022, DROC will contribute towards the Schools Team uniforms for the Australian Schools Championships.
DROC TEAM MEMBER SUPPORT – we contribute towards travelling expenses of our Club juniors selected to the Victorian Schools team, or to Australian teams for JWOC, WOC, World University Champs, or World Games.
ADDITIONAL TEAM MEMBER SUPPORT – we invite other individuals or clubs to apply for funding, to support their own travelling team members to JWOC, WOC, WUOC or World Games. Successful applicants will enter a resource sharing arrangement with DROC, for coaching and other joint activities, as well as support and assistance to run our events. In 2022, Melbourne Forest Racers received this funding, which will assist their four Australian representative team members to travel and compete on the world stage.
LOVE THE GAME – DROC is proud to say No to sports gambling sponsorship.
We strongly encourage our juniors to participate in activities at every opportunity, at programs such as Learn to Orienteer, Junior Camps, Primary and Secondary Schools competitions, and regular events like MelBushO. We also help juniors become involved in course setting, mapping, or event organising.