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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

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

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Sun 5 Dec 8:30 am
NOY 8 - Kitchener

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

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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

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

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

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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 -

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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
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.


Junior helps WOC hopeful limp out of forest

Aidan Dawson was already helping out a fellow orienteer, by shadowing a junior squad member around their course on the Cascades map at the recent Easter Carnival in Queensland, when he came across Josh Blatchford injured in the forest.  Josh had fallen awkwardly and hurt his leg and was making his way painfully back to the finish.  'I was very glad to get Aidan's help, as although I didn't know at the time what I had done to my leg, it was painful and I was making slow progress,' said Josh. 

A scan showed a break which will take Josh out of competition for ten weeks and put a hole in his plans for his first attempt to get on the Australian team for the WOC this year.  Although only a temporary setback it will be a great disappointment for this young elite runner. His solid representation of Australia at the Junior World Orienteering Championships has positioned him well for moving on to the next stage of his international orienteering career.   

 

New President for Newcastle Orienteering Club

After more than 15 years as President, Geoff Peel has stepped down from the position to be replaced by Andrew Power, who brings with him great management experience gained in his career within the electricity industry. Geoff’s retirement from the role was precipitated by the arrival of his first child, “Baxter Clark Peel”, who arrived on 21st March 2012. “Looks like it will be split starts for Margaret and me from now on”, he joked. “At least after all this time we might be able to get a run in the family relays”.

The new President, Andrew first tried orienteering in the late 70’s at Kotara High School. Orienteering is a family affair with both Andrew and partner Chris taking up orienteering more seriously in 2007 along with sons Oscar and Alec. Andrew is also a keen MTBO competitor. Andrew has some great thoughts on initiatives to make the Newcastle club even stronger and is looking forward to working with the club committee and members to make sure this happens.  Look out NSW!

 

Coalfields Classic - competitors should check entry details

Organisers of the event have become aware of a problem encountered with the On-Line entry system by competitors who wished to enter some, but not all of the three events being contested on the weekend of Saturday / Sunday May 12 and 13.

Whilst those entering On-Line were not charged an entry fee for events they did not wish to enter they were still asked to enter an age class for ALL three events. As a consequence, their name does appear in the list of entrants for ALL events, and clearly this has implications for map printing requirements and creation of start lists. A list of entrants for the three ‘Coalfields Classic’ events will appear on the event website shortly. Organisers thank all for their entry in the event and ask if all entrants could do a check of their entry details.

Please contact Russell Blatchford (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 0421 151061 / (02) 49341784 or Malcolm Roberts (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to request a change to any details which are not correct.  The Organisers of the ‘Coalfields Classic’ apologise for any inconvenience caused.

 

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