Coming Events

Fri 3 Dec 6:00 pm
Bennelong Northside 50th Anniversary Dinner & Celebration (by invitation) for Past (BOO & NOSH) & Past/Present (BNO) Members - Deadline Extended till 24/11/21 only

Fri 3 Dec 6:00 pm
Orange Botanic Gardens
Botanic Gardens, Hill St.

Sun 5 Dec 8:30 am
NOY 8 - Kitchener

Sun 5 Dec 9:00 am
Central Coast Summer Series 4 - Narara/Niagara Park
Gavenlock Oval, Narara.

Sun 5 Dec 9:30 am
West Sydney Orienteering Series 2021-2022 #1 - Darling Mills
Darling Mills, Grass clearing, 5min walk from NE end of Mill Dr, North Rocks

Sun 5 Dec 9:30 am
2021 WHO Cup & AGM
Darling Mills, Grass clearing, 5min walk from NE end of Mill Dr, Baulkham Hills

Sun 5 Dec 11:00 am
Wayne Richards Park Summer Sprint Series #1
Port Macquarie.

Sun 5 Dec 4:00 pm
River and Bay Series #4
Two Valleys (new). This is a variant of the "The Warren" map which Dave Lotty has recently extended to the east along Cooks River while retaining all the interesting parkland and bush areas of the old map., Gough Whitlam Park, Bayview Avenue, Earlwood -

Wed 8 Dec 4:30 pm
2021/22 Sydney Summer Series #4 Fox Valley
Fox Valley, George Christie Playing Field
Wed 8 Dec 5:00 pm
Newcastle SSS2 - Broadmeadow

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.

ONSW Coaching Director Jamie Kennedy

Meet your Board member.

This is the fourth in a weekly series where we introduce you to the people entrusted to run our sport in NSW.

Coaching Director Jamie Kennedy (Garingal). Joined the Board 2020.

Is it comforting to know that our current coaching director got lost on an Easy course the first time he went orienteering?

Yes – because it got him hooked on our sport!

It was 2007 and Jamie Kennedy’s wife was looking online for fun runs. She came across a Garingal club event near them at Hunters Hill.

Along with sons Alex (then 9) and Tom (then 6), they found themselves instantly hooked.

“The Garingal members helping at the event really welcomed us and contributed to the experience. A few years later I found the map and wondered how I could get lost on such an easy course,” recalls Jamie.

There followed the standard procession: summer series, MetrO League, State League and national events as their skill levels and passion grew.

Jamie has been president of Garingal and is in his second stint as club captain (organising 8 teams for each round from about 80 interested GO members).

He and Tania ran the registration tent for the 2017 Australian Championships at Bathurst/Hill End. He has set, organised and controlled events and is a Level 1 controller. 

A step up to Board level seemed a logical next move, representing NSW’s largest club where he can contribute to our sport in a different way.

Jamie has coached junior rugby and soccer and helped organise a tour to NZ for Alex’s rugby team in 2012. 

While Jamie narrowly missed out on being picked for NSW in CHS Rugby in Year 12, he lists his career highlight as winning a NSW Sprint championship.

“It was a bit of a ‘Bradbury’,” he said sheepishly of his win in M50A in 2016.

“Thanks to injuries, DNFs etc I didn’t exactly beat the who’s who of that year’s class, but I won both legs of the double-header and got myself a cloth patch. Before we had to leave for lockdowns, that patch was stuck on my wall at work.”