Sporting committee meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 7.30 pm, Amenities Building, Bill Spilstead Complex For Canine Affairs, Luddenham Road, Orchard Hills.

Sporting committee contacts:

Miss Vicki Etherington OAM (Chair) - 0418 226 915
Mr Graham Elven Member (Treasurer) - 0411 541 535
Mrs Sue Fedoryschyn (Trial Secretary) - 0409 916 390  

Ms Ann Moy - 0438 084 351 (Herding)
Miss Karin Finlayson - 0417 438 723 (National Herding Rep)
Ms Michelle Johnston - 0412 279 699 (Stock Manager)
Ms Beatriz Insausti - 0414 709 303 (Draft)
Ms Wendy Downing - 0413 014 372 (Lure Coursing)
Miss Nathalie Church - 0423 095 727 (Sledding)

Sporting committee mission statement:

  1. Make recommendations to the Board of Directors in regard to the promotion, organisation and conduct of ANKC Ltd dog sports including Herding Tests/Trials, Earthdog Tests/Trials, Sled Sports Events, Draft Tests and Lure Coursing events.
  2. Allocate and amend dates for Trials and Tests.
  3. Allocate and amend dates for training at the Complex.
  4. Monitor ANKC Ltd Tests/Trials to ensure they comply with ANKC Ltd Rules & Regulations.
  5. Consider reports of Trial/Test Representatives. Refer incidents reported at Trial/Tests by the Representative to the Secretary, Board of Directors or Affiliate concerned as appropriate.
  6. Provide advice and guidance to Affiliates on Trial/Test Regulations and any other related matters.
  7. Organise the education and training of Judges.
  8. Make submissions in regard to rule changes as required.

Herding Training:

Training is held by two Affiliates at Dogs NSW Grounds, 44 Luddenham Road, Orchard Hills, most weekends from March to November.

NSW Herding Association Inc holds training on Saturdays. New members are welcome on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month from 9.00am to 12.00pm.
Contact Secretary Mrs Neta Tonkin email or
phone 0414 011 316.

The Australian Stockdog Club of NSW Inc holds training on Sundays. New members and beginners are welcome from 9.00am to 12.00pm.
Contact Ms Di Evans email or phone 0420 928 945.

You are required to be members of the Clubs to train and can join on the day.


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Earthdog Representative

Lure Coursing Representative

Wendy Downing
Convenor, Lure Coursin Working Party
Ph: 0413 014 372

Member, Bear Paintain, 0432 393 828, 
Member, Wendy Downing, 0413 014 372, 
Member, Jacki Withers, 0429 501 671,


Sledding Representative

Miss Nathalie Church
Convenor, Sledding Working Party
Ph: 0423 095 397


Draft Representative

Beatriz Insausti
Convenor, Draft Test Working Party
Ph: 0414 709 303

Member, Marion Graham, 0413 225 256
Member, Sandra Wesselink, 0408 420 945


2018 Training Dates

14th April, 26th May, 30th June, 28th July, 18th August and 15th September

Draft Information

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Draft Training - Ground Rules

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