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Sat 1 Jun 9:30 am
SOS Northside - Frenchs Forest
meet at Frenchs Forest Girl Guide Hall, Grattan Crescent, Frenchs Forest

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Sat 1 Jun 9:30 am
SOS Hawkesbury - Richmond
UWS Richmond, Science Rd (accessed from Campus Drive), Richmond
Sun 2 Jun 9:00 am
Waggaroos Local event, Rocky Hill plus LTO training session.

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Sun 2 Jun 9:30 am
The 49th Great NOSH Footrace

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Sun 2 Jun 9:30 am
NOY4 - O'Donnelltown Rock - East (West Wallsend)
O'Donnelltown Rock - East. Scale 1:10000 for all courses. 5m contours., O'Donnelltown Rd, West Wallsend GPS: 32°54'14.8"S 151°34'00.1"E.

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Sat 8 Jun 12:00 pm
2024 KB3 3-Days (NSW State Leagues) - Rylstone Area

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Wed 12 Jun 5:30 pm
Moonlight Madness - VIVID (Waverton & Wollstonecraft)
Berry Creek., Brennan Park, Waverton

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Sat 15 Jun 9:30 am
SOS Northside - Belrose
access from the western end of Wyatt Ave, Belrose

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Sat 15 Jun 9:30 am
SOS Hawkesbury - Ropes Crossing
Wianamatta Regional Park (access from Mainwaring St, Ropes Crossing)

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Sun 16 Jun 9:00 am
Waggaroos Local event, CSU plus LTO training session.

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.


Meet your Board member - Vicki from Illawarra Kareelah Orienteers

Vicki Wilmott, Illawarra Kareelah Orienteers

Vicki was introduced to orienteering in 1984 by her boss at the time, Margaret Duguid. Several events later, including The Boyd near Kanangra Walls, a Long O at Belanglo and Stockton Sand Dunes Vicki joined the Illawarra Orienteering club. Vicki has been fortunate to do orienteering in other countries with highlights being many events in Norway, a couple of O-Ringens in Sweden, the terrain around Jicin (when it was in the old Czechoslovakia), World Masters in Denmark and more recently the Scottish 6 Day. Hockey commitments for both herself and her daughter saw orienteering take a back seat for some years. Returning to orienteering on a much more regular basis brought new challenges - rebuilding navigation confidence and a new format, Sprint Orienteering.

Through orienteering Vicki has made many friends both here in Australia and overseas. It is always great to catch up with these friends and even more so when you think finding them at very large events such as the World Masters would be impossible.

A little known fact is that Vicki was born and raised in Broken Hill until her family moved to Wollongong. She has worked as a pharmacist at Wollongong Hospital since 1978, eventually specialising in oncology/haematology pharmacy. She is currently on LSL but intends to retire in late July. Other interests include gardening, book reading and spending time with the grandchildren.

Vicki became Secretary after the ONSW President asked if she would be willing to do it as no-one was coming forward to do it. She is still finding her way but hopes it all becomes easier over time.

 

Meet your Board member - Justin from Newcastle club

This is the latest in our series introducing you to the dedicated individuals who manage our sport in NSW.

Name: Justin Stafford (NCN). Joined the Board: April 2024. 

Justin is an avid and moderately competitive orienteer and the newly appointed president of NCN. He actively participates in NCN bush and street series, as well as CCN, state and national events along with his family of four.  He sets for NCN and CCN.

In his professional life, Justin is the CEO and Co-Founder of Blueshift, a tech company that has grown significantly over the past 20+ years, now employing over 40 staff.

Beyond the world of technology and orienteering, Justin has a strong commitment to community service. He has served on various boards within the SDA church, including two 4-year terms on the NNSW Conference which has a turnover of $20M. Currently, he is the chair of the ADRA Op Shop in Morisset, leading a dedicated team of 160 volunteers and managing a turnover of $1.2M. Additionally, Justin is an active board member of the SDA NNSW Aged Care.

Justin joined the board to contribute more effectively to the development and governance of orienteering in the region and is looking forward to working with the team.

 

Meet your Board member - Richard M from Bennelong

Name - Richard Morris (BN). 

Joined the Board: March 2024

Richard has recently joined the Board as a Director and is keen to contribute to oversight of the sport in NSW, especially its future strategic direction.

Richard is a member of Bennelong Northside Orienteers (BN) and has been orienteering on and off for over 40 years. He has been a keen participant in Sydney Summer Series and Metroleague events and in more recent years has begun re-engaging in State League and national events.

Outside of orienteering Richard keeps fit by running and dabbling in plenty of other sports, rides motorbikes and builds and fixes things. He works for investment manager Perpetual in an ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) role.

 

2024 NOL presentation dinner in Canberra

On Saturday, 18 May at the 2024 NOL presentation dinner in Canberra, we had the opportunity to celebrate the winners of each class.
For those unable to attend the presentation dinner, here are the winners. Congratulations to all!
A huge thank you to our sponsor Wildfire Sports & Trek for their support throughout the season.
Please send some support to our sponsors by checking out Wildfire's adventure gear and consider buying your next lot of gear from them! NSW in bold.
W20
Equal winners
1-Nea Shingler and Milla Key
3-Erika Enderby
M20
1-Sam Woolford
2-Cooper Horley
3-Callum White
W21
1-Grace Crane
2-Caitlin Young
3-Mikayla Cooper
M21 
1-Brodie Nankervis
2-Alastair George
3-Ewan Shingler
Congratulations again to all the winners of NOL season 2024.
 

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