Coming Events

Wed 17 Aug 9:30 am
Sydney West Primary Orienteering Championships

Wed 17 Aug 5:30 pm
Moonlight Madness #4
1st Lindfield Scout Hall, Seven Little Australians Park, Slade Avenue, Lindfield.

Sat 20 Aug 9:30 am
SOS - Bobbin Head
Bobbin Head

Sat 20 Aug 11:30 am
ACT Middle Distance Championships: ACT League #10, NSW SL #12, Pine Island

Sun 21 Aug 10:00 am
Goldseekers 2022 Bush #6 - Oaky Creek South
Oaky Creek South, Mullion State Forest.

Sun 21 Aug 10:00 am
ACT Long Distance Championships: ACT League #11, NSW SL #13, Tidbinbilla

Sat 27 Aug 9:30 am
SOS - Lane Cove National Park
Lane Cove National Park – Jenkins Hill Picnic Area (this is by the weir, Cafe and Playground. It is best accessed from the Lady Game Drive, Lindfield)

Sat 27 Aug 10:00 am
NSW Stingers Training Camp

Sun 28 Aug 9:30 am
Newcastle Bush 2022 OY #7
Sugarloaf North.

Sun 28 Aug 9:30 am
MetrO League 2022 #4 - Wianamatta
Roads to Nowhere. Scale 1:7,500 with 2m contours., Wianamatta Regional Park.

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.

Big Week for NSW Juniors

Some of the best NSW juniors will be running hard this weekend as the Coalfields Classic includes the first selection races for the 2012 NSW Schools Team.   The team will compete in the Australian All Schools Orienteering Championships in Tasmania during the September school holidays.

If juniors are interested in nominating for the team, it’s not too late, but you had better be quick!  Entry on the day is available for this weekend’s events and selectors have generously extended the deadline for nominations to 13 May.  Full selection criteria for the squad is available here.  Late nominations for the NSW 2012 Schools Team should be emailed to Karen Blatchford (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with cc to Hilary Wood by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and note your name, school attended, date of birth and contact details.

In other junior news, Waggaroos hosted the Riverina Schools Orienteering Championships this week.  By all reports the day was outstanding with 60 young local orienteers competing.  The support of the Riverina School Sport Unit was very much appreciated. In Sydney, the Junior League started last Sunday at UWS Kingswood.  Times for all competitors are available here and the Junior League point score from the day is available here.  The ONSW Development Team has also been kept busy this week with 180 Mosman High students in the midst of a three week orienteering program.  Thanks to the support of Sydney Harbour Federation Trust the students were able to explore the historic defence buildings and magnificent harbour views at Georges Heights.  Active After-school Communities programs are also running in Sydney, the Hunter Valley and Illawarra this term and are keeping our wonderful coaches busy providing excellent orienteering experiences for primary schoolers.