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Fri 1 Oct 8:00 am
Newcastle October-November Street Events
Sun 3 Oct 10:00 am
Waggaroos Local
Pomingalarna

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Wed 6 Oct 6:00 am
Newcastle Map Ride Event 1 Jesmond Park

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Wed 6 Oct 7:00 am
Newcastle Map Ride Event 2 Myall Road

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Sun 10 Oct 10:00 am
NTOC - Kooringle
Bundarra Road, west of Armidale
Sat 16 Oct 9:30 am
SOS Term 4 Event 1
TBA

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Sun 17 Oct 10:00 am
Interclub #6 - Waggaroos (New Date)
Wolfram
Sat 23 Oct 9:30 am
SOS Term 4 Event 2
TBA

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Sat 23 Oct 11:30 am
NSW State League #8 (New date)
Mackillop College, Lochinvar Pl, Port Macquarie.

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Sun 24 Oct 9:30 am
NSW State League #9 (New Date)
Broken Bago State Forest, Tallowwood Ave, Wauchope.

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.


New dates for State Leagues - UPDATE

We have new dates for two of our State League weekends that were postponed due to the latest covid outbreak.

Assuming community sport is allowed by then, the Port Macquarie weekend will now be held on Oct 23-24. This is the first time our newest club has hosted a State League event and we are excited for them.

The NSW championships near Lithgow are now set down for November 20-21. This is because it came to our attention that the Bathurst 1000 motor trace was rescheduled to Nov 6-7, our preferred date. Our organisers hence decided that this clash was too big an issue for accommodation and traffic.

We have cancelled the NSW schools champs, and it's highly unlikely the ACT Champs (Aug 21-22) will count as State Leagues given the NSW travel restrictions will apply until late August.

 

Schools development work continues

School life is progressing close to normal outside the covid restriction zones - which means we are still delivering orienteering to students.

This term, Jenny and Damien Enderby from our Newcastle club have taught a whopping 210 students from Blackalls Park Primary School plus another 215 at Garden Suburb PS.

There are also teacher-led programs at Cedars Christian College in Wollongong, St Raphael's Catholic School in Cowra, Summerland Christian College near Lismore and Rosewood PS.

We thank all the coaches who have conducted these and instructed the teachers.

 

2021 NSW schools champs cancelled

We are sad to say the NSW Schools Champs set down for August 28-29 have been cancelled due to the ongoing covid situation.

This weekend always brings so much joy to the non-orienteering students and parents who get a real taste of our sport in a friendly atmosphere.

Thank you to Uringa and WHO for all the work they did in preparing the events in south-west Sydney which were also going to be State Leagues.

The Sydney North champs won't be happening on Monday either, and we hope we can put this day on later in the year.

 

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