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.

Important - State League 1 & 2 postponed

Entrants to the first State Leagues of the 2012 season received an email from Big Foot organisers last weekend which read: 'After a site visit this weekend, Big Foot have reluctantly had to postpone State League 1 & 2. Access to the area by 2WD is impractical, and it looks as though this will remain the case for several weeks.

We apologise for the inconvenience that this will no doubt cause.

We will attempt to reschedule the event and will be in touch as soon we have a date. This may take a while, since we have to negotiate with a few land owners, consult the relevant orienteering calendars and sacrifice something to the weather gods.'

Big Foot plan to retain entry fees pending the setting of a replacement date for the events.



Orienteering NSW launches new website

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Orienteering NSW launched its new website today and the team at Orienteering NSW are delighted with it.  'It will be much easier to maintain and update, helping us use our time to get the message out to orienteers across the State rather than struggling with infrastructure,' said ONSW Communications officer Maggie Jones.  ONSW Promotions Director Barbara Hill agrees.  'The old website was designed in a different era when we did not have a team dedicated to the promotion of the sport in quite the same way.  The new website brings new functionality, is much easier to use and we hope will be more stable as we continue to grow as a community.'

Users of the website are reminded to update any bookmarks they may be using.


First bush event of the season!

SHOO held their club event on Sunday at Lake Alexandra, Mittagong.  It was the first event after their initial training session for some of the people who are on the new SHOO coaching course and they were keen to have a go at a real event.  Uringa came with their  exercises on 'Control Flow and Exit Direction' and SHOO joined in to make for a lively pre-event training session.

It is best to adopt the mantra 'Never underestimate a SHOO club event' and course setter Neville Fathers made sure that the Hard course was testing, and a great warm up for the bush season ahead.  Ian Jones (Uringa) was on fine form, whistling around in 35:10, well ahead of the next competitor Stephen Wagner (SHOO) some eight minutes behind.  SHOO runners John Russell, Val Hodsdon and Corinne Fulford had a good run coming in under 60 minutes.  Corinne, who won the SHOO Summer Saturday Series, was mentored around the course by Michael Davis, a great way to develop her orienteering skills as she progresses on bush courses.

SHOO's next bush event is at Appin on April 22.


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