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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.

Lisa Lampe, Adrienne Kirby named MPIOs

ONSW is pleased to announce the appointment of Adrienne Kirby and Lisa Lampe as Member Protection Information Officers (MPIOs).

A Member Protection Information Officer is responsible for providing confidential information about a person's rights, responsibilities and options to an individual making a complaint or raising a concern.

They are the first point of contact in a sporting organisation in such cases. MPIOs are generally impartial but do not mediate or investigate complaints. Read the full statement here.

We thank Adrienne (pictured left) and Lisa (right) for donating their services.


Rookie Serena revels at junior squad camp

The NSW Junior Squad held a school holiday camp last week in readiness for State League events 3 and 4 near Newcastle.

Uringa's Serena Doyle (pictured) provides this report:

“This was my first time at the NSW junior squad camp, being fairly new to the sport and this year running in W14A and tackling moderate courses for the first time especially in the bush," she said

"Unfortunately I missed the first day due to dancing rehearsals so arrived Thursday night at Kurri Kurri TAFE TAFE where the team was staying.

"On Friday morning, we had a practice course at “The Chimney” where I had an adult shadow and help me as I ran my moderate course through some tricky erosions gully areas and I learnt a lot about how to read my map and gullies.

"In the afternoon the junior squad and adults played laser tag at Old Maitland jail where the adults and kids were split into two teams and played a number of different games. It was great fun with the green team (junior girls, senior boys) winning 4-1 over the red team.       

"On Saturday and Sunday, I was able to put some of these new skills into action. I was very happy to finish my runs both days."    

We note Serena had the fastest split on one leg on Saturday across all comers on the moderate course - well done !   

"I made a lot of new friends and had a great time at the camp and can’t wait until the next one in Orange next school holidays. Thanks to Jock, Barbara and all adults that organised and helped out during the camp.”


Breakthrough wins at Newcastle State League

Georgia Jones announced her arrival in the adult ranks with a surprise win in State League 4 at Newcastle on Sunday.

16-year-old Georgia (Uringa) is in her first year running for NSW in the National League junior division and recorded an impressive ninth placing at the big Easter carnival in South Australia. She followed up that impressive performance by knocking off Newcastle's three-time JWOC rep Nicola Blatchford (albeit by just 14 seconds) in the W20A class at Balickera.

In W45AS, Barbara Dawson (GO) made it a double, winning Sunday's long distance event by one second from Sharon Burgess (NC).

We also note new Bennelong recruit Alitia Dougall taking out W21AS on each day. Alitia is originally from Queensland and is just getting back into the sport after a 10-year break.

And how wonderful it was to see local Carolyn Chalmers winning W70A just a fortnight after a serious car accident en route from Easter to Adelaide airport. Rumour has it Carolyn is off overseas this week!

In the men's classes, ACT's Andrew Barnett won a close tussle with Josh Blatchford in M21A over 12km.

SHOO's Angus Shedden, the individual medal winner in MetrO League division 2 last year, took out M35A on both days. And Bjorn Mella (NC) inflicted a rare defeat on Eoin Rothery (BF) in M55A.

Thank you to Newcastle for another great weekend.

We ask all participants to fill out the very brief course setter surveys, and remind everyone that entries close on Sun May 3 for the next SL weekend near Orange on May 16-17.


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