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

Sporting committee contacts:

Vicki Etherington OAM, Chair - 0418 226 915
Eduardo Monreal - 0415 397 742
Ann Moy - 0438 084 351
Sue Fedoryschyn - 0409 916 390
Graham Elven - 0411 541 535

Karin Finlayson - 0417 438 723 (Herding)
Denis Leserve - 0412 574 011 (Stock Manager)
Beatriz Insausti - 0414 709 303 (Drafting)
Anita Langford - 0437 043 397 (Lure Coursing)
Nathalie Church - 0423 095 727 (Sledding)
James Powell - 0401 873 041 (Earthdog)

Earthdog Representatives

James Powell
Convenor, Earthdog Working Party
Ph: 0401 873 041

Lure Coursing Representative

Anita Langford
Ph: 0437 043 397

Sporting committee mission statement:

  • Make recommendations to the Board of Directors in regard to the promotion, organisation and conduct of ANKC Herding, including Herding Training at the Complex, ANKC Herding Trials/Tests.
  • Earthdog Training at the Complex, ANKC Earthdog Tests.
  • Allocate and amend dates for Herding Trial/Tests and Earthdog Tests.
  • Allocate and amend dates for Herding and Earthdog Training.
  • Monitor Herding and Earthdog Tests/Trials to ensure they comply with ANKC Rules & Regulations.
  • Consider reports of Trial/Test Representatives. Refer incidents reported at Trial/Tests by the Representative to the Secretary, Board or affiliate concerned as appropriate.
  • Provide advice and guidance to affiliates on Trial/Tests Regulations and any other matters related to ANKC Herding or Earthdog Testing.
  • Organize the education and training of Judges for Herding & Earthdog Testing.
  • Make submission to the ANKC in regard to rule changes as required.

Herding Training:

Saturday herding training at Orchard Hills, beginners training on 2nd & 4th Saturday at 9am and is conducted by NSW Herding Association. All other trainer any time from 9am.

You are required to be a member of this club to train on Saturdays and can join on the day. $5 Training fee per dog.
Sunday herding training at Orchard Hills is held on Sundays by Australian Stock Dog Club from 9am until midday for beginners. All other members at any time from 9am.

You are required to be a member of this club to train on Sundays and can join on the day. $5 Training fee. 

No herding training for any one from 1st Saturday of December until 1st weekend in March due to heat.

You can also join facebook group for all events of training and trials at HERDING NSW. ALL trials are advertised only on facebook in file section of HERDING NSW.


• Policy Document for the Use of the Sheepdog Training Area Adobe_Download

• Herding Ground RulesAdobe_Download