We are currently in the process of finalising the selection criteria for the NSW team to compete at the 2018 Australian Cross Country Championships. The selection criteria will be posted on this page and circulated to members shortly.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENT FOR SELECTION:
All athletes wishing to be selected in the NSW team for the Australian Cross Country Championships will need to compete in the following event:
- 2018 Athletics NSW Cross Country Championships - Saturday 23rd June, Nowra
Athletes will also need to compete in AT LEAST ONE of the following events from the Athletics NSW winter calendar:
- Waratah Series St George Classic, Saturday 21st April, Ramsgate
- Waratah Series Sydney 10 & Greater Bank Fun Run, Saturday 5th May, SOPAC
- Waratah Series Relays, Saturday 26th May, Miranda Park
- LANSW XC Championship Waratah Series Short Course, Sunday 8th July, West Dapto
Athletics NSW will select both male and female athletes to compete in the following age groups:
- Under 14
- Under 16
- Under 18
- Under 20
Selections will be made up of a combination of automatic qualifiers from the NSW Cross Country Championships, and discretionary selections from other winter series events. Athletes seeking selection are strongly encouraged to compete in as many of the above listed events as possible to maximise their chance.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SELECTION CRITERIA WILL ADVISE TOTAL NUMBERS THAT WILL BE SELECTED AND THE BREAKDOWN OF THE SELECTIONS. ONCE THIS IS PUBLISHED, PLEASE ENSURE YOU READ THIS IN FULL.
If you are looking to be selected for the NSW team but due to extenuating circumstances are unable to compete at the NSW Cross Country Championships and / or at least one other winter series event, you will need to submit a request for special consideration. This will be done via an online portal. If you are submitting a request for exemption, you will NOT need to complete a nomination. Your exemption request will constitute a nomination.