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Coming Events

Wed 22 Nov 4:30 pm
27th Sydney Summer Series - Pymble
Birubi Ave, Pymble

Wed 22 Nov 5:00 pm
Newcastle Summer Street Series #7 - Beresfield
McCauley Park on Anderson Dr, Tarro

Thu 23 Nov 6:00 pm
Wagga Summer Series #1
Morrow St, Wagga Wagga

Fri 24 Nov 6:00 pm
Orange Park Twilight Orienteering + 2017 Goldseekers Presentations
Yellow Box Way, Orange

Sat 25 Nov 3:30 pm

Sun 26 Nov 9:00 am
Central Coast Summer Orienteering Series 2017/2018 - Toowoon Bay
Toowoon Bay,

Sun 26 Nov 9:00 am
2017 West Sydney Summer Series - Baulkham Hills
Marina Rd, Baulkham Hills

Sun 26 Nov 9:30 am
Socialgaine 6Hr - “Huntergaine”
Croudace Rd, Wallsend

Sun 26 Nov 3:00 pm
Garingal T-shirt order

Sun 26 Nov 4:00 pm
2017 South Sydney Summer Series - Woollahra

Welcome to Orienteering NSW

Orienteering is a sport that challenges both the body and the mind. It's also loads of fun!

The aim is to use a special orienteering map to navigate your way around a course and visit marked check points along the way. You choose a course that suits your age and experience and proceed at your own pace: walk, jog or run. It is a race but you decide if you want to just race yourself or be the next world champion! The course may take you through urban areas, parks, schools, farmland or forests.

Events are conducted weekly across NSW and beginners are welcome at all events.

New to orienteering? Click here for more information.

Want to enter an event? You can see what's on by looking at the Coming Events at left or by going to the Event Calendar. Some events are enter on the day - you just turn up and register at the start. Other events require pre-entry and for that you need to know about (and register with) Eventor - read the Eventor FAQ.

Tuve is on his way

We are happy to announce we will have a second orienteering scholar joining us in time for Christmas.

Tuve Moeller, is 19 and has just finished school in Uppsala in Sweden. For the past three years he was at a so called orienteering-gymnasium, which means that except normal classes they had daily orienteering trainings with the school.

He reports: "I am also a member of OK Linné, the biggest orienteering club in Sweden with many youths, elders and elite runners, the section of which I’m a part of right now. 

"From August to December I’m working for Swedish State Rail and am training as much as possible with the club. When I don’t run I spend my time writing, taking pictures for and updating the club's social media and web page.

"I have also set trainings for the club etc and drawn some urban maps in OCAD, so I am familiar with OCAD. 

"I like to talk to people to learn new things, and learn how to do things better and to share my own experiences. I also like being outdoors very much, and spend time in the forest even when I’m not running orienteering. :-)

"I'm really looking forward to coming to NSW and to experience orienteering your way!"

Clubs that wish to use Tuve for coaching or mapping should contact Jim Mackay.


Map shortage at Be-WOW-ra weekend

A phenomenal turnout of 132 meant we ran out of maps on the final day of our 2017 ASC expansion program on Sunday.

The free Berowra Heights event was held in conjunction with Central Coast's summer series and had the little club run off their feet as 96 newcomers joined three dozen regulars on a gorgeous late spring morning at Warrina Street Oval.

Our overworked but overjoyed organiser Paul Prudhoe reports: "It never stopped from just before 9am until about 10.30 or so.

"A few people competed at more than one event, while one primary school lad and his mum did all 3 days, running about 20km all up."

The three events at Berowra had just on 200 participants all up - plus at least two large lizards. 

The encouraging attendances in northern Sydney, Singleton and Port Macquarie over the past five weeks have generated lots of interest in orienteering and may lead to a new club forming.

We have more weekends to deliver early next year in the Upper Hunter Valley and on the mid north coast, so stay tuned and let any friends in those areas know we are coming!

ONSW thanks all the mappers, organisers, setters, helpers and results people who delivered these programs - and equal thanks to the landowners and girl guide groups for permissions.


NSW Sprint Champs entries close on Sunday

The 2017 NSW Sprint Champs are being held in conjunction with a charity event to raise funds for Westmead Children's Hospital.

Entries close this Sunday (November 12) and must be made via the event web page rather than through Eventor. 

The Bandaged Bear Boost is at PLC Pymble on Sunday November 19 on a brand new map and promises to be a huge day with:

* the NSW Sprint Champs
* our annual ONSW award presentations
* a wheelchair-friendly course
* a Just for Fun course for newcomers and beginners to learn the basics of our sport.

Garingal member Barbara Hill, through her company and ONSW partner organisation Bold Horizons, has put together the day and welcomes orienteers who would like to stay on after their run to assist in any way they can.

We thank Barbara for this initiative and the huge amount of work that has gone into it.


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