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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.


Positions available at ONSW

The board of Orienteering NSW has decided to restructure the roles of its paid officers, following the recent resignation of admin officer Anthony Darr.

As such, the board is seeking applications for the following three part-time positions:

* Executive Officer

* Administrative Officer

* Financial Officer

You may apply for one or more of these positions. Likewise, successful candidates may be employed in more than one role. Applications must reach new ONSW president Greg Barbour by April 30. Please click here for brief job descriptions.

Many of the board will be at Easter so please feel free to speak to them if you have any queries.

 

Easter update

(1) Forgot to enter for Easter? Still fancy a run in great bush terrain? 

Organisers advise there will be a limited number of enter on day maps available (Very Easy, Easy, Moderate and one Hard course) on Sat-Sun-Mon-Wed. Please see the schedule for the EOD start windows. 

(2) Start times are on Eventor.

(3) As part of te carnival, Orienteering Australia has scheduled 3 informative talks open to all members of the O community.

These will take place at 2pm on the Saturday (April 19) at Kandos High SchoolThe talks will go for 10 minutes each.

The topics are: sport and pregnancy (physiotherapist Cathy Hogg), hydration (JWOC coach and former world champ Hanny Allston, pictured), and concentration (psychologist Jason McCrae). 

Immediately following the talks, OA will hold its annual committee meetings at the school. See the schedule if you wish to sit in on any of the sessions.

 

Helpers needed for regional schools champs

Our regional schools championships and gala days start early next term and ONSW is conducting a record 11 events in 2014.
 
These days are greatly looked forward to by students and parents alike, but require many volunteers - so it's time to put the call out to our troops for assistance.
 
Helpers are needed in the following roles: parking, course marshals, start & finish, coaching, scoring.
 
Please contact your club - or the person nominated below - if you can spare a few hours to help continue the success of these schools champs.
 
Events in the Sydney area which will need a lot of support due to increasing numbers of enthusiastic students are;
 
Fri May 9 - Centennial Park. Contact Barbara Hill on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
 
Wed Jun 18 - Sydney South West Secondary. Contact Lyn Malmgron on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Wed Jun 25 - Sydney South West Primary. Contact Lyn Malmgron on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Mon Jul 28 - Sydney North. Contact Barbara Hill on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Events in regional NSW are:
 
Mon May 19 - Riverina. Contact John Oliver on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Wed May 21 - South Coast. Contact Kev Curby on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
 
 
 

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Event Series

NSW State League

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MetrO League

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