...is the rule I assume she has fallen foul of. Not really necessary if they are already at high school, which is the problem this year with one of the nominees. Neither of our two were 13 so it’s not being consistently applied.
Sad news! Lucky they are so resilient. But agree with Shinto that the rule should only apply for not at high school. Here you can nominate in primary school if you are 12.
Did we already miss the Act selection races?
Maybe a guest on the ACT invitational squad? Aoife went on that camp last year.
Is that a NSW rule? It's not a national one - the national rule is worded '12th year from the year of birth', which I've always taken as being M/W12 for orienteering purposes (i.e. 12 by 31 December), although I guess you could also interpret it as meaning 12 as of the date of the event.
A "high school" definition doesn't work because Year 7 is/was primary in Queensland, SA and WA (I think that's changing in at least some of those states), and because some (mostly private) schools use a senior/middle/junior division rather than primary/secondary.
Incidentally, the updated Schools rules were endorsed by the Board on Thursday night (so aren't on the website yet), but I don't think the wording of that one has changed.
Its a NSW rule. WA has changed starting age for high school I think (maybe 2 years ago).