Sporting Committee

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

Mr Angus McIlrath 
Ph. 0418 226 915

Ms Ann Moy - Ph. 0438 084 351 - E. (Herding Working Party)
Ms Jacki Winders - Ph. 0429 501 671 - E. (Convenor, Lure Coursing Working Party)
Mrs Sandra Wesselink - Ph. 0408 420 945 - E. (Convenor, Draft Test Working Party)
Mrs Sue Causer – Ph. 0405 783 518  E. (Convenor, Earthdog Working Party)
Miss Mandi Church - Ph. 0423 095 727 - E. (Convenor, Sled Sports Working Party)
Miss Michelle Gurney - Ph. 0404 129 425 - E. (Convenor, Flyball Working Party)
Miss Christine Stani - Ph. 0433 127 245 - E. (Convenor, Scent Work Working Party)

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.

Earthdog Working Party

Mrs Sue Causer
Convenor, Earthdog Working Party
Ph. 0405 783 518

Member: Mr James Powell - Ph. 0401 873 041 - E.
Member: Miss Janelle Woodward - Ph. 0403 814 242 - E.
Member: Miss Christine Stani - Ph. 0433 127 245 - E.


Flyball Working Party

Miss Jessica Mellon
Convenor, Flyball Working Party
Ph. 0425 367 543

Member: Ms Michelle Gurney - Ph. 0404 129 425 - E.
Member: Ms Leah Sundstrom - Ph. 0417 227 094 - E.
Member: Miss Samantha Ramsey - Ph. 0432 297 167 - E.


Herding Training

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

Ms Ann Moy
Herding Working Party
Ph. 0438 084 351


NSW Herding Association Inc

The NSW Herding Association Inc holds training every Saturday, from the First week in March to the end of November, 9.00am to 11.30am for beginners. All Members 9.00am to 3.00pm. 
New members TBA. In Summer there is a heat policy: if the temperature reaches 30 degrees, training or trial must cease.

Contact: Secretary Esme O'Driscoll Ph: 0438 899 558
Facebook Group: NSW Herding Association. Financial members only.

The Australian Stock Dog Club of NSW Inc

The Australian Stock Dog Club of NSW Inc holds training on Sundays at Cobbitty, from the First week in March to the end of November, 9.00am to 11.30am for beginners. All Members 9.00am to 3.00pm. 
New members TBA.

In Summer there is a heat policy: if the temperature reaches 30 degrees, training or trial must cease. 

Contact: Trial Secretary, Michelle Johnston. Email:  Mobile: 0412 279 699

Facebook Group: ASD of NSW. Financial members only.



Policy Document for the Use of the Sheepdog Training Area


Lure Coursing Working Party

Lure Coursing Representative

Ms Jacki Winders
Convenor, Lure Coursing Working Party
Ph. 0429 501 671

Member: Bear Paintain - Ph. 0432 393 828 - E.
Member: Ms Jacki Winders - Ph. 0429 501 671 - E.
Member: Laura Smith
Member: Bec West
Member: Jamie Ang
Member: Denni Maxwell


Sledding Representative

Miss Mandi Church
Convenor - Sledding Sports Working Party
Ph. 0423 095 727

Member: Miss Nathalie Church - Ph. 0423 095 397 - E.

Draft Representative

Mrs Lyn Brand
Convenor, Draft Test Working Party
Ph: 0418 242 956

Member: Mrs Sandra Wesselink - Ph. 0408 420 945 - E.

Draft Test Information

Draft is a new discipline to Australia but it is well established in USA, Canada, the UK and Europe. Draft Tests are run by breed clubs to maintain the inherent working abilities of these draft breeds.

In Australia it is hoped that traditional drafting breeds will embrace this as the performance of these exercises is intended to demonstrate skills resulting from both instinctual abilities and training. It is a real working test!

Dogs that pull a cart have to be physically strong and sound, well trained, adaptable and of good disposition. They must work well with their handler in a variety of terrains and situations that they might encounter.

Workshops and training days are open to anyone who has an interest in draft work with their dog. Unsure how to start? Come along and have a look or even try it out. 

Further information contact Lyn Brand on or on facebook.

Draft Test Rules.

Draft Training - Ground Rules

Click here to download the Draft Training Ground Rules.