Awards & Honours

Summer Series Finals 2020 Nillumbik Emus Placegetters

Vic Autumn Series 2019 Winners

Victoria GreenhanWomen’s Course 3
Greg PalmerMen’s Course 4
Vin Maloney Trophy & Most improved Awards

Qantas Trophy

In 1999, Nillumbik Emus won the Qantas Trophy for the club scoring the highest points in the Australian Championships, held in NSW.

Rockhopper Trophy

The Rockhopper Trophy is an annual award for the Champion Victorian Club. It was devised by Peter Jackson a stalwart of Rockhopper Orienteers. When Rockhoppers disbanded, funds were put towards the Trophy. The award was based on results at Orienteer of the Year, State Series Events.

Nillumbik Emus has taken out the Rockhopper eleven times, from its inaugural year in 1996, 1997 – 2000, 2002, 2004 – 2008

The rules were then changed which made it more difficult for us to win. Points were subsequently given for activities which contribute to the sport of orienteering. In truth, the demographics of the club were changing. We were always in a position to dominate while we had a a large number of members competing at bush events. We had several families which ensured we covered a good cross section of age groups.

The inter-club competition for the Rockhopper Trophy has been revamped. In 2019 it included results from the Vic Autumn Series and Victorian Club Relay Champs and club participation. Clubs scored points for their 10 best individual performances and for club turnout.

Rockhopper Trophy 2019

Other Awards

  • Course Setter of the Year – MTBO 2008 Geoff Armstrong for setting the Muckleford Diggings 2008 MTBO Long Champs.
  • David Hudson was presented with Orienteering Victoria’s President’s Award in 2002.