I have had an incredible 6 months in Australia where I was the scholar in NSW. I was hosted by lovely families in Orange, Sydney and Coffs Harbour and I also made trips to Perth, Adelaide, Ballarat, Canberra and New Zealand for a mixture of training camps, competitions and holidays. My main tasks included organising training sessions and running events for both juniors and adults, coaching in schools and making sprint maps. I also coached the NSW junior team at the Australian Championships and at a training camp in Ballarat and these were two of the highlights of my trip. Everyone I met was extremely welcoming and I am especially grateful to my host families. I would love to come back to Australia in the future and I will be recommending the programme to any enthusiastic orienteers in Britain.