BRIGHTON’S Callum Fagg has been selected as a member of the Australian Junior Orienteering team. Callum is currently in Europe training for the event. The team will be competing at the Junior World Championships in Trento in Italy from July 5 to 12. Callum was selected for the national team from a series of outstanding results at the 2009 Australian Easter Orienteering Championships. Callum is one of three Tasmanians of the 12-member team (six boys and six girls).
He will also compete at the Swedish O Reigen event, the largest orienteering event in the world with more than 20,000 competitors and the Scottish six-day event before returning home.
Callum has grown up and lived in the Brighton municipality for his whole life. He attended Brighton Primary School, Newtown High School and Elizabeth College and is currently enrolled in Bachelor of Police Studies at the University of Tasmania .
“I have been involved in orienteering for the past five years after being selected in the TIS Talent Identification Scheme. During this time I have represented Tasmania in the Tasmanian schools’ team at the Australian championships and as a member of the Tassie Foresters at national orienteering events,” Callum said.
“This is the peak orienteering event for my age class and I am very excited to have the opportunity to compete at the highest level.
“Being involved in the national junior team will enable me to not only gain valuable insight and experience in orienteering but also to promote the state of Tasmania on the world stage. I am honoured to be given this opportunity to represent Tasmania and Australia at this international level.”