Coming Events

Tue 27 Jun 9:00 am
Hunter Valley School Championships
Hebburn St, Pelaw Main

Wed 28 Jun 9:00 am
Sydney South West High School Championships
Alfred St, Mittagong

Thu 29 Jun 9:00 am
Sydney West High School Championships
Caterson Dr, Castle Hill

Sun 2 Jul 9:00 am
Sydney Metropolitan Turkey Trot 2017
Explorers Rd, Lapstone

Sun 2 Jul 9:30 am
Newcastle Bush Series (NOY) #6
Italia Rd, East Seaham

Sun 2 Jul 9:30 am
Goldseekers Winter Sprint
Forest Rd, Orange

Wed 5 Jul 5:30 pm
Moonlight Madness #5 - North Ryde
Kent Rd, North Ryde

Sun 9 Jul 12:00 am
Goldseekers O Games #4
Warradagang Drive, Orange

Sun 9 Jul 9:00 am
Wagga Local Bush Event
Wiradjuri Walking Track, Moorong

Sun 9 Jul 10:00 am
NT Local Event
Sunnyside TSR, NE Highway

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.

More records at Sydney West schools champs

Sydney West just keeps setting attendance records at our annual round of schools champs.

Last year 395 primary and secondary students were at Fred Caterson Reserve at Castle Hill, with its lovely mix of sportsfields and bush tracks. Numbers were so great that thi year separate primary and secondary days were scheduled.

And on Thursday a new record was set - 402 primary students on hand, with a further 200 having to be accommodated later this year as we were already at bursting point.

Another superb sunny winter's day had the kid going in all directions - and loving the venture across the BMX track in particular.

This time it was a small army of WHO organisers, SI gurus and coaches in charge - making it 700 students in two days.

Age race winners came from Carlingford West, Crestwood, Mt Riverview, Baulkham Hills, Rouse Hill and Sherwood Ridge.

Relays were won by Blackheath and Crestwood.


Tahmoor, Mawarra rule Sydney South West primary champs

More than 300 excited students showed their skills at the annual Sydney South West schools championships on Wednesday.

Gorgeous weather and a relatively dry course meant the kids could speed around Camden Bicentennial Equestrian Park - as long as they read their maps carefully!

A small army of SHOO organisers, SI gurus and coaches ensured a seamless day capped off by the 3-person relay - always a hoot as 100+ students scarper off in different directions (see pic for a shot of the start).

Age race winners came from Tahmoor PS (2x), perennial champs Mawarra PS (2x), Holsworthy PS and Narellan Vale PS.

Mawarra then claimed a trifecta in the boys' relay and two of the three placings in the girls' relay.


Entries open for 2017 NSW Schools Champs

This year our NSW schools champs are in Wollongong on August 19-20. The weekend is hosted by Illawarra Kareelah and staged in conjunction with State Leagues 10 and 11.

Entries are now open, with this reminder:

* all students entering the NSW schools champs must do so via Trybooking
* all non-students entering the State League events must do so via Eventor
* you may enter Saturday, or Sunday, or both days

Please note that Sunday consists of two sprints: both at Uni of WollongongTimes will be added to calculate the winners in each class. Presentations will be held straight after.

Saturday's Middle Distance event is at Cataract Scout Park. Non-orienteers should refer to the information sheet for descriptions of courses; it contains links to map examples.

Parents of competing students again have the opportunity to go on a map walk with a coach, or try a free course and compare their route with their child.

Entries close August 12.


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